Six SAA robotics teams competed against Mount Sacred Heart School in the Get Excited About Robotics (GEAR) Tournament held Saturday, May 7, in Ellison Hall.
SAA alumnus Lorenzo Arce ’11 joined us on May 16 for Alumni Monday. He spoke to our boys about his job as an enterprise account executive at Zoom. With Zoom being a company many of us weren’t familiar with prior to the pandemic, our boys were reminded that they could one day be doing jobs that we don’t even know exist yet!
In case you missed it, earlier this month, we had a special chapel where 8th grader Ian Hutchins interviewed a family friend and SAA alumnus, Eduardo Alfaro ’78.
Did you know that SAA had a boarding program up until 1998? Eduardo and his brother, Fernando, were boarding students from El Salvador. He spoke about what it was like living at SAA 7 days a week, and being a 13-year-old boy more than 1,000 miles away from his parents.
SAA’s 7th grade students embarked on a journey this spring where they would begin to discover their noble purpose in the world. Known as their passion project, the boys have been exploring self-selected topics that they’re excited to learn more about, and have developed ideas on how they can better the world and our community.
Waddy Armstrong ’88 joined us as our #AlumniMonday speaker this week and was interviewed on stage by his younger classmate and SAA’s Director of Admissions, Gary Marvin ’89.
A phenomenal painter, Waddy spoke on his experience at The Academy and how it influenced his career. Growing up, he loved to draw, and would even sell comics he made to his classmates. In the 8th grade, he won a school art contest, where his drawings were selected to be on the cover of the yearbook, “The Bluebonnet” (see photo of Waddy and Gary with the 1987-88 yearbook).
Academy alumni, join us on campus for a reunion of all ages to reconnect with your classmates, brothers, and teachers! If you have a son who's an alumnus (and will be in town), encourage him to join us.
Hats off to Corbin Crocker and his 8th grade classmates who gave an extremely creative and entertaining chapel presentation last Friday on the virtuous word of the week: independence. Be sure to check out the video in case you missed it!
On Monday, May 2, we were joined by Jonathan Cluck ’72 as our Alumni Monday speaker.
Jonathan is a 5th-generation Texan who received a bachelor's degree from Baylor University and a law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law. He currently practices law focusing on general business matters, with a focus on business litigation, real estate litigation, and estate litigation.
We welcomed SAA alumnus Matthew Myers ’03 as our Alumni Monday speaker at Chapel on April 25. He spoke to our boys about the long-lasting friendships he made at The Academy and how our motto has influenced him throughout his life.
SAA alumnus, Tucker Biedenharn '04 joined us as our Alumni Monday speaker on April 18. He says the no. 1 thing he learned from The Academy and that he takes with him everywhere is the school motto: Be honest. Be kind. Be the best you can be.
It was such a treat to have Charles Noble Jr. ’43 join us for Alumni Monday on April 11 -- he graduated from The Academy almost 80 years ago! After attending SAA, Noble attended TMI for high school and graduated with a Business Administration & Economics degree from Rice University. He told us about his experience in the military during the Korean War and how he helped test hydrogen bombs and atomic weapons.
After conducting a nationwide search, San Antonio Academy is proud to announce that Nick Hillman will join the Academy family as Athletic Director, starting on June 1, 2022.
Thursday, March 31, 2022, SAA's Ellison Hall was transformed into a zoo as kindergarten boys put on their "Zootopia" play. Each boy put together his own costume to dress up as his favorite animal and presented fun facts to a room filled with SAA families, brothers, and buddies.
On March 21, 2022, we were joined by Alex Rivard '02, Director of Curriculum for the Alamo. Alex's job entails overseeing the education department and the field trip experiences that children, including our Academy boys, come from all over Texas to enjoy.