I am proud of our graduates.
They have faced true adversity this year, and their character has shown through during this difficult time. They will be stronger for what they have endured.
They will not forget what they have experienced throughout all their years at SAA: the strong Bond of Brotherhood, making life-long memories, and the knowledge they have gained from their teachers and coaches.
On May 28, the 8th Grade Class of 2021 will officially become the 135th graduating class of San Antonio Academy.
Join us on that day in celebrating these boys.
- High School Selections
- Field Awards
- Special Awards
- 8th Grade Ring
- Bondurant Gate
- Peacock/Buzzini Cannon
- Celebrating Years of Service
Class of 2021 High School Selections:
2. Mason Gutierrez
3. Patrick Snyder
2. Benjamin Crawford
3. Tie: Searcy Campbell and Hank Wolf6th Grade:
2. Finn Thanairongroj
3. Josiah Obeng-Boampong
In 1986,The Bondurant Gate was dedicated in honor of three generations of Bondurants who lead the school for 80 years by Mr. & Mrs. J. Laland McCormick, parents of James '81 and Thomas '87. As tradition, graduates pass through the gate during Commencement. The Bondurant Gate symbolizes a portal into the rest of the graduates's life as he leaves SAA with a strong foundation.
The Peacock - Origins of the San Antonio Academy Cannon
Walter was also a great patriot and loved America passionately. In 1898, during the Spanish American War, he volunteered to serve in the US Navy Militia and served as a landsman to the Civil War era iron clad ship Nahant, which was stationed in New York Harbor.
Most everything he did was suffused in patriotism. He had a flagpole in front of his house and raised and lowered the colors daily, often to the accompaniment of the firing of a small twelve gauge, shot gun cannon which he also used for the starting of various sailboat regattas held on a nearby lake. In 1947 my father Walter J. Buzzini, III was a sophomore cadet at Peacock Military Academy. It was during this time that he had been given the cannon in New York and had brought it back to San Antonio. Having learned of this, Colonel Donald Peacock, one of two brothers who owned and operated the school, assigned my father to the newly created cadet position of “Cannoneer". As such, it became my father’s daily duty to shoot off the little cannon before the lowering of the colors at Retreat. Colonel Peacock became so enamored of the cannon (he personally supplied the blank shotgun shells) that he finally had its barrel permanently welded to the breech of one of the two 37 millimeter guns which resided by the flag pole. My father continued his duty as “Cannoneer” until he was made Battalion Commander at the beginning of his senior year.
A Year to Remember!