This year’s Senior Philanthropy Project, funded by Once Upon A Time… inspired the Class of 2019 to research charitable organizations and allocate a total of $6,900 to Gill Children’s Services and $1,900 to Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County.
The Kindergarten class raised $4,260 in for their Angel Tree Project – a new record, almost double the previous year! The students' hard work allowed them to shop for 62 forgotten angels (those who weren’t selected from the tree), and to donate the remaining money to Beat Kid’s Cancer, a non-profit started by the Bates family (parents of Trinity Bates ’31) to help ease the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis. Lower School students attended a special Chapel service where Salvation Army reprensentatives accepted the gifts and spoke about how supporting the Salvation Army impacts the community.
Celia Nowlin ’19 and Jake Stites ’21 have been named to the Texas All-State Choir (TPSMEA), the first students from All Saints' to ever be named to this prestigious group. Celia is ranked #8 (Soprano 1) in the state and Jake is ranked #12 (Tenor 2).
For the second year in a row, Kort Kuenstler '19 has been selected for the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Halltoperform Percussion in February with the Honors Band. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world. Kort has studied music for five years and is a member of the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, All Saints’ Drumline and All Saints’ Percussion Ensemble. Kort is also a member of the All Saints’ Varsity Football team, Tad Bird Honors College and a Student Ambassador.
The Saints Award recognizes a person or persons who have rendered outstanding and continuing service to All Saints’ Episcopal School. The contribution of the person will have been in terms of loyalty, financial support and/or service. This award is unique to All Saints’ Episcopal School and is the highest honor accorded a member of our community. The 2018 honorees were Susanne and Kevin Avondet, and Patricia and Win Ryan.
All Saints' hosted our annual Chess Tournament on October 20, 2018. The 160+ participants and 28 teams were not competing on fields of grass nor courts of wood but on a battlefield of the mind. Chess was the arena where the intellects waged decisive battles in various sections ranging from grades K-12. All Saints' won four team trophies, one in every section that fielded a full team, and seven individual trophies.
Congratulations to All Saints' 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist, Andy Zukoski '19, as well as these four National Merit Commended Scholars: Trevor Dugan '19, Kort Kuenstler '19, Celia Nowlin '19, and Kennedy Zak '19. Bryson Clark '19, Ali Evans '19, Michael Flores '19 and Celia Nowlin '19 were also named a National Hispanic Recognition Scholar.
After spending more than a year improving their solar car to be more efficient and aerodynamic, and a week driving the "Saint Helios" cross-country from Texas to California, our Solar Car Team won 1st Place in the Electric-Solar Powered Division of the National Solar Car Challenge! This was the team's sixth year to race and first time to top their division.
Congratulations to these two student athletes for their hard work on the field and in the classroom. The Class of 2018 boasts 15 student athletes who have signed letters of intent to play collegiate athletics encompassing four different sports.
Congratulations to All Saints’ art students, Sienna DelConte ’19, Izy Logan ’19, Victoria Rosinia ‘18 and Mary Frances Burnette '18, who are finalists in the Mayor Betsy Price High School Art Competition. Sienna has two pieces of art in the finals - Me in Blue & Sonora Cactus. Izy has one piece in the finals, Taking the Lead. Victoria has two pieces of art in the finals, Dalia in Blue & Rust and Rugged. Mary Frances has one piece of art in the finals, Winter Water Lilies.
We honored the newest inductees of the Cum Laude Society on Thursday, April 19 in the All Saints' Chapel. The Cum Laude Society recognizes academic achievement in secondary schools for the purpose of promoting excellence (Areté), justice (Diké) and honor (Timé).
Celia Nowlin '19 has been nominated for a Betty Lynn Buckley Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her performance in the US Musical, Seussical! Since All Saints’ started participating in the Buckley Awards in 2011, this is our 25th nomination.
For the first time in history, All Saints’ A Cappella Choir received straight 1’s on stage at contest! In addition, ALL 26 Upper School state soloists and ensemble members received gold medals. Congratulations to Emily Davis, MS/US Choral Director, and her students for this incredible feat.
Lauren Richardson '19 and Clark Mills '18 won 3rd and 4th place respectively, in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, securing two of five awards for All Saints'. Their winning works will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year.
Middle School's Project Empathy is a pillar of the All Saints' service learning program and has evolved over the last 10+ years into significant local partnerships; these partnerships are critical connections for our students because they make the collecting of donations and the Overnight Experience relevant and very real to kids who may never have seen or interacted with someone in poverty/hunger. It also plants seeds to show the substantial impact their two grade levels (primarily) can make in an organization and to other families in need. Here are the main partnerships within the four Project Empathy experiences.
Two of All Saints' senior wrestlers competed in the National Prep Wrestling Tournament in Pennsylvania, February 23-24. Caleb Silvia '18 finished seventh in the nation and Holden Fricks '18 finished ninth.
All Saints' celebrated 12 student athletes this morning who committed to play athletics at the collegiate level. Please join us in congratulating these seniors on their success in the classroom and on the field.
Middle School's Project Empathy led an overwhelming response to the Presbyterian Night Shelter's need for warmth items like blankets, socks, scarves and gloves. With donations from every Division, All Saints' students delivered enough items to double PNS's inventory, filling 12 extra large U-Haul boxes!
Claire Wallace '20 was named Grand Champion in the 2018 Star-Telegram Stock Show Art Contest on Saturday. Her art piece, Dirt on My Boots, auctioned for $11,000 - an auction record! This is the second year in a row that an All Saints' student has been named Grand Champion!
All Saints’ Episcopal School is a leading college preparatory day school in Fort Worth, Texas. Grounded in the Episcopal school tradition, All Saints’ offers programming of national distinction in the academic, fine art, athletic and spiritual disciplines, which brings to life our philosophy of promoting each student’s individual genius within.