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Recognized for her recent achievements by the San Marcos Lions Club, Catarina Vazquez receives a plaque from President Dennis Gutierrez at the club’s May 28 meeting. Catarina, a rising senior at San Marcos Academy, scored a “hat trick” by being named Leo of the Year at the district, state, and international levels. She is joined by her parents, Roland and Andrea Vazquez; her sister, Angelina, an eighth grader at SMA; and Nancy Smith, one of the Academy Leo Club sponsors. Photos by Rowe Ray

San Marcos Academy rising senior receives state, international Leo awards

Catarina Vazquez, a rising senior at San Marcos Academy, was in for a double surprise when she represented the Academy’s Leo Club at the state convention in Waco on May 22. 

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San Marcos Academy’s Concert Band performs for the TAPPS state competition at the end of April. Their efforts resulted in a second place finish among 4-A schools. Screenshot via San Marcos Academy 

San Marcos Academy Band earns runner-up at TAPPS State Contest

San Marcos Academy’s Upper School Band earned the TAPPS 4A State Championship Runner-Up Trophy for their superior performances in a series of virtual contests in April.

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Above, Andria Hannum accepts the B.A. Copass, Sr., Outstanding Teacher Award from Senior Vice President Bob Wiegand at San Marcos Academy’s year-end awards program. Below, Mary Alice Gallegos, who has worked at San Marcos Academy for four decades, received the Vic Schmidt Presidential Servant Leadership Award for 2021 on May 7. Photos by Marcus McDonald

San Marcos Academy presents faculty, staff awards

San Marcos Academy presents awards each school year to a member of the faculty and of the support staff for their contributions to the betterment of the school.

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Catarina Vazquez, a junior at San Marcos Academy, was recognized as Leo of the Year for District 2-S3 at their May 1 convention. Presenting the award to Vazquez, who was also re-elected as district Leo president, is Mrs. Melissa Hollingsworth, district adviser. Photo by Nancy Smith

San Marcos Academy Leos make their 'roar' heard at district

In only its second year of existence, San Marcos Academy’s Leo Club has made its “roar” heard throughout their district, which includes 29 clubs across six counties.

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Joined by Mrs. Cecilia Peña (fourth from left), members and sponsors of several different organizations at San Marcos Academy gathered recently at Paul Peña Park, which they have adopted as a ongoing campus-wide service project. Photo by Larkin Smith

SMA student groups adopt park

Members of several campus organizations at San Marcos Academy joined forces recently to “adopt” a local park that has a meaningful connection to the school.

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Above, recipients of the San Marcos Academy Alumni Scholarship for the 2020-21 school year are Belle Cummings, Mitchell Howard and Arden Moczygemba. The annual awards were presented recently at a school assembly. Below, joined by Mrs. Cecilia Peña, junior Conner Irwin was presented the Captain Paul W. Peña Memorial Scholarship at San Marcos Academy on Jan. 19. Photos by Marcus McDonald

San Marcos Academy presents 4 scholarship awards

San Marcos Academy presented scholarship awards to four deserving students at a chapel assembly Jan. 19. 

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