Character & Leadership In Action

List of 20 news stories.

  • Students become the educators

    For three weeks in June, the Brendan Court ‘06 Summer Enrichment Program hosted middle school boys from across the Dallas ISD for lessons in literature, math, ceramics and robotics, among myriad other subjects
  • Estes and Yang present their team with championship rings.

    Student coaches lead team to championship

    For a few weeks this year, Henry Estes ’26 traded his uniform for a sport coat and took on the role of head coach of the Class of 2029’s basketball team.
  • Lions and Daisies: A Tradition of Collaboration

    Twenty senior Marksmen took their seats in Nearburg Hall, ready to play their roles as part of a mock national security council meeting in Michele Santosuosso’s history of special operations class. Only this time, 20 Hockaday students would be joining them.
  • Founding Father added to Leadership Wall 

    For his courage and leadership during the American Revolution, skills as a scientist and inventor and service as a diplomat and public servant, Benjamin Franklin has been added as the 16th member of the Lower School Leadership Wall.
  • St. Mark's MUN team at the statue of John Harvard.

    Student diplomats compete at Harvard

    The members of St. Mark’s Model United Nations Club, accompanied by history instructors David Fisher and Andrea Hamilton, were among the 4,000 student delegates nationwide to attend the 2023 Harvard Model United Nations Conference (HMUN).
  • College-age alumni speak to upper school students.

    Alumni return to learn and mentor 

    With most colleges on winter break, it was the perfect time to welcome young Marksmen back for a visit. More than 50 alumni from the Classes of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 returned to campus on Thursday, Jan. 5, for College-Age Marksmen Day.
  • Baxter (center) with the containers he built at the Trinity River Audubon Center.

    The Olympic Medal of Scouting

    Combining his love of Scouting with his passion for conservation, Baxter Perry-Miller ’24 is aiming to earn both the rank of Eagle Scout and the rarer Hornaday Medal, also known as the “Olympic Medal of Scouting.”
  • New York

    Alumni Lead Nationwide Service

    On Saturday, June 1, 2019, St. Mark’s alumni across the country reinforced the importance of giving back to their communities.
  • Graduates Mentor Students

    On Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Student Alumni Association hosted a conversation with B.A. Cullum ’99, Vice President at Aspect Investors; Jake Wagner ’00, Co-CEO at Republic Property Group; and Seth Collins ’02, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Development at Vrio Corp.
  • Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

    St. Mark’s Scout Reports to Washington

    Eagle Scout Trevor Burke ’19 traveled to Washington, D.C., over Spring Break as part of the delegation that delivered the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) 2018 Report to the Nation.
  • Marksmen and Mr. Smith chat with students in Haiti.

    Mentoring Beyond Borders

    Working with a nonprofit aid organization operated by Dr. David Vanderpool ’78, Marksmen have begun mentoring Haitian students via online video conference calls.
  • Giving Life

    Dozens of students, faculty, staff, and parents spent Wednesday, February 20, contributing to the Community Service Board’s annual Blood Drive.
  • Students Volunteer on MLK Jr. Day

    More than two dozen St. Mark’s students, faculty, and staff members spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day giving back to the community.
  • McDonald’s Week Kicks Off

    On Monday, November 12, students from St. Mark’s and Hockaday gathered at the McDonald’s on Preston/Royal before school for the start of McDonald’s Week.
  • Alumni Return as Mentors

    St. Mark’s alumni had the opportunity to return to campus and share their professional expertise and life experiences with Upper School students.
  • Sean Gallagher ’87

    Lessons in Civics and Leadership

    In the weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, Marksmen heard from two guest speakers with extensive experience in government.
  • One of the many St. Mark's classrooms used for the Heart of Texas Tournament.

    Hosting the Heart of Texas

    While many enjoyed a Friday off, the dedicated student and faculty members of the School’s debate team used the annual Heart of Texas Debate Tournament to put into action lessons of dedication, leadership, and community.
  • Marksmen Explore Peru

    For the tenth annual International Photography Trip, a group of 14 Marksmen and three faculty chaperones traveled to the South American country of Peru for 10 days of exploration, photography, and service.
  • Teachers Present at Global Conference

    In July 2018, nine St. Mark’s faculty members traveled to the Southport School in Gold Coast, Australia, to attend the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC) Annual Conference.
  • Students Become Teachers

    Just a few days into summer break, several Marksmen were back in the classroom at St. Mark’s, but not as students.

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