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St. Joseph proudly graduated our first class of 8th graders in 2009. Since then, our graduates have continued to distinguish themselves in their worship, study and service. We will be updating this link periodically to share what our alumni are doing these days!

Joseph Quinn, Class of 2014

Congratulations to Joey Quinn, SJCS Class of 2014, who recently competed at the Region XI Academic Decathlon competition with the JPII Team who placed first in the Small School Division! The team advances to the State Competition in El Paso.
Joey Quinn won the following individual awards:
2nd Place Music, 2nd Place Economics, 1st Place Art, 1st Place Social Science, 2nd Place Literature, 2nd Place Essay, 2nd Place Speech, and 1st Place Overall Scholastic Student. Great job, Joey! We are proud of you!
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Shannon Stahl, Class of 2014

Shannon Stahl, SJCS class of 2014, participated in Muckfest with her fellow JPII softball teammates to raise awareness and funding for the fight against Multiple Sclerosis! Way-to-go, Shannon!
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Madison Mills, Class of 2015

Congratulations to Madison Mills, class of 2015, who while performing with the JPIIHS theatre placed 3rd in the TAAPS State One Act Play. Madison also received the individual award of All Star State Cast-Honorable Mention. Way to go, Madison!
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Taylor Castro, Class of 2011

Taylor Castro, SJCS class of 2011, has been awarded the President’s Leadership Scholarship at South Eastern Oklahoma University. Here he is signing his “Letter of Intent” with the President of the university, Sean Burrage. This President’s Leadership Scholarship committee chose 25 incoming Freshman based on Academic status, Community Service, and Leadership Involvement in the community. Congratulations Taylor!
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Joseph Quinn, Class of 2013

Joseph Quinn, SJCS class of 2013, is currently attending JPII. He combined his sculptural art class with his Latin studies and entered a plaster bust of Antoninus Pious, 15th Emperor of Rome, in the annual Junior Classical League competition. He won both the district and state competitions. He is the only student from either JPII or Jesuit to advance to nationals in San Antonio this summer. Good luck, Joseph!
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Ryan Dube, St. Joseph graduate 2011, graduates high school in three years with honors.

Ryan is a 2014 graduate of Richardson High School, where he attended the Science Magnet. He graduated with honors, was recognized as a Texas Scholar and received the RISD Service Learning Award for his community service. Ryan was a member of the National Honor Society, as well as a member of the RHS Varsity Swim Team. As an exemplary student athlete, Ryan was also selected by National Interscholastic Swimmers Coaches Association of America (NISCA) as a high school All-American, which is an honor awarded to only 2% of swimmers in the U.S. Ryan marched to his own drum at a faster pace than most by graduating high school with all the credits for the Distinguished Achievement Plan in three years instead of four.

Outside of school, Ryan plays sand volleyball and competed on the national level in 2013. He is also a certified scuba diver and private pilot. In his spare time, he water skis and wake boards for fun. Ryan is working on making Eagle rank in Boy Scouts and has recently completed the Spring Park bridge for his Eagle project. Over the summer, Ryan works as a life guard at Spring Park.

In the fall, he will attend University of Texas in Austin majoring in Biomedical Engineering.
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Jack Venden – Eagle Scout project benefits St. Joseph

Jack completed his Eagle Project in the summer of 2013. When he was looking for a project, it was important to him to do something that would benefit St. Joseph School. He met with Mrs. Antes and they decided to have him build a gate that would block cars from driving through the back parking lot during recess times. He was excited about doing this for the school as he had to always keep an eye out for cars during lunch recess as a student. Jack designed a gate that he thought would work the best for the space and had it approved by Mrs. Antes. Jack and some of his friends, including former St. Joseph's students Matthew Boss, Daniel Garcia, Griffin Miller, and Lucas Skaras spent several days constructing and installing the gate. St. Joseph parent, Clarissa Preston, helped get materials donated by Home Depot. Jack graduates from Jesuit this year and will be attending Virginia Military Institute in the fall.
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Will Venden – Eagle Scout project benefits St. Joseph

Will was a high school student at Cistercian when he completed his Eagle Scout Project for the school and parish. The St. Joe's athletic field had just been completed, so Will met with Monsignor Don and developed a landscape plan for the area around the bleachers. They decided on Holly bushes and oak trees. Bruce Miller Landscape Nursery provided all the plants and mulch. It was considered a sizable task for an Eagle project. Other scouts from his troop, friends, classmates, and even the two French exchange students, who were staying with his family at the time, all pitched in to place the plants, dig the holes, and plant the large bushes and trees. Will is currently entering his senior year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
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