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Savio Boys Soccer Beats District Rival St. Michael's

January 30, 2017
By Admin

Savio Boys Soccer is now 3-0 in district play (10-2 overall) after defeating district rival St. Michael's 2-0 Friday night.

Goalie Cory Cady notched his third shutout of the season behind a good performance from defenders Mitch Romero, Patrick Miles and Cameron Henry.  After a frustrating first half ended 0-0 with some near misses, three minutes into the second half, Cian McGetrick threaded a pass through to Nathan French who slid it past the onrushing keeper for the first goal. With five minutes left in the game, Cian again put a ball through to Nathan whose point blank shot was nicely saved by the Crusader's keeper, rebounding to Santi Sustaeta who drilled a shot that the keeper again nicely deflected but Cian finished it off for the insurance goal.

Savio's next game is Tuesday at 5pm against St. Stephen's, and then district play continues with a game Friday at 5pm against Regent's -both games at the Town and Country soccer complex.

Both Savio Men's and Women's Swim Teams Snag 1st Place at Regionals

January 26, 2017
By Admin

On Wednesday, January 25th the Savio Men's and Women's Swim Teams dominated the 2017 TAPPS Central Regional Championship scores. The Savio Men's Team won first place at 141 points and the Women's Team just above at 148 points. 

Both Men’s and Women’s Teams will compete at Finals on February 10th. The location is being determined. Mark your calendar to catch our Swim Teams competing LIVE!

Below is a statement from Coach Chris Kjeldsen:


"The whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts. T.E.A.M. Work! Together Everyone Accomplishes More really does work."

"Scoring points or not, is secondary to a unified effort. From our most veteran to our most inexperienced swimmer there was a unified effort to stay focused on the team goal to do your best. Every swim mattered. The cheering for team mates mattered. The goal setting cards mattered. Was it perfect? No, but getting pretty close. 54 of 64 swims where better than seeded! That is a staggering 83% better than seeded performance from the team."

"Doing your best is ultimately all that matters. Doing you best on a team with the same mindset can produce spectacular results. Congratulations Savio swimmers for coming together to win the regional championship."  -Coach Chris

  

Savio Students Support School Choice at State Capitol

January 26, 2017
By Admin

Thirteen Savio Seniors showed their support for the cause of School Choice at the Capitol building in downtown Austin on a beautiful Tuesday morning. Specifically, they were gathered in support of the proposed state legislation - also supported by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops - for the creation of tax credit scholarships, which would incentivize businesses to contribute to scholarship funds for those with financial need. 

The Capitol grounds were dotted with bright yellow scarves as students danced to Justin Timberlake and shouted in support of the cause. Among the speakers to the youthful crowd were Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and a 5th grader who rhetorically displayed the benefits of her charter school education in imploring those gathered to support school choice.  

After lunch, students got a glimpse of our government in action as they toured our beautiful Capitol building and witnessed the beginning of a meeting of the House of Representatives. At a particularly poignant moment, a Representative from San Antonio convened the House members in a moment of silence in the memory of Jonathan Murphy, a Good Samaritan who became a victim of this past Sunday's mall shooting in San Antonio. 

"The School Choice rally was an amazing experience," Senior Amanda Fuentes remarks. "Being able to join together with students from across the state of Texas from all walks of life allowed me to encounter Christ in his children, and reminded me that a Catholic education is a wonderful gift."

Savio Graduate Chosen to Work in Washington, D.C.

January 24, 2017
By Admin

Lucia Winkeler is a 2014 graduate of St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School. She is an International Studies major at Texas A&M University. Lucia will spend the spring semester in Washington D.C where she recently began a spring internship within the U.S. Department of Commerce as an integral part of the Office of Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia.

In your own words, tell us about the Internship program in 3 to 4 sentences.  

This internship is primarily with the Office of Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia in the U.S. Department of Commerce. Within the Eurasia Office there is also a Special American Internship Training Program (SABIT Program) which aims to train Eurasian business partners in U.S. practices in order to promote more international business and trade.  I was told I might have some work opportunities with the SABIT program as well depending on their workload for this coming spring. 

What will you do in your internship? What goals do you hope to accomplish?

Because this year is a presidential transition year, the experience that I will have during this internship will be different than the experience past interns have had. Typically, I would be the point of contact/secretary between any foreign posts and the headquarters in D.C. and escort visitors to and from places in the office. I will also be compiling regional briefs of the various countries which the Office of Eurasia focuses on--such as the Republic of Georgia and Ukraine. Those briefs could possibly be used to brief the new leadership changes that occur after the Inauguration. 

What attracted you to this internship? Why did you apply?

I originally applied to Texas A&M's Public Policy Internship Program (PPIP) last year for their 2016 Spring/Summer internship cycle, and was selected as an alternate applicant (that year the program did not need to send alternates to D.C.); I chose to spend my summer abroad instead. So I applied again for this year's internship cycle. In terms of choosing to intern at the U.S. Department of Commerce, I chose to intern with their Office of Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia because I thought it would be the place where I could be challenged and grow the most. Even though my focus is not economics, learning about international trade, specifically within Eurasia, is something that will help me as a foreign policy student.  

What do you hope to achieve with this opportunity?

First and foremost, I want to grow professionally by gaining policy experience in the capital while expanding my professional network. I also hope to be able to see policy making in action, outside of the classroom, to broaden my regional focus by learning more about Russia's neighboring countries. 

Please review the press release from Texas A&M for additional details on Lucia Winkeler’s internship opportunity.

Savio Boys Soccer Stays Undefeated in District Play

January 23, 2017
By Admin

With an exciting come from behind win over Hyde Park, Savio Boys Soccer improved their district record to 2-0 and season record to 9-2.

  

Five minutes into the first half Kyle Gonsalvez opened the scoring off a beautiful pass from Cian McGetrick. Regents evened the score near the end of the first half with a long shot on goal, then pulled ahead midway through the second half off another long shot. A few minutes later some nice passing between Cian and Santi Sustaeta to Preston Noonan evened the score. After many frustrating near misses, and some goals called back, Savio scored the winning goal with five minutes remaining as Nathan French put in a rebound off a Brendan Mazzurana shot off a Patrick Miles direct kick. 

Savio is currently ranked as the top TAPPS Division 2 team in the state (ranked by Maxpreps).

Savio continues district play with a home game next Friday at 7pm against St. Michael's at the Town and Country soccer complex. 

Go Eagles!

Savio Academic Team Competes at Churchill Invitational Meet

January 19, 2017
By Admin

On Saturday, January 14th six members of the Savio Academic Team competed in an academic invitational meet at Churchill High School in San Antonio. There were over 200 participants in the event representing over two dozen local high schools, including a number of big San Antonio public schools.

The individual results are shown below.

9th/10th grade Number Sense
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1st Beatrice Hoang

9th/10th grade Calculator
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1st Beatrice Hoang

Current Events & Issues
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2nd Brendan Miles

9th/10th grade Math
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4th Beatrice Hoang

Literary Criticism
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7th Amanda Fuentes

Savio Places well at LASA/Indeed SW Computer Science Tournament

January 17, 2017
By Admin

Over forty teams participated in the the LASA hosted and Indeed Software Sponsored Computer Science tournament this weekend.  Almost every Austin-area public high school was in attendance.  The competition included a Novice division for beginners, an Intermediate division for students currently in AP Computer Science, and an Advanced Division for experienced programmers.  The competition consisted of a 45 minute AP-style written test, followed by a 12 question programming contest.  The theme for this competition was table games, as problems included analyzing an Othello Board, simulating tic-tac-toe, and mapping out paths from Settlers of Catan.  

The intermediate team of Patrick Miles, Trevor Staebel, and Joel Uong finished in 6th place in their division.  This was the team's first competition and they held their own against teams from around the city.  

In the advanced round, the Savio team held first place after the written round, with three other teams extremely close.  As time wound down in the programming round, Savio was able to hold off Westwood and Vandegrift, but Westlake edged us out by a fraction giving Savio the second place award.  

For the written round awards, Jonathan Shoemaker won 1st overall, with Emily Shoemaker taking 8th.  Trevor Staebel placed 2nd in the Novice Written event.  There were over 120 students in the competition.  

Savio Boys Soccer Wins District Opener

January 15, 2017
By Admin

After falling behind 0-1 on a nicely placed long shot on goal, Savio came from behind to beat Regents in boys soccer in the first game of district play at Regents. 

Savio quickly responded with Cian McGetrick threading a pass to Kyle Gonsalvez who dribbled the defender and drilled the shot past the keeper. Savio's midfield continued to dominate the play with clever passing between Brendan Mazzurana, Kyle Gonsalvez, Santi Sustaeta and Preston Noonan frustrating the Regents team all game. 

Midway through the second half an amazing long throw in from Preston Noonan over the keeper (almost to the far post) led to a perfectly timed leaping header by Nathan French to secure the win.

After an away game in Boerne on Tuesday, Savio continues district play on Friday at 7pm with a home game against Hyde Park, at the Town and Country soccer complex.

Savio Art Students Win Scholastic Art Awards

January 13, 2017
By Admin

Savio art students received a total of 29 Scholastic Art Awards! The Scholastic Art Awards are the oldest and most well recognized art awards for high school students in the United States. Nine of these awards were Gold Keys and these students' pieces will move on to a national  adjudication in New York. 

Below is a list of all of the awards and photos of the 9 Gold Key winners. 

   

   

   

   

 

Andrea

Chavez

Gold Key

Water

Elyse

Garcia

Gold Key

Beans

Sophia

Kalamarides

Gold Key

Tricycle Underwater

Madeleine

Miller

Gold Key

Train Track

Madeleine

Miller

Gold Key

Time to Dine

Olivia

Ramirez

Gold Key

Mystery Lady

Olivia

Ramirez

Gold Key

The Ballerina

Marcella

Tanner

Gold Key

BOTTLES

Marcella

Tanner

Gold Key

URBAN BEAUTY

Andrea

Chavez

Silver Key

Deconstructed Ingredients

Madeleine

Miller

Silver Key

Brush Off

Luis

Quintanilla

Silver Key

Garlic

Olivia

Ramirez

Silver Key

The School Girl

Olivia

Ramirez

Silver Key

Whisked Away

Marcella

Tanner

Silver Key

STACKED

Marcella

Tanner

Silver Key

EGGS

Marcella

Tanner

Silver Key

DOUGH

Marcella

Tanner

Silver Key

PUSHING THROUGH

Sophia

Kalamarides

Honorable Mention

Joker Screaming

Madeleine

Miller

Honorable Mention

Triptych

Luis

Quintanilla

Honorable Mention

Paper-cut

Marcella

Tanner

Honorable Mention

UNDER

Marcella

Tanner

Honorable Mention

LASAGNA

Marcella

Tanner

Honorable Mention

RUNNING (IN) WATER

Marcella

Tanner

Honorable Mention

TURNED AWAY

Kyle

Wyborski

Honorable Mention

The Last Selfie

Kyle

Wyborski

Honorable Mention

The Pupeteer

Kyle

Wyborski

Honorable Mention

DaVinci's Brilliance

Kyle

Wyborski

Honorable Mention

The Non-Such

Congratulations to all!

 

St. Andrews Falls to Savio in Boys Soccer

January 12, 2017
By Admin

 

With a Santi Sustaeta penalty kick in the first half, and a second half goal on a breakaway by Nathan French (from a beautiful long pass over the defense from Preston Noonan), Savio boys soccer defeated St. Andrew's Tuesday night 2-1. 

   

Savio is now 7-2 on the season, while St. Andrew's falls to 7-3. The Savio defense, including seniors Cameron Henry, Patrick Miles and Mitch Romero did a great job shutting down a strong St. Andrew's team.   

Savio begins district play Friday night at Regents.

Go Eagles!

Savio Swim Team Wins District Championship

January 12, 2017
By Admin

Congratulations to the Savio girls and boys swim teams for placing first in the inaugural TAPPS District swim meet January 11! 

   

"The swim meet at Round Rock served its purpose as a wake up meet, and wake up the girls and boys teams did a day later with improved focus and effort and quite a few best time swims. The team's newly created cheer was practiced and then performed at the beginning of the meet and the high energy continued throughout the meet." 

"Several swimmers experienced that the power of changing one's mind is the path to changing one's time. The team was so fast that at the conclusion of the meet they got out of the building and on the bus forgetting to attend the awards ceremony. Once they learned that they had won the district meet they made up for it with their own awards ceremony on the bus ride back to school. Today we celebrate. Tomorrow we go to work on the regional championship January 25th."
- Coach Kjeldsen

  

See Final Scores HERE.

Savio Boys Soccer Narrowly Misses Tournament Finals

January 09, 2017
By Admin

With strong wins against Waco La Vega (5-1) and Florence HS (3-1), and a narrow loss to Austin Travis High School (1-2), Savio boys soccer just missed the finals of the Jarrell Soccer tournament. Last year Travis High School was one of the top 5A schools in the area in boys soccer, and Savio nearly pulled off an upset, as it continues a strong start to the season.

After a rematch with St. Andrews on Tuesday, district play for Savio will begin Friday at Regents.

Savio Girls Soccer Shuts Out Reicher

January 09, 2017
By Admin

The Savio Lady Eagles hit the field Tuesday night in Waco ready to play and shut down the Reicher Lady Cougars 5-0.  Goals were scored by Stephanie White, Lauren Tull, Morgan Ayers, and Katie McGetrick.

Savio's defense was strong, as they did not allow any shots on goal. District play begins on Friday. 

Go Eagles!

Savio Dominates Reicher in Boys Soccer

January 09, 2017
By Admin

After the impressive win by the Savio girl's team earlier in the evening, the Savio Boy's Soccer team cruised to a 5-1 victory over Reicher on a chilly night in Waco last Tuesday.

In the first half Savio pulled ahead 3-1 with a Santi Sustaeta score off a Brendan Mazzurana pass and then two goals by Nathan French (one off a pass from Santi and one on a breakaway).   Midway through the second half two goals by Nathan French put the game away - the first off a nice through ball by Preston Noonan and the second from a quick corner kick from Jaime Avila to Brendan Mazzurana whose well placed cross found Nathan free at the near post (his four goals set a Savio single game record).

The Savio defense continued to do well, with Patrick Miles filling in nicely for Cameron Henry at center defender. 

Go Eagles!