Episcopal High School

Student Achievement News Archive

Class of 2017 Commencement

Class of 2017 Commencement
Due to weather conditions - 2017 Graduation Ceremony
will be held in the Crum Field House at 6:00 p.m.

Knights win 2017 SPC Softball and Baseball Championships!


The EHS softball team capped their historic season with a 10-0 win over John Cooper in the SPC championship game Saturday morning in Dallas. The Knights earned their third title in four years by defeating Kinkaid 11-0 in the quarterfinals and Houston Christian 9-3 in the semifinals.

A Trei Cruz solo home run in the eighth inning gave the EHS baseball team a 5-4 win over Kinkaid in the SPC title game at the University of Dallas. The Knights defeated St. Andrews 9-2 in the quarterfinals and rallied from an early two-run deficit to defeat All Saints 6-4 in the semifinals.

The girls golf team completed another outstanding season with a second place finish in the SPC championship tournament at the Cypresswood Golf Club. The Knights placed three on the all-SPC team: Margaret Runnells, Mary Helen Kennedy, and Alisia Cruz.

The girls lacrosse team lost their opening game to Hockaday but rallied to defeat St. Stephens 14-7 in their second game. The Knights lost a thriller to Greenhill 9-8 to finish sixth in the SPC.

The boys lacrosse team earned the final seed in the south zone with a thrilling win over St. Andrews but lost to eventual champion ESD in the first round of the tournament. The Knights lost to both St. John's and St. Stephens to finish eighth in the SPC.

Girls tennis played three outstanding matches in Dallas this weekend. The Knights lost 3-2 to Casady in their opening match before earning a very impressive 3-2 win over Greenhill in their second match. The tournament ended Saturday with another well-played 3-2 loss to All Saints.

The EHS track and field team had several strong individual performances this weekend. Madelyn Klinkerman (discus) and Bryana Bazile (shot put) both earned all-SPC honors with outstanding throws.

The boys golf team played well against outstanding competition throughout the season and finished in twelfth place in the SPC tournament.

Congratulations to our coaches and students! Go Knights!

For more up to date results and photos go to:

2017 Visual Arts Spring Show Awards


The Visual Arts Department congratulates this semester's student artists on the diverse works of art hanging in the B-Building. The exhibition was created by students enrolled in visual arts classes during the spring semester and includes the works created during our annual arts trips.

As human beings, we are influenced by our surroundings, we respond to the stimulus of the natural world and we are forever changed by new experiences. Students that make the choice to create art and share it with the rest of the world, are students that stand out from the crowd. EHS is the school that encourages students to make that leap, whether it's going on an arts trip with kids you don't know, or taking classes that don't fit a gender stereotype, you can do those things and more, you can stand out from the crowd, and you will be congratulated. Thank you for sharing the results of your creative risk taking, the whole of this exhibit makes our community stand out in a city filled with art.

-Kate Philbrick, Chair of Visual Arts Department

Studio 2D & 3D Judge: Michael Golden | Photography Judge: Japheth A. Storlie
> Judge Bios Below

Judge's Choice Awards Photography:

BEST IN SHOW: Gigi Hanna - Peeking

1ST PLACE: Cullen Stewart - End of the Dock

2ND PLACE: Sydney Bosarge - Tangled in Death

3RD PLACE: Miranda Greenwalt - Blue Light Series

Honorable Mentions:

Lily Ahrabi - Sadness

Ellie Beaver - Paper Napkins

Ashley Chandler - Seaside Reflections

Amanda Traylor - Jellyfish Kaleidoscope

Annmarie Youtt - Big-H (1)

Instructor's Choice Awards:

Spirit Of Photography Award: Julia Toups

Emerging Photographer Award: Alex Thompson

Best Photo Series: Dani Lurie

Judge's Choice 3D Studio Awards:

BEST IN SHOW: Jane Murray - High Fire Stoneware Set

1ST PLACE: Cleo Epley - Candy Dress

2ND PLACE: Catherine Cohn - High Fire Stoneware

3RD PLACE: David Brandtner - Clock with Toothpick Frame

Honorable Mentions:

Jacob Grams - Brown Cylinder with Texture

Emma Pulaski - "One Size Fits All"

Leah Potychansky - Red & Yellow Tall Cup

Christian Walmsley - Untitled

Instructor's Choice 3D Award: Merrie Afseth

Judge's Choice 2D Studio Awards:

BEST IN SHOW: Kansas Watts - Up Close & Personal

1ST PLACE: Isabelle Hornung - Rock n'Roll Poster

2ND PLACE: Will Worthington - Silkscreen Rocket

3RD PLACE: Morgan Thompson - Whodat?

Honorable Mentions:

Cameron Trainer - Skull Study

Corey Walker - Untitled

Alyssa Kapusta - Skeleton Set

Weston Rembert - MIX

Instructor's Choice 2D Award: Kelsey Benitez

Studio 2D & 3D Judge:

Michael Golden has exhibited his work not only in Texas, but also in NYC, Toronto, Boston, St. Louis, Washington, DC and other locations. Houston's Rudolph Projects/Artscan Gallery organized a 20-year retrospective of his work in 2016, which then traveled to the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago. He has received two individual Artist Grants from the Houston Arts Alliance. Mr. Golden has served on the Artist Board at DiverseWorks Art Space, several HAA grant panels, and volunteered at Lawndale Art and Performing Center and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Michael Golden received his MFA at the University of Illinois. Michael teaches at Houston Community College and is director of the gallery at the Central College campus. Michael divides his time between Round Top, TX and Houston, TX.


Photography Judge:

Japheth A. Storlie was born and raised in rural Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2005 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana State University in 2009.

He has taught traditional black & white, chemical color and digital photography. He has worked directly with special collections libraries and state archives documenting and cataloging rare and delicate materials such as turn of the century glass plate photographic negatives.

Japheth works in various mediums including, painting and sculpture as well as photography. His work is centered on themes relating to childhood nostalgia and loss of home. He creates scenes by hand-building them in miniature and photographing constructed narratives with a large format camera. Having experienced the loss of home at an early age, he is fascinated by the fleeting nature of existence and the permanence of memory.

EHS Student Council Leads the Way

On April 9-11, EHS Student Council faculty sponsors Courtney Goldberg and Rachel Lopez escorted our student body officers and one of the senior class prefects to the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) Annual State Conference in Arlington, Texas. While at the conference, EHS students heard several motivational speakers who reinforced the conference theme, "Dare to dream. Dare to do." They learned from student leaders across the state who presented their school's best project, and EHS even participated in the election for the state board. In front of nearly 5,000 attendees, Hanna Nyberg and Jillian Branch nominated one of the schools, Boswell High School in Fort Worth, for TASC president, and Boswell went on to win the election.
For the fourth consecutive year at TASC, EHS was recognized as a Sweepstakes school. Less than 5 percent of high schools and only a handful of independent schools in the state earned this recognition in 2016-2017. While at the conference, Ms. Goldberg was elected for a one-year term to serve as an elected advisor to the TASC Board of Directors. After the conference, EHS received notification from NASC and NASSP that Episcopal earned recognition as a National Gold Council of Excellence.

Pictured below:

Laily Mortazavi '17, Caroline Rippeto '17, Madison Carter '17, Jillian Branch '18, and Hanna Nyberg '18