All Saints High School swept past 68 other private schools to be presented the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools’ (TAPPS) highest honor, the coveted Henderson Championship Cup. This is the 26th year of the Henderson Cup, which was named for the late Johnie Henderson — the association’s first full-time executive director — and his wife, Evelyn. TAPPS officials say the traveling trophy is kept for one year, and then returned for presentation to the next year’s winner.
The distinguished Henderson Cup recognizes one school from each classification as the highest-ranking school in the state within that classification. For the 1A division, ASHS earned the most combined points in academics, athletics, and fine arts competitions. This is the kind of accomplishment that all private schools strive to achieve, and ASHS has managed to reach this prestigious award in only 4 short years since opening their doors in the fall of 2012.
ASHS’s year was highlighted by three team state championships, three team state runner-up finishes and three state semi-final finishes in athletics. The fine arts department contributed with a One Act Play state championship while Academics obtained 3 state championships and an overall team third place state finish.
All Saints will move up to the TAPPS 2A division for the 2016-2017 school year.