In just its first year in the 2-A division, All Saints High School finished as state runner-up in the 2016-2017 Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) race for the prized Henderson Championship Cup recognizing excellence in academics, athletics and fine arts competitions. All Saints was named as the number one high school in TAPPS 1-A in 2015-2016 and won the Henderson Championship Cup.
The distinguished Henderson Championship Cup recognizes one school from each classification as the highest-ranking school in the state within that classification. All Saints High School finished as state runner-up for the Henderson Cup as the 2-A TAPPS school in Texas for the 2016-2017 school year by earning points through academic, athletic, and fine arts competitions. All Saints is the only independent school in the Lubbock area to win the prestigious Henderson Championship Cup in recent years and then to be recognized again the following year after moving up a division.
The Henderson Championship Cup recognizes state champions in Art, Academics, Vocal and Instrumental Music, and various team sports. TAPPS awards an Over-All State Championship Trophy – The Henderson Championship Cup to the school in each classification that accumulates the most points in all competitions. The schools winning the HENDERSON CUP shall keep the traveling trophy for one year, then return it for presentation to the next year’s winner. A plate is added to the trophy each year indicating the school name and year of the latest recipient.
A replica of the trophy remains in the All Saints High School trophy case.
TAPPS awards points based on winning at the district through state levels in athletic, academic and fine arts competitions. Ten points are earned for each state championship; eight points for each state runner-up; six points for each regional winner or third place State finish; four points for each area winner or fourth place finish in State; two points for each Bi-district winner or fifth place State finish; one point for each playoff qualifier or sixth place State finish; and one point for each district champion.
All Saints High School earned 58 points to finish in second place behind Henderson Cup champion Shriner St. Paul’s Catholic School with 81 points. Waco Live Oak Classical School finished in third place with 56 points. TAPPS 2-A classification is comprised of 46 private schools across Texas.
All Saints’ athletic teams contributed the majority of the points toward the Henderson Cup with three team state championships and three team state runner-up finishes. The Fine Arts department contributed with a One Act Play regional championship while the Academics Department contributed with two state championships and three state runner-up titles.
All Saints’ TAPPS Finishes
Fine Arts: One Act Play Regional Champions with ten members earning All Star Cast, All Star Crew, Best Actress, and two members earning All Star Honorable Mention. One Act Play State Fourth Place finish with one member earning All Star Cast and one member earning All State Crew while two members earned All State Honorable Mention.
Academics: Yearbook State Fourth Place; Social Studies State Champion; Advanced Math State Champion; State Runners-Up in Ready Writing and Original Oratory; Two Third Place State finishes in Lincoln-Douglas Debate; Fourth Place State Literary Criticism; Sixth Place State Original Oratory; Sixth Place State Solo Acting; Eighth Place State Current Events; Eighth Place State Calulator; Eighth Place State Spelling
Boys Cross Country – 5th Place State Team; Individual State Runner-Up
Girls Cross Country – 8th Place State Team
Volleyball – State Champions
Girls Basketball – Regional Finalists
Boys Basketball – State Runner-Up
Girls Tennis – State Champions
Boys Tennis – State Semi-finalist Doubles Team
Girls Golf – Individual Top 10 Finish
Boys Golf – State Champions
Girls Track & Field – State Runner-Up 4X4 Relay; State Runner-Up Girls Pole Vault
Boys Track & Field – State Runner-Up Boys High Jump
In addition to the team success, 11 athletes were chosen First Team All State, 19 were chosen as Second Team All State and 24 were awarded Academic All State honors.
- Boys Cross Country: one runner earned State Runner-Up
- Volleyball: State Champions; Regional Champions, Area Champions; Bi-District Champions; District Champions; seven members named to District First Team; three named to District Second Team; three named to All State First Team; one named to All State Second Team; four named to All State Tournament team; six named to Academic All State team.
- Girls Basketball: District 1-2A Runner-Up; Area Champions; Regional Finalist; four named to First Team All District; two named to Second Team All District; one named First Team All State; one named Second Team All State; four named Academic All State.
- Boys Basketball: TAPPS-2A State Runner-Up; Regional Champions; Area Champions; Bi-District Champions; District Champions; five named to First Team All District; three named to Second Team All District; three named First Team All State; three named All State Tournament Team; six named Academic All State.
- Girls Tennis: State Doubles Semifinalist; two named to All State Honorable Mention
- Boys Tennis: Team State Champions; State Champions Girls Doubles; State Singles Runner-Up; State Singles Semifinalist; two named to All State Second Team; one named to All State Honorable Mention; two named to All State Academic Team.
- Girl’s Track: State Runners-Up 4×4 Relay; State Runners-Up Pole Vault; five named All State Second Team; two named Academic All State.
- Boy’s Track: State Runner-Up High Jump; one named to Second Team All State; one named to Academic All State.
- Boys Golf: State Runner-Up Individual Player; one named to All State Team; two named to Academic All State. .
- Girls Golf: Individual Player finishes in Top Ten; one named to All State Team; one named to All State Team.