Named as the most outstanding 2A private school in Texas, All Saints Episcopal High School received the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) highest honor – the coveted Henderson Championship Cup trophy for the 2021-2022 school year. This is the second time All Saints has won the Henderson Cup in the high school’s ten year history. All Saints won the Henderson Cup in 2016 as a 1A school.
All Saints surpassed 36 other 2A TAPPS high schools to earn the title. 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 received the Henderson Cup as the 2A TAPPS school in Texas for the 2021-2022 school year by earning the most points through academic, athletic, and fine arts competitions. All Saints is the only private school in the Lubbock area to win the prestigious Henderson Championship Cup in recent years.
“Winning the Henderson Cup again is an outstanding accomplishment for the students, faculty and staff we have at All Saints High School,” Head of School Robert Brashear said. “The overwhelming and continuing success of All Saints at the high school state level in academics, athletics and fine arts is a testament to the culture and pursuit of excellence in all disciplines at All Saints, from our youngest pre-school Patriots to our high school graduates. The future is bright at All Saints and we welcome the challenges of the upcoming school year.”
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.
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 86 points followed by Shiner St. Paul’s Catholic School with 83 points and Hallettsville Sacred Heart Catholic School with 59.75 points. Shiner St. Paul’s Catholic School has won the 2A Henderson Cup for the past five years from 2016-2020. TAPPS 2A classification comprises 37 private schools across Texas. All Saints moved up to the TAPPS 2A division in 2017 after winning the Henderson Cup in 2016 as a 1A school.
With a total of 86 points to win the Henderson Cup, All Saints compiled 54 state championships, including Fine Arts Teacher of the Year and Fine Arts Female Student of the Year. The athletic teams contributed 58 of the 86 total points toward the Henderson Cup with four team state championships, six individual championships, four team state runner-up finishes, two state finalist finishes, and two bi-district finishes. The Fine Arts department contributed 28 points with six state championships and one state runner up title while the Academics Department contributed ten points with the overall state academic championship as well as12 state championships (2 team championships in Yearbook, and Speech & Debate) as well as ten individual state championships. All first place finishes are a state championship.
In addition, the high school band won the 2021 Field Band State Championship last fall for all Divisions 1A-6A and the tennis and golf teams were State Runner-Up in the 2021 Fall Team Tennis and Fall Team Golf State Championships for Divisions 1A-6A. These championships currently do not contribute to the overall Henderson Cup points tally.
“I’m so pleased for our high school students and faculty to have achieved the accomplishment of receiving the Henderson Championship Cup! This prestigious award is a reflection of the outstanding and extremely talented and dedicated high school students who continually push themselves in many of the academic, fine arts and athletics activities offered at All Saints Episcopal School,” High School Division Head Tammy Edmonson said. “Our faculty’s high standards and rigor has helped to build the many successful achievements our students have experienced. It’s additionally exciting to also see how our students will continue to excel this coming school year.”
All Saints’ TAPPS Finishes
Fine Arts: One Act Play State Best Actress, One Act Play State Runner Up and three members earning State All Star Cast; State Dance Team Champion, two State Dance Solo champions; one Division I State Cello champion; and 2022 TAPPS Fine Arts Teacher of the Year as well as 2022 Female Fine Arts Student of the Year.
Academics: TAPPS 2A State Academic Team Champions: Yearbook State Champions; Speech and Debate Team Champions as well as ten individual state championships in Lincoln Douglas Debate, Original Oratory, Persuasive Speaking, Black & White Art Drawing, Number Sense, Advanced Math, Science, Top Chemistry Score, Top Physics Score, and Literary Criticism. In addition, students placed in the state academic meet 37 times in top ten finishes in 26 different contests.
Athletics: Five TAPPS 2A state team championships, two team state runner up titles, eight individual state championships, one state finalist in state swim events, and two third place team state finishes. In addition, ten individual state awards were earned as well as three All Area awards, and 30 district awards.
2021 Boys Cross Country Team State Runner Up
2021 Boys Cross Country State Champion – Lee Taylor
2021 Volleyball State Champion
2021 Fall Boys Golf State Runner Up (Divisions 1A – 6A)
2021 Fall Team Tennis State Runner Up (Divisions 1A – 6A)
2022 Girls Basketball Bi-District Champion
2022 Boys Basketball Bi-District Champion
2022 Girls Team Tennis State Champion
2022 Boys Team Tennis State Champion
2022 Girls Singles State Champion – Sara Carothers
2022 Girls Singles State Runner Up – Anna Carothers
2022 Girls Doubles State Third Place – Addy Dalley & Kate White
2022 Boys Singles State Champion – Diego Cervera
2022 Boys Doubles State Champion – Grady Geihsler & Arch Underwood
2022 Boys Golf State Champions
2022 Girls Long Jump State Champion – Reese Rogers
2022 Boys 1600m State Champion – Lee Taylor
2022 Boys 3200m State Champion – Lee Taylor
2022 Girls Track & Field Team State Third Place
2022 Girls Swimming 50m Freestyle State Finalist – Calista Conklin
2022 Girls Swimming 100m Freestyle State Finalist – Calista Conklin
2021 One Act Play State Runner Up
2021 One Act Play State Best Actress – Olivia Needham
2021 One Act Play State All Star Cast – Chloe Conover, Jeye Johnson, Hannah Harvey
2021 Field Band State Champion (Divisions 1A – 6A)
2022 Dance Team State Champion
2022 Dance Team State Solo Champion – Portia Clary
2022 Dance Team State Solo Champion – Maddie Matthews
2022 Division I Cello Solo Champion – Mia Garza
2022 Fine Arts Teacher of the Year – Shane Strawbridge
2022 Fine Arts Female Student of the Year – Maddie Matthews
2022 Academic Team State Champion
2022 Yearbook State Champion
2022 Speech & Debate Team State Champion
2022 Lincoln Douglas Debate State Champion – Calvin Carpenter
2022 Original Oratory State Champion – Maddie Matthews
2022 Black & White Art Drawing State Champion – Sara Carothers
2022 Number Sense State Champion – Rohan Felton
2022 Advanced Math State Champion – Logan Caffey
2022 State Top Chemistry Score – Logan Caffey
2022 State Top Physics Score – Logan Caffey
2022 Literary Criticism State Champion – Portia Clary