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For Immediate Release Contact: Mason Finch 

Director of Communications 

mfinch@antonian.org 

830.534.3654



Antonian College Preparatory High School Honors Class of 2020


San Antonio, Texas - As a result of recent events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, seniors across the country have felt a void and continue to miss out on end of year  milestones, whether large or small. Antonian College Preparatory has been working diligently to continue to support their seniors by honoring them through various social media campaigns. 


“From this point forward in our school year, we would typically hold several assemblies to recognize the various academic, athletic, and extracurricular pursuits of our students. Even though we cannot gather in person, we believe it is vital for our community to acknowledge and celebrate the successes of our students, especially our seniors. We want to show them the love and support that they so very much deserve,”shared Diann Montemayor, Assistant Principal. ”


Each year, the College Board recognizes more than two-thirds of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test awarding those Letters of Commendation for their outstanding academic promise and also recognizes about 5,000 of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino students for their outstanding performance. This past Sunday, Antonian College Preparatory announced it would acknowledge the four students who have received these honors from the College Board, as well as those students who comprise the top ten highest ranking members of the class of 2020. These students have been spotlighted on Antonian’s social media platforms. Spotlights will continue for the remainder of the class of 2020 through the end of May. 



“It has been truly wonderful to see our Antonian community embrace our students, virtually,” stated the Director of Communications, Mason Finch. Finch started drafting a timeline that mirrors the award calendar as if the students were still in the traditional school setting and sought new ways to  honor these young men and women. “Our students deserve the recognition, however, that may look within our new scope and reason. They have put in endless hours of hard work--it is up to us that we acknowledge that,” stated Ms. Finch.


Antonian is proud of their diverse and well-rounded students who demonstrate an array of talents including athletic prowess.  On Wednesday, April 15th, a National Letter of Intent signing day, Antonian recognizes the nine (9) students who have committed to continue participating in athletics  at the collegiate level. Antonian acknowledges the significance of this as only a little over 7% of high school athletes (about 1 in 14) go on to play a varsity sport in college and less than 2% of high school athletes (1 in 54) go on to play at NCAA Division I schools. 

Antonian class of 2020 students who will continue to play sports at the collegiate level include: Brandon Beckel (Texas Tech University - Baseball); Drake Denning (University of the Southwest - Baseball); Ian Sexton (Texas A&M International University - Baseball); Emma Richards (Ball State University - Softball); Samantha Stephens (Frank Phillips College - Softball); Megan Barthol (Widener University - Volleyball); Devin Grant (University of Colorado - Football); and Khalil Warfield (University of Texas-El Paso - Football).


Antonian College Preparatory also recognizes one of its own for another outstanding accomplishment. The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Jenna Tarrillion, a high school senior at Antonian College Preparatory High School, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship recipient. Ms. Tarrillionwas chosen from nearly 7,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. 


She is 1 of 9 San Antonio area high school students to have received this prestigious award and the only Catholic high school recipient from San Antonio. This marks the second consecutive year that an Antonian student will receive this distinguished honor. 


Antonian College Preparatory proudly applauds these students and all members of its class of 2020. Congratulations, seniors!


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Antonian College Preparatory High School, a Catholic school rooted in Gospel values, strives to work in partnership with parents in the formation of young men and women of outstanding competence, character, and conscience. For more information visit www.antonian.org or facebook at @AntonianCollegePrep.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          
Contact: Devlyn Lovell

Athletic Director
dlovell@antonian.org
210.344.9265, ext.102

 RENOWNED LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH, VAN FUSCHAK, HAS FORMALLY ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL RETIRE AS HEAD FOOTBALL COACH AT ANTONIAN COLLEGE PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL

San Antonio, Texas – Renowned local high school football coach, Van Fuschak, has formally announced that he will retire as head football coach at Antonian College Preparatory High School effective February 28, 2020. Fuschak has completed nine seasons with the Antonian Apaches. He joined the school in 2011 after retiring from a successful coaching career in Northeast ISD and Northside ISD.

“Anyone who knows me knows I tend to stay in one place for a while, so when I got the opportunity to come to Antonian, I had to really talk that over with my wife,” explained Fuschak. But being here at Antonian has been really good for me and my family. Everyone I work with at Antonian is just so kind. It has really been good to be here.” 

Fuschak’s departure comes on the heels of one of Antonian’s most successful football seasons in recent years, which saw the team compete in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Division I state semi-final playoff game. Under Fushack’s direction, the Apache football team has an overall record of 63-37.

"Coach Fuschak has been an incredible leader within the school and the football program," Antonian Athletic Director Devlyn Lovell said. "He changed the culture of the program and his character influenced his athletes to make them better students, family members, teammates, adults, and contributing members of society. His vision of success has put Antonian in a position to be successful for years to come.” 

Prior to coaching at Antonian, Fuschak coached at MacArthur High School, where he rose in rank to the position of Athletic Director. Prior to that, Fuschak was on the staff of the football program at Marshall High School. In his 44 years of high school coaching, all in the San Antonio area, Fuschak has received a number of accolades. In 1996, he served on the Texas High School Coaches Association South All-Star Selection Committee for football and later served on the Board of Directors of the same organization from 2001 to 2004. He was recognized by the Greater San Antonio Football Coaches Foundation for outstanding contributions in the coaching profession in 2014. A particularly proud moment was serving as the head coach of the MacArthur Brahmas when the team broke Judson High School’s 55-game winning streak in 1994. In August 2018, MacArthur High School dedicated its campus football field as Fuschak Field. 

“Coach Van Fuschak has been everything a principal could ask for in a football coach,” said Tim Petersen, Antonian Principal. “He is a person of unquestioned integrity who combines an ability to motivate players to give their maximum effort and to be team players. It has been an honor to be his colleague these past five years. I am appreciative of all he has done for Antonian and Antonian football. Van has epitomized what it means to be a teacher and coach, consistently stressing the importance of doing things the right way.  He has left a lasting imprint on students and colleagues alike. There is no doubt that his impact on the young men he has coached is profound and will last for generations.”

Antonian will begin a deliberate search process to identify the best candidate to fill the vacancy left by Fuschak’s departure, with an intent to name a new head coach by the start of spring football in May 2020. An event in Fuschak’s honor to allow his former Antonian players and their family and friends to thank him and wish him well is planned for later this year.

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For Immediate Release Contact: Mason Finch

Director of Communications

210-344-9265, ext.106

mfinch@antonian.org
 
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ANTONIAN COLLEGE PREPARATORY TO PRODUCE
BROADWAY MUSICAL DISNEY'S “THE LITTLE MERMAID”


San Antonio, TX - Based on the beloved animated film,  Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a beautiful and colorful story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, these irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Part of Your World,” will be sure to capture your heart.

 

The Little Mermaid brings the beloved characters you know to life on stage as we watch a free-spirited young mermaid princess named Ariel longing to experience the human world above. With Flounder and Sebastian at her side, she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. 

The Little Mermaid is helmed by veteran director and theater extraordinaire, Hollie Martinez. Ms. Martinez brings her Broadway experience with light and design to the stage. She has received her Master of Theater credential from the University of Houston as well as study at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Her passion for her students and theater is seen in every detail and fabric of her productions.

The Little Mermaid follows on the heels of several successful productions produced by Antonian College Preparatory High School, to include Broadway’s Shrek, Grease, Beauty and the Beast, Wizard of Oz, and Disneys’ Aladdin and Lion King. All proceeds from the production will benefit the theatrical opportunities and activities of the Antonian College Preparatory Theater Club. 

 

We invite you to venture under the sea and discover a vibrant world filled with characters that will keep you believing in love. The Little Mermaid will run from March 19th - 22nd. Tickets range from $10 to $15 dollars and can be purchased at www.antonian.org.

For Immediate Release          
Devlyn Lovell, Antonian 210-344-9265
             
dlovell@antonian.org

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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE: New Head Cheer Coach Appointed

San Antonio, TX – The Antonian College Preparatory High School Athletic Department is excited to announce the appointment of Mrs. Brandi Morkovsky as the new head cheer coach. Coach Morkovsy graduated from Antonian in 2007 and later graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Texas State University in 2011.

Coach Morkovsky began her dream of one day becoming the Antonian head cheerleading coach by being named a varsity cheerleader at Antonian College Preparatory High School in 2003. Coach Morkovsky was named NCA All-American cheerleader in 2006 and carries under her belt multiple 1st place titles with her team. She prides herself on fostering a positive learning environment by creating a faith-based, judgment-free atmosphere.

She has volunteered her time to assist with the Kinetic Kids Cheerleading program, where her passion for cheerleading grew even stronger. Coach Morkovsky has served on many try-out panels for different cheerleading programs around the city. She has served in various faith-based roles such as Teen ACTS - Adult Advisor/team member, Young Adult ACTS Team Member, and Confirmation Spiritual Leader/Teacher.


For Immediate Release          
Devlyn Lovell, Antonian 210-344-9265
             
dlovell@antonian.org

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Two Antonian Football Players to Be Presented Jerseys for High School All-Star Games


San Antonio, TX - Antonian College Preparatory High School’s Khalil Warfield and Devin Grant have made the rosters for upcoming high school football all-star games. Warfield will play in the San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game presented by HEB, while Grant will play in the All American Bowl presented by American Family Insurance. A joint jersey presentation is set to take place at Antonian College Preparatory High School at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Both young men have committed to play Division I college football this coming fall.

Warfield is one of 110 student athletes representing over 60 local high schools chosen for the San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game. He will play alongside five other San Antonio area private school athletes. Warfield has thrown for over 1,000 yards, rushed for over 1,000 yards, and accounts for 26 Apache touchdowns. Warfield plans to continue his football career at the University of Texas--El Paso. 

Grant is one of fourteen San Antonio area football players chosen for the All-American Bowl, recognized as the nation’s premier high school sporting event. He is the only San Antonio private school athlete on the roster this year. During the 2019 season, Grant has 60 tackles, 11 sacks, and two touchdowns. Receiving over 20 offers to play football at the collegiate level from schools across the nation, Grant has committed to play for the University of Colorado.

In addition to their appearances on the football field, both Warfield and Grant are multi-sport athletes participating in track and basketball for the Apaches and are members of the 2019 TAPPS 6A state championship basketball team. 

The All American Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. with the San Antonio Sports All-Star Game to follow at 5:00 p.m.