The Antonian Athletic Hall of Fame, established in 2012, recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the prestige of Antonian both on and off the field of competition. Inductees have brought much distinction and honor to Antonian and have established a tradition of excellence that is incomparable. Their achievements and contributions have touched everyone associated with Antonian College Preparatory High School. From the inception of interscholastic athletics at Antonian to the present, none have better exemplified the true spirit of athletic competition at Antonian than these honored players, coaches, administrators, and families.
In keeping with the tradition of Apache pride and spirit, the Antonian Athletic Hall of Fame Scholarship will award two $1,500 scholarships, one each to a male and female student, for their senior school year tuition at Antonian. Recipients must meet the following criteria:
Must be entering their junior year of school in August and be in good academic and disciplinary standing
Student demonstrates leadership and good character
Student participates in Antonian extracurricular activities
To apply, the student must provide a brief (1 – 2 page, DS) essay describing their qualifications. The student will explain their motivation to attend Antonian and how they feel extracurricular activities have helped them grow in their faith, leadership, character, and personal integrity. The student must describe how their experiences at Antonian have helped them move toward college and future success. Please provide a cover page with the student's name, parent name(s), address, and contact information.
The deadline to submit essays is July 31 preceding entry to their junior year of school. Essays may be emailed, mailed, or delivered to:
Antonian College Preparatory High School
6425 West Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78213
Attn: Mark Papich – Director of Strategic Development and Alumni Relations
Email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. No late applications will be accepted.
A formal announcement and presentation will occur at the Hall of Fame Dinner during the fall semester.
Charles James Kittell was born on February 20, 1928, in San Diego, California, and spent his childhood growing up in Lewistown and Missoula, Montana. He graduated from Missoula County High School in 1946. After being named a high school All-American in track & field in 1945, he was invited to the Olympic Trials where he qualified as the alternate for the 1948 London Olympic Games as a member of the track & field team. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1951. Upon graduation, he served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. During his eight years as principal at Antonian, the school underwent major changes including the transition to co-ed and a student population than tripled. He was also proud of establishing a stringent academic program that was able to produce National Merit Scholars. While educating the future of America, Jim continued to serve in the Air Force Reserves. During his reserve status, he was stationed at Wilford Hall Medical Center, and in 1987, he was selected as the nation's most outstanding Medical Service Corp (MSC). The following year he was promoted to Colonel at which rank he retired in 1988, after having served 37 years. His commitment to education and country earned him numerous medals and countless awards for his outstanding efforts and contributions. On February 17, 2015, Charles James Kittell went to be with our Lord at the age of 86.