Top Logic School Students Recognized with the Eagle Award

Geneva School recognizes the most outstanding Logic School students each school year with the Eagle Award.

Eighth grade students Lana Harrison and Connor Schaefer were selected by the Logic School faculty and given the esteemed 2017 Eagle Award at the school’s closing assembly on May 26.

An eagle statuette was given to these students and their names are recorded on a perpetual plaque in the administration building.


Second Graders Bring Ancient Egypt to Life

Geneva School second grade student Macy Egli shares what she learned about Ancient Egypt as Nathan Player waits to present at a recent Grammar School Assembly.

Geneva School second graders bring history to life with their study of Ancient Egypt each year. They study the daily life, government leaders, religion, architecture, language, arts and recreation of the ancient Egyptians. A favorite project in which the students engage is learning about the mummification process. Each class experiences this process first-hand by mummifying their own “Pharaoh Chicken.”

In addition, the students take the Egyptian Team Challenge which is an exam over the curriculum they have studied. The top three scores in each class participate in one final competition which is considered the top honor in second grade.

Zac Zuniga commits to Vanguard University

Geneva School senior Zac Zuniga committed to play baseball at Vanguard University in Southern California.

In the photo at right, Zac is surrounded by Geneva Athletic Director Eric Boerboom (back left), his Geneva baseball coach Michael Reyes (back right) and his parents Melissa and Arthur Zuniga.

Zuniga played varsity baseball at Geneva each of his four years in high school.

Outstanding Teachers Recognized

Each year, Geneva School recognizes the most outstanding teachers of the year with the Paideia Award.  The award is voted on by school faculty members.

This year, second grade teacher Tonya Mowery (pictured on the left), middle school teacher Mary Clifford (middle) and high school teacher Susan Greenlees were selected by their peers to receive this award.

The Paideia Award is made possible in part by Texas Heritage Bank.

School Recognizes Outstanding Rhetoric Students

Geneva seniors Coggin Galbreath and Carol Metzger were honored with the Aquila Award by Headmaster Rob Shelton as the most outstanding students in Geneva’s high school. On this day, seniors were invited to wear their future college t-shirts instead of their standard school uniforms. Galbreath plans to attend the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and Metzger will attend The University of Texas at Austin in the Liberal Arts Honors Program.

Each spring, Geneva School recognizes the most outstanding high school students.  The Aquila Award (“aquila” is Latin for “eagle”) is given to the male and female student who best represent the goals and ideals of Geneva. This year, seniors Coggin Galbreath and Carol Metzger were selected by the high school faculty to receive the esteemed award. Each was given an eagle statuette and their names were recorded on a perpetual plaque in the administration building.

This award recognition was held at a pep rally celebrating the Class of 2017 as well as the athletes who competed on spring sports teams.

Varsity Girls Track Team Wins State, Boys Place 8th

Geneva’s Varsity Girls Track Team won the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) 4A State Track and Field Meet held May 5 & 6 at the Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium on the campus of Baylor University.  This is the team’s 3rd straight State Championship and first at the 4A level which Geneva advanced to this school year.  The Geneva girls took home gold with 119 points followed by Colleyville Covenant Christian with 99 points.  The Geneva boys earned 8th place with 32 points.

Individual honors for the girls:

  • Julie Perez – 1st place in the shot put, 37’10” (a new school record); 1st place in discus, 133’10” (defended her state title)
  • Amy Ambelang – 1st place in 100 meter hurdles, 15.52; 2nd place in 300 meter hurdles, 45.89; 2nd place in the long jump, 16’8″ (a new school record)
  • Sara Beth Stolle – 1st place in high jump, 5’0″ (defended her state title)
  • 4×200 meter relay – 1st place, 1:47.87 (a new school record), Reese Ferguson, Karlie Daniels, Skylar Tippetts, and Kaila Daniels
  • 4×100 meter relay – 3rd place, 50.65 (a new school record), Reese Ferguson, Skylar Tippetts, Kaila Daniels and Karlie Daniels
  • Jacqueline Knox – 3rd place in pole vault, 8’6″; 5th place in the triple jump, 32’9.5″
  • Grace Zara – 4th place in 300 meter hurdles, 49.69
  • 4×400 meter relay – 5th place in 4:17.50, Gabi Griffey, Jacqueline Knox, Emme Owens and Amy Ambelang
  • Charlotte Walker – 5th place in 300 meter hurdles, 49.86
  • Kaila Daniels – 7th in 200 meter dash, 27.28 (a new school record)
  • Reese Ferguson – 7th in 100 meter dash (13.16)

Top point scorer for the team was Amy Ambelang, earning 28 points.

Individual honors for the boys:

  • Marshall Shults – 3rd place in the discus, 125’1″
  • Matthew Schroder – 5th place in the pole vault, 10’0″
  • Ty Navarro – 4th place in the 300 meter hurdles, 41.35 (a new school record)
  • 4×200 meter relay 5th place, 1:33.91, Ty Navarro, Marshall Shults, Sam Ledoux, John Micheal Kight
  • John Micheal Kight – 6th place in the shot put, 41’2.5″
  • 4×100 meter relay – 6th place, 44.79, Ian MacDonald, Marshall Shults, Sam Ledoux, and John Micheal Kight

Top point scorer for the boys was Marshall Shults with 12 points.

Geneva Varsity Golf Teams Place 3rd at State

The Geneva School of Boerne boys and girls varsity golf teams each earned third place at the TAPPS 4A State Golf Tournament. Boys team members are from back row (l-r): Sam Ledoux, Jake Strange, Trip Smith, Ryne Hutton, Gage Kohler and Coach Kirk Riggs. Girls team members are Coach Susan Greenlees, Catarina Flores, Jayne Goodman, Elle Albracht, Brighton Chen and Allison Flores.

Both of Geneva’s Varsity Golf Teams placed 3rd at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) State Championship May 1st & 2nd at the Cottonwood Creek Golf Course in Waco.  This was the 8th consecutive year that the teams earned their way to the State Championship.

At the finals, the Geneva Eagles faced 16 teams coming out of their respective regional tournaments across the state. The boys shot 346 on the first day and 343 on the second for a total of 689. The girls shot 427 on the first day and 419 on the second for a total of 846.

Senior Brighton Chen placed 3rd overall shooting 87 and 78.  Senior Trip Smith placed 6th overall shooting 80 and 79.  The team is graduating six seniors this year: Trip Smith, Jake Strange, Ryne Hutton, Sammy Ledoux, Brighton Chen and Allison Flores. The team is coached by Kirk Riggs and Susan Greenlees with the help of Scott Johnson, director of instruction at Fair Oak Ranch.


Geneva Students Excel on National Latin Exam

Congratulations to Geneva students in grades 6 through 12 on their awards from the 2017 National Latin Exam.

Introduction to Latin

  • Outstanding Achievement – Elle Nicholson, Catherine Knox, Nicolas Siller, Samantha Doran, Garrett Fritcher, Nathan Wilson, Presley Pruitt
  • Achievement – Peyton Brehmer, Julianna Goodman, Piper Hoke, Kathryn Chisholm, Juliana Flores, Guy George, Benjamin Bockerstette, Gage Secor, Ella Babic, Charlie Dees, Ainsley McLoy, Kaitlyn Cates, Sydney Griffey, Austin Malkowski, Grant Mowery, Hayden Allen, Lauren Abell, Chloe Higgs

Latin 1

  • Gold Summa Cum Laude – Connor Schaefer
  • Silver Maxima Cum Laude – Quentin Hartman, Aubrey Nguyen, Ashton Landis, Jackson Young
  • Magna Cum Laude – Jackson Friesenhahn, Alex Iyer, Matthew Renfroe, Julian Treusdell, Quincie Hartman, Grace Wacker, Gabriella Reyes
  • Cum Laude – Cody Lane George, Gracie Jansen

Latin 2

  • Gold Summa Cum Laude – Cameron Kidd, Catarina Flores
  • Silver Maxima Cum Laude – Evan Schaefer
  • Magna Cum Laude – Dawson Cate, Corley Petrie

Latin 3

  • Gold Summa Cum Laude – Eva Beckett
  • Silver Maxima Cum Laude – Kira Drawe
  • Magna Cum Laude – Matthew Schroder, Eleanor Galbreath, Aisling Ayers, Alyssa Salter, Aimee Metzger
  • Cum Laude – Hannah Rose Tong, Aidan Hamilton, Jordan Wheeler, Amber Bormann

Latin 4

  • Silver Maxima Cum Laude – Anna Palermo
  • Cum Laude – Ashton Rodgers, Kenny Kid, Austin Salter

Geneva Wins State Art, Takes 6th Place at State Academics

Geneva art teacher Cathy Lester displays the TAPPS 4A State Art Meet Trophy after her students won the State Art Championship recently. High school artists who contributed to this accomplishment are from back left: Ross Kirchner, Aidan Hamilton, Carissa Georgelos, Nathan Zuniga and Olivia Lipe. Front row: Claire Williams, Aubrey Matson, Elizabeth Beauchamp, Jessica Wheeler and Jillian Albus. Not pictured: Amber Bormann, Adison Cate, Katelyn Davis and Jewel McCullough.

Geneva School of Boerne high school students recently competed in the TAPPS 4A State Academic and Art Meet in Waco where they were declared the State Champions in the Art Meet and were sixth place overall in the State Academic Meet.

Here are the categories and individual results for the TAPPS 4A State Art Meet:

  • Art History – Katelyn Davis, 8th place
  • Drawing (Black & White) – Aidan Hamilton, Honorable Mention; Ross Kirchner, Honorable Mention
  • Drawing (Color) – Carissa Georgelos, 2nd place; Nathan Zuniga, 4th place; Elizabeth Beauchamp, Honorable Mention
  • Fashion/Jewelry/Textile Arts/Applied Design – Jewel McCullough, 3rd place
  • Painting – Adison Cate, 4th place; Jessica Wheeler, 5th place; Claire Williams, Honorable Mention
  • Photography (Color) – Amber Bormann, 2nd place
  • Pottery/Ceramics/Plastic Arts – Nathan Zuniga, 3rd place
  • Seek and Sketch (Color) – Olivia Lipe, 1st place
  • Seek and Sketch (Black & White) – Elizabeth Beauchamp, 2nd place

Here are the categories and individual results for the TAPPS 4A State Academics Meet:

  • Advanced Math – David Russell, 7th place
  • Duet Acting – Eleanor Galbreath & Anna Riedlinger, 2nd place
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate – Jeff Rosinbaum, tie for 5th place; William Cone, tie for 5th place
  • Literary Criticism – Austin Salter, 3rd place
  • Original Oratory – Eleanor Galbreath, 5th place
  • Persuasive Speaking – Ashton Rodgers, 3rd place; Nick Patti, 4th place
  • Poetry Interpretation – Amber Bormann, 4th place
  • Solo Acting – Killian Richardson, 6th place
  • Ready Writing – Nathan Young, 4th place
  • Social Studies – Austin Salter, 2nd place
  • Spanish – Maria Gray, 6th place
  • Yearbook – theBoardwalk, 3rd place

Julie Perez Signs with Rice University

Geneva senior Julie Perez signs with Rice University to compete in discus on the Rice Owls Track and Field Team. She was joined at the signing by (from left) David Perez, Amy Perez and Geneva Athletic Director Eric Boerboom.

Geneva School of Boerne senior Julie Perez signed with Rice University on April 12 to throw discus on the Rice Owls Track and Field Team. Perez is the first female athlete at Geneva School to commit to compete as a scholarship athlete at a NCAA Division I university. Perez was surrounded by her parents, Amy and David Perez of Boerne, her coaches Jill Daniels and Dean Herbort and Geneva Athletic Director Eric Boerboom as she made this commitment.

Perez has many achievements in her athletic career at Geneva. She is a two-time Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools State Champion in discus at the 3A classification in 2015 and 2016 and was runner-up in discus for TAPPS 2A in 2014. She currently has the top throw in Texas for discus in all TAPPS classifications and has the sixth top throw in discus for all Texas high schools. She also has the top throw in shot put currently in TAPPS 4A.

She competed all four years on the Eagles varsity volleyball team where she earned TAPPS First Team All-State Honors in the 2A and 3A classifications as a freshman, sophomore and junior. She was selected to TAPPS 4A All-State Second Team in 2016. As a sophomore, she received national recognition when she was selected to Prep Volleyball’s Soph 79 which recognizes the country’s top 79 players in the class of 2017.

In addition, Perez has been recognized for her excellence in the classroom by earning Academic All-State honors in both sports the past two years. She will graduate from Geneva School in May.

Prom Queen and King for 2017 Named

Geneva Prom 2017 Royalty—Geneva School of Boerne Rhetoric School Admin Assistant Chelsie Jacobson crowns Skylar Tippetts and Caleb Nilsson as the 2017 Geneva Prom Queen and King.

Geneva School named its 2017 Prom King and Queen on April 8 at the event held at the Eilan Resort in San Antonio. Seniors Caleb Nilsson and Skylar Tippetts were selected by their peers for this honor. The theme of the event was “Starry Night” and students danced to the music from the live band “Top Choice.”

Eighth Grade Oratory Winners Announced

Geneva’s annual Eighth Grade Oratory Contest is a highlight of the school’s Logic School experience. This competition has become a tradition in which each student memorizes a piece from a selection of historic poems and speeches and delivers his prepared recitation in front of a panel of judges.

After six weeks of practicing and honing their speaking skills, all 59 eighth graders presented either a historical speech or poem in front of their peers, parents, faculty and judges during the preliminary round of Geneva’s Eighth Grade Oratory Contest. From this, the top 12 speakers advanced to the final round of competition.

First place was awarded to Lindsey Zuniga for her recitation of Barbara Bush’s 1990 commencement address at Wellesley College. Lily Shrode earned second place for her delivery of Condoleezza Rice’s address at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Alex Iyer was awarded third place for his presentation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1964 acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize. Other finalists were Grace Babic, Isabella Coates, Quentin Hartman, Katharine Lacy, Aubrey Nguyen, Gabby Reyes, Connor Schaefer, Julian Claire Treusdell and Grace Wacker.

Geneva eighth-graders Lily Shrode, Lindsey Zuniga and Alex Iyer were the top three finishers in the annual Geneva School Eighth Grade Oratory Contest. Lindsey (center) was declared the Oratory Contest Champion, Lily was second and Alex finished in third place.


Varsity Tennis Teams Place 2nd at District, Advance to State

Geneva sophomore Grant Williams competes in a recent match. He and his doubles partner, freshman Anson Eggerss, placed second in boys’ doubles in the TAPPS 4A District Tennis Tournament on Tuesday in San Marcos.

Geneva School’s girls and boys varsity tennis teams finished as runners-up in the TAPPS 4A District Tennis Tournament on Tuesday in San Marcos. The top five finishers in each division advance to the TAPPS State Tournament in Waco on April 10-11.

On the girls’ side, Ally Dollander won the district championship in girls’ singles and senior Ashton Rodgers finished in fifth place. The doubles team of sophomore Kathryn Sladky and freshman Braden Hall finished third.

Sophomore Daniel Grover placed third and senior Zach Arthur finished fourth in the boys’ singles draw. The boys’ doubles team of sophomore Grant Williams and freshman Anson Eggerss were second and sophomore Nathan Young and his partner freshman Tyler McBroom placed fifth in boys’ doubles.

The tennis team is directed by Leslie Taylor with instruction provided by head tennis pro Mike Vogl and his staff at the Fair Oaks Ranch Golf and Country Club.