Geneva School was recognized by the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) as the top school in its division for the eighth time in nine years. The school was declared champion for the first time in the TAPPS 4A classification. Geneva reclaimed this esteemed honor after finishing as runner-up to Colleyville Covenant Christian Academy in the 2016-17 TAPPS 4A Henderson Cup race last year.
“Given that we are trying to produce well-rounded students, what I am most proud of is that our students consistently place in more diverse categories of competition than any other school in TAPPS,” Geneva Rhetoric School Headmaster Rob Shelton said.
The Henderson Cup is awarded by TAPPS to each school in the six classifications that scores the most points during the year in competitive arts, academic and athletic events sponsored by TAPPS.
Geneva School was declared the TAPPS 4A Champion this year after earning 82 points in competitions to edge out The Woodlands Christian Academy who was runner-up at the 4A level with 76 points. Austin Brentwood Christian finished in third place with 65 points.
Most Geneva students participate in both fine arts and athletics. As singers, instrumentalists, artists and scholars, Geneva students scored 46 of the 82 points in the fine arts category. They earned the remaining 36 points in the various athletic competitions.
This accomplishment included a TAPPS Division II State Art Championship for the second year in a row. Additional points were added by students earning a first-ever TAPPS 4A Division II State Orchestra Championship, fourth place in both the TAPPS 4A State Band Competition and the TAPPS 4A State Vocal Competition, third place in the TAPPS Division II State One Act Play Contest as well as a third place finish in the TAPPS 4A State Academic Meet which is included in the overall fine arts division of the year-long competition across private schools in the state.
“It is so amazing that God has continuously blessed Geneva with gifted faculty, talented students and a supportive administration,” Geneva Fine Arts Director Gradi Evans said.
Geneva School has had much success in TAPPS competitions over the years. The school was the TAPPS 4A runner-up last year, but won the Henderson Cup twice as a TAPPS 3A school (2014-2015, 2015-2016) , twice as a 2A school (2012-2013, 2013-2014) and three times as a 1A school (2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012).