The Outstanding Alumni Award was implemented in early 2010 shortly after Paul Pena, a member of the Class of 2000, was Killed In Action while serving in the US Army in Afghanistan. The award honors Paul’s sacrifice of his life in service to our country. Pena received the award posthumously the same year.
Candidates for this award must have completed high school at least 10 years prior. The award was established to recognize and honor alumni who have exhibited courage, commitment and willingness to sacrifice for the greater good in his/her field of endeavor or community involvement, and must exhibit qualities and attitudes that bring credit to the Academy.
Honor Lifetime Membership into the San Marcos Baptist Academy Alumni Association is conferred upon honorees. And, the recipient’s name is inscribed on a perpetual plaque which is displayed in the Carroll Hall trophy case.