Celebrating the Seniors of 2020!
How proud we are of the Senior Class of 2020. Accepted to more than 75 different colleges and universities and earning more than $2.3 million in merit scholarships, this class of 46 individuals has shown great resilience in a school year unlike any other. Born in the shadow of the 9/11 tragedy and graduating during a global pandemic, the young men and women in this class are uniquely strong individuals, and we can’t wait to see how they will continue to impact the world around them.
Four graduates in the Class of 2020 have received top honors. Carter Pruitt was named valedictorian and magna cum laude, followed by Cendra Rodriguez, who was the class salutatorian and magna cum laude. Austin Lee and Caleb Strube round out the Top 10% as cum laude graduates. Three members of the class will continue their athletic careers at the college level. Bryce Patterson and Gordon Murphy have committed to play football for the Bulldogs at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, and Austin Lee will join the track team at Trinity University in San Antonio. Our seniors will also take with them a total of 336 dual-credit college hours in addition to any credit earned through Advanced Placement exams.
Congratulations to all the graduates of 2020 . . . we will miss each one of you!
Commencement for the Class of 2020 has been moved to June 27, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. at Ingram Stadium. We will not have a Rose & Sabre Ceremony, but will provide opportunities for seniors to walk through the Senior Gate and have photos taken. Additional information about Commencement is posted below:
Information for Senior Boys (May 27, 2020)
Information for Senior Girls (May 27, 2020)
The San Marcos Daily Record has an online section featuring the 2020 Senior Class. Family and friends can submit a shout out for their favorite senior that will be posted on that senior’s page. See the links below to view the section or submit a shout out.
San Marcos Academy Senior Section (San Marcos Daily Record)
Submit a Shout Out for a Senior (San Marcos Daily Record)
Senior Hall of Fame
Class of 2020 Graduates
Mofope Adejumo, son of Abiodun and Femi Adejumo, is from Lagos, Nigeria, and has been a student at the Academy for two years.
C/CPL Ayomide Adekunle
Cadet Corporal Ayomide Adekunle, son of Mariam Williams and Tope Adekunle, is from Lagos, Nigeria, and has been a student at the Academy for two years.
Charles Bennett Blair
Charles Bennett Blair, son of Dr. Michael Blair and Nicole Blair, was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and grew up mostly in Buda,Texas.
C/CPT David Britton
Cadet Captain David Britton is from San Marcos Texas, and is the son of Paul and Jama Britton.
Micah Skylar Burton
Micah Skylar Burton, son of Callie and Billy Burton, is from San Marcos Texas.
Tengfeng “Terry” Cai
Tengfeng “Terry” Cai, son of Benhui Cai and Rui Ma, is from Shenzhen, China. He has been a student at the Academy for three years.
C/CPT Garret Clairday
Cadet Captain Garret Clairday, son of Matt and Alaina Clairday, is originally from Wichita Falls, Texas, and has been a student at the Academy for four years.
Annalisa Call is from San Marcos, Texas, and is the daughter of Robert and Melissa Call.
C/CPT Addyson Cianciotto
Cadet Captain Addyson Cianciotto is the daughter of Lieutenant Colonel, retired, Leonard Cianciotto and Teresa Cianciotto.
C/CPL William Vance Conway
Cadet Corporal William Vance Conway, son of Hayley Lambert and Jon Mark Conway, is from Fort Worth, Texas, and has been a student at the Academy for one year.
Brent Dodge, the son of Frand and Suzanne Dodge, has attended the Academy for four years and has participated in basketball, football, and track and field.
C/CPT Aaron Mac Emerich
Cadet Captain Aaron Mac Emerich, son of Dr. Michelle Hamilton and Thomas Emerich, is from San Marcos, Texas.
Erick D. Granado Fajardo
Erick D. Granado Fajardo is from Fredericksburg, Texas, and is the son of Geraldine Scripps-Granado and David Fajardo.
Camille Chloe Mia Nitard Garcia
Camille Chloe Mia Nitard Garcia, daughter of Daniel and Sophie Garcia, is from San Marcos, Texas, and has been a student at the Academy for six years.
Cecilia Gonzalez is from San Antonio, Texas, and is the daughter of Maria Reilly and Dr. Able Gonzalez.
C/MAJ Caleb Guenther
Cadet Major Caleb Guenther, son of Dr. Brian and Christy Guenther, is from San Marcos Texas, and has been a student at the Academy for five years.
Cortlyn Haresnape, daughter of Greg and Charleen Haresnape, is from Pleasanton, Texas, and has been a student at the Academy for two years.
Mac Daniel Howard
Mac Daniel Howard is the son of Mattie and Mac Howard and is from San Marcos, Texas.
C/SSG Dayana Hubbard
Cadet Staff Sergeant Dayana Hubbard is the daughter of Mary Hubbard and Gerald Hubbard.
Fizzy Ibidapo, son of Prince Rotimi Ibidapo, is from Lagos, Nigeria, but he has lived in the United States for eight years now.
Sarah Landrum, daughter of Tiffany and Jerry Clanton, is from Houston,Texas.
William Lane, son of Saundra Lane, is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Austin Lee is from San Marcos, Texas, and is the son of Dr. Lane and Tiffany Lee.
Christine Liu is from Beijing, China, and is the daughter of Yongmei Dai and Ning Liu.
Brendan Loyd,son of Jeffry and Cristina Loyd, is from Martindale, Texas, and has attended the Academy for seven years.
C/CPT Cody Parker Massey
Cadet Captain Cody Parker Massey, son of Danielle Bergeron and Donald Massey, is from Hawkins, Texas and has been a student at the Academy for two years.
C/CPT William David Meredith IV
Cadet Captain William David Meredith IV, son of David and Ness Meredith, is from Dripping Springs, Texas, and has been at the Academy for six years.
C/SFC Derrick Muanya
Cadet Sergeant First Class Derrick Muanya, son of Ike and Christine Muanya, is from Sugar Land, Texas.
C/LTC Gordon Murphy
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Murphy, son of Dean and Lisa Murphy, is from Niederwald, Texas and is a six-year senior at the Academy.
C/PFC Jesse Ayemere Osimetha
Cadet Private First Class Jesse Ayemere Osimetha, son of Joyce and Kelvin Osimetha, has been a student at the Academy for two years.
Bryce Patterson, son of Candice and Joe Patterson, is from New Braunfels, Texas, and attended the Academy for two years.
C/CSM Carter Pruitt
Cadet Command Sergeant Major Carter Pruitt, son of Bob and Lisl Pruitt, is from New Braunfels, Texas, and has been a student at the Academy for five years.
Mengdie “Crystal” Qu
Miss Mengdie “Crystal” Qu, daughter of Haibing Qu and Xia Ji, is from Wuxi, China.
Noah Revell is from Austin, Texas, and is the son of John Revell and Stephanie Malay.
Cendra Denea Rodriguez
Cendra Denea Rodriguez, daughter of Lizette and Ray Rodriguez, is from San Marcos, Texas, and has been a student at the Academy for six years.
Milen Rodriguez-Bravo is from San Antonio, Texas, and is the daughter of Jose Rodriguez and Claudia and Bobby Brown.
Amberly Schlanger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abel Valenzuela, and Mr. Mark Schlanger, is from Martindale, Texas, and has been a student at the Academy for five years.
David Shin-Liang Shui
David Shin-Liang Shui, son of Zhiyuan Shui Mao and Ling Hou, is from Monterrey, México, and has been a student at the Academy for three years.
Animaan Singh, son of Amrendra Kumar and Neeta Singh, is from New Delhi, India, and has been a student at the Academy for two years.
C/MAJ Caleb Strube
Cadet Major Caleb Strube, son of Dr. Wayne Strube and Major Alyson Harris, is from San Marcos, Texas, and has been a student at the Academy for four year.
Ava Paige Webb
Ava Paige Webb, daughter of King and Christine Webb is from Luling, Texas, and has been a student at the Academy for four years.
Zach Whitaker is the son of Gerry and Alanna Whitaker, and he is from New Braunfels, Texas.
C/CPT Julius Wong
Cadet Captain Julius Wong, son of Kennis Wong Kwok Leung and Ngai Ming Lie, is from Hong Kong and has been a student at the Academy for four years.
Huanmu “Lily” Xu
Huanmu “Lily” Xu is from Qingdao China, and is the daughter of Jun Yang and Xun Xu. She has been a student here at the Academy for six years.
Zekai Yang, son of Zhiheng Yang and Xiaomi Han, is from Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China, and has been a student at the Academy for four years.
Haoyue “Elena” Zhang
Haoyue “Elena” Zhang, daughter of Yufei Chen and Zhen Zhang, who is from Ningbo, Zhejiang, China.
Congratulations, Class of 2020!