Alumni News

Welcome to the PS alumni blog! From academic achievements to world travels, we will be posting what our alumni are doing.  Please email your alumni news and updates to Ryan Hertlein, Alumni Coordinator and Assistant Director of Admission. Check back to find out about upcoming alumni events.

Kelly Oubre selected 15th overall in NBA Draft

Congratulations to Kelly Oubre, PS Class of 2010, for being selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 15th overall pick in the NBA Draft. He was later traded to the Washington Wizards. What an accomplishment!
Posted by in Athletic Honors, Class of 2010 on Friday June 26, 2015
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Sophia Skelly's inspiring gap year blog

This year Sophia Skelly (Class of ’10) is spending a gap year before college.  She is chronicling her time through an insightful and educational online blog entitled “The Great Perhaps.”  Skelly believes the experiences of her gap year will better prepare her for college and for her future.  Beginning with a whirlwind European tour this past summer, Skelly’s adventurous travels have also taken her to India and Costa Rica.  When not abroad, Skelly has spent time interning at the Houston Chronicle.  Skelly’s blog not only highlights Skelly’s talented journalistic abilities, but also unveils her spirit as a visionary activist.  We are excited to see how her year continues to unfold and to see what is next for Sophia Skelly. Take a look at her blog at

Posted by in Around the World, Class of 2010 on Monday January 19, 2015
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Kelly Oubre, an example of perseverance on the Kansas basketball team

Kelly Oubre, (Class of ’10) models how patience, respect for the process and hard work really pay off.  Oubre, a McDonald’s All-American and consensus top-10 recruit, chose the Kansas Jayhawks with hopes of helping his team to an 11th straight Big 12 title.  However, as the season began to unfold, he was spending less time on the court and more time on the bench.  Disappointed, Oubre, studied the team’s play books and paid close attention to his older, more experienced teammates.  He kept his confidence high by adopting a “professional mind-set” and taking things day by day, all while enjoying the experience.  One month later, his determination solidified his starting position as the Jayhawks’ wing.  Oubre chose Kansas because he wanted to play for a team who held him accountable, demanded perfection and taught professionalism.  His patience and perseverance keep him moving forward. We look forward to following Kelly Oubre and his career at Kansas.

Posted by in Athletic Honors, Class of 2010 on Friday January 9, 2015
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PS Alumni star in "SEUSSICAL the Musical" March 1-3

Hayley Talkington, PS Class of 2010, and Henry Herbert, PS Class of 2011, star in Episcopal High School's spring production "SEUSSICAL the Musical".  Performances take place March 1st to March 3rd in the Underwood Theatre at Episcopal High School. SEUSSICAL cleverly combines some of Dr. Suess' most popular books. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults or $5 for students. Stop by to see our PS Alumni perform next weekend!

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 3:00 p.m. 

Left picture: Hayley Talkington as JoJo and Henry Herbert as Cat in the Hat in "SEUSSICAL the Musical".

Posted by in In the Media, Class of 2011, Class of 2010, Performing Arts on Friday February 22, 2013 at 03:09PM
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PS Alumni Star in A Midsummer Night's Dream Performance

Episcopal High School launched a weekend celebration of William Shakespeare with performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream on October 26th through 28th.  Presbyterian School alumni landed twelve parts in the play. 

PS alumni starred in the key roles of the lovers, with Maggie Rippeto as Helena, Hayley Talkington as Hermia, Henry Herbert as Lysander, and Matthew Goodrich as Demetrius, each exhibiting a strong command of the language of Shakespeare while infusing the characters with passion and humor. 

Notable also were Catherine Tharp as Titania, Queen of the Fairies; Daniel Hancock as Philostrate; Wylie Geibel as Francis Flute; Thomas Best as Snug the Joiner; and Lovell Smajstrla, Hunter Reinertsen-Forehand, Kate Ballard, and Juliana Ganim as attending fairies.

Written by: Jamie Adams, 8th Grade Teacher

Posted by in Class of 2009, Class of 2011, Class of 2010, Class of 2012, Performing Arts on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at 02:16PM
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Alex McCollam and Phillip James go to the 2012 Senior League World Series!

Pictured above: Phillip James (PS Class of 2010) and Alex McCollam (PS Class of 2009) at the Senior League World Series.

Two PS Alums played at this year's Senior League World Series in Bangor, Maine! Teammates Alex McCollam and Phillip James helped lead the West University Little League team to victory at the U.S. Southwest regional. They then went on to represent the U.S. Southwest at the Senior League World Series. They fought hard and ended the Series 2-2. We are proud of them for such a great accomplishment, way to go boys!

U.S. Southwest team dominates their first two games at the World Series - read more here.
Phillip James scoring two runs in the first game of the World Series - read more here.

Pictured above: West University Little League after the U.S. Southwest Regional win.

Posted by in Class of 2009, Athletic Honors, Class of 2010 on Thursday August 30, 2012 at 11:42AM
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St. Agnes Academy Honor Roll Students

Congratulations to our PS Alumni who made the St. Agnes Academy Honor Roll this past semester!We are so proud of you!

High Honors recognition goes to Sarah Rohrman '08, Anna Grace Hawkins '09, Elizabeth Copper '11, Juliana Ganim '11, Lauren Stubbers '11, and Caroline Thomas '11.

Honors recognition goes to Audrey Beathard '08, Danielle Benn '08, Katherine Copper '08, Maggie Elliott '08, Erica Hoffman '09, Katherine Dyer '10, Sarah Castaneda '11, Claire Hoffman '11, Brenton Smith '11 and Katherine Ten Eyck '11.

PS Alums join the first St. Agnes Field Hockey Team

As St. Agnes adds Field Hockey to their athletics program, many PS alums have joined the inaugural team.  Click here to read the write up in the Houston Chronicle.  Congratulations to Danielle Benn '08, Anna Grace Hawkins '09, Monica Bueso '10, Katherine Dyer '10, Sarah Castaneda '11 and Claire Hoffman '11 for making the teams. 

Good luck on a great first season!

Monica Bueso '10 (#2) up against St. John's.

Claire Hoffman '11 (#15) up against Duchesne.


Sarah Castaneda '11 (#17) playing Episcopal.


Anna Grace Hawkins '09 (#3) takes on Duchesne.


Shelby Zimmerman '11 (Episcopal) and Claire Hoffman '11 (St. Agnes) meet up on the field.

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