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Jesus Chapel School honored as overall fine arts champion in Texas

On Friday, at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) annual convention and awards luncheon in San Antonio, Jesus Chapel School was named the state 1A overall 2021 fine arts champion for the first time in school history.

“This is so exciting for Jesus Chapel,” the outgoing Principal Alba Wilcox said. “For the first time ever, our school attained the highest state academic and fine arts rank in our classification. We had to do it all online this year and it was not an easy task. But, our student leaders met the challenge to achieve the remarkable results.”

TAPPS awards an overall championship to the school in each classification that accumulates the most points earned in all competitions in either fine arts or athletics for the school year.

School officials share that in May, Jesus Chapel was named the TAPPS 1A champion in the academics and speech competition.

Chapel placed first out of 13 schools in the 1A classification of the 2021 TAPPS overall state competition, second place in academics, and third place in speech.

Last month, Jesus Chapel was named the TAPPS 1A champion in the art competition.

Established  in 1976, Jesus Chapel School is a college preparatory Pre-K3 through 12th-grade school that officials say “strives to educate the whole person while integrating Biblical truth into the curriculum providing students with a life-long foundation.”

The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) serves to organize, stimulate, encourage and promote the academic, athletic and fine arts programs in an effort to foster a spirit of fair play, good fellowship, true sportsmanship and wholesome competition for boys and girls.

TAPPS has a membership of 230 schools with a combined enrollment of more than 40,000 students.