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To the Class of 2020:

It has been my pleasure to serve as your principal. You have grown a lot since your first day of ninth grade. Your time at St. Philip’s ECHS was filled with laughter, disappointments, challenges and now your reward; you graduate with college hours or a college degree as well as your high school diploma. This was not an easy task, and I am extremely proud of what you have accomplished.

We were ready to celebrate all that you have done with a variety of senior activities, then we were hit with a pandemic.  This could have been an excuse to give up, and rightly so, but you kept going for your goal and here we are today, you have made it.

I will have more to say to you during my graduation speech to the class of 2020 but until then, I would like to leave you with a quote from Shel Silverstein, “If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain’t enough!”– Where the Sidewalk Ends

Congratulations Seniors and thank you!

Dr. Derrick Thomas, Principal


Congratulations to St. Philip's Early College High School Class of 2020!


Alondra Delgado

St. Philip’s Early College High School valedictorian Alondra Delgado isn’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic bring her down. If anything, the recent happenings have solidified her choice to study biology when she attends The University of Texas at San Antonio in the fall. 

“With the COVID-19 crisis, I see we have the need for medical professionals,” she said. “Where some people might not want to be a medical professional now, I do even more. I want to be able to help, do something about it, not just sit here. I feel like this has pushed me more towards that area of study.”

Alondra, who has an affinity for math and has interned in an optometry clinic during her time at St. Philip’s, plans to become a pharmacist after graduating from college.

“The medical field interests me because you can get a personal connection with the patients,” she said. “You’re not just helping them, you are getting to know them at a deeper level. It’s not just about giving them a service, it is about physically giving them what they need, and also mentally as a person helping them get through a situation.”

Alondra will graduate from St. Philip’s with an associate degree in liberal arts and has been active on the early college high school campus as the president of the school’s National Honor Society, math tutor, and co-creator of the Media Club. 

“I have always wanted to get a head in the game of life; I wanted to do things before others,” she said. “I mean, getting an associate [degree] before you graduate high school, that helps a lot, money-wise, but also with time, depending what you want to study. I am glad I ended up going to St. Philip’s.”

Alondra and her family moved to San Antonio when she was a sophomore, and it didn’t take her long to fall in love with the city and her school. 

“I feel like San Antonio is my home now,” she said. “I was more introverted person when I was living in Brownsville; I didn’t talk to a lot of people. But everyone here is so outgoing. They got me to talk and now I am able to socialize I have opened up and trust and rely on people which was hard for me before. My friends here and the people in San Antonio are just nice in general. People here are more about forming connections.”

In addition to her academics and clubs at St. Philip’s, Alondra likes to paint in watercolor and play ukulele in her free time. 

Senior Class Officers
Alexandra Palomo - President
Noelani Vaquera - Vice President
Tanashja Richardson - Secretary
Marc Semintal - Historian
Essie Richardson - Seargent at Arms

Class Colors

Class Flower

Class Song
We are Young! - by Fun

School Colors
Light Blue and Brunt Orange

School Mascot

St. Philip's Early College 
High School
Class of 2020


Valedictorian Alondra Delgado


Salutatorian Nissi Gonzales

  • St. Philip's Early College High School's Top Five
  • #1 Alondra Delgado, The University of Texas at San Antonio

    #2 Nissi Lovina Gonzales, The University of Texas at San Antonio

    #3 George Rabago Jr., The University of Texas at San Antonio
    #4 Sabrina Naomi Chavez, Texas State University

    #5 Essie Teresa Richardson, Prairie View A&M University


    Noe Barbosa, Texas A&M Corpus Christi

    Stephen Elias Briseno, The University of Texas at San Antonio

    Cecilia Lucero Campirano, Our Lady of the Lake University 

    Chelsea Celestino, Our Lady of the Lake University 

    Gabriella Jasmine Cerda, Western Governors University 

    Lizbeth Davila, San Antonio College

    Jacob Paul Fernandez, Texas Tech University 

    David Waring Fuentes, Texas A&M San Antonio 

    Michael Anthony Gomez, Texas A&M San Antonio 

    Raquel Monique Gomez, Texas A&M San Antonio 

    Sarah Amalia Gonzalez, Our Lady of the Lake University 

    Marco Antonio Guerrero, Our Lady of the Lake University 

    Jamia Denise Gutierrez, Our Lady of the Lake University 

    Hallie Ty’jeanae Harris, Angelo State University 

    Ethan Thomas Lozano Hernandez, St. Philip’s College 

    Jacob Lorenzo Holmes, St. Mary’s University

    Nathan Charles Hood, Texas State University 

    Katlynn Elizabeth Jimenez, Oral Roberts University

    Charles James Lee Leonard-Batiste, The University of Texas at San Antonio

    Damien Ray Lopez, The University of Texas at San Antonio

    Darius Noel Maciel, Workforce

    Ethan Jorge Martinez, The University of Texas at San Antonio

    Hilaria Mandi R Mirelez, Texas A&M San Antonio 

    Matius Alejandro Monreal, Texas State University 

    Jonathan Noel Moreno, Workforce

    Sebastian Gabriel Moreno, Workforce

    Jessica Orozco Texas, A&M Corpus Christi

    Karina Orozco, Our Lady of the Lake University 

    Alexandra Nicole Palomo, Texas A&M Corpus Christi

    Cristina Nayeli Perez, Our Lady of the Lake University 

    Aaliyah Isiss Prince, The University of Texas at San Antonio

    Raul Jose Ramirez, San Antonio College 

    Zariyah Yanae Rice, Angelo State University 

    Tanashja Eunekie Richardson, St. Philip’s College 

    Savanna Roxanna Riojas, Texas A&M San Antonio 

    Marc Anthony Simental, Workforce

    Lazarus Scheel Ja’kobi Sullivan Woods, Workforce

    Riley Scott Suniga, The University of Texas at San Antonio

    Luis Rivas Trejo, Texas Tech 

    Noelani Renee Vaquera, Texas A&M Kingsville 

    Arturo Corona Villarreal, Texas A&M Corpus Christi

    MyLove Kiariah Wallace, Stephen F. Austin University 

    Iverson Stephon White, Workforce



    San Antonio Independent School District

    Board Of Trustees

    Patti Radle............President

    Arthur V. Valdez............Vice President

    Debra Guerrero............Secretary

    Steve Lecholop............Trustee

    Alicia Perry............Trustee

    Christina Martinez............Trustee

    Ed Garza.............Trustee

    Superintendent of Schools

    Pedro Martinez

    Chief Academic Officer  ~ Office of Academics

    Patricia Salzmann

    Assistant Superintendent Innovation Schools

    Angelica Romero

    St. Philip's Early College High School Principal

    Dr. Derrick Thomas

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