Tomek Marczewski, Photo from St. Mark’s School of Texas Facebook

St. Mark’s School of Texas senior Tomek Marczewski was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in Arts last week.

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced the 58th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars last Thursday, which recognizes 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.

The students are selected based on their academic success, artistic and technical excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as a demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership.

There were 20 scholars around the country that were chosen for the arts, including Tomek Marczewski. Tomek was chosen for his talents in design arts, which he developed in the wood and metal program at St. Mark’s.

“We are incredibly proud of Tomek for his recognition as a United States Presidential Scholar,” said David W. Dini, Eugene McDermott Headmaster. “His commitment to excellence in and out of the classroom is matched only by his curiosity and his creativity. Tomek makes a difference everywhere he goes and leaves a very proud legacy at St. Mark’s that will inspire the Marksmen who follow in his footsteps. This honor is also a credit to his teachers, his fellow students, and his family.”

After graduating on May 26, Tomek will be the third Marksman to become a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, following Kyle Smith (’19) and Ryan McCord (’20).

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