TMI gives Bishop Elliott Award

TMI Episcopal eighth grader Marco Bonilla is the recipient of the school’s Bishop Elliot Award, given during Middle School Closing Ceremonies, held May 17 in the school’s All Saints Chapel.

tmi_bpelliottaward.pngThe award, named for the Rt. Rev. Robert Elliott, first bishop of what became the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, is given to the TMI Middle School student who has demonstrated deep interest in Religious Studies, a commitment to servant-leadership and integrity of character, serving as an example to classmates and community.

Bonilla, who was president of the Middle School Honor Council during the 2017-2018 school year, was given an embossed study Bible. Last fall, he led an effort to collect and donate 1,000 bags of toiletries to the Thrive Outreach Center, a faith-based ministry that aids struggling and homeless families.

The Bishop Elliott Award has been given annually since 1997 to the best scholar in this area of study, symbolizing the commitment of the Episcopal Church to the education and formation of TMI students and the school’s commitment to raise up young men and women to follow Jesus Christ within the Episcopal tradition.

Founded in 1893 by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, TMI Episcopal is a private, co-educational, college-preparatory school for grades 6-12, with optional military (JROTC) and boarding programs. For information, visit or call 210-698-7171.