Alumni Mission Statement
The mission of the Veritas Academy alumni association is to engage, connect, and support Veritas’s student and family alumni community, however they may need it, while seeking the continuation of Veritas Academy’s mission of providing its students with a lifelong pursuit of knowledge, wisdom and understanding in their purposeful and passionate service of Jesus Christ, for the glory of God.
Always a Defender
It takes one to know one, right? As a graduate, former student, graduate's parent, or former faculty & staff member, you not only know the difference between royal blue and cobalt, but more importantly, you know there is something special about the Veritas community. You know that we've always been a unique group of people who embrace life, learning, and truth. You know that we are trail-blazers and pioneering spirits at our core. Above all, you know that we value meaningful relationships with the Lord, as well as with family and friends. As key members of our community, we miss each one of you, and we truly desire to stay connected as you continue on life's journey.
If you are a member of the Veritas Alumni Community, please let us know how you're doing. We would love to hear about what's new in your life as well as how we can continue to pray for, encourage, and celebrate with you. Please also know that you are always welcome to visit and that we hope you will join us for alumni specific events as you are able.
We are truly grateful for and proud of you.
Your Fellow Cobalt-Loving Defenders
What We've Been Up To...
As defenders, we're always staying busy. Here's a look at what we've been up to recently!
The Inaugural "Alumni vs. Student Soccer Game"
In November of 2021, a group of Veritas Academy alumni accepted a challenge from the current student population to participate in a soccer tournament - one tournament for all the glory. After a furious battle, only the alumni team and sophomore/senior team were left to duke it out in the final. When regular play ended in a 6-6 tie, the victor would have to be decided by penalty kicks. After an entertaining display of skill at the highest level (known to Veritas), the alumni team came out victorious. Competition aside, students and alumni enjoyed the reunion and look forward to a rematch next year.
Defender Homecoming - 10/29/21!
Homecoming is always a festive time with students enjoying themed dress-up days, pep rallies, and more, but the community highlight is always welcoming alumni back to campus for a tailgate and halftime walk. This tradition gives alumni the opportunity to catch up with one another, enjoy the nostalgia of a high school football game, and be inspired by the next generation of Veritas Defenders who are building on the legacy that all alumni students and their parents have helped create.
A Brief History of Veritas Homecomings—and Homegoings!
After a decade of playing “home” games all over central Texas—most recently in Dripping Springs but previously in downtown Austin and southside San Marcos (and even in a rutted pasture with free ranging cattle before that!)—the Defender football team has finally settled into its permanent home at Defender Field on the 97-acre campus of Veritas Academy.
Homecoming MMXX was the very first one where we actually welcomed alums and former students back to their former home. Though the raw land was purchased by the school on December 31, 2012, some seven months after our first graduation, those graduates—and all others—enjoyed at least a few classes during their senior year out on this land as we simply knew that this would become our home someday. Veritasians, look at what’s happened with what you started!
Please take a few moments to make sure we have your most current contact information. This will help us stay in touch and share invitations/updates with you. (Alumni parents, please feel free to update your child's information for him/her!)
Share an Update
We also want to hear from—and celebrate with—you! Please share about starting a new job/internship, graduating from college, winning an award, marrying your sweetheart, giving birth to a future Defender, or any other milestone or story.
Social Connections & Networking
We are continuing to expand our social connections and networks to help you stay in touch with one another and the Veritas community. If this is an area that you are passionate about and you would like to help, please reach out to Katie.Luevano@VeritasAcademy.net.