For 47 Years, Vanguard has been committed to
Excellence in Education.

During these unprecedented times,
Vanguard began its Virtual School on Monday, March 23. We have developed a virtual platform where students are being educated and engaged by our amazing faculty from home. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of
our Alumni and Alumni families.

We are grateful to so many of our Alumni in the
medical field who are on the front lines helping!

Community Matters!
Please send Greta Knoll Alumni Updates, News
and ways we can support one another.
The Alumni Connection - Dr. Lacy Kessler
Caring for women and being part of new life is what local obstetrician/gynecologist Lacy Kessler (‘00) said she’s blessed to do each day. 

“Every day is an adventure and I love having a career that I can be passionate about,” Kessler said. 

Upon graduation from Vanguard, Kessler attended Baylor University then the University of Texas Houston Medical School. She then moved to Amarillo to complete her obstetrics/gynecology residency with Texas Tech Health Science Center. Following residency, she decided to come back home to Waco to serve the women of Central Texas. 
Mr. and Mrs. Flowers are grandparents again!

Congratulations to their son, Vanguard Alum, Dr. Andrew Flowers (2005) and his wife Mariel Delghavi on the birth of their daughter, Dolores River Flowers. She was about 5 weeks premature and doing well!
What a blessing!

Dr. Andrew Flowers is working in the midst of the Coronavirus at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York City.
Congratulations to Alumnus, Morgan Deaver Snyder (2011) on the birth of her daughter, Elliott Ann Snyder!

Alum, Riley DuPuy (2011) and his wife Sarah visited through the window.

Thank you also to Alum and Grandfather, Mayor Kyle Deaver (1982) for all he is doing to keep Waco Safe!
Congratulations to Alumnus, Amy Russell Millet (2008) on the birth of her son, Michael Benjamin Millet on March 26, 2020!
So impressive!

This is Crystal Corwin Smith 's  daughter!!
Crystal is a 1998 Vanguard graduate and her mom,  Sandy Corwin , is still very involved with the Vanguard Foundation!

Click Here to read more.
Shea Squires Stanley (1997), Founder and Chief Executive Insider at She just returned to Hong Kong after 7 weeks in the States to escape the Virus in Hong Kong.

Little Steps is the leading digital media company focused on the family. With 6 local websites in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bali, Macau, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta and a team of 40 writers in the region, they research the best places to stay, play, explore, educate, and shop with kids in tow.

Shea has great insight on Virtual Schools and tips for parents during this time.
Congratulations Lexi Newman (2016)!

Lexi Newman is on the Waco Trib All-Decade Super Centex Softball Team!

As a sophomore in 2014, Newman hit a ridiculous .767 with 42 RBIs for the Lady Viking squad that won a TAPPS State Title.

Click Here to read more!
Thank you to current parent, Roxana and daughter, Michelle Robles (c/o 2025) for supporting the community!

They have been hard at work 
making face masks for the local medical community .

Click   HERE   for the  Waco-Tribune  article to read about their efforts.
Vanguard alumni watch the next generation of Vikings at a middle school tennis match against Robinson last month.

Top photo: Cooper Lacy (c/o 2024) with dad, Ben Lacy (1994), and Russell Livesay (1994) with daughter, Charlotte Livesay (c/o 2024).

Bottom photo: Townlin Starr (c/o 2025) with dad, Martin Starr (1998) and future Viking, Sadler Starr, as well as Elizabeth Johnson (c/o 2025), Mrs. Johnson's daughter (Faculty), and Elle Morrison (c/o 2025), daughter of Leigh Livesay Morrison (1996).
Vanguard Virtual School
Want to relive some of your Vanguard Classes?

Mrs. Flowers Lab for 8th graders - Click HERE
Mr. Seifert's Chemistry making Ice Cream - Click HERE
Hot off the Press - March Vanguard Review
Read personal stories and in-depth coverage of the
ripple effects of the Coronavirus on our students.

Plus, get the inside scoop on Jackson Kelly’s (2020) acting career aspirations and find out whether the SAT or ACT plays to your strengths.
23rd Annual Vanguard Golf Tournament
23rd Annual Vanguard Golf Tournament

Ridgewood Country Club

Alumni/Faculty Basketball Game
Saturday, May 16, 2020

TBD Based on COVID - 19
3:00 pm | Vanguard Gym

Give the Gift of Education
Did you know over 50% of Vanguard
students receive tuition assistance?

All gifts are tax-deductible!

Contact Director of Alumni Relations,  Greta Knoll,
with questions or to coordinate reunion plans

Join the  Reunion Facebook  group and the  Alumni Group via Linkedin !

2019-2020 Athletic Hall of Fame Candidate Nomination

In Vanguard's 47th anniversary year, we seek to recognize Vanguard graduates in the Athletic Hall of Fame who have brought pride, spirit, and recognition to Vanguard’s athletic programs and to the community as former players, coaches, administrators, and supporters.

Next Alumni Council of Visitors
Virtual meeting via Zoom
Friday, May 15, 2020
Phone: 254-772-8111