The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that IWA senior, Norma Ferrel, is a Semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. As a Semifinalist, Norma has the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring. Congratulations Norma!
Alyssa Caver '19 was one of two students chosen from the state of Texas to participate in the prestigious U.S. Senate Page Program in Washington, D.C. Appointed and sponsored by U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Alyssa performed summer page duties including delivering legislative materials within the Congressional complex and preparing the chamber for Senate sessions. We caught up with her before school started again to hear about this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
IWA Spirit Week 2018 kicked off with a visit from the ultimate spirit item–the MLB Commissioner's Trophy! A pep rally celebrating our Cross Country and Volleyball teams culminated with a surprise announcement that the Commissioner's Trophy brought home by the Astros' World Series victory was in our very hallways. Each classification got a chance to see the trophy up close and pose for photos in the Young Leaders Program Conference Center.