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The choir attended the TPSMEA Concert and Sight Reading contest and swept up, taking top honors in all categories and earning sweepstakes. Also earning top honors at State Solo & Ensemble was soloist Sarah Culbreth, and small ensemble Chrysta Jaucian, Sarah Culbreth, Abi Meyer, AnaLaura Trentadue, Susannah Wilson and Audrey Moffet. 
 
This is a contest attended by many private schools from all over Texas. They compete not against each other, but for a scoring by a panel of judges. The choir participated in both concert and sight reading (where you sing a song that you've never seen before) and each of IWA's three performances earned perfect scores. One of our judges even made the comment that he was "aware of the rich choral tradition at IWA and was looking forward to hearing us." All in all, IWA swept the contest, representing our wonderful school with skill, talent, and tremendous poise. Congratulations!
 

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the Junior League of Houston to support our girls at this year's "BeYOUtiful" Style Show.  50 student-models showed off the latest styles from Houston boutiques such as Altar'd State, Dao by Chloe Dao, Scout and Molly's, Lily Rain, Branche, and more.  Even IWA Faculty and Staff got in on the fun with Ms. Cuneo, Mr. Kafoglis, Ms. Kafoglis, Mr. Mooneyham, Mrs. Flickinger, and Coach Perez showing off the latest spring fashions and even throwing in a golf lesson for free.  Thank you to Lisa Phillips and Deirdre Wood from the Mothers Club for chairing and organizing this IWA tradition!  To see pictures from this event, check out b.marie photography's page with the password IWASTYLE.

Sewfest WebsiteMarch 6 marked the 7th annual IWA Sewfest and the IWA community truly rallied around this worthy cause! Students, families, and friends of IWA worked diligently through the afternoon and evening to create dresses, purses, superhero masks and capes, and cards for the 300 2nd to 4th grade boys and girls of Cafe con Leche school in the Dominican Republic. During the event, the Leaders in Action team hosted female leaders from Houston area middle schools to create bookmarks, while the Leading with Service WINGS project created bracelets with their "little sisters" from the Wesley Community Center. All of these gifts will be brought down by the Teens for Unity students on their spring break mission trip to Cafe con Leche, so keep an eye out for photos and videos after spring break. We sincerely thank each and every person who supported this year's Sewfest--this would not have been possible without your help! 

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Falcon Theatre performed Shrek the Musical this spring, and it was a huge hit!  The main stage production showcased our incredibly talented IWA community: seasoned student thespians led the way and encouraged freshmen and sophomores to try their hand at acting and managing the stage; Theology teacher Matthew Vale moonlighted as Musical Director and Dance Instructor Michaela Barta dreamed up the choreography for the original score.    Mr. Jurick, Ms. Neaves and Mr. Mooneyham took the stage to raucous applause.  

Shrek Director and teacher Katherine Mulvaney was proud of the cast and crew for their creativity - both as self expression and resourcefulness: “The cast and crew rely on each other not only to learn lines and blocking but also to run the sound board and the lighting, to manage set changes backstage, and to help each other when something goes wrong.”   Plus, Director Mulvaney says, there’s always a lesson to be learned, even from a fairy tale about a donkey and an ogre: “This musical, even more than the movie on which it is based, challenges us all to be ourselves...big, bright and beautiful or otherwise.  No matter what the stories say.”  Bravo!  

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