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Foundation Day 45 websiteAs part of The Buzz Magazine's Class of 2017 "Where are they headed" survey, two IWA students were asked about a teacher who made a difference in their lives.  We can't help but think that these two heartwarming responses sum up everything that IWA is about.  Praised be the Incarnate Word!

Mary Kate Theroux: Throughout my past two and half years at IWA there was one teacher who stood out to me: Mr. Charles Kafoglis. Mr. K (our nickname for him) teaches and organizes the multitude of leadership classes, and taught my seventh period Leading with Character class my sophomore year. I had just moved 1600 miles, had no friends in Texas, and was incredibly terrified of my new life. In this class, Mr. K taught me the values of going outside of my comfort zone & the power of leadership, and unknowingly gave me the confidence to be comfortable with myself. He's since taught me in a few other classes, and always goes out of his way to make sure everyone is smiling and confident.

Evelyn Clark: Mr. Mitchell Mooneyham was my freshman English teacher at Incarnate Word Academy and I was fortunate enough to have him for Contemporary Literature my junior year and an English seminar my senior year called World In Motion. I would say he changed my life because he pushed me to be a better person and better student. He has always has seen the best in me and gives me encouragement and support. He is one of my favorite teachers of all time!

IMG 3008 webPictured above: The 2016 IWA Induction Ceremony for the National Spanish Honor Society 

Congratulations to several Spanish students who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2017 National Spanish Examinations.  Students from Incarnate Word Academy earned a total of 9 gold, 20 silver and 22 bronze medals along with numerous honorable mentions. 
 
“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 157,000 students participating in 2017.”
 
Students from IWA have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers, Molly Goldberg, Mily Peréz and Judy Wittman.  The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
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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.