We had a fantastic IWA Falcon Raffle season this year! We sold 49,718 tickets and collected over $100,000! We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help and tireless work to sell your quotas. Thank you all!
Thank you so much to the parents that helped count tickets and money during the raffle this year. This was a big year for us! We had lots of tickets to count most Tuesday mornings, the last two days were especially busy and required a lot of work from a lot of people. Special thanks go to Mapsita Laughlin, who was a tireless counter every Tuesday morning, also to Bayard Linbeck and Bianca Malveaux who were so very helpful and generous with their time. Thank you all very much!
Thanks also to the wonderful student raffle committee including the fantastic seniors – Valentina Delgado, Isabelle MacDonough, Ify Mbue, AnaLaura Trentadue, the awesome Juniors – Megan Garney, Kaitlyn Wilkes, Miranda Wilkes, and Sarah Rosales, and our hard-working sophomore, Grace Michae! Thank you all very much, it was a pleasure working with all of you!!
Congratulations to the winning FRESHMAN Class with 79% participation! The winning class is awarded a lunch period at Discovery Green. Congratulations also to all of our weekly incentive prize winners and our Super Incentive Prize winners! We are looking forward to next year’s raffle!
Lastly, congratulations to our raffle prize winners!
- 1st Place: Anonymous
- 2nd Place: Barbara A. Joyce-Evans
- 3rd Place: Gloria Ramirez-Scully
Traveling Troupe Inspires Choirs
Currently on tour throughout North America, British vocal ensemble VOCES8 inspires people through music and sharing the joy of singing. The Incarnate Word Academy and St. Thomas High School Choir, both directed by Joshua Wilson, are certainly feeling the inspiration! Voces8 brought their educational method and unique vocal exercises to IWA's downtown performing arts studio for a combined practice with the two choirs. They are known throughout the world for their innovative and engaging program which is proven to enhance development in numeracy, literacy, and linguistics.
National Merit Finalists Announced
Incarnate Word Academy senior Elizabeth Diamond has been named a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition. The 15,000 finalists are the highest-scoring entrants in each state and represent fewer than 1 percent of each state’s high school seniors. Three Incarnate Word Academy seniors, Emily Marquines, Kassidy Porche, and Susannah Wilson, have been designated as Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Their selection scores placed them among the top 50,000 of over 1.6 million students who took the 2016 PSAT.
Three Incarnate Word Academy students were also recognized in the National Hispanic Recognition Program. Victoria Bonilla, Emily Marquines, and Kassidy Porche were identified as the top 2% of Hispanic/Latino students who take the PSAT their junior year. Students received a certificate in the mail and can list it as an achievement on their college applications.
Congrats to these students for hard work in their academic pursuits!
Scholastic Art Awards
Michela Durrette and Natalie Birney earned Silver and Gold Keys, respectively, in the 2018 Scholastic Art competition. The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers partner with visual and literary art organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Art competition to local communities. Award winners selected out of the 330,000 submissions across 29 categories best exemplified originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Gold Key works are also considered for National Award distinction and, if chosen as a National Medalist, are recognized in part at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.