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Foundation Day Brings Community Together

Incarnate Word Academy celebrated the school's 150th Foundation Day on Friday, April 28. The morning began with the traditional crowning of the Blessed Mother and Mass. Senior Claire Michael placed a crown of white roses on the statue of Mary near the altar of Annunciation Catholic Church. Rev. Luke Millette, who presided, invited the students to build lives founded on Jesus’ teachings, which stand the test of time, just as the school’s mission has endured.

After Mass, everyone walked to the Auditorium where Student Council President Izzy Lavoie and Vice President Claire Michael shared a video that explained the history and importance of Foundation Day. They also announced the 2023 theme, "Back to the 609."

Principal Cathy Stephen presented the Jeanne de Matel Award, named after the founder of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament. The award recognizes extraordinary service and dedication to IWA. To much applause, Mrs. Stephen announced this year's recipient, President Lauren Beck, C.V.I. Sister Lauren has served as president of Incarnate Word Academy for 23 years.

Festivities moved throughout the 609 for Part II of Foundation Day. Parent volunteers prepared a delicious grilled lunch for students, faculty, and staff. After lunch, students bounced throughout campus for activities such as karaoke, inflatable games, corn hole, “Just Dance,” sumo wrestling, crafts, and cards. Props to Student Council for organizing an awesome day of celebration. Fidelity to you! (See more photos on our Facebook and Instagram.)