Thirty-one IWA students and four faculty members travelled across the pond over Spring Break for a memorable trip to England, Belgium, and France.
This year's event included over 30 professional women from throughout the Houston community who gave insight and perspective on a myriad of careers including law, forensic pathology, graphic design, computer science, cinematography, physical therapy, neuroscience, engineering, geology, finance, and more.
Congratulations to Miranda Wilkes ‘19 for receiving the Houston Affiliate Award from the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT). Over 4,000 girls from all over America applied to the program and Miranda was one of 100 accepted students in the Houston area.
“Love at first sight.” These are the words that Ms. Josie Postel used to describe her feelings about Incarnate Word Academy. She had been teaching math, history, and art at Resurrection Catholic School with several Incarnate Word Sisters when a friend of hers encouraged her to interview for the art position at IWA. When she arrived at the interview, she was surprised to find that it was a Mass Day, so on a whim she went over to Annunciation Church while she waited. “I was so struck by it. I thought, ‘This has to be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. What an opportunity for these girls to go to this beautiful church.’ After that, it didn’t even feel like an interview. It was more like they were ready for me to come and I felt that it was the place for me.”
One of IWA’s newest course offerings is a general engineering course developed by the University of Texas at Austin as part of its “Engineer Your World” program. Thus far, students have created pinhole cameras, reverse engineered a flashlight, analyzed data by brewing coffee, used CAD ( computer aided design) to 3D print prototypes and redesigned a building to be earthquake safe.
A big congratulations to our Impact Dance Team who were awarded Overall Grand Champion in class, Judges Award for Excellence, Ascension Challenge Winner for Best Team Players, and Academic Excellence Award for highest GPA average!
Women of the Word from as early as 1948 to as recent as the Class of 2012 gathered at the Junior League of Houston on February 16, 2019 for the annual Spring Alumnae Luncheon. This year, the Academy honored Betty Ann Martin Kowis ‘53 and Lanette Kowis ‘88 for their love, leadership and commitment to Incarnate Word Academy and the greater Houston community.
The Leadership Live! team hosted Ms. Erica Raggett, who shared her leadership journey.
IWA Impact Dance Team won Best in Class, Outstanding Performance Quality, and Silver Sweepstakes!
Meghan Moody '19, Caroline Moody '20, and Miranda Wilkes '19 attended the Bank of America Women's Leadership Series this week as guests of Asia Society of Texas. The students listened to an all-female panel of energy executives talk about the importance of STEM education in the heart of the "Energy Capital of the World."