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Class of 2024 Global Scholars

Woodlands students with a demonstrated interest in global issues and affairs may apply to the Global Scholar program, committing to rigorous coursework, language study, participation in service to a global community, and extracurricular activities.

This year, five members of the Woodlands Class of 2024 completed the requirements to be named a Global Scholar. Click through to learn more about each student's Global Scholar project.

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Woodlands Academy holds 2024 graduation ceremony

Members of Woodlands Academy’s Class of 2024 received their diplomas during the 165th Commencement Exercises held June 5 in the school’s chapel.  Aanya Sahu was selected by classmates to address the assembly on behalf of the graduating class, while Jeremy Sands, who teaches history and science classes, was chosen by students to be the ceremony’s faculty speaker.

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Woodlands Academy honors 2023-24 achievements

Many Woodlands Academy students – and one of their teachers – were recognized for achievements this school year during the Prize Day honors and awards ceremony on June 4. Highlights included presentation of the 2023-24 Woodlands Award to Aanya Sahu (pictured). The Frances de la Chapelle Excellence in Teaching Award went to social studies teacher Maureen Shinnick.  

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New Sacred Heart alumnae associations’ members inducted

Members of the Class of 2024 have received a Passport symbolizing their admission into three Sacred Heart alumnae associations, including the Woodlands Academy Alumnae Association (WAAA). Seniors (pictured from left) Karishma Bhatara, Campbell Eggers and Gisella Rendina were chosen by their classmates to serve as the Class of 2024's WAAA liaisons. 

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Woodlands Academy has National Merit Scholarship winner

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart proudly announces that one of its senior class members has joined an elite group by receiving a highly prestigious cash award from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Gianna Keuer is one of 2,500 merit scholars nationwide receiving a $2,500 scholarship. She is pictured here following her designation as a Finalist in February.

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Woodlands Academy celebrates May Crowning

Woodlands Academy’s May Crowning Mass was held Friday, May 3, as a reminder that Mary’s example continues to endure 2,000 years after her Assumption. May Crowning is a traditional way within the Catholic Church to honor Mary, the Mother of Jesus, by crowning her statue with a wreath of flowers. Senior Greer Talty was chosen for the honor of performing that task this year. 

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Woodlands Academy seniors celebrate college decisions

Members of Woodlands Academy’s Class of 2024 have had some difficult decisions to make – most had done so by May 1, the traditional national college decision day. College applications submitted by Woodlands’ 35 seniors were accepted at a total of 123 institutions in the U.S. and Europe. And as of May 1, Woodlands’ seniors had been awarded $2 million in scholarships.

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 Woodlands Academy basketball team wins All-State academic honor

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) has announced its 2024 Academic All-State Team awards. Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart’s varsity basketball team members won third-place honors among girls’ teams in Division Two for their achievements in the classroom as determined by their combined grade point average (GPA) of 3.79 on a non-weighted 4.0 scale.

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Quarterly Sacred Heart Award winners announced April 24

Freshmen Claire Caserio and Evie Twohig, sophomores Giulia Gattinoni and MacKenzie Lockhart, juniors Clare Pinnow and Dyana Santoyo, seniors Teresa Ciaglo and Gianna Keuer, and Spanish teacher Leah Strobel were honored on April 24 as fourth-quarter Sacred Heart Award recipients for their efforts in living out Sacred Heart Goal Two in a most visible way.

 

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