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Woodlands Academy celebrates Women in the Arts in March

Works by artists Leslie Iwai and Eloise Heinrich were displayed at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart as part of the 2023 Jamie Tuttle Women in the Arts festival, which also included in-person presentations by each artist. The Women in the Arts event has been a Woodlands Academy tradition since 2005 when parents of two alumnae offered to sponsor exhibits by two visiting artists. Because this initial event was so well received by the visiting artists and Woodlands students alike, the donors offered to make Women in the Arts an annual event. In 2021, this annual celebration of female artists was named in memory of Jamie Tuttle, a vital member of the school’s arts faculty for three decades who inspired generations of Woodlands students with her dedication to the arts. (Pictured is the display of Iwai’s work at Woodlands Academy.)

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MathCats are 2023 ICTM State Finals bound

All 20 Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart participants in both team and individual events at this year’s Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ (ICTM) Contest are State Finals qualifiers. Overall, the all-girls college-preparatory high school from Lake Forest placed third in Division 1A at the 2023 ICTM Region 20 Competition held at Niles West High School in Skokie Feb. 25. Based on the strength of their third-place overall finish at the regional level, Woodlands Academy’s MathCats have advanced to the April 22 State Finals at Illinois State University in Normal. Regional competition highlights include a first-place finish by sophomore Hannah Burke in the Algebra 2 individual event. The purpose of the ICTM State Math Contest includes recognizing outstanding mathematical achievement and encouraging independent study while stimulating interest in mathematics.

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