Eight Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart students (two from each class) and one faculty member received third quarter Sacred Heart awards Feb. 3 in recognition of living the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria in a most visible way. Goal Two, “Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to a deep respect for intellectual values,” was chosen by the Woodlands Academy student government as the basis for these awards.
Freshmen Tate Reilly and Salome Rojas-Diaz, sophomores Natalia Kozic and Sophia Gammel, juniors Lily Hinojosa and Lillard Preschlack, seniors Hailey Denton and Kayla Imanzi, and science/mathematics teacher John Denman were recognized for their efforts in living out this goal.
Sacred Heart Awards are given based on a vote of the students, ratified by the advisors in recognition of good conduct, good spirit, helpful influence and leadership. They serve to remind the entire Woodlands Academy community of the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria.
The Woodlands Academy tradition of Sacred Heart Awards traces its roots to an older Sacred Heart tradition called Primes where medals were given for politeness, order, and excellence in various academic subjects. Eleven years ago, Woodlands brought back the tradition of awarding ribbons to which St. Rose Philippine Duchesne medals are attached.