First Sacred Heart awards of the year presented

Seven Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart students and one faculty member recently received first quarter Sacred Heart awards in recognition of living the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria in a most visible way. Goal Three, “Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to a social awareness that impels to action,” was chosen by the Woodlands Academy student government as the basis for these awards. 

Those recognized for their efforts in living out this goal were: freshmen Fiona McNulty and Ida Psencik, sophomore Abby Hironimus, juniors Mags Roemer and Karla Tapia, seniors Abby Moravek and Emily Newman, and theology teacher/campus minister Melissa Judah.

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.  

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. Several years ago, Woodlands brought back the tradition of awarding ribbons to which St. Rose Philippine Duchesne medals are attached.