Quarterly Sacred Heart Award winners announced April 24

On four occasions during the school year, the Woodlands Academy community comes together to acknowledge two girls per class and one member of the adult community for living the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria in a most visible way.

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. For the current Sacred Heart awards, presented on April 24, the school’s student government selected Goal Two: “Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to a deep respect for intellectual values.”

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 recognized for their efforts in living out this goal.

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.


Pictured (from left) are Teresa Ciaglo, Dyana Santoyo, Giulia Gattinoni, Claire Caserio, Evie Twohig and Dr. Leah Strobel. Not pictured: Gianna Keuer, MacKenzie Lockhart and Clare Pinnow.