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IWA Alumni Spotlight
Tamara Broderick '99 Named Associate Professor at MIT
Tamara Broderick is a Ph.D. candidate in Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley and will start as an assistant professor in EECS at MIT in January 2015. She received an AB in Mathematics from Princeton University (2007), a Master of Advanced Study for completion of Part III of the Mathematical Tripos from the University of Cambridge (2008), an MPhil by research in Physics from the University of Cambridge (2009), and an MS in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley (2011). Her recent research has focused on developing and analyzing models for scalable, unsupervised machine learning using Bayesian nonparametrics. She has been awarded the Evelyn Fix Memorial Medal and Citation (for the Ph.D. student on the Berkeley campus showing the greatest promise in statistical research), the Berkeley Fellowship, an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, a Marshall Scholarship, and the Phi Beta Kappa Prize (for the graduating Princeton senior with the highest academic average).
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IWA Wins Classroom of Champions
IWA wins St. Edward High School's Classroom of Champions with 560 points! Falling behind to St. Christopher by the score of 120 to 100 after the first round, our team of Julia Hontaruk-Levko, Kevin Leneghan, and Michael Gyekenyesi rallied and scored 170 points in the second round to take the lead. Scoring 560 points overall our team defeated St. Christopher and Sts. Joseph and John to bring home the monthly winner’s plaque! Our high score right now qualifies us for the Classroom of Champion finals to be held on April 22nd. A special thank you to the 8th team members and parents who drove out to St. Ed’s during the snowstorm to cheer our team on to victory!!
IWA MathCounts Team To Compete in State Tournament
IWA's 4 person MathCounts team finished in 2nd place this weekend and will be heading to Columbus to compete in the State tournament: Vince DiFilippo, Abby Norris, David Ryan, and Joel Jacob Varghese
IWA had 3 individuals finish in the top 9: Abby Norris was 7th, Thomas Deucher was 5th, and Vince DiFilippo had the top score and was 1st.
Because of his score Thomas Deucher will also be going to the State tournament and will compete in Columbus as an individual.
IWA Alumni on Honor Roll at Padua Franciscan
Congratulations to our IWA alumni who achieved the distinction of being placed on the HONOR ROLL for the 2nd quarter at Padua Franciscan HS: Jamie Adams ’11, Gabrielle Casaliccho ’11, Carolyn Cheich ’14, Kaitlin Compernolle ’12, Hannah Coyne ’12, Brianna Cuddy ’13, Rachel Hill ’11, Anusha Joshi ’14, Hannah Jurcisin ’11, Emily King ’12, Julia Ludwick ’14, Alexander Ludwick ’13, Nicholai Moysaenko ’11, Katherine Pafford ’13, Julianna Pavicic ’11, Nedas Semaska ’14, Caroline Sua ’14, Emily Szabo ’11, Gina Talerico ’13 and Michaela Thomas ’12.
IWA Excels at Walsh Science Fair
Congratulations to the IWA students who participated in the Walsh Science Fair! IWA students earned 10 Superior rankings, 14 Excellent rankings, 5 Good rankings and 10 additional awards. See results...
IWA Writers at Power of the Pen
On Saturday, January 10th, 11 seventh and eighth grade students braved the cold and competed in the Power of the Pen District Competition at Monticello Middle School in Cleveland Heights.
8th Grade Team
Overall - 3rd Place
Terrin Akstens - Honorable Mention (Round 3)
Lilliana DiTeodoro - 7th Place
Emmett Galla - 6th Place, Best of Round (Round 3)
Halle Rogers - 4th Place
7th Grade Team
Paige Ray - 7th Place
IWA Alum, Daniel Zhang '12, Earns Perfect SAT Score
Congrats to IWA alum, Daniel Zhang '12, for earning a perfect score of 2400 on the SAT – 800 on critical reading, 800 on math and 800 on writing – on the SAT test he took in November! The College Board reported that of the 1.7 million students last year who took the test, a mere 583 earned a perfect score – only .034 percent of all test-takers! Daniel is a junior at Gilmour and it was his first time taking the SAT.
IWA Winners at Padua Art Show
Congratulations to the following 12 IWA artists who were selected to participate in the Padua Art show. There were twenty-seven schools participating this year, entering 325 works of Art in Grades K-8.
IWA had an impressive showing and took home 8 awards. The artists will be recognized during the Opening Reception on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 at the Padua gym at 1:00. The exhibit will be on view from January 13th - 23th. Congratulations Artists! We are proud of you! Artist List...
IWA Receives $27,000 Grant for Teacher Laptops!
IWA is thrilled to announce grant approval for $27,000 from the Diocese of Cleveland Secretariat for Catechetical Formation and Education Expanding the Educational Landscape grant program that is part of the "Rooted in Faith - Forward in Hope" Campaign. IWA will use the grant to purchase new laptops for every teacher in order to enhance their teaching resources.
Faculty, staff and students look to Jesus, the Incarnate Word, as “the Way” to learn, to love and to serve in order to make a difference in our world today. The IWA experience combines the highest standards of academic achievement and 21st century learning skills. We provide many opportunities for students to explore their God-given talents through music, art, writing, drama, athletics and academic competition. Our classroom instruction keeps pace with advancements in technology, Ohio New Learning Standards and service learning. We have always made our students the first priority when purchasing technology. When crafting the grant request, we wanted to ensure that our teachers have the same level of consideration, professional development and technology.
IWA 8th Grader, Snehi Shah, Translates Science Fair Project into Acceptance for the Peru Outreach Health Program at Case Western Reserve University
IWA 8th grader, Snehi Shah, has been accepted to participate with the POHP (Peru Outreach Health Program) in 2015 Summer through Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CRWU SOM).In lieu of a science fair project this year, Snehi translated the concept and results of her last year project into Spanish and put it to use. Last week we found out that her proposal to repeat this study on the native people of the Sacred Valley and Chincha (in Peru) was reviewed by Faculty and accepted to be incorporated into their international health rotation.
Snehi will work with medical students and pediatrics residents at CWRU SOM and incorporate her methods to do hearing screening on the underserved people of the Sacred Valley in Peru. The project will be incorporated into an existing project that focuses on vision screening. In addition, she will be taking biweekly evening classes in medical Spanish from Jan-April. The in mid June, she will travel to Peru with a group of health care professionals to conduct these tests!
IWA 8th Graders Earn for Scholarships for Padua
Congrats to IWA 8th graders, Nimisha Joshi, Julia Hontaruk-Levko, and Snehi Shah for earning scholarships for being among the top finishers on the Padua Placement Test!
In Memorium - Eileen Kuk
It is with sadness that we share the news that Eileen Kuk, lunch and security monitor, passed away on Saturday, November 29th. She will be cremated and a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 6th at 11:00 a.m. at the Schuester-Straker O’Connor Funeral Home, 5904 Ridge Rd. Parma, 44129. Details will be published in the Plain Dealer on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd.
IWA's SMART Table!
IWA received its SMART Table! Teachers received training on it yesterday and Mrs. Foutz has already started lessons on it! Many thanks to the following donors whose generous donations made the SMART Table possible: The Biernacki Family, Scott & Lindsey Catanzarite, Michael & Kate Faust, Raymond & Sandra Hong and the SIFCO Foundation.
IWA 2nd & 3rd out of 32 at St. Ignatius Brain Brawl!
On Saturday, October 18th, the IWA Classroom of Champions team sent 3 teams to the 4th annual St. Ignatius Brain Brawl. Thirty-two teams , divided into 4 divisions, competed against other schools in the first 5 rounds. The top 8 teams overall then qualified for the finals. Two of our IWA teams advanced to the final round. The IWA “A” team of, Danny Brennan, Vince DiFilippo, Julia Hontaruk-Levko, and Kevin Leneghan defeated Gesu and our IWA “B” of Terrin Akstens, Alexander Griffiths, Michael Gyekenyesk, Alex Sarsbura, & Nick Saul defeated St. Angela to move on to the semi-final round. In the semi-final round, it was IWA vs IWA! With no real loser in the semi-finals, the IWA “A” team advanced to the finals to compete against Lakewood Catholic Academy.
This is the 4th year that an IWA team has made it to the final round. Competition was tough and unfortunately, our IWA team met their match and lost to LCA 45 t0 41. Our team brought home the runner-up plaque to hang in Miss Mileti’s room.
Special recognition to our other IWA team of Bailey Anderson, Olivia Bradfield, Nimisha Joshi, Maddy Mostoller, and Olenka Tymosch, who had the opportunity to compete against 6 other schools and then cheered on their teammates in the semifinal and final rounds.
Miss Mileti and Mrs. Cicerchi are proud of our competitors and their accomplishments after a long 9 hour day of questions and answers. Super Job! See pics...
IWA Alumni Named National Merit Semifinalists & National Merit Commended Scholars
Congrats to the following IWA alum!
National Merit Semifinalists
Nicole Davessar, Walsh Jesuit High School
Maureen Rakovec, Hawken School
National Merit Commended Scholars
Courtney Bush, Walsh Jesuit High School
Joseph Unger, St. Edward High School
IWA Launches PreKindergarten Program
History in the making! The IWA PreKindergarten program opened its doors for the first time yesterday to 18 eager students. Director & Teacher, Lori Foutz greeted them at their cars and aide, Holly Bleakley, helped them in the door.
IWA Purchases 3D Printer!
Incarnate Word Academy has a 3D Printer!!! Thanks to the generosity of John and Laura Biernacki, Scott and Lindsay Catanzarite, John and Lisa Malloy, PTSU and an anonymous donor, IWA is able offer a "wave of the future" learning opportunity to our students! Photos/video show a 3D logo being printed in the IWA computer lab. Pictures
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