After spending the previous week taking midterms, on Thursday, January 26th, IHA Quarter Two Soaring Eagle nominees and their families gathered in the Information Commons to celebrate the girls’ awards.
One teacher from each department nominated a student who has demonstrated a passion for learning. Here is a list of who was nominated and for which department:
The Arts – Celina Esposito’18
Communications – Ella Parker’20
English – Nicole Shanahan’17
Foreign Language, Mandarin – Hannah Sutton’18
Mathematics – Emma Note’17
Physical Education – Theresa Weglarz’19
Religious Studies – Mia Ianelli’17
Sciences – Vanessa Geerlof’20
Social Studies – Christina Dolce’19
Technology – Melissa Canavan’17
Vanessa Geerlof’20 reflects on when she received the news that she was nominated for a Soaring Eagle. “I was really surprised and excited that I received the Soaring Eagle Award for science this quarter. As a freshman, it was a truly rewarding experience to get this award and see that I am exceeding in one of my classes!”
Soaring Eagle Awards are a quarterly event that recognize students for outstanding performance in the classroom.
“I love the concept of the Soaring Eagle-recognizing those students who have drive and passion to succeed. Mia has great drive to succeed in her studies but more importantly a deep faith in God which is a foundation of her passion,” shares Ms. Braden, IHA religious department chair.
IHA congratulates its second quarter Soaring Eagle nominees!
By Heather Farrell’18, Junior Editor-in-Chief