Incarnate Word Academy (Bel-Nor, Missouri)

Incarnate Word Academy is a Roman Catholic, private, secondary school for women. The school is sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. The school is located in Bel-Nor, a suburb of St. Louis, in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis.

History

In 1932, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word opened the all-girls high school in response to a need for the education of young women. The first year, the school enrolled thirty-five students. Three additional buildings and seventy-five years later, the school is now home to over five hundred students. cite web|url=http://www.iwacademy.org/iwa.aspx?pgID=884|title=Incarnate Word Academy History|accessdate=2007-05-11|author=IWA]

Athletics

Cheerleading, soccer, volleyball, and basketball are sports in which the school has won state championships.Fact|date=June 2007 The school also offers a variety of sports including softball, tennis, golf, cross country, track, dance, and swimming.

Tradition

Incarnate has many traditions which are unique to the school. Every homecoming, the four grades compete against each other to gather 'spirit points,' with the grade with the most points eventually winning the 'spirit stick.' The competitions are: trivia, the Big Sit, Junior vs. Senior Powderpuff game, Freshmen vs. Sophomore dodgeball game, wall decorating, and dress out points. The Saturday of homecoming, the entire senior class toilet papers every junior's house, and vice-versa. Another tradition is the OBA, or Outstanding Black Achievers, assembly, which includes speeches, readings, skits, dance, and step. Finally, Senior Sensation is a series of skits in which the senior class makes fun of teachers, school policies, and other humorous subjects. A favorite tradition, especially of seniors, is the Senior Sensation at the end of each year where students impersonate teachers and daily life at Incarnate through skits.

External links

* [http://www.iwacademy.org/ Incarnate Word Academy School Home Page]

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