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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:00 pm

The weather might not have been the greatest, but it didn’t matter to the students at Incarnate Word Academy or their teachers. Wednesday was the 100th-plus day of school and cause for celebration.

“It’s usually sunny, but it’s still fun,” said Leslie Brown, a seventh-grader who said she had been coming to 100th-day celebrations since she was a pre-kindergartener. This is the ninth year IWA has celebrated the event.

“I think it’s pretty cool,” classmate Janice Hernandez added as a clutch of seventh-graders gathered around to explain that Wednesday was actually the 130th day of school.

The Brownsville police and fire departments were there along with the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, TexasParks and Wildlife, and H-E-B food stores among others.

The idea was for all of the students to visit all of the information stations set up in the IWA parking lot to find out more about the community they live in. A second objective was to express “pride in having made it this far” in the school year, middle school English teacher Sarah Ennis said.

Ennis is a first-year teacher from Minnesota who came to Brownsville as part of the Alliance for Catholic Education.

“This time last year I got the call from ACE,” she said “I looked at the map and I thought, ‘oh my God, they’re sending me to Mexico.’ Now I think it’s the greatest thing ever. All my friends are jealous.”

ACE is a program at Notre DameUniversity to prepare a new generation of teachers for the nation’s Catholic schools.

 

glong@brownsvilleherald.com

A more complete version of this story is available on www.myBrownsvilleHerald.com.

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