Academy faculty members surrounding the life-size Flat Philippine at the Shrine booth at the NCEA 2017 convention in St. Louis on Tuesday made for an engaging photo—so engaging that it was chosen as the NCEA Photo of the Day! Happily posing with our patron saint are, clockwise from left, Mrs. Brakensiek, Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Strickland, Mrs. O’Connor, Mrs. Kaemmerlen and Mrs. Robin.
Academy faculty and staff members attended the first day of the convention, participating in the opening mass with 8,000+ other Catholic educators from around the country, hearing from leaders in break-out sessions, and perusing scores of booths in the grand hall of America’s Center. NCEA 2017—providing inspiration and affirming our Catholic identity. (Fun fact—the very first NCEA convention was held in St. Louis, in 1904.)