December 2018
Jennifer Crusco
Communications Assistant

AHA Artists Send Tidings of Comfort & Joy (Laughter, Too!)

Demarest, NJ: Two groups of artists from the Academy of the Holy Angels have been very busy this holiday season. Art for the Community just sent a collection of handmade holiday decorations to the Franciscan Sisters in Tenafly, while Fashion Angels created their very own ugly Christmas sweaters.

Art teacher Kathryn Biskup, who is the moderator for both activity groups, had the pleasure of delivering the colorful Christmas decorations.

“The artwork that went to the Franciscan Sisters in Tenafly included three decorated ceramic trees, a 'joy' sign, a card, and a stack of angel bookmarks -- stained glass prints colored in by the girls,” Biskup noted.

Participants in Art for the Community meet at AHA during the school’s activity period. The students produce artistic creations to share with the greater community. The group’s Christmas and Easter decorations are donated to the Franciscan Sisters. Additional works of art are given to local nursing homes and hospitals.

Members Fashion Angels delve into various aspects of the fashion world, and express themselves through various projects, including sweaters that are so bad they’re good! Members of this group recently appeared in the media for the stunning dress collection they made from ordinary paper products, including paper plates and newsprint.

Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1879, the Academy of the Holy Angels is the oldest private girls’ school in Bergen County. While AHA is steeped in Catholic tradition, this prestigious high school serves young women from a broad spectrum of cultural and religious backgrounds. Over time, thousands of women have passed through AHA’s portals. Many go on to study at some of the nation’s best universities, earning high-ranking positions in medicine, government, law, education, public service, business, arts, and athletics. The Academy’s current leaders continue to further the SSND mission to provide each student with the tools she needs to reach the fullness of her potential—spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically, by offering a first-rate education in a nurturing environment where equal importance is placed on academic excellence, character development, moral integrity, and service to others.


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