Jennifer Crusco
Communications Assistant

AHA Dancers Continue Their Winning Ways

 Demarest, NJ: The new competition season has begun, and the Academy of the Holy Angels Varsity and Junior Varsity Dance Teams are continuing their winning ways.

“Both varsity and JV took first place in their division for pom at the Universal Dance Association Fairfax Dance Championship in Virginia. Varsity also received an award for Best Crowd Appeal,” Coach Jenny Sweet said, reporting on the teams’ most recent successes.

In January 2018, the dancers will compete against more than 70 teams at the UDA National Dance Team Championship. This event will be held in Orlando, Florida.

AHA is the defending champion, having won back to back titles in small varsity hip hop in 2016 and 2017.

This year’s dancers include Maya Aguiling of Tappan (NY), Carmela Alessio of Belleville, Sahar Ali-Jenkins of Teaneck, Kristin Anderson of Cresskill, Analily Bozanian of Leonia, Odette Castillo of Fair Lawn, Isabella Cho of Demarest, Kristen Chung of Wyckoff, Sophia Costa of Oradell, Julia Creange of Wyckoff, Kaitlyn Grifonetti of Old Tappan, Ani Gueyikian of Fort Lee, Courtney Hairston of Englewood, Daniella Hernandez of Northvale, Tamara Kim of Demarest, Kaitlyn Lack of Oradell, Cameryn Lindsay of Englewood, Daniella Macri of Ridgefield Park, Giselle Martin of Bergenfield, Olivia Martinez of Paramus, Madelyn Menapace of Hawthorne, Annalise Mender of Ho-Ho-Kus, Valeria Pernicone of New Milford, Natalie Quinn of Dumont, Bridget Ryan of Emerson, Melina Tidwell Torres of North Arlington, Natasha Vafiadis of Englewod, Ciara Wacker of Emerson, and Emily Yang of Old Tappan.

Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1879, the Academy of the Holy Angels is the oldest private girls’ school in New Jersey. 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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