November 2018
Jennifer Crusco
Communications Assistant

Inspirational Teens Receive Kindness Awards

Demarest, NJ: During this season of Thanksgiving, the Academy of the Holy Angels expressed its appreciation for Tatiana Mesrobian, Hannah Schultz, Deirdre James, and Catherine Geraghty. These students earned the Sister Catherine Green Kindness Award for inspiring others to be their best selves.

Any member of the AHA community is invited to nominate a student for this special recognition. Honorees who represent each class are chosen by the administration.

Geraghty, a freshman from Allendale, was nominated for being compassionate and approachable.

“She makes being a good friend look easy,” one person wrote.

“Meeting new people can be difficult, but she was so easy to talk to it was easy to become her friend,” another classmate said of Geraghty.

A third peer added, “She is sweet, always smiling and offering her help.”

James, the sophomore honoree, is described as an exceptionally sweet person with a genuine nature. This West Nyack, New York, resident is known for caring about her classmates all the time.

“She makes sure that you feel welcome in school, and can brighten up any day,” one person said of James.

Schultz was recognized for her accepting and inclusive attitude, and her willingness to help others. This honoree is a junior from the Township of Washington.

“Whenever I am absent from class, she is the first person to send me the notes or any work I missed,” one of Schultz’s peers wrote. Another student added, “She is always willing to help me understand class material.”

“Her kind and positive spirit has inspired me to follow in her footsteps to become more considerate and kind,” a third person said.
Mesrobian was recognized for being a caring and generous person. This senior from Englewood Cliffs is known for always making time to help others, even when she has her own work to do.

One peer described Mesrobian as “someone I can always count on to cheer me up or just listen when I’m having a bad day.”

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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