MAY 2018
Jennifer Crusco
Communications Assistant

Need a Smile? These Students Will Gladly Share Theirs

Demarest, NJ: Friendly smiles, encouraging words, and helping hands await those who meet Carmela Alessio, Nina Pavlatos, Daniella Macri, and Danielle Sanchez. These Academy of the Holy Angels students recently received the Sister Catherine Green Kindness Award in recognition of their kind and positive attitudes.

Alessio, a freshman from Belleville, is described as sweet, kind, and helpful. She is known for her ready smile, cooperative spirit, and ability to deliver inspiring pep talks.

“She encourages everyone to try their best,” one student said of Alessio.

Pavlatos was recognized for her kindness, compassion, and helpfulness. This sophomore from Cresskill “fully displays the Christian values of our school,” said one of her peers. Another student described Pavlatos as being completely nonjudgmental.

“She genuinely cares about you,” one of her classmates said. “Her eagerness to learn and hard work inspire me.”

Macri, a junior, is said to light up the room. Known for being sweet and kind, this Fort Lee resident is the person friends seek out if they’re having a down day.

“She makes being a good friend look easy,” one student said. Another added, “She constantly goes out of her way to make sure others are happy. She taught me so much and I am a better person because of her.”

Sanchez, a senior from Nanuet, New York, was honored for always speaking kindly about others.
“She is always so helpful,” a friend wrote. “If I ever have a question about homework, she is always happy to help me.”

Another student said Sanchez is “always generous with her time. She helps out with so much and does so with a smile on her face.”

AHA students, faculty, and staff are permitted to nominate a student for the Kindness Award. AHA Dean of Students Andréa Beyer oversees the selection process.

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.


Academy of the Holy Angels

315 Hillside Avenue Contact Us & Driving Directions

Demarest, NJ 07627

Phone: 201.768.7822

Contact Us & Driving Directions

Copyright 2017. Academy of the Holy Angels. Privacy Policy.