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March 2020
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Jennifer Crusco
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Science & Math Scholars Welcomed into National Honor Societies

Demarest, NJ: Academy of the Holy Angels scholars who display outstanding work in mathematics and the sciences have been invited to join Mu Alpha Theta and the Science National Honor Society. In fact, several students are now members of both organizations. All of these young women demonstrate the positive results of AHA’s award-winning STREAM curriculum, which emphasizes science, technology, religion, engineering art, and math.

Mu Alpha Theta Media & Contest Coordinator Angelina Busetto welcomed everyone and led the traditional prayer. The ceremony also included brief speeches by MAT Co-president Olivia Yun and Science NHS Co-president Shannon Garrity. MAT Co-president Sally Chung, SNHS Co-president Sarah Folk, SNHS Co-vice president Isabella Cardamone, and MAT Tutoring Coordinator/SNHS Co-vice president Ciara Wacker presented the inductees.

Students who were inducted into both honor societies include Carmela Alessio of Belleville; Mariel Bacolod of Fort Lee; Rachel Bae of Harrington Park; Caitlin Brannigan of Hillsdale; Isabella Darmanian of Old Tappan; Darynne Madison Dela Gente of Bergenfield; Emma DeMarco of South Nyack, New York; Colleen Driscoll and Isabelle Egan, both of Oradell; Ariana Layne of Upper Saddle River; Brigid Miller and Dylan Vonderhorst, both of Pearl River, New York; Sarah Onderdonk of Wyckoff; Valeria Pernicone of New Milford; Kimberly Pienkawa of Demarest; Mary Quimbo of Woodcliff Lake; and Kaya Simmons of West Orange.

In addition to the scholars mentioned above, Mu Alpha Theta inductees include Hanga Antal of River Edge; Claire Dodds and Emily Nam of Cresskill; Ria Jani of Haworth; Tamara Kim of Demarest; Carol Laux and Isabella Westervelt of Westwood; Katherine Merriam and Madison Oaten of Tenafly; Audrey Miller of Glen Rock; Suha Patel of Alpine; Miranda Smith of Paterson; and Kendall Williams of Hillsdale.

This year’s Science National Honor Society inductees include the aforementioned students, and Natalie Andreoli and Kristen Chung of Wyckoff; Julianna Camporeale of Oradell; Mary Flahive of Harrington Park; Margaret Imperiale of Westwood; Eunvee “Alexis” Kim and Maureen Murray of Norwood; Alexandra Olives of Ridgefield Park; Victoria Rocker of Cliffside Park; Camila Scherrer of Englewood Cliffs; Catherine Shea of Glen Rock; Ayanah Taneja of Fort Lee; Ashley Thompson of Nutley; Nina Valente of New Milford; and Olivia Yun of Closter.

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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