MARCH 2017
Jennifer Crusco
Communications Assistant

World Language Students Gain Entry to Honor Societies

Demarest, NJ: The world language honor societies at the Academy of the Holy Angels recently welcomed a host of students who have demonstrated excellence in their studies of the French, Italian, Latin, and Spanish languages.

The newest members of the Société Honoraire de Français are Isabel Ascencio of Allendale, Teagan Bellito of Oradell, Caroline Bruder of Hoboken, Nicola Callegari of Upper Saddle River, Yasmine Carter-McTavish of Lodi, Hanora Chapman of Ramsey, Haojing Chen Paramus, Camila Correa of Edgewater, Teagan Cunningham of Saddle River, Kristen D’Elia of Ramsey, Lara Derjangocyan of Englewood Cliffs, Melanie DeRosa of Westwood, Courtney Dodds of Cresskill, Anna Fatovic of Oradell, Sofia Francis of Teaneck, Maria Guyre of River Vale, Olivia Hagopian of Oradell, Alexandra Hajjar of Englewood Cliffs, Lisa Harootunian of Rutherford, Ashley Hess of Cedar Grove, Mackenzie Hughes of Oradell, Kaitlyn Lack of Oradell, Gabrielle Layne of Upper Saddle River, Sasha Leys of Tappan (NY), Sofia López of Little Ferry, Julia Malnak of Montvale, Tatiana Mesrobian of Englewood Cliffs, Astrid Neblung of Spring Valley (NY), Magdalena Papenhausen of Maywood, Anjianie Pérez of Teaneck, Rebecca Quigley of Bergenfield, Victoria Sanabria of West New York, Caroline Staff of Oradell, Kaylin Valqui of Paterson, Gillian van der Have of West Nyack (NY), and Emily Yang of Old Tappan.

The Società Onoraria Italica inductees included Julia Battaglia of Blauvelt (NY), Milena Correa of Edgewater, Shannon Furletti of Montvale, Giulia Marinuzzi of Englewood Cliffs, Katerina Poulos of Englewood, Daniele Romana of Englewood Cliffs, and Ava Tirri of Park Ridge.

New members of the Societas Latina Honoris are Jessica Boccassini of Rutherford, Gina Buonauro of Fair Lawn, Noelani Bounomo of Tenafly, Ashley Chang of Englewood Cliffs, Margeaux Gould of Weehawken, Bridget Hayden of Dumont, Yerin Jeong of Palisades Park, Victoria Lehman of River Edge, Sophia Shin of Cresskill, and Caroline Sommers of Harrington Park.

The following students are now members of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica: Elizabeth Abraham of West Nyack (NY), Nina Aversa of Englewood Cliffs, Kyra Cseh of Ramsey, Lily Djebiyan of Demarest, Myriam Dubuisson of Nanuet (NY), Juliana Esoldi of Englewood Cliffs, Cassandra Garcia of New Milford, Kirsten Garino of Oradell, Sophia Georgiou of Montclair, Mary Haws of River Vale, Samantha Herrera of Ramsey, Briana Iannuzzi of Cresskill, Sara Kim of Norwood, Alexandra Lisanti of Lyndhurst, Karolina Lokaj of Clifton, Mary Macri of Oradell, Camila Martinez of Paramus, Lucy McAuliffe of Allendale, Kathleen Miceli of River Edge, Jessica Ng of Fort Lee, Rhiannon Novelli of Waldwick, Danielle O’Connor of the Township of Washington, Bridget O’Donnell of Blauvelt (NY), Catherine Park of Ridgefield Park, Hayoon Park of Orangeburg (NY), Elena Pulanco of Englewood, Geraldine Riveros of North Bergen, Sofia Rodriguez of Ringwood, Angela Romanos of Paramus, Danielle Sanchez of Nanuet (NY), Jaya Sharma of River Vale, Rebecca Sicat of Congers (NY), Willa Spaar of River Vale, Tiffany Rose Sucero of New Milford, Alis Tokatlioglu of Palisades Park, Caroline Tolin of River Edge, Melina Tidwell Torres of North Arlington, Sofia Urquiola of Bergenfield, Grace Velarde of Oakland, Monica Wittleder of Westwood, and Jiwon Yoon of Norwood.

The inductees received certificates and pins, and were congratulated by Dean of Academics Francesca Tambone-Puzio, AHA World Language Department Chairperson/French teacher Dr. Samira Mady, Italian teacher Laura Kraytem, Latin teacher Lilah Katz, and Spanish teacher Carmen Quiñones.

The Jennifer Moran World Languages Excellence & Leadership Award was then presented to Société Honoraire de Français Co-presidents Amanda Hernandez of Northvale and Sara Rivoir of Englewood, Società Onoraria Italica Co-presidents Grace MacNeil of Ridgefield Park and Olivia Luongo of Upper Saddle River, Societas Latina Honoris President Nahee Kim of Demarest, and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica President Alyssa Romanos of Paramus.

Violinist June Chung performed a series of musical selections, including “Gabriel’s Oboe,” “Les Miserables Medley,” and “Guantanamera.” 

Since 1879, thousands of women have passed through the portals of Academy of the Holy Angels high school, the oldest private girls’ school in New Jersey. 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. Our goal is to provide each girl 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 giving service to others.

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