Cadet World Cup

Merriam-and-CoachCongratulations to ninth grader Martha Merriam who returned from Poland where she placed sixth in The Cadet World Cup, a fencing tournament in which 109 girls from all over Europe competed. Click here for the reporting of this amazing news on the official website of the U.S. Fencing Organization.
Click here to read the local coverage of Martha's success»





Classroom Visits

PatelRecently two of Mrs. Kathleen Walsh’s World Religions sections welcomed guest speakers to class. Mrs. Purvi Patel, mother of Siddhi Patel ’16, visited her daughter’s class to talk about Hinduism, which the class had just recently studied. She explained various Hindu religious practices and customs and invited the girls to taste some traditional Indian foods.  

Yoga-ClassMrs. Christine Imbarrata, mother of Emily Kate Imbarrata ’16, came in to teach her daughter’s class some basic yoga postures. We extend our sincere thanks to Mrs. Patel and Mrs. Imbarrata for sharing their time and expertise with our Angels. 


World Smile Day® 

World-Smile-DayAHA’s students celebrated World Smile Day® on Friday, October 3rd by purchasing smile-grams and sharing what makes them smile.  The event was organized by Mrs. Kraytem and her Operation Smile club members to raise awareness of the needs of children in developing countries who suffer from cleft palate and other facial deformities. World Smile Day® was conceived by the late artist Harvey Ball who created the iconic smiley face symbol in 1963 and believed that one day a year should be dedicated to fostering goodwill and kindness.  He is remembered as having said, "The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion, and for at least one day each year, neither should we.” Pictured left to right showing their affection for French teacher Mrs. Marisel LeGoff are juniors Sandra Levin, Kiera Feldner and Francesca Sotomayor.


International Studies Students Nicaragua Letter Exchange

Cucchisi-ClassStudents in Mrs. Cucchisi’s International Studies are enjoying making friends with students in Nicaragua via a letter exchange. The idea originated when Claire Quinn ’09, who is serving in Nicaragua in the Peace Corps, contacted Ms. Cucchisi about her work there as an Environmental Education volunteer and offered to share her experiences with students at AHA. She and Ms. Cucchisi then together conceived the idea of a letter exchange that would enable AHA students to mentor the Nicaraguan students. The students shared personal stories, family information and descriptions of their hopes and dreams for the future. One girl wrote to her Angel pen pal, “To read your card made me feel like the girl I’ve always wanted to be.” Mrs. Cucchisi reported that it has been a wonderful experience for both sets of students who are expanding their global knowledge while developing bonds of friendship. The girls are in the process now of writing Christmas cards to their pen pals which will take at least a month to arrive in Nicaragua.


IMG Junior Golf Tournament Winner

Kelly-SimKelly Sim ’18 continues to fly higher on the golf course with some amazingly low scores. Last month she won the IMG Junior Golf Tournament in Flanders Valley, NJ where she shot a 70 and 71 and finished three under par, 11 strokes ahead of her nearest competitor.


Pledge to Eradicate Poverty

Eradication-of-Poverty-SignerStudents participated in the Pledge to Eradicate Poverty on October 16th. After “standing up” at both lunches to express their commitment to achieving the Millennium Development goals, students signed letters to their senators urging them to support the Food For Peace Reform Act of 2014.


International Day of the Girl

International-Day-of-the-GirlHoly Angels students were invited by S. Eileen Reilly, SSND, the United Nations NGO representative for the School Sisters of Notre Dame, to the UN celebration of the International Day of the Girl on Oct. 10th.  The program, called Girls Speak Out, included presentations of the poetry and stories by girls from around the world. This was an exciting opportunity for “our girls” to connect with their global sisters. 


The People’s Climate March NYC

climate-march-bannerMembers of the AHA community were among the more than 300,000 participants in The People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21st. They met up with the SSND’s there and were thrilled to march alongside S. Patricia Murphy, SSND, former President of AHA! 


Margaret E. Klett Literary Scholarship

FrancescaRenata Francesca ’15 was selected as this year’s recipient of the Margaret E. Klett Literary Scholarship. Conferred annually, this award recognizes excellence in writing and is open to seniors who demonstrate academic excellence and who contribute to any of the Holy Angels literary publications. Applicants are required to submit an essay based on the theme for this school year and how they see it being lived out at Holy Angels. The Klett Scholarship was established in 1999 by Mr. & Mrs. Donald Pakosh in memory of Margaret E. Klett.


Commended Students

Commended StudentsMiss Moran also congratulated the following seniors who were named Commended Students by the The College Board: (Seated left to right) Carina Crabbe, Victoria Cabales, Ruby Kang, and Anne Haws.

And the following seniors were who were named Hispanic Scholars: (Seated left to right) Carina Crabbe, Renata Francesco, and Carolina Zuluaga


S. Mary Nona Dunphy Scholarships

Nona-Candidates-and-FinalistsFollowing the Feast Day liturgy, Miss Moran recognized many students for their amazing accomplishments. She introduced the finalists and semi-finalists for this year’s S. Mary Nona Dunphy scholarships. The following girls were named finalists: Victoria Cabales ’15, Fiona Williams ’15, Kelly Mandella ’16, Erin McNamara ’16, Nahee Kim ’17 and Samantha Kim ’17. The semi-finalists were: Meghan Englert ’15, Anne Haws ’15, Kristen Kahrer ’16, Emily Loftus ’16, Christine Lim ’17, Olivia Luongo ’17 and Grace MacNeill’ 17. The Nona Dunphy Scholarships, named for the foundress of Holy Angels, are open to students in grades 10 through 12 and are based on academic excellence, leadership, character, service and an interview with the scholarship committee. Pictured left to right standing are Miss Moran, Nahee Kim, Meghan Englert, Fiona Williams, Kristen Kahrer, Victoria Cabales and Mrs. Hanlon. Seated left to right are:  Olivia Luongo, Anne Haws, Grace MacNeill, Samantha Kim, Emily Loftus, Kelly Mandella, Christine Lim, and Erin McNamara.


Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic-MinistersHoly Angels celebrated its 135th anniversary at a liturgy and assembly held on October 2nd. During liturgy, the following seniors were commissioned as Eucharistic Ministers: Mia Rosario, Amanda Binetti, Tasha Tombo, Anne King, Mary Watters, Irene Havlusch, Meghan Englert and Emily DeRuburtis, (sitting left to right)  and Anne Haws, Kelly Moran, Julia Rondos, Lauren Miceli, Fiona Williams, Jacklyn Miller, Paige Sunden , Kirstin Judge and Jenny Quispe (standing left to right). The girls are pictured with Mrs. Kathy Sylvester, AHA Director of Campus Ministry on the right, and Campus Minister Mrs. Maryann Miloscia on the left.


SUMMER 2014 ~ Special Feature»

Sun 2014 We Are ProudThe learning and service that happen during the academic year continue in the summer for all of our Angels. Please take a moment to learn about what our students did during their summer vacation. Service, Travel, Sport, Leadership Conferences, Artistic Endeavors, Academics and LOTS MORE!  CLICK HERE»


Commended Students

Congratulations to the following seniors who have been named Commended Students by The College Board for their performance on the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test: Victoria Cabales, Carina Crabbe, Annie Haws, Ruby Kang who was also named a National Hispanic Scholar.


AP Scholars

Congratulations to AHA’s AP Scholars who have been recognized by the College Board for their achievements on the spring 2014 AP Exams. AP Scholars from the class of 2015 are pictured here. Seated left to right are The AP Scholars with Distinction: Rhea Shah, Breanne Mastromarino, Meghan Englert, Carolina Zuluaga, Katherine Koh, and Laurel Villarente. (Emma Sanders is not pictured.) The AP Scholars are standing left to right: Alexandra Hottenrott, Kate Cho, Clarissa Sandev, Anne Haws, Kirsten Judge, Kensley Lipka, Kianna Luscher, Fiona Williams, Jennifer Nugent, Juliet Vicari, Emily De Rubertis and Victoria Cabales.

Thank You!

Special thanks to Flutist Michelle Lu ‘15, clarinetist Victoria Cabales’15 and pianist Katherine Koh ’15 who shared their musical talents by providing background music at the New Parent Reception on Sunday, September 14th. Michelle, Victoria and Katherine are senior members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society.

Advanced Placement Exam Results 

AP Exams LogoThe results of the 2014 Advanced Placement Exams given this past spring are in and we are so proud of the amazing results. Holy Angels administered 401 AP exams in eighteen different subject areas to its 174 AP students who achieved an overall passing rate of 94%. An AHA record was achieved when 84 students were named AP Scholars by the College Board. Of these students, 35 were named AP Scholars with Distinction, having scored an average of 3.5 or higher on at least five exams. An additional 19 students were named AP Scholars with Honor, which requires attaining a 3.25 average on four or more exams; and 31 students were designated as AP Scholars, which requires scoring a 3.0 or higher on at least three Advanced Placement Exams. In addition, Holy Angels had one National AP Scholar this year which is granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least “4” on all AP exams taken and scores of “4” or higher on eight or more of these exams. The full AP Exam result list can be viewed here»

Principal’s List and Honor Roll

Honor Roll & Principal's ListAHA congratulates the following students for making the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the 4th Quarter of the 2013-14 academic year. Click here to view »





Students at Barnes & Noble ReadingBarnes & Noble Reading

Students in Mrs. Nancy Schneberger Creative Writing Class ended their school year sharing some of their original poetry and prose at a reading held at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Paramus. The class, which is a semester elective for juniors and seniors, invites students to explore a wide variety of poetical genres and techniques using select models and writing prompts. 





Principal’s List and Honor Roll

Honor Roll & Principal's ListAHA congratulates the following students for making the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the 3rd Quarter of the 2014-15 academic year. Click here to view »





Rising Star

Veronique-DhontAHA is very proud of sophomore Veronique Dhont who, like many angels, manages multiple responsibilities outside of the classroom. She appears regularly as a reporter on Teen Kids News on Fox 5 and she says that it’s been a great experience for her. She’s also performed on stage at the Metropolitan Opera where she has been cast in several productions in their children’s chorus since the age of six. Veronique is an avid runner, participating in winter and spring track, and is a member of many other clubs here at school including Angels Over Africa, Angels for Animals and PowerBack. Click here to access an interesting sampling of her reporting over the past year on TKN»


Kindness Awards

Kindness-Award-3Q-2015Congratulations to the winners of the Kindness Award for the third quarter. They are pictured left to right: Bria Turner ’17, Tasha Tombo ’15, Francesca Sotomayor ’16 and Jessica Boccassini ’18.





Congressional Art Show

NaYoung-Lee AHA is very proud of two of its aspiring artists who won first place in the 2015 Congressional Art Show Competition for each of their respective districts. Sophomore Neely Lee won first place in the 5th District for her collage entitled “Crammed.” She is pictured receiving her award from Representative Scott Garrett at a ceremony held at Sussex Community College on May 16th. Ninth grader Hyobin Park won first place in self-potraitthe 19th District for her self portrait. She was honored by Representative Bill Pascrell at a reception held May 1st at Montclair University’s George Segal Gallery. Both works will hang in the Capitol Building for one year. 









Science Olympian 

Donnie-Lee Congratulations to sophomore Donnie Lee who was selected as a finalist in two prestigious science contests: the I-SWEEP Olympiad and The Genius Olympiad.  Donnie traveled to Houston Texas in early May to present her research at the 8th Annual I-SWEEP (International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering & Environment Project) Olympiad. Her project, entitle “The Exposure of Soft, Fruit Based, Energy and Ion Drinks on the Tooth: The Potential Influence on Biofilm Growth” was entered in the health and disease prevention category. Donnie will also present this project at the Genius Olympiad in June at the campus of SUNY Oswego.  Her project was one of 69 chosen as finalists from among 1,171 applicants. Students from 65 countries submitted projects in the areas of Science, Art, Creative Writing, Design, Music and Business. 

Youth Court

Youth-CourtFour AHA students recently graduated from the Orangetown Youth Court Program. Orangetown Youth Court is a program in which selected youth of Orangetown take on courtroom roles, such as judge, defense attorney and prosecutor, in real life cases regarding their fellow youth of the community who violate the law. Mairead Dillon ’17, Kylie Gilbride ’16, Charlotte McCabe ’18 and Samantha Ryan ’17 participated in the six month law-related education training program.  They studied the criminal justice system, court terminology and learned about the functions of the Youth Court. The training program concluded with mock hearings aimed at preparing them for their participation in actual Youth Court proceedings. Members of the Youth Court are charged adjudicating cases involving their peers from the town or Orangeburg. Special congratulations to Charlotte who gave the class address at the graduation ceremony. 

French Creative Writing Award


Congratulations to Monica Moser ’16, Pamela Restrepo ’16 and Phoebe Ozuah ’16 who were chosen to receive a 2015 Société de Français Creative Writing Award. Only 18 such awards were made this year by the American Association of Teachers of French. The girls were required to write an essay describing how the study of the French language has inspired them and what role it will play in their future. According to French teacher Madame Mady, their essays, written entirely in French, were “magnifique!”






Rising Star & Metro Awards

Girls-Rising Congratulations to all involved in the production of The Drowsy Chaperone on receiving recognition in the 20th Annual Rising Star Awards: Outstanding Overall Production of Musical (Honorable Mention), Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Try Plutnicki as “Robert Martin” and Nick Beringer as “Aldolpho” (Honorable Mention); Outstanding Performance by a Chorus ( Honorable Mention); Outstanding Achievement by a Teacher or Outside Director: Katie McSherry (Honorable Mention); Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction: George Croom (Honorable Mention) and Outstanding Achievement in Choreography and Staging: Ariane Ryan. 

The production was also nominated for nine Metropolitan High School Theater Awards in the following categories: Actress in A Leading Role, Heather Mueger (Janet Van de Graff); Acting Performance Male,  Ryan Daniel Doran (Man in Chair); Comic Performance,  Nick Beringer (Adolpho); Dancing Performance, Trey Plutnicki (Robert Martin); Lobby Display,  Emily Loftus, Michaela Mudrick and Risako Arcari; Direction, Katie McSherry; Choreography, Ariane Ryan; Costume Design, Ruth Morley. The production also included a nomination for the Chorus.


Scholar Athlete

Annie-Haws Congratulations to Annie Haws ’15 who received a New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Scholar Athlete Award at a luncheon held on May 17th at The Pines Banquet Hall in Edison, NJ. Corporate sponsors of the event confer scholarships of varying amounts to the graduating senior athletes with the highest GPA from their schools. Annie received a $1,000 scholarship from the The Star Ledger. 

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Tri_M-InducteesCongratulations to the new members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society who were inducted on April 28, 2015: Dahlia Chacon’16, Molly Doyle ’18, Mary Haws ’18, Sa Ra Kim’18, Allyson MacConchie’16, Sabrina Maciariello ’16, Monica Moser ’16, Heather Mueger ’15, Camila Nicasio ’15, Yerim Park ’15, Jaya Sharma’18, Olivia Sheppard ’17, Megan Stagg ’15, Xuexing Wang’18, and Jiwon Yoon ’18. Each new member performed at a recital following the induction ceremony.

Tri-M held its closing recital on May 19th which featured performances by continuing members of Tri-M.  Selections ranged from Beethoven's "Pathetique Sonata" for piano to "Symphonie Espagnole" for violin by Lalo.  Awards for Outstanding Leadership were presented to Anne Haws and Victoria Cabales, co-Tri-M-Seniorspresidents.  Awards for Outstanding Service were presented to Michelle Lu, So Jung Koh, and Camilla Castillo.  Mrs. Annecchino expressed her gratitude to all the members saying, “We are proud of the hard work and dedication of all of our members and we are looking forward to reaching out to our community in the upcoming year.  We bid goodbye to our graduating seniors: Victoria Cabales, Camilla Castillo, Anne Haws, Yu Gyeong Jeung, So Jung Koh, Breanne Mastromarino, Heather Mueger, Camila Nicasio, Yerim Park, Megan Stagg, Sandrine Yesilian and Carolina Zuluaga.  Play on!”

Pier Summer Institute

AHA is very proud of Social Studies and International Studies teacher Jennifer Cucchisi who was accepted into the 2015 PIER (Programs in International Education Resources) Summer Institute at Yale University. This program is available to K-12 Teachers and college faculty from across the US who have an interest and background in international affairs.  Ms. Cucchisi will be enrolled in a class entitled “Global Challenges: Climate Change and Food Security.” 


AHA Golfers Qualify for State Championship Tournament

golf-team-15Congratulations to AHA’s amazing golfers who finished eighth in the state at The New Jersey State Golf Championship Tournament held on May 21st at Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman, NJ. Ninth grader Kelly Sim won the individual state title shooting an incredible two under par round of 70. She is the second freshman in the tournament’s 15 year history to win the Girl’s State Golf Championship. Holy Angels qualified for this tournament by taking 4th place in the State Sectional Tournament where the team was led by Kelly Sim ’18 who fired a round of 75. Sandrine Yeslilian’15 shot an 85 and Emily Yankovich ’16, Sabrina Romano ’18 and Helen Park ’18 all contributed to the fine showing. Pictured left to right are Coach Patrick Dunne, Paige Sunden ’15, Kelly Sim ’18, Sandrine Yesilian’15, Sabrina Romano’17 and Emily Yankovich ’16 at the Championship Tournament. 

Trout in the Classroom


Ms. Pritchard’s Environmental Science class has been participating in NJ Fish and Wildlife’s program TIC, or Trout in the Classroom. Their work began in October when they took delivery of approximately 350 fertilized trout eggs from Trout Unlimited, a conservation and awareness group which focuses on education for clean water.  Since that time, the class has been busy caring for them, conducting daily water assessments including pH, KH, GH, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, and temperature. Additionally student volunteers changed the tank water weekly to ensure the health of the trout. The class traveled to Rindlaub Park in Saddle River, NJ on May 21st to release 219 trout into the Saddle River. Pictured left to right are Daniella Sheerins '15, Lilly Bolton '15, Monique Smallman '15 and Hunter DeBellis '15.

New Jersey Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition   

Duck-StampCongratulations to Na Young Lee ’17 who was one of three first place winners in Group IV of the New Jersey Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition sponsored by the Wetlands Institute. Her work will be on display at The Wetland’s Institute throughout the month of June after which it will be a part of an exhibit that will travel throughout the state of New Jersey until 2016.  


AHA League Champions

Congratulations to the AHA Track Team who won the League Championship for the fifth year in a row. The team was led by Mary Watters who won the 1600 and 3200 meter races. Mary’s time for the 3200 meter race was the fastest time of the year in Bergen County and North Jersey.  Liz Garcia won the high hurdles, and placed in the triple jump, long jump and high jump. Sam Fellowes tied for first place for the high jump. The 4x400 relay team of Holly Slepian, Olivia Salamone, Tara Lyons and Kristen Kahrer finished first. Olivia Salamone finished second in both the long jump and the 200. Pole-vaulters Darcy Ottomanelli, Caroline McCann and Ava Borelli finished 2, 3, and 4. Grace Jansson was third in both the 1600 and the 3200. Alexa Veccione was 3rd in the javelin. Anya Skae placed in both the shot put and discus. Other girls who placed and medaled were: Rhiannon Novelli in the 3200, Sara Laufeld in the 100, Camila Castillo in the long jump, Kelly Mandella in the 1600 and Eva Gurian and Kelly Moran in the 800.


Girl Scout Awards

Congratulations to ninth graders Aprile Bertomo, Elizabeth Braun and Ryan Sargenti who have qualified for their Girl Scout Silver Medals. They will be awarded at an awards ceremony on June 8th at the Oradell Borough Hall.

AMC Math Competition 

Congratulations to the 12 Holy Angels students who entered the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) in February. The AMC is a nationally administered math competition offered to high school students who are interested in advancing in their mathematical studies. In this year’s AMC 12 competition Kristen Kahrer ’16 received the top score from AHA for which she will receive an AMC 12 Winner’s Pin; Rasa H Anvari ’16 came in second and Sam Pereira ’16 and Brittany Taupier ’16 tied for third place from AHA.  The top three winners in the AMC 10 competition were Nahee Kim ’16, who was awarded an AMC 10 Bronze medal for scoring in the top 1% of all participating students, Shin Hyung Park ’17 in second place and Xueying Wang ’17 who came in third from Holy Angels. The following students received a Certificate of Participation: Eun Seon Kim ’17, Sojung Koh ’15, Stephanie McCarten ’17, Antonia Thompson ’17 and Emily Yankovich ’16.



Angels For Life News


On May 8th, members from AHA’s pro-life club Angels for Life hosted an ice cream fundraiser to benefit Good Counsel Homes in Spring Valley, NY. The proceeds were used to purchase gift cards for the new and expectant mothers who reside there. Pictured are club members: Brynn Buonanno’15, Kara Grifonetti ’15 and Isabelle Akineyemusu ’17.







Prayers For Nepal


Ninth grader Jaya Sharma was prompted into action following the recent earthquakes in Nepal. She approached Mrs. Sylvester and Mrs. Miloscia in Campus Ministry to see how AHA could respond to the needs of the people there. Jaya, whose family is originally from Nepal, helped by creating prayer cards that were signed by the AHA community and displayed on a prayer wall outside the auditorium. She also helped to organize the jeans pass that raised $1336.05 for Catholic Charities.






Project Greenhouse Update


Many thanks to the many student and parent volunteers who gave up part of their Saturday on May 17th to help Mrs. Brizzolara prepare the garden for the next phase of Project Greenhouse. The grass was removed; the soiled rototilled and top soil was applied to the area in preparation for transplanting the seedlings that were sown on March 28th. Once harvested the vegetables will be donated to local food pantries and the Food Bank of NJ. Pictured standing left to right are sophomores: Jessica Yale, Dahlia Chacon, Wendy Roshong, Katherine Staff; Nahee Kim and Alison Kim are in front.






Thespian Honor Society

Congratulations to the new members of the Thespian Honor Society who were inducted on April 29th. They are: Risako Arcari ’16, Aleksandra Atanasoska ’15, Sofia Carvajal ’17, Olivia Cseh’16, Sara Den Bleyker ’16, Kristen Grabbe ’16, Emily Loftus’16, Michaela Mudrick ’16, Anik Nalbandian ’16 and Gianna Scardigno ’16.


The World Languages Department is pleased to report the results of its many recent exams. 


The following students received recognition in the LEVEL 1 Regular Category: Gold: Elizabeth Abraham and Mary Haws.  Silver: Caterina Bombarda, Kyra Cseh, Julianna Gentile, Karolina Lokaj, Kathleen Miceli,  Rhiannon Novelli,  Ashley Park, Anya Skae, Danielle Sanchez, Inaya Spradley, and Jaya Shrama. Bronze: Elizabeth Braun, Jennifer Delpino, Sydney Otis, Jiwon(Ashley) Yoon,  Angela Romanos and Willa Spaar. Receiving Honorable Mentions: Brynn Buonanno, Lily Djebiyan, Maggie Flahive, Julie Huh, Jennifer Mcgann, Allyx Miles, Catherine Park, Elena Pulanco, Isabelle Shea and Samantha Sivulka. In the Outside Experience Category: Juliana Esoldi (Silver), and Myriam Dubuission and Sofia Urquiola (Bronze).  In the Bilingual Category Erica Muniz was awarded Gold and Mary Batista earned an Honorable Mention. The LEVEL 1 Chapter Winner for Bergen County was Erica Muniz – Honorable Mention 3 (Bilingual).

The following students received recognition in the LEVEL 2 Regular Category: Gold: Aprile Bertomo, Julia Canney, Sabrina Celis, Ruby Duffy, Clara Jeon, Victoria Labita, Christine Lim and Christina McCarthy Silver: Jessica Danylchuk, Stephanie Delgado, Alexis Driscoll, Katherine Kohler, Joanne Li, Micaela Maron, Kaeli McGowan, Jillian Valdes, Skyler Valentino and Kelly Wacker. Bronze: Lindsey Rosas-Togo, Julia Sheuring, Antonia Thompson, Devin Toolen and Kayla Weir. Honorable Mentions: Emma Ascolese, Nina Aversa, Noelle Florio, Brianna Iannuzzi, Kanika Mirchandani, Grace Moynihan, Iris Park, Wendy Roshong, Tiffany Sucero, Julia Tumino, Krystina Vafiadis and Isabelle Akinyemiju.  In the Outside Experience Category: Gold: Veronique Dhont; Silver: Arianne Rowe; Bronze: Mikayla Valdes and Honorable Mention: Isabel Rodriguez. In the Bilingual Category: Gold: Stephanie McCarten, Bronze: Nichole Polanco and Honorable Mention: Geraldine Riveros. The LEVEL 2 Chapter Winners for Bergen County were Veronique Dhont, Second Place (Outside Experience), Arianne Rowe, Honorable Mention 3 (Outside Experience) Mikayla Valdes, Honorable Mention 7 (Outside Experience) and Stephanie McCarten, Honorable Mention 1 (Bilingual).

The following students received recognition in the LEVEL 3 Regular Category: Gold: Julia Keem. Silver: Jennifer Faiz, Alison Kim, Patricia Krisan, Alyssa Romanos, Meredith Shamamian and Lauren Snyder. Bronze: Gabrielle Longobardi, Kathryn O’Connor, Darcy Ottomanelli, Bridget Quinn, Sheena Santos and Caitlyn Smith. Honorable Mentions: Stephanie Albert, Ashley Bachani, Samantha Bott, Zoe Cockinos, Gabrielle DiVerita, Christina Gallo, Ivelisse Mandato, Michele McDevitt, Bridget Owens, Samantha Pereira, Brittany Taupier and Alexa Vecchione. The following students were recognized in the Outside Experience Category: Angelene Perez-Vento (Gold) Zulay Figueroa and Catcall Godinez (Bronze), Dahlia Chacon, Amanda Fernandez, Samantha Martinez and Annalisse Miqueli (Honorable Mentions).

The LEVEL 3 Chapter winners in Bergen County were: Julia Keem, Honorable Mention 6 in the Regular Category, Angelene Perez-Vento, First Place and Claudia Hernandez, Honorable Mention 5 in the Outside Experience Category and Melissa Maruri, Third Prize in the Bilingual Category. 

The following students received recognition in the LEVEL 4 Regular Category Silver: Cassidy Ferrick, Breanne Mastromarino and Fiona Williams; Bronze: Jessica Cooperman, Jennifer Nugent and Clarissa Sandev.  Honorable Mentions: Julia DeSimone, Renata Francesco, Yoon Sun Hong, Kiana Luscher, Paige Sunden, Juliet Vicari and Mia Rosario.

The following students received recognition in the LEVEL 5 Regular Category Silver: Victoria Cabales and Emily DeRubertis; In the Outside Experience Category: Samantha Doka and Gabriella Duran; and in the Bilingual Category Melissa Maruri was awarded a Silver Medal. 


Congratulations to the following students who received a Certificat Honneur Lauréat for their performance on the National French Exam:  

In LEVEL 1: Gold: Laura Pesanello (5th place in the nation); Silver: Odette Castillo (9th place in the nation), Martha Merriam (9th place in the nation and Jill Canavari (10th place in the nation; Bronze: Gabrielle Dugan (11th place in the nation), Ayse Seker (11th place in the nation and Madeline Girandola (12th place in the nation). Mention D’Honneur/Honorable Mention: Eleanor Kim, Isabella Cho, Iris Knowles and Palak Hazrati. 

In LEVEL 2: Silver Medals: June Chung (12th place in the nation) and Sabrina Romano (12th place in the nation) Bronze: Emily Mills (13th place in the nation), Sarah Daniello (15th place in the nation) and Amanda Hernandez (15th place in the nation). Mention D’Honneur/Honorable Mention: Xuayi Zhuang (Lyn) and Rim Al Kaddioui. 

In LEVEL 3: Silver Medals: Monica Moser (12th in the nation), Samantha Kim (14th in the nation), Michelle Lu (14th in the nation), Rasa Anvari (15th in the nation), Bridget O’Donnell (16th in the nation) and Phoebe Ozua (16th in the nation). Mention D’Honneur/Honorable Mention: Mareid Dillon, Aine Doyle, Holly Slepian, Sabrina Fitzpatrick, Katerina Dalvano and Clare Hayes. 

In LEVEL 4:  Mention D’Honneur/Honorable Mention: Tara Mottley, Abigail Rivoir and Caroline Hyer.

In LEVEL 5:  Mention D’Honneur/Honorable Mention: Pamela Restrepo, Camila Nicasio, and Elizabeth Saccoliti.


Congratulations to Anna Laura Bombarda who came in 2nd place in LEVEL 2B of the National Italian Exam and to Nicole Margiotta who came in 5th place in the LEVEL 2A exam. In addition, the following students received Honorable Mentions for their performance: In LEVEL 2A: Olivia Luongo and Stephanie Madonna (8th in the nation), Ciara Mottley (11th in the nation), Thea Bliss (12th in the nation) and Daniela Romana (14th in the nation.) In LEVEL 3A: Francesca Appice and Anna Brusco (8th in the nation) and Bianca Lakoseljac and Erin McNamara (15th in the nation.) In LEVEL 3B: Katlyn Oscanoa (16th in the nation) and Katerin Simancas (17th in the nation.)


Congratulations to Ashley Chang and Jillian Valdes who both achieved Cum Laude honors in the Latin I National Exam. In the Latin II exam Nahee Kim, Sommer Thomas and Molly Doyle attained Maxima Cum Laude honors. 



Angels Helping Angels

AHA students with the Statue of Our Lady that they restoredBefore leaving on their summer vacation, our art students did some very important artistic restoration work for the sisters at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Tenafly. 

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