May 2019

In Appreciation

Patti McGovern Hill (’78) received the Distinguished Alumna Award and Colleen Corbett Staff (’89) received the Legacy Award at this year’s Angelic Evening gala. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the auditorium renovation project. Read more»

Southern Hospitality

AHA English Department Chair Nancy Schneberger has received a Gilder Lehrman grant (her third!) to study the history of New Orleans. This seminar will allow Mrs. Schneberger to offer her students enhanced historical context when her class studies southern literature. Read more»

Medal Conferred

Czarina Alfonso, NJ's top high school youth volunteer, was recognized at a surprise ceremony. During an assembly, a Prudential representative presented her with a silver medal amid ecstatic cheers. She is being honored for bringing pneumonia vaccines to children in the Philippines. Read more»

That’s the Spirit!

Four Angels who are known throughout the school community for their exceptional kindness have earned the Sister Catherine Green Kindness Award. Winners include Jacklyn Kelly, Caitlin Brannigan, Sarah McGowan, and Sophia Melone. Read more»

Modern Music Masters

The Tri-M honor society has accepted multiple accomplished musicians who also demonstrate scholarship, leadership, and service. Members now include Jenna Cooperman, Annabel Hazrati, Sophia Kim, Chelsie Lim, Emily McKiernan, Judianne Meredith, Morgan Morrissey, Anjianie Perez, Mary Quimbo, Victoria Sanabria, Samantha Shah, and Valentina Zazzali. Read more»

Zest for Zunyi

Melina Tidwell Torres, an AHA senior, completed an Operation Smile mission trip in Zunyi, China. Melina interacted with local children who were about to receive no-cost corrective surgeries for cleft lip or cleft palate. With the assistance of a translator, she also provided vital health and hygiene tips to the children's families. Read more»

Ancient Tale Lives On

AP Latin students Megan Czvekus, Hannah Hyams, Maggie Kaczmarczyk, and Julia Mohr attended a special performance of “Dido and Aeneas” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Purcell’s opera traces the ancient love story between the Queen of Carthage and the Prince of Troy. Ms. Lilah Katz organized the trip and chaperoned her students with Ms. Gail Fair’s aid. Read more»

Sahar Signs

Nationally acclaimed varsity dancer Sahar Ali-Jenkins has signed with Rutgers University. This fall, she plans to pursue legal studies as she continues her successful dance career with the Rutgers Dance Team. Read more»

 

Inaugural Event

Several Angels made history when they became the AHA’s first students to be inducted into the National Business Honor Society. Honorees include Nicolette Angelotti, Catherine Bagin, Madison Donohue, Jacklyn Kelly, Izabella King, Madison Mancha, and Sofia Nedelkoff. Read more»

 

Performers with Panache

Director Katie McSherry-Collins and Student Director Joanna Scorese led the cast of “Once Upon a Mattress” in three side-splitting performances. Congratulations to everyone who contributed to this marvelously entertaining musical rendition of “The Princess and the Pea.” Read more»

 

Open Wide the Doors!

Our Spring Open House drew numerous prospective Angels and their families. Many thanks to the current Angels who spoke about their AHA experience, led tours of the building, provided entertainment, discussed extracurricular activities, and contributed in many other ways. Read more»

 

Divas of Diversity

Samantha Herrera from the AHA Diversity Council developed International Night into a five-day festival. AHADC members Kayla Pringle and Annabel Hazrati, Asian Cultural Society President Lauren Kim, and Black & Hispanic Cultural Society President Emilie Thomas played key roles. Read more»

 

Mentorship Opportunity

AHA’s Sustaining Excellence Colloquium was such a success that the Middle States Association asked AHA to mentor others using this reaccreditation protocol. Kudos to Internal Middle States Coordinators Dr. Weinstein and Sra. Quiñones, our panelists, and speaker Jessica Lahey. Read more»

 

STEM Expo Stars

Future aerospace engineer Kym McGowan and robotics aficionado Suha Patel represented AHA at the Archdiocese of Newark’s STEM Expo. The Angels demonstrated their favorite science projects and discussed their interests with hundreds of middle school students. Read more»

 

From Classroom to Current

Ninety-five trout raised AHA have been released. Trout in the Classroom, a program run in cooperation with the state, allows young scientists to care for trout as the fish develop from eggs. Students also learn about fresh water habitats, water chemistry, and healthy ecosystems. Read more»

 

 

Making the Grade

Many Angels were named to the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for maintaining top grade point averages through the third quarter.

 

Accolades for Our Artists

During the month of April, 21 members of the junior and senior classes were inducted into the Art National Honor Society. This organization recognizes students who excel in art and academics, exhibit good character, and participate in service and art education projects.


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