November 2018

Teens “Test Drive” Careers

Amelia Brunda, Olivia Hagopian, Maria Hannoush, and Timea Papp attended the Perry Outreach Program at Columbia. These Angels, and other selected female high school students, enjoyed a full day of hands-on medical simulations and interaction with female medical professionals.

SSNDs Celebrate 185 Years

On October 19th, AHA marked the 185th anniversary of the establishment of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the Academy’s founders and sponsors. Speaker S. Sharon Slear, SSND, asked that AHA support the Adopt-a-Teacher program, a fundraising effort that allows teachers on Haiti's Lagonav Island to train in Port-au-Prince. SSNDs who renewed their vows included Theresa Lamy, Justine Nutz, Joanna Maura Muñoz, Valeria Belanger, Mary Kelly, Grace D’Amico, Sharon Slear, Miriam Therese Roncinske, Anne Moles, Mary Foley, Kathleen Dunham, and Ethel Howley. Read more» 

Uniting for a Cure

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AHA remembered beloved teacher Karen Camporeale by fundraising for a cure. Pink T-shirts, shoelaces, and other items held at a home soccer game plus a Jeans Pass Friday netted $3,848. All proceeds were donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Camporeale's memory. Read more»  

Sweet Sixteen

Sixteen Angels became Eucharistic Ministers at the October 2nd Feast Day celebration marking AHA’s 139th anniversary. The new ministers include Nicola Callegari, Erin Loftus, Jacklyn Kelly, Athena Cenname, Samantha Danylchuk, Erin Maron, Julia Malnak, Emilie Thomas, Abigail Lovatt, Emily Pintarelli, Abigail Sheehan, Cristiana Callegari, Gillian van der Have, Jillian Busetto, Madelyn Menapace, and Dominique Clisura. Read more» 

Poem Presented at UN

This year’s International Day of the Girl was particularly special for Annabel Hazrati, a member of the AHA Class of 2020. During the October 11th celebration at the United Nations, performers presented Annabel's original poem, "Pink Is the Strongest Color," for visitors from around the world. Annabel and several of her schoolmates were in attendance. Read more» 

Turning Texts into Textiles

Newspaper articles, paper plates, and paper clips were transformed into couture in the hands of the Fashion Angels. Club members employed a variety of recyclables to create three fabulous dresses with texture, volume, and pattern. Each garment is a reminder of AHA’s efforts to recycle and reduce waste. Read more» 

Distinguished Angels

This year’s Sister Nonna Dunphy Scholarship finalists and semi-finalists were honored at the Foundation Day festivities. This award, which is named for AHA’s foundress, was presented to Kirsten Garino, Olivia Mandella, Shannon Dobres, Katherine Gazzini, Emma DeMarco, and Brigid Miller. Semi-finalists include Ashley Hess, Timea Papp, Sophia Luongo, Joanna Scorese, Mary Quimbo, and Kimberly Pienkawa. Read more» 

National Honorees Named

Ten members of the Class of 2019 are being recognized for their excellent performance on the PSAT. Kirsten Garino, Ashley Hess, and Maya Sharma are National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalists; Aimee and Maria Hannoush, Amanda Hawthorne, and Timea Papp were named Commended scholars; and Athena Cenname of Garnerville, Jillian Busetto, and Kym McGowan were selected to participate in the National Hispanic Recognition Program. Read more» 

All Smiles at AHA

Rather than celebrate the iconic yellow smiley face on World Smile Day, AHA students set up a photo booth to fundraise for Operation Smile. Operation Smile provides free corrective surgeries for people with cleft lip and cleft palate. Members of AHA's Op Smile club have traveled to countries around the world to provide health care information to families with patients undergoing the operations.

Alumnae Fêted

On Alumnae Weekend 2018, Elyse Deublein Harney (Class of ’48) received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Barbara Smith Costigan (Class of ’68) was inducted into the AHA Athletic Hall of Fame, and Meaghan Fennessy Keeley (Class of ’83) was welcomed into the AHA Arts Hall of Fame.



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