June 2018

Beginning Anew

The members of the Class of 2018 began the next chapter in their lives at the Academy’s 138th commencement exercises. Mary Haws, who maintained the top cumulative average in her class, was this year’s Commencement Speaker, the highest honor that can be awarded to an AHA graduate. All of our remarkable Angels are bound for college this fall. Read more» 

Très Bien

Palak Hazrati has received the 2018 Outstanding Senior in French Award from the American Association of Teachers of French. Palak, who graduated from Holy Angels this spring, was nominated by AHA World Language Department Chair Samira Mady for her excellence and commitment to the study of the French language. Read more» 

What Did She Say?

The 20th Annual Poetry & Prose Reading featured creative writers who study with Nancy Schneberger. The event featured Kelly Unanue, Grace McGraw, Jaden Urso, Angela Romanos, Sam Gangi, Katie Miceli, Katie Gazzini, Camila Correa, Czarina Alfonso, Karina Berberian, Grace Winiarski, Daniella Hernandez, Irene Kim, Abrianna Gutierrez, and Samantha Herrera. Read more» 

Making Her Move

Daniella Hernandez attended the 2018 Moves Millennial Forum in New York City, which focused on the current and future roles of women on the world stage. Forum attendees included Daniella and several other young women who were part of the 2017 Girls Leadership Worldwide program held at the Eleanor Roosevelt Center in Val-Kill, New York. Read more»

Meeting a Challenge

AHA English Department Chair Nancy Schneberger recently teamed up with friends to participate in a “Sleep Out” in a Newark parking lot. The funds they raised will support Covenant House, which provides a haven for the homeless, job training, and other help for vulnerable individuals.

Scout Reaches Zenith

Sara Zilvetti (AHA Class of 2018) earned the Gold Award, the Girl Scouts of America’s top honor, for the healthy living curriculum she developed for young students. Sara developed, tested, and then donated her program to several Bergen County schools. Read more»

We’re Accepted

After an extensive review, the Academy has been accepted into the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. NJAIS provides its members with networking opportunities, exceptional professional development options, public advocacy, and many other benefits. Read more»

Building Harmony

AHA President Melinda Hanlon will become chair of Seton Hall’s Sister Rose Thering Fund on July 1st. The SRTF raises scholarship funds for educators who enroll in the Jewish-Christian Studies program at SHU. These scholarships have a positive impact on the educators and their students. Read more» 

How Kind of You

Exemplary attitudes helped Olivia Martinez, Olivia Hagopian, and Samantha Hess earn the Sister Catherine Green Kindness Award.

Special Recognition

AHA celebrates Angels who enrich the lives of others via the fine and performing arts. This year, Angels in the Arts presented 2018 graduate Mary Haws with the Angel Award, the organization’s top honor. Jessica Boccassini and Margeaux Gould received AITA scholarships.

Shared Honor

Twins Jennifer and Caroline McGann are sharing the 2018 Angel Award, the most prestigious honor available to an AHA athlete. The 2018 graduates were honored for their contributions to AHA’s varsity athletic programs. Jennifer is a pole vaulter and softball player. Caroline is a pole vaulter and member of the winter track team. Read more»


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