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September 2022

AHA Golf & Tennis Outing: A Celebration of Athletes and Angels

Demarest, NJ: Eighty-eight sportspersons and 165 dinner guests attended the inaugural Academy of the Holy Angels Golf & Tennis Outing on September 26. The autumn day was so spectacular that even a passing sprinkle brought a rainbow to those gathered at the Hackensack Golf Club in Oradell. The AHA Parents’ Athletic Association hosted an activity-packed day that concluded with AHA Athletic Hall of Fame inductions for softball/basketball star Dawn Pikarsky Gillies (AHA ‘92) and lacrosse standout Melanie Welch (AHA ’17).  Read more»

AHA Varsity Tennis Players Prove They Are Champions in Any Bracket

Demarest, NJ: The Academy of the Holy Angels Varsity Tennis Team closed out the month of September by winning the Bergen County Championship and accomplishing a clean sweep of the singles and doubles titles.  Read more»

AHA’s Celine Hong Is National Merit® Semifinalist; 23 More Earn Honors

Demarest, NJ: Celine Hong, a senior at the Academy of the Holy Angels, has qualified as a 2023 National Merit® Scholarship Program Semifinalist based on her excellent performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit® Scholarship Qualifying Test. Read more»

Vocal Workshop Cements Teen’s Interest in Opera as a Career

Demarest, NJ: Vocalist Ellie Sawyer of Weehawken recently made an exciting decision. She completed Westminster Choir College’s Solo Vocal Artist Program with a strengthened determination to pursue a career in classical performance.  Read more»

AHA Violinist Performs in Hawaii, Earns Lead Role in NY Youth Symphony

Demarest, NJ: Faith Youn’s expert musicianship and abiding love for playing her violin regularly earn her invitations to perform in thrilling venues. This summer, she traveled to Hawaii to take part in the Pacific Music Institute run by the Hawaii Youth Symphony and National Orchestral Institute + Festival. Read more»

AHA’s Environmental Science Class Saves Mini-ecosystem 

Demarest, NJ:  At first glance, it looked like something that should be scrubbed from the handrail on the walkway to the school gym, but Patricia Prucnel and her students saw much more. The Academy of the Holy Angels’ environmental science teacher and her class recognized the greenish gray growth as a form of lichen known as British Soldier. Read more»

Interim Dean, New Leaders & Faculty Aboard as AHA Starts New Year

Demarest, NJ: The Academy of the Holy Angels began the 2022-23 academic year with a new interim dean, four new department chairs, and several incoming faculty members. New this year are AHA Interim Dean of Students Jessica Hogan; English teachers Betsy Barbour and Maria Zaorski; French teacher Leila Ben Kilani; religious studies teacher George Maize; track coach Darcy Ottomanelli (AHA ’17); and music teacher Brian Kirk. Returning faculty members include religious studies teacher Sarah Allen and English teacher Bridget Ryan. Read more»

Largest Dance Team in AHA’s History Earns National & International Honors

Demarest, NJ: Jenny Sweet, head coach of the Academy of the Holy Angels’ acclaimed dance team, is preparing for the new season with energy, optimism, and 41 members. This is the Academy’s largest team since the dance program was organized 12 years ago with Sweet at the helm. Her first team had just 14 dancers. Read more»

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