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Female Athlete of the Week: Elizabeth Garcia, Holy Angels
02.27.2017 | NorthJersey.com
The seniors on the Holy Angels basketball team were honored Wednesday. Before the game, they were escorted onto the court by their parents and given flowers. After, they were treated to a special dinner and a slideshow. In between, it was the Liz Garcia show. Read more
Girls basketball: Garcia leads Holy Angels over Northern Highlands
02.24.2017 | NorthJersey.com
DEMAREST – Holding onto a one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter Friday, Holy Angels turned to senior forward Emily Garcia to guide it to a 50-47 win over Northern Highlands.
Demarest's Academy of the Holy Angels to get more classrooms
02.20.2017 | NorthJersey.com
DEMAREST — The Academy of Holy Angels has celebrated the official launch of its renovation project that will help further the high school’s science and fine arts initiatives. “This is a project a long time in the making and planning, it’s very worthwhile to our students, so we’re very excited,” said Melinda Hanlon, president of the school, during the launch last week. Read more
Indoor track: Paramus Catholic's Bautista, Holy Angels' McGann winners
02.18.2017 | NorthJersey.com
TOMS RIVER - It was an easy day Saturday for Tiffany Bautista at the state Non-Public A championships at the Bennett Center. The Paramus Catholic sophomore was entered in just one event at the meet instead of her usual three. Of course, that was because there is no long or triple jump in the indoor state meet. Read more
Holy Angels, Westwood bring bowling titles back North
02.10.2017 | NorthJersey.com
NORTH BRUNSWICK – The North has risen again. Holy Angels and Westwood hoisted trophies in Friday’s state girls bowling team finals at Bowlero North Brunswick. Both advanced to the Tournament of Champions, where they fell to Warren Hills – which became the first North section school ever to win the TOC.
North girls bowling champs get a case of the 'blues'
02.05.2017 | NorthJersey.com
HACKENSACK – Though it was not her original intention, Samantha Conklin represented the color of the day in the North sectional girls bowling tournament Saturday at Bowler City. Blue-uniformed teams secured three of the four group titles and five of the eight transfer spots to the state team finals. Warren Hills topped Teaneck, 2,794-2,665, to repeat as Group 3 champion, and Holy Angels defeated NV/Demarest, 2,607-2,445, to go back to back in Group 2. Read More
Holy Angels students get a glimpse of college life
01.25.2017 | The Catholic Adovcate
DEMAREST— Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science welcomed students from the Academy of the Holy Angels for a glimpse of university life. Three en-gineers and a panel of women currently attending Columbia shared their experiences with the Holy Angels Robotics Team, engineering class, and the Society of Women Engineers. Read more
Girls basketball: Holy Angels thriving with total team effort
01.16.2017 | NorthJersey.com
The victories have piled up for Holy Angels. With junior point guard Elena Pulanco, one of North Jersey’s quickest players, providing the spark on the outside, and senior forward Liz Garcia dominating the paint, the Angels are 9-1 going into tonight’s game against DePaul. Read more
Kane sets records, Angels set pace in Bergen bowling
01.14.2017 | NorthJersey.com
HACKENSACK — The one pin that stood between Kristen Kane and perfection was the one pin she didn’t knock down all morning. The Paramus Catholic senior shot a tournament-record 299 game to cap off her repeat performance as individual champion at Saturday’s Bergen County girls bowling tournament at Bowler City. Read more
Gymnastics: Stacey Shapiro, Coach of the Year
12.05.2016 | NorthJersey.com
Bundles of joy filled Stacey Shapiro’s season. In her third year guiding Holy Angels gymnastics, the team went unbeaten in dual meets (7-0) for the first time. Read more
Gymnastics: The All-North Jersey Team
12.05.2016 | NorthJersey.com
Here’s a closer look at those who were named to The Record All-North Jersey gymnastics team: MAGGIE KACZMARCZYK, Holy Angels, sophomore. Read more
Local "angel" commissioned as eucharistic minister
10.20.16 | NorthJersey.com
Demarest – Seventeen students from Academy of the Holy Angels were commissioned as Eucharistic Ministers during the recent Feast Day Mass and celebration.
AHA President Melinda Hanlon opened the festivities with an address to the school community, including the full student body, administrators, faculty, staff and parents. President Hanlon presented an enlightening history of the academy, which was founded in Fort Lee on the Feast of the Guardian Angels in October of 1879. Read more.
Holy Angels' Sabrina Romano voted Bergen County's top performer, Oct. 3-9
10.18.16 | NorthJersey.com
There were plenty of star performances throughout Bergen County throughout the past week, but Sabrina Romano's was voted the best.
The Holy Angels volleyball player, who posted 53 digs, three assists and two kills, was the fans' pick for this week's top performance, receiving more than 58,000 votes to take the honors. Read more.
H.S. Female Athlete of the Week: Mackenzie Hughes, Holy Angels
09.26.2016 | NorthJersey.com
Mackenzie Hughes made such great strides Saturday that her encounter with a couple of quizzical ostriches will be the second-most memorable thing when she thinks back to the Varsity B race at the Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational in Jackson. Read More
H.S. girls tennis: Paramus Catholic Amanda Cerdan repeats as Bergen large-schools champion
09.26.2016 | NorthJersey.com
OLD TAPPAN – Tennis fans often refer to Andrea Cerdan as a machine because of her incredible power, precision and relentless play.
After winning her second straight Bergen County tournament large-schools first-singles crown, the Paramus Catholic ace wanted everyone to know that there’s actually blood running through her veins. Read more
Photos: Northern Valley Invitation volleyball tournament
09.17.2016 | NorthJersey.com
Photos from the Northern Valley Invitation volleyball tournament. Click here
H.S. gynmastics notes: Holy Angels shock Ramapo
09.17.2016 | NorthJersey.com
Holy Angels scored unquestionably the biggest victory in its three-year program history Friday. The Angels upset The Record preseason No. 1 Ramapo, the five-time reigning Bergen County and North 1 champion, 104.75-102.95, to end the Green Raiders’ dual-meet win streak at 53. Read More
Holy Angels gymnastics preview, 2016
08.19.2016 | NorthJersey.com
LAST SEASON: 5-4 record, sophomore Shannon Furletti took home a 3rd place medal in the uneven bars at the county championships, while senior captain Alexis Driscoll was the county champion in the floor exercise event. Holy Angels qualified for the team state sectionals, with four girls in Driscoll, Furletti, Ava Borelli and senior captain Darcy Ottomanelli qualifying for a chance to compete at the individual state all-around. Driscoll also qualified for the state individual meet in floor exercise. Click here to read more
Holy Angels girls tennis preview, 2016
08.19.2016 | NorthJersey.com
LAST SEASON: 20-2 overall record, won the North Jersey, Non-Public A tournament after a 4-1 victory over Oak Knoll. Holy Angels lost in the first round in the Tournament of Champions to Montgomery, 3-2. Only other loss in team play came to Ridgewood. Holy Angels won the 2015 Bergen County Tournament (first time in school history), was named the Bergen County Team of the Year and Jessica Leto was named the NJ.com Coach of the Year. Click here to read more.
Golf: Holy Angels' Kelly Sim eyes U.S. Girls' Junior Championship
07.18.16 | NorthJersey.com
Kelly Sim arrives at the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship with greater experience and higher expectations.
New Jersey's two-time reigning high school girls champion has set a goal of reaching the semifinals, one year after her run in this United States Golf Association event ended in the Round of 32.
"This year I definitely want to get to at least the semifinals," said Sim, 16, who paused, laughed and added, "so I don't have to go through another qualifier to get in again." Click here to read more
Fair Lawn student, Demarest's Holy Angels and Passaic County Technical Institute among Rising Star Awards winners
The Paper Mill Playhouse handed out its 2016 Rising Star Awards on Tuesday night and North Jersey schools took home five awards.
Fair Lawn High School’s Trevor Braun won Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Charlie Chaplin in the school’s production of “Chaplin the Musical.” Click here to read more.
Paper Mill Playhouse Announces the 2016 Rising Star Awards Winners
As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. Click here to read more.
Metro Awards: The 31 winners, video, 75 photos!
June 8, 2016 lohud.com
WHITE PLAINS — Hastings High School's production of "Les Miserables" was named outstanding overall production at the 18th annual Metropolitan High School Theater Awards on Monday. Hastings, which was up for 14 Metros Awards — the high-school equivalent of the Tony Awards in the Lower Hudson Valley — also won honors for its chorus and costumes. Click here to read more.
Kelly Sim of Holy Angels is NJ.com Girls Golfer of the Year, 2016
Kelly Sim is well beyond her years -- on the golf course and off.
On the course, the sophomore at Holy Angels captured the 2016 Tournament of Champions for the second straight season. After double bogeying the 13th hole, she trailed the leader by four strokes with just five holes left, then birdied four times coming in to become the only player to shoot under par (70) at the Forsgate Country Club. Click here to read more.
Rising Star Awards is Paper Mill Playhouse version of Tony Awards
It may sound like a tired old line. But, insists Nick Berninger, 2016 Rising Star Awards contender for best lead actor, what all the greats say is true: "It really is an honor, just to be nominated." Click here to read more.
Holy Angels Theater Nominated for 12 Metro Awards
Archbishop Stepinac’s production of “Sister Act” and Hastings High School’s “Les Miserables” lead the nominees for the 18th Metropolitan High School Theater Awards, announced Monday. Each had 14 nominations, including for outstanding overall production. Click here to read more.
Girls Golf: Kelly Sim of Holy Angels, IHA win Bergen County Tournament titles
TEANECK -- Sophomore Kelly Sim of Holy Angels, the reigning NJSIAA Tournament of Champions winner, captured the Bergen County Girls Golf Tournament title at the Overpeck Golf Course, held Wednesday. Click here to read more.
High schools in Bergen, Passaic counties among Paper Mill's Rising Star award winners
Bergen, Passaic and Hudson county high schools received more than a dozen nominations Monday in the Paper Mill Playhouse's 21st Annual Rising Star Awards, sort of like the Tony Awards of New Jersey high school musicals. The winners will be announced during a gala awards ceremony at Paper Mill June 7, featuring performances from nominated shows. Click here to read more.
H.S. girls golf: Different pairs help Holy Angels win Arcola Girls Invitational
April 20, 2016
PARAMUS — Holy Angels changed its usual pairings and it worked well enough to win the Arcola Girls Invitational.
The Angels posted a nine-hole score of 149 on Tuesday at sunny Arcola County Club to finish three strokes ahead of Bergen Tech and 10 ahead of Ridgewood. Northern Highlands was fourth with 167 and Ramsey with 179. Click here to read the article
NJ high school students talk about their National Dance Team Championship win
03.02.2016, PIX11 Morning News
Some students at a New Jersey high school have a lot to be proud of — they're the first Northeast team to win the National Dance Team championship. They beat out more than 50 teams. Kirstin Cole joined them at the Tenafly Arts Center. Click here to watch the interview.
Dance team from Holy Angels in Demarest wins national title
The team made history by also securing fourth place in Small Varsity Pom, second place in JV Pom and fourth place in JV Hip Hop, collectively the highest placement ever achieved by a New Jersey dance team at NDTC.
H.S. indoor track: Healthy Holy Angels squad soars to relay gold at Lou Molino Invitational
HACKENSACK – Holy Angels’ distance runners have been hobbled by a variety of ailments this winter.
On Tuesday, the Angels were 100 percent and showed what they can do by winning the distance medley relay at the Lou Molino Invitational.
"Our whole team’s been kind of a mess since cross-country," Holy Angels senior Grace Jansson said. "It’s been frustrating because we know we have so much potential, but we could never really put it all together.
"Coming together and winning a race like this is really exciting. It shows what kind of potential we have."
The results of day one from the second round of the BCWCA Tournament games
The day began with 6th seeded Pascack Valley defeating 11th seeded Academy of the Holy Angels 57-41. Pascack Valley led at the end of the first quater 18-12, but their big lead came in the second quarter. They worked hard and out-scored Holy Angels 20-8. At te half they lead 38-20. Holy Angels played tighter defense in the second half, but it was not enough to earn the lead.
H.S girls indoor track: Final events pay off for Ridgewood, Ramsey
NEW YORK – Ridgewood and Ramsey won their final events of the Bergen County Indoor Relays on Wednesday, leading them to winning the large and small school divisions, respectively.
Ridgewood entered the final event, the pole vault, tied with River Dell with 67 points. Maxine Earl and Nicole Lester cleared 10-feet-6 and 10-0 to give the Maroons first place in the event and the large school division, 77-73 over River Dell.
"Maxine and Nicole are accomplished pole vaulters, so going into that final event we knew at their best performance, they will win," said coach Josh Saladino.
Girls tennis: Cedar Grove resident looks back on journey to stellar freshman season
Cedar Grove resident Ashley Hess is coming off the best season of her tennis career. As a freshman, Hess garnered several individual accolades and awards and helped guide her high school tennis team to a state championship.
For Hess, the incredible season at the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest was a culmination of years of hard work that started as a young child.
"I started playing in clinics when I was 4 and I started playing competitively when I was 10," Hess said. "I knew I liked playing tennis recreationally right off the bat, and then the thought of playing competitively and taking what I love to the next level really excited me."
H.S girls basketball: Holy Angels' Sue Liddy collects win No. 700
PARAMUS – Her players surrounded and hugged her, streamers flew out from the stands, and spectators gave her a standing ovation. Former players, opposing coaches, family; they all were here to see this and support a coach who’s long been part of the fabric of North Jersey basketball.
In her 41st season as the head basketball coach at Holy Angels, Sue Liddy earned her 700th victory when her Angels beat Bergen Tech, 53-31, Thursday.
Liddy never discussed the milestone with her players. To her, it belongs to them – both current and former– as much as it belongs to her.
H.S girls basketball: Northern Highlands gets past Holy Angels, 60-52
HILLSDALE- Using a variety of pressure defenses mixed with a poised and patient offense, the Northern Highlands girls' basketball team outlasted The Academy of the Holy Angels, 60-52 the afternoon of Dec. 26 at the Joe Poli Holiday Tournament.
Even though the final margin was eight, the Highlanders answered a series of runs by Holy Angels and proved to be the last team standing.
H.S. girls basketball countdown: Holy Angels coach Sue Liddy closing in on 700 wins
DEMAREST – The world was a very different place when Sue Liddy graduated from Upper Iowa University and arrived at Holy Angels in 1974.
North Jersey high schools had far fewer girls teams. A small handful of sports. Fewer opportunities. Even fewer role models.
Title IX was in its infancy. The revolution was just getting started, and Liddy was in on the ground floor.
“When I started out, Title IX just came in,” said Liddy, who is two wins shy of 700 as the Angels girls basketball coach. “When I left college, we were told, ‘You women are the founding mothers of Title IX. You’re going to do things no one else has done.’
“That’s always stuck with me.”
H.S. girls basketball countdown: No. 8 Holy Angels
No. 8 Holy Angels
Last season’s record: 19-7
Final ranking: No. 13
Best assets: Coach Sue Liddy, six wins shy of 700 for her illustrious career, has a nice mix of talent that learned how to win last season. That experience will be a major plus in big games this time around. Sophomore bundle of energy Elena Pulanco is one of North Jersey’s premier point guards, and junior F Elizabeth Garcia is ready to blossom as a star. Senior F Zoe Cockinos adds an element of toughness, while senior G Lauren Dines is a solid contributor on a team that has good depth. There’s been a lot of preseason buzz about freshman G Caroline Staff.
The Record girls tennis Team of the Year is Holy Angels
Holy Angels tennis coach Jess Leto has seen plenty of talented players show up for the school’s open houses before going elsewhere.
So she didn’t give much thought to having highly-touted Ashley Hess on the team until the freshman attended tryouts. Then Hess won one challenge match after another, and finally beat senior standout Adrianne Alfonso for the first-singles job.
Jessica O'Neill-Leto of Holy Angels is the NJ.com girls tennis Coach of the Year for 2015
Ever since Jessica O’Neill-Leto first picked up a tennis racket as a young girl, her father Dr. John O’Neill has been there to serve as coach and mentor.
Now, as the head coach at her alma mater, Holy Angels in Demarest, O’Neill-Leto preaches the lessons she learned from him. The messages of mental toughness, maintaining composure on the court, turning pressure into positive energy and out-working your opponent are now an everyday part of O’Neill-Leto’s teachings.
Changing with the times for Demarest private school
DEMAREST - While much in the world has changed since the School Sisters of Notre Dame was founded in 1833, the mission that started in a small congregation in Neunburg vorm Wald, Bavaria has not. For nearly two centuries, the sisters have sought to educate young women, coming to the United States in 1847 to continue their calling by opening college preparatory schools.
"That was pretty visionary for that time," Academy of the Holy Angels Principal Jennifer Moran said. "They just knew, if you educate a woman, you change the world."
H.S. girls tennis: The Record Top 20 for Oct. 10
1. HOLY ANGELS 12-0
2. NORTHERN HIGHLANDS 9-2
3. RIDGEWOOD 13-3
4. RAMAPO 13-3
5. IMMACULATE HEART 9-2
Cedar Grove resident crowned tennis champion
Freshman Ashley Hess, a resident of Cedar Grove, was part of the Academy of Holy Angels varsity girls tennis team that was recently named Bergen County champions. The Holy Angels earned their first championship of the school's history after beating out Ridgewood for the title.
H.S. girls tennis: Holy Angels wins the Bergen County Tournament
Demarest- For the first time in 135 years, the Holy Angels girls tennis team won the Bergen County Tennis Tournament for big schools, edging out stalwarts Ridgewood and Ramapo.
Head coach Jessica Leto was very excited about the achievement but said the initial reaction was "SHOCK." She said the team knew they had a shot at tying for first but Leto was keeping an eye on the other teams' matches to see if winning outright would be more easily attainable.
H.S. girls soccer: Holy Angels gets that elusive win
Demarest- Holy Angels coach Megan Delasandro has been wanting — and telling — senior captain Alexa Vecchione to start shooting more.
Sunday, we saw why.
Locked in a scoreless tie against Glen Rock in the opening round of the Bergen County girls soccer tournament, Vecchione ripped a high-arcing, rainbow shot from 35 yards that found the back of the net in the 45th minute.
Glen Rock residents named AP Scholars
Academy of the Holy Angels' (AHA) students Fiona Williams and Emma Sanders, both Glen Rock residents, have been named 2015 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars based upon their outstanding performance on the National College Boards' AP examinations administered last spring.
Holy Angels | to host Open House Oct. 4
Meet students, faculty, department chairpersons and college counselors at Academy of the Holy Angels' Open House on Sunday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prospective parents and students are invited to learn how AHA's well-integrated curriculum, suited to each student, prepares girls to make that critical leap to become women leaders. During the visit, tour the open, airy college-like campus, featuring a state-of-the art Learning Annex, new turf field, functional greenhouse powered by solar panels, and a comprehensive Tech Center with multimedia classrooms and Mac Lab.
Kerry Sammon of Holy Angels voted top girls soccer goalie in the Big North Conference
The Big North has some of the state's top talent, especially with teams like Northern Highlands, Immaculate Heart and Ramapo in the conference.
H.S. girls tennis: Bergen County tournament preview
Today: First round and quarterfinals, NV/Demarest (large schools), NV/Old Tappan (small schools), 8 a.m. Sunday: NV/Old Tappan, large schools: semifinals 8-10 a.m., finals noon-2 p.m.; small schools: semifinals 10 a.m.-noon, finals 2-4 p.m. Defending champions
Large schools: Fair Lawn used its outstanding depth to capture last year’s crown, edging the second-place trio of Northern Highlands, NV/Demarest and Ridgewood. The Cutters didn’t have the top guns but won the second-doubles title behind Danielle Mandel and Anna Antonova. They also got a runner-up performance from Victoria Piskarev in third singles and a semifinal appearance in first doubles from Sharon Cherkassky and Nicole Badalyan.
H.S. girls tennis: Holy Angels leads the Record preseason top 20
1. Holy Angels
3. NV/Old Tappan
4. Northern Highlands
5. Immaculate Heart
Senior Spotlight on Adrianne Alfonso, Holy Angels Tennis Team
Being a professional tennis player isn't all about private jets, watch endorsements and fancy hotels.
This summer, Holy Angels senior Adrianne Alfonso is finding out how much work comes with it as she participates in a two-month, professional-grade training regimen at MHS Tennis in Union County.
"It's very tiring," Alfonso said. "But it's a great opportunity to work on my game and get stronger."
Kelly Sim of Holy Angels is the State Girls Golfer of the Year, 2015
Freshman Kelly Sim of Holy Angels was determined to prove to both herself and her family that she could be the second freshman to ever win the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions.
"In the few tournaments leading up to the T of C, I finished second or third," Sim said. "To me, they're both the same thing. I come in every tournament with the goal to win. At the T of C I really wanted to show people that I'm better than second or third, that I'm a winner." Sim's determination paid off.
International Night shows variety of cultures Holy Angels
On April 17, Academy of the Holy Angels hosted its annual International Night. The program commenced with a spectacular fashion show highlighting the enormous array of cultures represented at Holy Angels. The entertainment then continued with students performances.
Members of the Asian Cultural Society, Black and Hispanic Cultural Society and Gaelic Society, who had spent months rehearsing their dance, vocal and instrumental performances, showcased their talents.
Academy of the Holy Angels holds first-ever Food Truck and Arts Festival in Demarest
The Academy of the Holy Angels (AHA) parent organization, known as “Angels in the Arts,” sponsored its first-ever Food Truck and Arts Festival yesterday. The event took place on the grounds of the Holy Angels campus located in Demarest.
A variety of gourmet food trucks participated in the event, including The Taco Truck, The Gorilla Cheese NYC, Plum on the Run, Rosie’s Weenie Wagon, Polkadot Cupcakes, and Ben & Jerry’s.
H.S. Female Athlete of the Week: Kelly Sim of Holy Angels
04.21.15 The Record
For Kelly Sim, each round of golf is like playing two games.on the Fairleigh Dickenson Invitational at River Vale Country Club.
There's the one playing out on a well-manicured lawn that's measured in bogeys and birdies. And there's the one in her mind, where she tries to convince herself she can make a good shot every time.
"A lot of people think that if you want to improve, like with your swing, you have to go out and practice a lot," the Holy Angels freshman said. "But you really don't have to do that because it's really all mental.
Academy of the Holy Angels dance team achieves national ranking
02.19.15 The Record
The Academy of the Holy Angels varsity and junior varsity dance teams achieved national rankings at the 2015 National Dance Team Championship competition held from Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Competing against 54 teams from all over the country, the varsity Angels achieved a second-place ranking while the junior varsity team came in fifth place.
Resident celebrates 105th birthday with Academy of the Holy Angels
02.19.15 The Record
Students from the Academy of the Holy Angels’ JOY Club, (Joining Old and Young), visited the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly on Tuesday, Feb. 10 to help Demarest native Frank Lucia celebrate his 105th birthday.
Holy Angels students ‘empowered’ by science program
01.21.15 The Catholic Advocate
Six students from the Academy of the Holy Angels were selected to participate in The Perry Outreach Initiative hosted by New York University Center at Bellevue Hospital in New York City on Dec. 13. Named in honor of the late orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jacque-line Perry, The Perry Initiative is dedicated to inspiring young women to study orthopedic medicine and engineering.
H.S. girls fencing: Holy Angels quite capable against best
01.05.15 The Record
MORRISTOWN – Melissa Gillick knows Holy Angels for the most part is a young and inexperienced team this season. On Sunday, she and teammates Alexandra Hottenrott and Bridget Owens helped show that the youthful Angels could be a force the rest of the way.
Gillick, Hottenrott and Owens combined to take fourth in epee at the Santelli girls fencing tournament at Morristown Armory, just missing a bronze medal on indicators to Columbia. Gillick went 9-5, and Hottenrott and Owens each went 10-4 for the Angels, who had 11 wins to tie Columbia. But the Essex County school took third as it had a better net-touches-for-touches-against (zero to minus-five) in the final epee standings.
Holy Angels students build new greenhouse at Demarest campus
12.25.14 NORTHERN VALLEY SUBURBANITE
At the Academy of the Holy Angels, more than 100 students, staff and volunteers from Home Depot in North Bergen joined forces to construct an 8-by-16 foot greenhouse at the school's campus. Science Department Chairperson Nancy Brizzolara, who spearheaded this effort, welcomed the volunteers and thanked them for braving the cold and giving up their busy Saturday to help out.
Students Selected for Perry Outreach Initiative
12.19.14 Archdiocese of Newark
Six Academy of the Holy Angels students were selected to participate in The Perry Outreach Initiative hosted by New York University Center at Bellevue Hospital in New York City on December 13th. Named in honor of the late orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jacqueline Perry, The Perry Initiative is dedicated to inspiring young women to study orthopedic medicine and engineering. Although women are well represented at the nation’s medical schools, they are less likely than men to specialize in these fields.
Speaker shares experiences from South Sudan with Holy Angels students in Demarest
11.07.14 Northern Valley Suburbanite
The Academy of the Holy Angels community on Nov. 4 welcomed S. Cathy Arata, SSND, who shared her experiences working for six years with Solidarity With South Sudan, a consortium of more than 200 religious congregations dedicating themselves in South Sudan to training teachers, health care workers and pastoral personnel to improve the lives of the people there. AHA President Melinda Hanlon welcomed Arata and expressed how closely her work reflects the mission ideals of the School Sisters of Notre Dame to transform the world through education and to live in solidarity with all of creation.
Dance Team - Received Top Awards
The Holy Angels Dance Team successfully kicked off its 2014-2015 season, once again proving that “Angels Do Fly Higher.” The 25 member team received top awards in choreography for both Hip Hop and Pom at Monmouth University, qualifying both the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams for the National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Florida. The Holy Angels dancers also received the 2014 Leadership Award spotlighting their teamwork, leadership, and overall work ethic. During its 4-days dance intensive with the Universal Dance Association, five Junior Varsity Dancers were hand picked to attend the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, and four Varsity dancers were selected to perform in London for their New Year’s Celebration!
Ivetty Estepan '14
AHA is so very proud of Ivetty Estepan '14, accepted to six Ivys and is headed to Yale this fall. Principal Jennifer Moran says, "Ivetty is larger than life and we were so thrilled that she was so successful in her acceptances... She was a laser in every single class. She worked so hard, and her success was earned every single day." Check out the Pascack Valley Community Life's article about Ivetty »
Class of 2014 Senior Commencement Speaker
Lydon Kersting '14 receives well deserved accolades in Pascack Valley Community Life. "Lydon Kersting was chosen to deliver the Senior Commencement Speech, which is the highest honor bestowed on a student at Holy Angels. Kersting, who is from Park Ridge, was selected on the basis of not only of her academic achievement but for the ways in which she embodied the Academy of the Holy Angels philosophy in her activities, leadership roles, spirituality and service to others over the last four years. She will attend Princeton University in September." Click here to read the full article »
S. Mary and Luke Receive Courage Award
AHA Social Worker, S. Mary Foley, SSND and AHA's amazing goose dog, Luke were among the honorees at the Courage Awards Gala on May 28, 2014 at the Venetian in Garfield, New Jersey. They were recognized for their work in recent years with individuals and communities struggling from traumatic events. Click here for more information. To hear their interview on 1010 Wins radio, click here.
Angels Selected for Lunar Program
The Academy of the Holy Angels was one of ten schools nationwide to be accepted into the Exploration of the Moon and Asteroids by Secondary Students (ExMASS) program which is run in conjunction with the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration. This research will support the goals of the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute. At the end of the school year, these "Space Angels" will compete for a chance to present their findings to at the Exploration Science Forum at the NASA Ames Research Center in July 2015.