AHA Celebrates 134th Commencement
The Academy of the Holy Angels conducted its 134th commencement exercises on Sunday, June 1st, 2014 at the school’s Demarest NJ campus. The school graduated 143 seniors all of whom will be attending four year colleges in the fall. Students in the Class of 2014 gained admissions to all of the eight Ivy League schools this year. Together they accumulated over 24,000 hours in community service and were awarded over $20 million in scholarships and grants. The graduation guest speaker was Regina Gonzales Peron, J.D. ’93. She urged the students to work hard going forward and to rely on the strong foundations of academics and faith formed at Holy Angels. Graduating senior, Lydon Kersting was chosen to deliver the Senior Commencement Speech, which is the highest honor bestowed on a student at Holy Angels. Ms. 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 AHA philosophy in her activities, leadership roles, spirituality and service to others over the last four years. She will be attending Princeton University in September. Graduating senior, Christina Sivulka, who is from Englewood Cliffs, NJ, was chosen by her classmates to deliver the Senior Response. She will be attending The George Washington University in the fall.
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