On Friday, April 17th 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, were proud to showcase their talents. The audience was treated to a rendition of Danny Boy played on the harp, all types of dances: traditional Irish step, Armenian folk, Bollywood, Hip Hop and tribal just to name of few, and beautiful vocal performances of traditional Indian music. And of course, there was an abundant array of international cuisines available to the delight of the 300 guests. Principal Jennifer Moran, who was on hand for the festivities, commented, “It was a celebration that proved girls win the world.”
Academy of the Holy Angels is proud to call itself a community of “one heart and one mind” but is also a place of rich diversity and internationality. Forty percent of the school’s 570 students identify as Asian, Hispanic or African American. In addition, there are currently 39 international enrolled at the school who come as far away as South Korea, China, Great Britain, Trinidad and Brazil. Although strongly Roman Catholic in identity, the Academy enthusiastically welcomes students of all religious backgrounds and faith traditions. In many ways, this rich diversity reflects the internationality of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who sponsor the school and direct its programs, mission and philosophy.
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