February 07, 2022

AHA Takes First at SSND Trivia Night; Donates Prize to Caroline House

Academy of the Holy Angels trivia masters Jaqueline Arbogast, Ava Santoro, Maia German, and Alexis Mysliwiec brought home the top prize in the Second Annual SSND Trivia Night. This Catholic Schools Week contest is hosted by the North America Vocation Team of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, and includes SSND trivia and general knowledge.


“AHA won the general trivia category and posted the highest overall score,” AHA Campus Ministry Director Kathy Sylvester noted.

The prize, a $100 donation to the SSND charity of their choice, went to Caroline House in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A sponsored ministry of the Atlantic-Midwest Province of the SSND, Caroline House strives “(t)o enable women and children to reach the fullness of their potential through education in English language and life skills.” (Source:

Nine schools associated with the SSNDs were invited to participate in the Zoom trivia competition. Event organizers Sister Bridget Waldorf, Sister Carol Jean Dust, Sister Jill Laszewski, Sister Stephanie Spandl, and Sister Nancy Gilchriest view the contest as a way for students to interact with peers from schools across the United States and Guam.


Although the participants were competing against each other, they also connected by singing their school songs.


Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1879, the Academy of the Holy Angels is the oldest private girls’ school in Bergen County. While AHA is steeped in Catholic tradition, this prestigious school serves young women from many cultural and religious backgrounds.