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May 10, 2021

National Art Honor Society Accepts Selected AHA Juniors & Seniors

Twenty-one fine artists from the Academy of the Holy Angels have been inducted into the National Art Honor Society. AHA art teacher Kathryn Biskup organized the COVID-conscious induction ceremony, which was held in the school library and accessible online.


Established by the National Art Education Association in 1978, the NAHS welcomes high school students who demonstrate a high level of scholarship in art and academics. NAHS also promotes good character, art education within and beyond AHA, and service projects such as organizing the Academy’s art shows.

The 2021 inductees are: Abigail Allport of Englewood; Lizelle Bacolod of Fort Lee; Zeida Ben-Fredj Lopez of Bergenfield; Isabel Conyngham of Glen Rock; Bryana Daly and Haley Sheehan of Dumont; Hannah Glaser of River Vale; Catherine Henry of Saddle River; Chloe Ibraham of Blauvelt, New York; Alina Keshishian and Gian Lee of Englewood Cliffs; Daniella Naham of Teaneck; Josephine Noble of Demarest; Nina Pellegrino of Leonia; Kacey Pupo of Tappan, New York; Gabriella Rigoli of Wyckoff; Julie Rubino of Nutley; Bridget Ryan of Emerson; Grace Sawyer of Weehawken; Kathleen Stewart of Harrington Park; and Emma Yale of Westwood.


Art is key element of the Academy’s award-winning STREAM curriculum, which integrates science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and mathematics. In recent years, AHA’s artists have earned Gold Keys, Silver Keys, and

Honorable Mentions in the regional Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. Some of AHA’s Gold Key winners have gone on to earn medals in the national leg of this prestigious competition.


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 high school serves young women from many cultural and religious backgrounds.