angels around the halls athletics Martha Merriam spent the summer in Poland and placed sixth in The Cadet World Cup, a fencing tournament in which 109 girls from all over Europe competed. Catherine Apostol has successfully completed the United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) High School Equestrian Athlete Program. She was required to document at least 100 hours of training and provide verification of participation in three equestrian competitions during the year.
In June, Kelly Farrell, Lisa Harootunian, Patricia Krisan, Shiho Numakura, Jenny Quispe, Arianne Rowe and AHA faculty members Kate Chambers and Carol Fay participated in Young Neighbors In Solidarity, a project of the Center for Ministry Development. For one week, the group worked in Baltimore, MD in a soup kitchen and a facility that accepts and resells items for a fraction of the original cost to those who cannot afford new materials. The group also spent time at the Catholic Relief Services’ international headquarters in Baltimore, learning about the systemic causes of poverty and the skills needed to advocate for effective ways to address these important issues. They also traveled to Capitol Hill in Washington DC to meet with the aides of the two New Jersey senators and the congressional representatives of two local NJ districts to share their experiences and to advocate for the Food for Peace Bill.
In July, Isabelle Akinyemiju, Christina Careri, Emily Imbarrato, Annie King, Salina Lyu, Jenna Piccinich, Olivia Sheppard, Antonia Thompson, AHA Campus Minister Mrs. Kathy Sylvester and AHA Mission Integration Coordinator Mrs. Joan Connelly volunteered at St. Peter the Apostle School, an SSND-sponsored school in Philadelphia. The group did a variety of tasks to assist the principal and faculty for the opening of school. Yerin Karenna Jeong traveled to El Salvador on a mission trip with members of her church to volunteer at an orphanage called Shalom. The group spent two weeks there doing a variety of service projects.
Kelly Sim took third place at the Philadelphia Runner Junior Golf Championship held in August at the Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro, Delaware.
Thea Bliss, Sarah Daniello, Jennifer Faiz, Molly Menapace, Genesis Morales, Claudia Morgan, Anik Nalbandian, Krysta O’Shea and AHA Campus Minister Maryann Miloscia participated in “In His Footsteps,” a service program sponsored by the Newark Archdiocese Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Students from various archdiocesan institutions worked together in painting classrooms, working as camp counselors, and assisting at a food pantry.
Fiona Williams coordinated a service trip with Fabretto Children’s Foundation in Nicaragua over the summer. She recruited fellow Angels Juliet Vicari, Cassidy Feerick, Elly Rose Jayson and Abigail Williams to join her on a service trip to Nicaragua where they helped paint a school, build an irrigation system and teach English and team sports. Fiona is pictured digging an irrigation trench with Elly Rose.
Carolina Zulaga spent her summer on a mission trip to Guatemala City working at Programas Sociales de la Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Carmen. This organization helps to educate women and care for their children. Carolina spent five days there, feeding the children, working in the nursery and conducting a seminar on nutrition.
academics Twenty rising juniors and seniors led by faculty members Nancy Schneberger and Gail Fair traveled to Austria and Germany to participate in AHA’s summer study abroad humanities program. They enjoyed musical concerts, visited art museums, attended lectures and presented papers about historical and
Academy of the Holy Angels Tidings Magazine Fall/Winter 2014