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NHS Third Quarter Awards

The NHS presents awards each quarter to students representing the four pillars of the society: character, service, scholarship, and leadership. For the third quarter of the 2023-24 academic year, congratulations are extended to the following seniors:

Service: Lauren Hroncich
Throughout her time at IHA, Lauren has been actively involved in service. She makes cards for hospital patients and volunteers at Camp Acorn. Lauren is on the executive board for IHA’s Christian Service Board and attends the Christmas and Easter visits to Sacred Heart School. She is always eager to lend a helping hand to those in need and to also spread kindness. Lauren serves her sisters at IHA as a peer mentor, listening and helping out the freshman. She is also an Eagle Ambassador and volunteers her time at many IHA events. Lauren serves as an example to others, as she is caring and selfless. 

Leadership: Alexandra Barry
Alex Barry’s ability to inspire her classmates makes her a true leader. Whether she is serving as president on the Student Council Executive Board, leading her Varsity Soccer Team as captain, or representing the school as an Eagle Ambassador, Alex consistently demonstrates a commitment to excellence. She goes above and beyond in the classroom, leading class discussions and uplifting her peers. Alex is also a member of the Science National Honor Society, Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, and the St. Brigid Society. Outside of school, Alex plays club soccer, and she continues to excel as the NJ High School Soccer Player of the Year, demonstrating unparalleled leadership both on and off the field. Alex’s leadership helps to foster a sense of community among her IHA sisters and serves as an example for all to follow.

Scholarship: Karina Folwarski
Karina epitomizes IHA’s value of scholarship, as she is a hardworking and diligent student. She is in the STEM program and is always eager to learn and participate in class to enhance her knowledge. Karina balances her challenging classes with a busy schedule of sports, as she is a member of both the Cross Country and Winter Track Teams at IHA. She is a role model for her peers, as she is disciplined and focused on performing well in and out of the classroom.

Character: Dylan Applin
Dylan's compassion is poured into all of her accomplishments at IHA and her character has left a lasting impact on all of her classmates. As a group leader for Big Sister/Little Sister for C.A.R.E, an ambassador for the IHA Mental Health Committee, and prominent member of the National Honor Society, Dylan has committed herself to promoting the wellbeing of her IHA sisters. She is also an anchor for heartTV, a crew member for IHA Theatre, and a former captain for the IHA junior varsity Volleyball Team. Dylan continues to show her love for her friends and community through her volunteer efforts at Several Sources, and also at Our Lady of Mercy Academy in their drama production, volleyball team, and kindergarten classrooms. Dylan has embodied the essence of a Woman of Valor as she radiates empathy, support, and unwavering dedication in all that she does.