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Baccalaureate 2024

Congratulations to all of this year’s graduates for their incredible contributions to IHA over the past four years! On the evening of our inspirational Baccalaureate Mass, valedictorian, Meaghan Keating '24 (University of Notre Dame), and salutatorian, Ella Bosse '24 (Tufts University), received medals to be worn on Graduation Day. 

Honors students were also recognized at the ceremony  — nine with Distinguished Honors by maintaining an average of 95 or better for the year and ninety-four with Honors by maintaining an average of 90 for the year.

IHA Family Awards were presented to six families this year who have their last daughter of three or more graduating. Congratulations to: 

Jennifer Amerio and Steven Amerio, parents of Francesca '19, Simone '21, Josephine '23, and Luciana '24
Dawn Coleman and Michael Coleman, parents of Hailey '19, Madison '21, and Olivia '24
Luz Fernandez and Jaime Luna, parents of Kayla '21, Amber '24, and Alexa '24
Johanna Martin and Seamus Martin, parents of Kathleen '17, Hanna '21, and Rose '24
Benita Raia and Samuel Raia, parents of Gabriella '19, Olivia '22, and Samantha '24
Donna Sandt and Robert Sandt, parents of Allison Anne '20, Carolyn '23, and Madeline '24

IHA would also like to recognize the following seniors who received Subject Area Awards

Bryana Leigh Saenz - The Arts
Lily Grace Schwedhelm - Communications
Giana M. Fontanetta - English
Elizabeth Grace Ogden - French
Ellie Y Kim - Mathematics
Hannah Gabriella Hart - Theology
Katelyn Hilde Rader - Physical Education
Kiera Ryann Stevenson - Science
Emily Maya Gelewski - Social Studies
Giana M. Fontanetta - Spanish
Rose Elizabeth Martin - Technology
Mina Isabella Cocca - Italian

Additionally, congratulations to the following Scholarship Award recipients from the Class of 2024:

The Immaculate Heart Academy Scholar-Athlete Award – Meaghan Keating
The NJSIAA New Jersey Scholar Athlete Award – Madyson Ayers
Immaculate Heart Academy Athletic Achievement Award – Kalena Stavish 
Immaculate Heart Academy’s Athlete of the Year Award – Alexandra Barry 
Bergen County Women’s Coaches Association - recognizes athletes who participate in 10 or more sports seasons – Abigail Romero
Bergen County Women’s Coaches Association Scholarship given for outstanding athletic achievement – Marisa Flores
IHA Parents’ Club Robert Ryan Memorial Scholarship – Layla Rajan
The Virginia, "Ginny" Panicucci Memorial Award – Maeve Murray
The Kim Montelaro Memorial Award – Sophia Reina Ditchfield-Agboh
The Dorothy and Jack McKenna Memorial Award – Victoria DellaCroce
Kathleen Farley Memorial Award – Emily Keizer
The Fine Arts Award – Meghan Deane
The Minerva Echeverria Memorial Award – Sophie Morales
The Carmella Cupo Wardell Award – Madeline Manning
The Lakeland Bank Scholarship - Anna Gallucci
Bergen County Directors of Guidance Scholarship – Emily Gelewski
The Ramsey Knights of Columbus Scholarship – Kaelie Mannion 

Thank you to Monsignor Ron Rozniak and the IHA staff who planned and participated in the beautiful Mass, and to the IHA administration and Mrs. Liz Kearns P’05, ’08, ’11, senior class moderator, for honoring our seniors in such a special way.

Click here to view the full photo album, courtesy of Mike Hamlett Photography.

Click here to view the full photo album from the Commencement Exercises held on June 1, 2024.