Our fourth and final Soaring Eagle Breakfast of the year was held on Friday, May 31, 2019 in the Info Commons. Ten IHA students were recognized for demonstrating excellence and working to the best of their ability in a particular subject area. Jason Schlereth, principal, presented Soaring Eagle Awards to:
Standing, left to right, Margaret Bizub’21 (Science – Mrs. Susan Adamo), Emma Cooke’20 (Communications – Ms. Jessi Shaheen), Ryleigh White’20 (Social Studies – Mr. Matthew Sartori), Cailee LaFrance’21 (World Languages - Dr. Arta Boutcher), Anna Salewycz’21 (The Arts – Mrs. Barbara Donatacci), Natalie Ronen’22 (Technology – Mrs. Alice Nudelman), and Olivia Salkowsky’22 (Religious Studies – Mrs. Jacklyn Kruk). Seated, left to right, are Kathryn Stathakis’20 (Physical Education – Ms. Danielle Just’05), Katherine Young’22 (Mathematics – Mrs. Jeannine Woolley), and Riley Ypelaar’22 (English – Mrs. Emily Fernandez).
We welcomed Dr. Kasey Regan, IHA Class of 1997, back to her alma mater as our 2019 Commencement Speaker. During her time at IHA, Kasey was a member of STUCO, serving as class president during her sophomore and senior years, and was an active member of CARE. Additionally, she was a four-year varsity cheerleader, two of those years being at IHA and two of the years at St. Joseph Regional, where she was a captain her senior year.
After IHA, Kasey attended Fairfield University where she was a member of multiple honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa and the Jesuit Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in biology and was the recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Award. She continued her studies at Georgetown University's School of Medicine and earned her medical degree. Kasey became a postdoctoral residency fellow at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and trained as a resident in anesthesiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Kasey is now board-certified in anesthesiology and working in private practice as the vice director of anesthesia at Vanguard Surgical Center in Maywood. The Regan's love for IHA runs deep, as Kasey is one of many alumnae in her family including her mother, Sharon Calvey Regan'69, and her sisters, Korey Regan'04 and Kaitlin Regan'06. She currently lives in Old Tappan with her husband, John BC'94 and Fairfield University'98, and their many four-legged children.
2019 Summer@theheart is quickly approaching and we are SO excited for this year's art intensives for 7th through 12th graders! Mini sessions include beginner Oil Painting, Watercolor, Batik & Resist Textile Design, Introduction to Calligraphy, and Introduction to Clay. Check out more in the video and register at https://www.immaculateheartnj.com/ap…/pages/summerattheheartUploaded May 28, 2019
On April 9, 2019, ten students were recognized with Soaring Eagle Awards for the first half of the second semester.
Congratulations to Gianna Stirone’21 (Mathematics – Mrs. Lori Cellini), Maria Cangelosi’21 (Religious Studies – Mrs. Beth Mueller Szydlik’84), Alexandra Stadler’19 (Science – Ms. Lauren Fitzgerald), Bryn Bogan’19 (Physical Education – Ms. Shemayne Williams), Jane DiLauro’19 (Social Studies – Ms. Pam Lewis-Cantor), Abbey Benus’22 (World Languages – Mrs. Maria Daly-Valls), Madeline Foglia’19 (The Arts – Mrs. Lisa Encke), Melanie Harrigan’20 (English – Ms. Macedo), Karleena Pineda’21 (Technology – Mrs. Theresa Seymour Dolan’95), and Angela Messere’22 (Communications – Mr. Phil Bernardi).
On March 27, 2019, we welcome Michael DeLeon, founder of Steered Straight Inc. to present "Vaping me Crazy - Youth E-Cigarette and Vaping Prevention.” Mr. DeLeon touched on:
The complete misunderstood fixation of the Vape and the JUUL by adolescents.
The susceptibility of the adolescent brain to this dangerous stimulant.
The systemic dangers to the brain and body that is completely underestimated.
The Tri-Fecta Gateway of Nicotine, Alcohol and Marijuana.
Watch his presentation here.