IHA's Christmas Art Show and Concert was held on the evening of Dec. 13, 2018. Before the concert, our talented artists in Introduction to Art, Art II, Advanced Painting and Drawing, 3-D Art, Design, Honors Studio, and AP Studio Art exhibited their work in the main lobby during an Artists' Reception, hosted by the National Art Honor Society and Parents' Club. Family and friends then joined together in the PAC for a beautiful concert featuring the IHA Orchestra, Voices, Praise, and Chorus. Thank you to Director of the Arts, Mrs. Lisa Encke; art teacher, Ms. Patrizia Tersigni; art teacher, Mrs. Mary Carnevale; performing arts teacher, Ms. Maureen McNulty; music teacher, Mrs. Barbara Donatacci; and band/orchestra director, Mr. Joseph Martorano, for putting on a wonderful Christmas show!Uploaded Dec 17, 2018
Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2020 for receiving their class rings at this year’s ceremony, held December 6, 2018. After Fr. Francisco Rodriguez presided over a beautiful Junior Ring Mass, students and their parents joined together in the cafeteria for a celebratory reception in honor of the special tradition.Uploaded Dec 10, 2018
Mr. Jason Schlereth, principal, presents the Soaring Eagle Award four times a year to students who demonstrate excellence and work to the best of their ability in a particular subject. After being nominated by their teachers, the first group of 2018-19 Soaring Eagle Award recipients was recognized at a special reception on November 27, 2018.
Congratulations to, standing left to right in group photo, Lily Valentin’22 (Social Studies – Mr. Justin Zelenka), Madelyn Panebianco’22 (Physical Education – Ms. Jennifer Bednarek), Angeline Jacob’20 (Science – Dr. Ryan Brennan), Kristina Arriaga’19 (World Languages – Ms. Ana Echeverría), Elizabeth Rattazzi’19 (Communications – Mr. Phil Bernardi), Yoona Kim’20 (Mathematics – Mrs. Christine Cabrera Capizzi’89), and Maeve Duffin’20 (Technology – Mr. George Hotz). Seated, left to right, are Alexis Mason’22 (The Arts – Mrs. Barbara Donatacci), Gabrielle LaSala’20 (Religious Studies – Ms. Lynn Gansley), and Julia Whitney’21 (English – Ms. Kerri Kearney).
Katie Kerbstat, IHA class of 2007, is an Emmy award-winning journalist. While at IHA Katie was an editor of Accents, our school newspaper, and played varsity volleyball. For the last five years, she has been an Associate Producer at 60 Minutes, a TV news-magazine on CBS. She has worked on two-dozen stories there, co-producing eight.
This body of work has won her two Emmys, a Columbia DuPont award, two Writers Guild awards, and more than 14 Emmy nominations. Her work has taken her to the borders of Syria, the swamps of war-torn South Sudan, and to refugee camps in Djibouti and Turkey. She’s dashed (in heels) around the Vatican Palace & Capitol Dome, has searched for sunken slave ships in the Indian Ocean, filmed live-ammo war games in Jordan, has tracked down survivors of Syria's sarin gas attacks, and has gotten seasick everywhere from the Black Sea to the Gulf Aden.
Her stories include interviews with Pope Francis, President Barack Obama, the King of Jordan, Syria’s famed White Helmets, and Gold Star Families. This season she did her first story as a solo producer, becoming one of the youngest producers in the history of 60 Minutes.
Katie graduated magna cum laude from Manhattan College in 2011. She played division one volleyball and was editor of her college newspaper. Katie lives in New York City and is getting married in July. We were ecstatic to welcome her back home, as our 2018 Commencement Speaker.
Quarter 4 Soaring Eagle Award recipients celebrated their achievement at a special breakfast held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 in IHA’s Information Commons. Mrs. Jo-Ellen DeSanta, Assistant Principal, Academics and Instruction presented Soaring Eagle Awards to Sienna Falco’21 (Religious Studies – Mrs. Szydlik), Isabelle Arevalo’19 (Technology – Mrs. Dolan), Isabella Garzon’21 (The Arts – Mrs. Encke), Isabella Cross’19 (Social Studies – Mrs. Maltz), Gabriella Cali’19 (Communications – Ms. Shaheen), Grace Mendolia’20 (Science – Mr. Opremcak), Isabella Tricarico’21 (Mathematics – Miss Pagano), Joni Medzadourian’19 (Physical Education – Ms. Just), Isabella Lucero’20 (World Languages – Mrs. Syz), and Alyssa Lowther’21 (English – Miss Mackin).Uploaded Jun 04, 2018
Members of the Class of 2018 put together their own rendition of hit show, "The Office" to explain what everyday life is like @theheart! It was shown at the Senior Talent Show in April 2018.Uploaded Apr 20, 2018 by Tara Hopfenspirger
The Soaring Eagle Award is presented quarterly by Mr. Jason Schlereth, principal, to students who demonstrate excellence and work to the best of their ability in a particular subject. After being nominated by a teacher, the 2017-18 Quarter Three recipients were recognized on April 11, 2018.
Quarter Three Soaring Eagle Award recipients were, standing, left to right, Meagan Macalintal’18 (Physical Education – Ms. Shemayne Williams), Olivia Cantarella’18 (The Arts – Mrs. Patrizia Prosica), Olivia La Greca’20 (Mathematics – Mrs. Beda Barnes), Alexa Pallokat’20 (Religious Studies – Mrs. Jackie Kruk), Allessandra DelPrete’19 (English – Mrs. Donna Sandt), and Molly Fitzsimons’20 (Technology – Mrs. Theresa Dolan). Seated, left to right, are Bianca D’Costa’21 (World Languages – Mrs. Maria Daly-Vals), Athena Matthews’20 (Communications – Ms. Jessica Shaheen), and Dana Padilla’18 (Social Studies – Mrs. Diama Fischer). Not pictured is Madeline Erdman’19 (Science – Ms. Lauren Fitzgerald).
IHA we salute thee majestic and true
Fondly we greet thee your ideals pursue
You taught us in learning in wisdom in truth
Things we remember from days of our youth
When times will have passed and cares may o'ertake us
Then all that you stand for will never forsake us
There's none on this earth with you can compare
For you gave us a mem'ry faithful and fair.
So, lift up your voices so joyous and light
Let us all honor the blue and the white
We pledge thee allegiance until the end
And promise forever your name to defend
Let us go forward with courage to do
All that is noble and loyal and true
Long may your honor live on in our time
Alma Mater, O lead us to vict'ry sublime, to vict'ry sublime.