Immaculate Heart Academy Celebrates Honors Convocation Ceremony + Open House October 23rd + 27th


Immaculate Heart Academy Celebrates Honors Convocation Ceremony + Fall Open House Oct 23rd + 27th, Bergen County Moms

IHA's 2022 Honors Convocation celebrates students' outstanding scholastic achievements.


Immaculate Heart Academy’s 2022 Honors Convocation was held on the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Miss Kerry Carroll’04, IHA principal, welcomed the Immaculate Heart community and led the students and faculty in an opening prayer. She was followed by Meghan Minogue’23 (of Hillsdale), IHA’s National Honor Society vice president, who congratulated the student body on their hard work and encouraged them to continue to strive for academic success.


Accompanied by Mr. Jason Schlereth, IHA president, and Mrs. Maureen Layng, assistant principal for academics, Mrs. Alice Rogers P’07, ’09, ’13, assistant principal of students, announced the sophomores, juniors, and seniors who earned Distinguished Honors and Honors for their work during the 2021-22 academic year. Distinguished Honors certificates were presented to 56 students who earned averages of 95% or better in both semesters, and Honors certificates were presented to 208 students who earned averages of 90% or better in both semesters.


Immaculate Heart Academy Celebrates Honors Convocation Ceremony + Fall Open House Oct 23rd + 27th, Bergen County Moms

Left to right: Lauren Grae’23 of Ridgewood, Meghan Minogue’23 of Hillsdale, Kate Menake’23 of Bloomfield, and Marie Baldwin’23 of Ringwood.


Mrs. Maureen Layng, assistant principal for academics, then presented several collegiate book awards to seniors in addition to The Promising Young Scientist Award and Academic Distinction awards to IHA juniors:


The University of Rochester’s Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award

Meghan Minogue’23 of Hillsdale


The University of Rochester’s Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award

Kate Menake’23 of Bloomfield


The University of Rochester’s Xerox Award

Lauren Grae’23 of Ridgewood


University of Rochester’s George Eastman Young Leaders Award

Marie Baldwin’23 of Ringwood


The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medalist Award

Emma Dillane’23 of Verona


Immaculate Heart Academy Celebrates Honors Convocation Ceremony + Fall Open House Oct 23rd + 27th, Bergen County Moms

Adrianna Uykan'24 of Clifton is awarded IHA's 2022 Promising Young Scientist Award.

The Promising Young Scientist Award recognizes an outstanding junior who had the highest cumulative GPA in science and has expressed an interest in continuing her study of science at the university level. Congratulations to this year’s recipient, Adrianna Uykan’24 of Clifton.

In recognition of the extraordinary rigors of the curriculum, IHA believed it was essential to honor the junior students with in-house awards for academic distinction. These awards recognize students who have excelled in the following subject matters through a combination of academic excellence, superior skill, and genuine interest in the subject area. Congratulations to:


Social Studies: Kiera Stevenson’24 of Old Tappan

English: Rose Martin’24 of Woodcliff Lake

Science: Hannah Hart’24 of Upper Saddle River

Communications: Lily Schwedhelm’24 of Little Ferry

Art: Bryana Saenz’24 of Garfield

Performing Arts: Maeve Murray’24 of Pearl River, NY

Physical Education: Meaghan Keating’24 of Montvale

Spanish: Sophie Morales’24 of Little Ferry

French: Elizabeth Ogden’24 of Monroe, NY

Italian: Ella Crane’24 of Wayne

Mathematics: Ellie Kim’24 of Allendale

Theology: Casey McGrath’24 of Park Ridge


Immaculate Heart Academy Celebrates Honors Convocation Ceremony + Fall Open House Oct 23rd + 27th, Bergen County Moms

Left to right: Katherine Deane’23 of Highland Mills, NY; Emma Dillane’23 of Verona; Lauren Grae’23 of Ridgewood; Noelle Haskell’23 of Oradell; Layla Libanan’23 of New Milford; Kate Menake’23 of Bloomfield; Meghan Minogue’23 of Hillsdale; and Johanna Murphy’23 of Ridgewood


Finally, IHA is proud to have eight seniors who were named Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit® Scholarship Program, who were announced at the 2022 Honors Convocation. Congratulations to:


Katherine Deane’23 of Highland Mills, NY

Emma Dillane’23 of Verona

Lauren Grae’23 of Ridgewood

Noelle Haskell’23 of Oradell

Layla Libanan’23 of New Milford

Kate Menake’23 of Bloomfield

Meghan Minogue’23 of Hillsdale

Johanna Murphy’23 of Ridgewood



Immaculate Heart Academy Celebrates Honors Convocation Ceremony + Fall Open House Oct 23rd + 27th, Bergen County Moms

Will you be a member of IHA’s Class of 2027?


FALL OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, October 23rd

11 a.m.-2 p.m


Thursday, October 27th

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Click Here to Register


* Walk-ins are welcome *



Founded in 1960, Immaculate Heart Academy is an all-girls Catholic regional high school of the Archdiocese of Newark presently celebrating its 62nd year. A Blue Ribbon School, IHA enrolls approximately 700 girls in a competitive college preparatory program from more than 100 towns in Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Hudson and Essex counties in New Jersey and Rockland and Orange counties in New York. Over the years, IHA has continually grown and evolved, fortifying its academics, activities and facilities to prepare students for further education, and for the enhancement of society through their personal, professional and spiritual gifts. Immaculate Heart Academy is located at 500 Van Emburgh Ave., Township of Washington, NJ.


500 Van Emburgh Ave, Township of Washington 07676, Bergen County Moms

Immaculate Heart Academy

College Preparatory High School for Young Women

500 Van Emburgh Ave

Township of Washington, NJ 07676

(201) 445-6800

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