Kindness has no cost, but it has tremendous value at the Academy of the Holy Angels. Each quarter, selected AHA students receive the Sister Catherine Green Kindness Award in recognition of their inspirational attitudes.
Freshman Isabelle Egan, sophomore Kayla George, junior Gabriella Ligresti, and senior Tara Lyons are the honorees for the second quarter of the 2017-18 academic year.
Egan, a resident of Oradell, was described as a perfect fit for the Kindness Award.
Ligresti was recognized for putting her own worries aside to make time for others. A resident of Montebello, classmates described her as a kind and selfless person.
“She asks me how my day is going and offers to help me with my homework if she sees that I am having trouble,” one classmate said.
Another peer added, “No matter how much stress she is under, or if she is ever upset, she will put that aside to make other people feel better.”
Lyons is described as a wonderful role model who welcomes newcomers with open arms and helps younger girls when they are struggling. Friends of the Pearl River native said she is always happy.
“She never turns down the opportunity to help others, and never talks badly about people,” a peer wrote. “She is one of the nicest and most sincere girls you will ever meet. She is always encouraging her teammates to do the best they can.”
AHA students, faculty, and staff are permitted to nominate a student for the Kindness Award. AHA Dean of Students Andréa Beyer oversees the selection process.