From Argentina to Albany: Fernández Helps Students Embrace Spanish Language

Natalia Fernandez has been teaching English and Spanish as a second language in Argentina since she graduated from the Universidad del Salvador in Argentina in 2002. A native Argentinian, Profesora Fernández is working to receive her master’s in education studies at the University at Albany. AHN’s newest Spanish Teacher wants her students to know that while learning a new language takes time and effort, especially when being taught by a native speaker, practice makes perfect!

Epiphany Reminder of Many Gifts

As we consider the Feast of the Epiphany, let us rejoice in the light of divine revelation that guided the Magi to the humble manger. We celebrate not only the manifestation of the Christ child to the world but also the profound wisdom and grace this revelation brings to our lives.

“Nice Honor” for Deja Deas ’16

She’s not a member of Holy Names’ Carlo Cherubino Athletic Hall of Fame — yet — but De’Janaire Deas received a nice surprise recently from her alma mater.

Read the full article from the Times Union here.

Kosek Discovers Inner Artist in Every Student

“Everyone thinks that being ‘a good artist’ means that they can draw or paint realistically, but that’s not true.”

Kate Kosek, who took over as AHN’s Art Teacher in the fall and says most people can draw realistically if they put in the time and effort to practice, but abstraction and alternative processes are just as valid.

Reflection on Advent

As we continue in the first week of Advent, the air is thick with hope and anticipation — a sentiment far deeper than the excitement of gifts under a decorated tree. For Christians, this season is a poignant reminder of the cyclical nature of the Incarnation, a profound event where the divine entered our world in a tangible way. In this period of reflection, we acknowledge we are not merely beings of flesh and bone but carriers of a divine spark; a sacred imprint that connects us to something greater. Our eternal souls are clothed in this fragile body.

AHN Athletes Winners On and Off the Field

It has been discouraging, but not surprising to read stories in the local and national press about cheating, abuse, and financial shenanigans in college and high school athletic programs. The sad reality is that a win-at-all-costs mentality is nothing new in sports. The good news is this is not the case at Academy of the Holy Names where former Athletic Director Carlo Cherubino and his successor, Teagan Waddingham, have established an exceptional program in which athletic accomplishment is measured as much by the development of character as it is by wins and losses. 

Esse Quam Videri

The premier edition of EQV magazine came out recently. The stories highlight the many ways our current students and alumnae impact the world, especially in the fields of science and medicine.

The title of the magazine is drawn from our school motto, Esse Quam Videri, to be, rather than to seem. Our focus as a school has always been to form young women of substance and character who contribute to building a better world through the use of their intellect and the skills, knowledge, and values they develop here. The pressures young people have as they form their identities, especially in the age of social media, make our mission critically important to their lives and the lives of the people they will touch.

AHN Prayer Service

Athlete of the Week, Girls’ Sports

Each Monday during the school year, we’ll nominate five athletes from the Capital Region who had outstanding performances during the previous week. You can vote for who you think should receive the honor. Staff writer James Allen also will make a selection.

Voting will begin Monday morning and close Wednesday night. Winners will be announced by noon Thursday.

Read Article on Times Union

AHN Day of Service

The Academy of the Holy Names took a break from academics on Oct. 17, as students, faculty and staff volunteered in the morning at 18 different service organizations around the Capital District.

The Day of Service demonstrated the dedication the entire Holy Names community has to serve the marginalized, poor and disadvantaged in the area. The focus stems from the charisms of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM).

Read Article in The Evangelist

AHN Day of Service