Alverno Inducts New Members Into National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society

The National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes academic success while encouraging the continued development of character, leadership, and community service. At Alverno, National Honor Society students participate in various service projects including tutoring local middle school and junior high students. Additionally, members of National Honor Society are active members in Alverno student government, campus organizations, athletic teams, and the visual and performing arts while maintaining impressive academic records. Eligible students have the ability to apply to NHS and a committee selects those students whose application strongly reflect the four pillars of the society: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. New members were inducted in a ceremony that included a welcome from current president Nancy Alcala ’20 and current NHS students symbolically passed a candle flame to their newest members.

These new members include Madeleine Petersen, Iris Zhang, Emma Alvarez, Kaitlyn Hammer, Auden Harper, Danielle Campos-Martel, Kaylee Aya-ay, Richelle Studer, Ava Villegas, Rachel Wheeler, and Maille Mansbridge.

These young women join current members Nancy Alcala, Mckenna Lindheimer, Cassandra Lianto, Katherine Fong, and Madison Ramirez.

Tim Lewis, the Director of Visual and Performing Arts also inducted new members into the National Art Honor Society highlighting students with a deep passion and skill for visual arts.

“For 60 years, Alverno has been providing young women with incredible activities and exceptional academic opportunities,” said Julia V. Fanara, Head of School. “The National Honor Society is one of the highest achievements a student can achieve in high school. Through Alverno’s mission of empowering each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be, the young women inducted today represent the best of Alverno, having grown into women of scholarship, service, leadership and character.”

About Alverno Heights Academy

Alverno Heights Academy is an all-girls, independent, progressive Catholic, college preparatory school dedicated to its mission of empowering each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be. Located on the property of the former Barlow Estate in Sierra Madre, California, Alverno Heights Academy was founded in 1960 by the Sisters of St. Francis who sought to create an environment in the San Gabriel Valley where young women could become informed and knowledgeable persons. Later renamed Alverno High School and sponsored by the Immaculate Heart Community, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—has been shaped by the staff, trustees, and students. As Alverno Heights Academy once again, the school remains committed to its mission by encouraging each of their young women to be who they imagine. For more information about Alverno Heights Academy, please visit






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