At Nazareth, girls have many opportunities to discover themselves as leaders. Through our many clubs, activities, and athletic teams our girls are empowered to make decisions, plan events, and work collaboratively with their teachers and fellow classmates in an effort to advance the mission of Nazareth.
Student Leadership Organizations
The leadership clubs are a snapshot of the many clubs and activities that Nazareth Academy High School has to offer. These officers of these clubs are recognized as student leaders throughout our school community. The moderators and student leaders of these clubs promote student learning, enhance personal growth, and help students realize their full potential as part of their preparation for leading a satisfying and productive life. At Nazareth Academy High School our girls are more than just students.
Leadership Team and Student Council
The function of the Student Council is to represent student views to the faculty and administration and vice-versa. To accomplish this, members concern themselves with the student concerns, help to develop and maintain school spirit by providing activities and encouraging participation in them, and assist in maintaining discipline throughout the school. Student Council members and officers are elected from the senior, junior and sophomore classes. Homeroom presidents may be called in as ex-officio members of Council. Elected late in the first semester, 12 freshmen become associates and serve as councilors for the second semester.
They are the “face” of Nazareth and the school representation inside and outside of the campus. Their sense of loyalty, responsibility and duty, along with spiritedness and creativity adds to our school atmosphere and makes Nazareth Academy High School a welcoming home for all.
2021-2022 Leadership Team
- President ~ Isha Mankar '23
- Vice President ~ Elizabeth Unger '23
- Secretary ~ Eva Borkowski '23
- Treasurer ~ Jenna Garzone '23
President ~ Isha Mankar '23
Hey everyone! My name is Isha Mankar, and I am the Student Body President for the 2022-2023 school year! Before attending Nazareth, I attended Maternity B.V.M Grade School in Philadelphia, PA. Here at Nazareth, you can see me active on the tennis courts, debating on the Mock Trial team, and singing my heart out at Chorus and Chorale. That's just to name a few of the various ways I am involved at Nazareth! Additionally, I have been an active part of our theatre department as Lighting Manager for our past couple of productions! Coming to Nazareth was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. In fact, I was so determined to come to Nazareth, that I moved houses to come! These past three years have been the best years of my life, and I cannot wait to serve as Nazareth’s Student Body President. I have gotten to travel to Italy, Switzerland, and Ireland with our amazing music department and have been given so many amazing opportunities at Nazareth. I love volunteering in our school community and I cannot express how incredibly eager and excited I am to be on this amazing team and be able to represent a wonderful group of inspiring young women.
Vice President ~ Elizabeth Unger '23
Hi everyone! My name is Lizzie Unger, and I am the Student Council Vice President of Nazareth Academy for the 2022-2023 school year. I’ve been extremely lucky to grow up surrounded by the Nazareth family, since I came from Nazareth Academy Grade School just down the street! From the time I was little, I always knew I wanted to be a Panda at Nazareth, experience the sisterhood, and become a part of the special Nazareth family just as my mom, aunts, and cousins had before me. Grant Ave has been my home ever since I attended preschool at Alpha House but walking up the chapel steps on the first day of freshman year made the feeling of family and home feel stronger than ever! The amount of love and support that the faculty and Nazareth family gives everyday has helped me to not be afraid to try new things and to become very involved! I can always be found somewhere around Nazareth, whether it is in the pool swimming, on the field playing lacrosse, on the green golfing, singing and playing the saxophone in the music department, or going to club meetings! I can confidently say that I would not be who I am today without everything Nazareth has given me. I am forever grateful for “the Acad” and the life-long friendships it has given me with my sisters. I cannot wait to lead Nazareth next year and give back to our second home that we love a million!
Secretary ~ Eva Borkowski '23
Hello Everyone! My name is Eva Borkowski, and I am the Student Council Treasurer of Nazareth Academy High School for the 2022-2023 school year. Before coming to Nazareth, I attended Saint Ephrem School in Bensalem, PA. At Nazareth, you can usually find me running to different club meetings, practicing for the school play, in the Music Wing, or volunteering at various school events and around my community. As you can see, I truly love my school a million! I am so grateful to be a part of such an amazing community that teaches each student lessons that surpass the classroom and guide her through life. It is the different clubs, activities, and people at Nazareth that have shaped me into the person I am today. I am so honored and excited to be a part of this Leadership team, and I cannot wait to see what we will accomplish together in the 2022-2023 school year!
Treasurer ~ Jenna Garzone '23
Hi everyone! My name is Jenna Garzone, and I am the Student Council Secretary of Nazareth Academy High School for the 2022-2023 school year. I graduated in 2019 from St. Ephrem School located in Bensalem, PA. I play soccer, basketball, and lacrosse, and am a member of National Honors Society and Presidential Ambassadors. I was the Naz-A-Thon 2022 Junior Executive of Entertainment, Athletes Helping Athletes Vice President, Mu Alpha Theta peer tutor, and a Junior Kairos Leader. Nazareth has given me unlimited opportunities to step out of my comfort zone, perform to my best ability, and grow with my classmates. Without Nazareth, I would not be the person I am today. The people that I have met here truly have shaped my character, with such infectious energy and genuine support. I am so excited to see what we can do this upcoming school year as the Leadership team, and am forever grateful and truly honored to help lead Nazareth and see what we are capable of!
National Honor Society
Since 1950, Nazareth Academy High School has been a chartered member of the National Honor Society. As a chartered affiliate of the organization, Nazareth’s Lumen Christi Chapter operates strictly according to guidelines established by the national constitutions. The object of the National Honor Society, on both the national and local levels, is to encourage students to work for high standards of character, service, leadership, and scholarship.
Admission to the National Honor Society should not be looked upon as a reward for what a given student has done. Rather, it should be looked upon as acknowledgment of the fact that the student subscribes to National Honor Society values and acts accordingly. Thus, after induction, each National Honor Society member continues to practice the four qualities which formed the basis for her election. Failure to maintain National Honor Society standards constitute grounds for dismissal from the society.
Community Service Corp
Nazareth Academy High School’s Community Service Corp (CSC) provides students with the opportunity to live out the words expressed by His Holiness, John Paul II, “Enjoy the privilege of your youth: the right to be dynamic, creative and spontaneous, the right to be full of hope and joy, and above all, the chance to give of yourself to others in generous joyful service.”
For members of the Community Service Corp, service is a year round experience that includes:
- Collecting school supplies for area grade schools
- Gathering winter clothing and food for local shelters
- Serving holiday meals to older adults at senior centers
- Mentoring children in their schools and communities
Other major service projects include Operation Santa Claus, the Thanksgiving Food Drive, and the Bread Basketball program which raises over eight tons of canned vegetables, beverages, cereals, baby supplies, toiletries, and more for those in need.