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.
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.
- President ~ Ella Verello '22
- Vice President ~ Madeline Scott '22
- Secretary ~ Anna Monari '22
- Treasurer ~ Ella Pirolli '22
Hello everyone! My name is Ella Verello and I am the Student Council President of Nazareth Academy for the 2021-2022 School Year! Before Nazareth, I attended Saint Anselm Elementary School where I was also very involved in activities and a member of Student Council. In my eighth-grade year, I held the position of Vice President. I then ventured off away from the small group I’ve known since Pre-K. Even though I did not enter our school knowing many girls that summer, making new friends at Nazareth was so easy in such a welcoming environment. Since the day I officially became a panda, I’ve found my path and learned so much about myself. Nazareth has opened so many doors for me and coming to Naz was the best decision I’ve made! I’ve grown in every aspect of my life. The faculty and students are like no other. A typical day at the “Acad” for me is attending my classes while bouncing from club to club. I am always running around the school participating in a variety of activities that make me feel like I’ve made a difference. I am literally running since I am a member and captain of the Nazareth track and cross-country teams. At Nazareth, I strive to be involved and thoroughly enjoy my participation in everything I do. At Naz, there is something for everyone! Nazareth is my safe space and my second home. I’m really looking forward to becoming a senior and am embracing all of the opportunities that I will experience this coming year. I’m beyond excited to do my very best as a leader at our school. I cannot wait to get started on my best year yet!
Hi everyone! My name is Maddie Scott, and I am the Student Council Vice President of Nazareth Academy for the 2021-2022 school year. I may be a senior, but it feels like just yesterday I was a seventh grader coming from Our Lady of Grace School in Penndel to my first Nazareth open house. That day I walked up those chapel steps for the first time and knew that I was home. Since then, my love and appreciation for this school and its family has only grown! Both the teachers and students are so genuine, thoughtful, and committed to caring for each other. At Nazareth, you'll see me just about everywhere - from taking pictures for the yearbook at school events to running around campus as a member of the cross country and track teams. Honestly, I probably spend more time here at school than my own house! That being said, I truly wouldn't have it any other way and am so thankful that the past three years of high school have been so exciting, influential, and memorable. Nazareth has shaped me to into the person I am today, and I'm really looking forward to giving back to this amazing community through hard work and service as a member of Leadership Team!
Hi everyone! My name is Anna Monari and I am the Student Council Secretary of Nazareth Academy for the 2021-2022 school year. Before becoming a Panda at Nazareth, I was a Lion at Saint Jerome School located in Philadelphia, PA. I am a Senior Editor of Nazareth’s “Highlights Magazine” and the yearbook! I enjoy being in the diverse musical groups Naz has to offer, such as Chorus, Chorale, and Orchestra. I am also a member of the Tri-M Honor Society (Music Honor Society). When you don’t find me running around at Naz, you’ll catch me on the stage. I love performing, especially in the annual school play. The halls of Nazareth are decorated with the smiling facing of all my friends, which is my favorite part about Naz. The friendships I have because of this school will last a lifetime. I am truly grateful to have a place where I can be myself unapologetically and be accepted for it. I am ready to rule the world with my sisters by my side!
Hello everyone! My name is Ella Pirolli, and I am the Student Council Treasurer of Nazareth Academy High School for the 2021-2022 school year. Before coming to Naz, I attended Saint Andrew Grade School in Newtown, PA. I shadowed at Naz during 8th grade and immediately knew I wanted to be part of the Naz Sisterhood. I had found my home for the next four years. Everyone I met while shadowing was incredibly personable, super accommodating, intelligent, independent, and made me feel right at home. Most importantly to me is our Naz Sisterhood. Our Sisterhood has allowed me to forge life-long relationships with classmates who I now consider to be my best friends. You too will find that the Naz Sisterhood loves and accepts you for who you are. I am now a Senior at Naz and carry many responsibilities. In addition to being Student Council Treasurer, I run for all three of our track teams, participate in the Panda Pals Club, and I am Executive Director of Dance Relations for Naz-A-Thon to name a few. I am also a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Math and the Science National Honor Society. Therefore, you will see me running through the halls of Naz quite often. I am so thrilled to be part of the Leadership Team as Student Body Treasurer and to “give back” to the school that has given me so much. I look forward to the great things we can accomplish this year for our awesome school. Please stop by and say “hello” whenever you have a chance as I am here to serve you. I love my school a million.
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.
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.