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 ~ Ashley Dolt '19
- Vice President ~ Malaina Gallagher '19
- Secretary ~ Megan Kennedy '19
- Treasurer ~ Meaghan Gould '19
Hey, everyone! My name is Ashley Dolt, and I am the Student Body President of Nazareth Academy High School for the 2018-2019 school year. Before coming to Naz, I attended St. Ephrem Catholic School in Bensalem, PA for 9 years. I was the only student from my 8th Grade class to choose Nazareth for high school, so at first I was nervous about attending a brand new school with none of the girls I knew for 9+ years. Looking back, however, deciding to go to Naz was one of my greatest decisions in life. I was immediately welcomed with open arms by all of my fellow students and the faculty. By a couple days into freshman year, it was as if I had known everyone for a lifetime. Nazareth has provided me with the foundation to grow so much as an individual in education and prayer, and while I have grown, I have watched my peers do the same. I have learned how to be a supportive, caring, compassionate friend. I know my life would not be the same if I had not chosen Naz, and I am beyond excited to be a part of our school’s Leadership Team so I can give back to the school that has given me so much.
Hey there everyone! My name is Malaina Gallagher and I am the Vice President of the Student Body here at Nazareth Academy High School. I attended Philadelphia Academy Grade School and decided to continue my next four years of high school at the one and only Nazareth Academy! It is an understatement to call Nazareth just a high school because here we do not only specialize in advancing young ladies’ intelligence, but also by aiding them socially and spiritually to grow into the person they are destined to be. I am so grateful for my experiences the past three years because each one has strengthened my leadership abilities and has made me the person I am today. To me, Nazareth is my home and always will be. I believe through prayer, positivity, and determination anything can get accomplished. I intend, along with the rest of 2018-2019 Leadership Team, to make Nazareth Academy’s high school experience memorable and a year to remember!
Hi everyone, my name is Megan Kennedy and I am the Secretary of Student Council here at Nazareth for the 2018-2019 school year. I went to Nazareth Academy Grade School and I have grown up on this block. I am very involved here at Naz. When I am not walking these halls you can catch me on a soccer field, hanging with friends, watching Netflix, taking naps, or eating. I am extremely excited for my final year at here at Nazareth. I cannot wait to work with the other 3 lovely L team girls to make this year the best year Nazareth has ever seen!
My name is Meaghan Gould and I am honored to be serving as the 2018-19 Student Council Treasurer. I attended Nazareth Academy Grade School, just down the street from Nazareth. I am involved in many clubs and activities and spend most of my time running from rehearsal to meetings or practice. I am beyond grateful for the countless experiences Nazareth has presented me with, including traveling to Austria and Germany in February with the Music Department. As we toured Europe, we performed in magnificent churches and had the opportunity to sing in the church where Mozart was baptized. I enjoy Basketball, Lacrosse, watching movies and spending time with family and friends. I am very proud to wear the brightest gold and deepest blue and look forward to a successful year with a wonderful Leadership Team. I strive to bring kindness and determination in my leadership skills to lead our school to even more greatness in the upcoming year.
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.”
or 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.