During her time at IHA, Angeline Jacob’20 demonstrated that she is a shining star inside and outside of the classroom. As a member of IHA’s STEM program, Angeline showed a passion for those specific fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She also exemplified her leadership qualities as she held executive positions in many clubs and honor societies.
Angeline is no stranger to a busy schedule as she balanced a ton of extracurriculars. She was a four-year member of the Future Doctors of America Club and aspires to work in medicine when she gets older. She was also a member of Accents for four years, ascending from staff writer to junior editor-in-chief, and then senior editor-in-chief. Additionally, Angeline was heavily involved with the Student Council, as she was a class officer as an underclassman, vice president of her junior class, and president of her senior class. Her excellence in the classroom also led her to be a member of three honor societies. She is the vice president of the National Honor Society, the treasurer of the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, and a member of the Science National Honor Society.
Angeline continues to explore her culture outside of IHA, as she has shown a strong interest in Indian Classical and Bollywood Dance since second grade. She is also the youth president of her church group and has gone on several mission trips. She traveled to Haiti twice to help build a pharmacy for an orphanage and she works with and fundraises for the Missionaries of the Poor.
Angeline has made a positive impression on her teachers as well. When asked about his experiences with Angeline in the classroom, Dr. R. Brennan stated, “Angeline probably asks more questions than anybody else I’ve taught, and even though they’re not always actually about the topic at hand, it is still great to have somebody so enthusiastic in class. When her glasses broke, and she couldn’t wear them anymore, she took notes with one hand while holding her broken glasses up to her face with the other. That’s dedication. It was also very funny to watch.” Mrs. Dolan shared, “Angeline was a joy to have in class. She always came to class with a positive, upbeat attitude. Her insights and questions contributed not only to her own learning. but helped to increase the learning of all those who shared the class with her. Angeline is hardworking, dedicated, mature, and full of spirit. She will sorely be missed here, but I know she will make a big splash in the world!”
Angeline expressed that she will miss her STEM classes because of the close bond she had formed with her classmates; they became a family and had so many memorable moments throughout the years. She will also miss the cafeteria’s quesadillas and delicious locker break snacks.
Angeline will continue her academic career at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. She is a part of the very competitive eight-year BA/MD program, which will take her to Albany Medical School. We wish Angeline the best of luck in the future, and we will miss her so much on the Accents staff. She has contributed so much to this publication, and it’s going to be extremely hard to follow her legacy. Go Siena Saints!
By: Brooke Marotti’21, Co-Junior Editor-in-Chief