World Language Honor Society Welcomes 35

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Amityville Memorial High School’s chapter of the National World Language Honor Society welcomed 35 new members at an induction ceremony on March 30. Membership was offered to students achieving an average of 85 or above in their Spanish or French classes.

The program featured congratulatory remarks from Acting Principal Dr. Lois Etzel and Director of ENL and World Languages Mary Stephens, a candlelighting ceremony and an awards presentation. Dr. Etzel said it is important for students to learn other languages in order to create meaningful global connections.

Honor Society President Emily Cisneros and Vice President Esteban Idrovo served as the evening’s hosts and introduced the newest members.

Joining the Honor Society were Spanish language students Annastassia Baines, Jessalynn Brito, Angelica Castillo, Yossleyn Castillo-Turcios, Melvin Castro, Leyla Echevarria, Wuendis Ferrufino, Erika Garcia, Laurie Herard, Katherine Inoa Rodriguez, Ashley Izaguirre-Rivera, Angel Leon Zavala, Eddie Marrero Jr., Alejandra Mercado-Torres, Bianca Molina, Gisselle Monge, Salome Piedrahita Montoya, Ayana Myles, Briana Nunez, Trevony Palmer, John Quinane, Juan Reyes, Natalie Reyes, Jeridania Rodriguez, Gemma Rojas, Johana Sanchez, Irache Teague, Kenny Torres Mata and Ashley Ventura. Their teachers are Reynaldo Bueno, Elisa Castro and Sandra Whitney.

Students in the French language program, taught by Brooke Prestano, who earned induction were Stephany Carbajal, Britney Colas, Courtney Evans, Josefa Hernandez, Raiphy Jerez and Kerianne Victor.