Wardlaw-Hartridge School Inducts New Members into Language Honor Society

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EDISON – The Wardlaw-Hartridge World Language Department held its Induction Ceremony for the Language National Honor Societies in the Oakwood Room on Monday, May 23.

The 2011 inductees were joined by current society members, parents and faculty and staff members. Yolanda Reyes, World Language Department Chairperson and Upper School Spanish teacher, welcomed the attendees and Macada Brandl ’87, Upper School Latin teacher, introduced the presenters. Also representing the World Language Department were: Hua Liu (Upper School Chinese), Gayle Fredericks (Middle and Upper School French) and Linda Kouril (Upper School Spanish).

The introduction to the Honor Societies was presented by Mrs. Liu (Chinese), Jessica Clarke ’12 (French), Catherine Badalamenti ’12 (Latin) and Aneesa Sonawalla ’12(Spanish). The program continued with the candle ceremony as current members Sonawalla, Saheela Ibraheem ’11, Billy Buchbinder ’12, Brian Downing ’12 and Milika Griffiths ’12 explained the characteristics of knowledge, scholarship, character, service and leadership. Fellow current members Ernest Afflu ’12, Jeanine Gill ’12, Abigail Rogers ’12 and Sonya Sinha ’12 joined the group in the front of the room.

The following students took their Honor Society oaths:

Chinese National Honor Society

  • Kelsey Hart ’11
  • Ben Stoddard ’11

French National Honor Society (La Societe Honoraire de Francais)

  • Charlotte Greaney ’13
  • Kimberly Son ’13

Latin National Honor Society

  • Daniel Andronov ’13
  • Alyssa Kennedy ’13
  • Daniel Marques ’13
  • Ali Naqvi ’13
  • Haley Needle ’13
  • Stephanie Smyczek ’13

Spanish National Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica)

  • Katie Buchbinder ’13
  • Ashni Mehta ’13
  • Kush Mody ’13
  • Dan Moran ’13
  • Pranali Soni ’13

Seniors, who are already members of a National Honor Society, were presented with honor chords to wear with their robes during Commencement on June 10. Those members are: Saheela Ibraheem ’11 (Spanish), Ben Stoddard ’11 (Chinese) and Kelsey Hart ’11 (Chinese).

The program was followed with light refreshments that represented foods from different parts of the world in conjunction with the world language theme.

LANGUAGE SCHOLARS … The newly inducted members of the Language National Honor Society at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School carry the flame during a ceremony in the Oakwood Room on May 23. (Photo by Rudy Brandl of Fanwood)

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