Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Inducted Into Language National Honor Societies

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

The 2012 inductees were joined by current society members, parents and faculty and staff members. Yolanda Reyes, World Language Department Chair and Upper School Spanish teacher, welcomed the attendees and Ashni Mehta introduced the presenters. Macada Brandl (Upper School Latin), Gayle Fredericks (Middle and Upper School French), Linda Kouril (Upper School Spanish) and Hua Liu (Middle and Upper School Chinese) also represented the World Language Department.

The introduction to the Honor Societies was presented by Ms. Liu (Chinese), Kimberly Son of Woodbridge (French), Stephanie Smyczek of Edison (Latin) and Ashni Mehta of Piscataway (Spanish). The program continued with the candle ceremony as current members Pranali Soni of Edison, Dan Moran of Piscataway, Ali Naqvi of South Plainfield, Haley Needle of Scotch Plains and Ernest Afflu of Edison explained the characteristics of knowledge, scholarship, character, service and leadership. Fellow current members Alyssa Kennedy of Elizabeth and Charlotte Greaney of Scotch Plains joined Mehta and Ms. Liu in giving the society oaths.

The following students took their Honor Society oaths:

Chinese National Honor Society

  • Andrea Buitrago of North Plainfield

French National Honor Society (La Societe Honoraire de Francais)

  • Caroline McNamara of Westfield
  • Divya Mehta of Piscataway

Latin National Honor Society

  • Alexandre Barbet of Plainfield
  • Marisa Carlucci of Edison
  • Skyla Choi of Fort Lee
  • Sumeet Prasad of Edison
  • Yousaf Razvi of Somerset

Spanish National Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica)

  • Jay Choi of Edison
  • Aditya Dalal of Scotch Plains
  • Samantha Hart of Edison
  • Shafeeq Ibraheem of Piscataway
  • Chetna Kewalramani of Colonia
  • Valentina Margiottiello of Colonia
  • Zubin Mulji of Edison
  • Michael Olano of South Plainfield
  • Angel Palaguachi of Elizabeth
  • Neel Patel of Piscataway
  • Neelam Patel of Edison
  • Vraj Patel of Piscataway
  • Vanessa Santana of Iselin

Seniors also were presented with honor chords to wear with their robes during Commencement on June 8. Graduating seniors who received cords included Jessica Clarke of Scotch Plains, Milika Griffiths of Edison, Sonya Sinha of Edison, Catherine Badalamenti of Scotch Plains, Daniel Marques of Elizabeth, Abigail Rogers of Plainfield, Ernest Afflu of Edison, Billy Buchbinder of Scotch Plains, Brian Downing of Scotch Plains, Jeanine Gill of Plainfield and Aneesa Sonawalla of Edison.

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

Latin Honors – Macada Brandl of Fanwood, Upper School Latin teacher, joins her newly inducted Latin Honor Society students. From left: Yousaf Razvi of Somerset, Marisa Carlucci of Edison, Sumeet Prasad of Edison, Skyla Choi of Fort Lee and Alexandre Barbet of Plainfield. (Photo by Rudy Brandl of Fanwood/Wardlaw-Hartridge School)

Spanish Honors – Upper School Spanish teachers Yolanda Reyes of South Plainfield and Linda Kouril of Edison pose with senior Spanish Honor Society members Ernest Afflu of Edison, Jeanine Gill of Plainfield, Vraj Patel of Piscataway and Billy Buchbinder of Scotch Plains. (Photo by Rudy Brandl of Fanwood/Wardlaw-Hartridge School)

French Honors – Madame Gayle Fredericks of Lawrenceville joins Jessica Clarke of Scotch Plains and Milika Griffiths of Edison at the ceremony. (Photo by Rudy Brandl of Fanwood/Wardlaw-Hartridge School)


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