A total of 30 Staples High School students have been inducted into five World Language National Honor Society chapters in recognition of their academic success.
On March 29, the Staples World Language Department honored these students at the World Language National Honor Society inductions. The students earned membership into their respective Staples chapters of the Chinese, French, German, Italian and Latin national organizations.
To attain membership in these national organizations, students must receive stellar grades in their world language courses and demonstrate a commitment to community service.
Staples principal John Dodig, the keynote speaker, implored the students to use their world language skills to show respect for other cultures and to gain a deeper understanding of these rich cultures.
Inducted into the Chinese National Honor Society were: Courtney Chow, Flora Deng, Jessica Guo, Julia Holewinski, Cindy Im, Taylor McNair, Sarah Ressler and Lexie Schachne.
The French National Honor Society, Societe' Honoraire de Francais, accepted the following students for membership: Allison Blauvelt, Jonathan Friedman, Max Gibson, Julia Holewinski, David Katter, Sarah Ressler, Sofia Ribolla, Anya Rosen, Maya Schumer, Caroline Smith and Charlotte Smith.
The German inductees into the Delta Epsilon Phi chapter at Staples were: Ryan Armour, Sofia Lindegren, Augustine Gradoux-Matt and Christiane Lueb.
New members of the Italian National Honor Society, the Società Onoraria Italica, are: Jonah Aelyon, Brittany Berlin, Ella Hirten, David Katter and Avery Watterworth.
The Staples chapter of the Honoris Societatis Latinae accepted the following students: Grace Osgood, Juliana Lunde, Morgan Goldberg, Jay Tsai and Caitlin McDonald.
A jazz quartet from Staples provided the music at the ceremony. The musicians were Austin Alianello, David Haswell, Mike Ljungberg and Danny Pravder.
After the ceremony, the students and their guests enjoyed a reception of regional cuisine provided by the current members of the honor society chapters.
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