Hilton students inducted into Hispanic and French Honor Societies

By on November 4, 2019

Michele Ariola and Amy Gallton, along with the World Languages Department, held the inaugural induction ceremony for the Hispanic and French Honor Societies at Hilton High School on the evening of October 24. “Our goal is to recognize this prestigious group of students who have shown deep interest in other languages and cultures,” said Ariola.

Twenty-nine IB Spanish and IB French students were inducted. After Principal Dr. Jeffrey Green awarded the certificates, students took part in a candle-lighting ceremony and recited the oaths in Spanish and French.

To apply, students must have an 88 percent or higher average in their language classes, write a personal statement on why they want to be considered for induction, and write about the importance of knowing another language and understanding other cultures.

“Language is not just a credit to check off on a college application, but a skill that checks you into future opportunities,” said Gallton.

Spanish inductees: Alexandra Amico, Julia Bettin, Marina DelVecchio, Jack DiBitetto, Madison Grover, Ethan Hryhorenko, Alexa Lane, Jordyn Leslie, Jacob Logothetis, Gabriella Merino, Ana Rivera, Kenna Shanahan, Kayly Sichak, Karly Suhr, Emily Thompson, and Charlotte Turner.

French inductees: Brendon Belair, Mairin Connorton, Ethan DeGrandis, Emma Donohue, Sarah Engel, Zachary Fichtner, Emily Laber, Madeleine Mason, Lauren Morris, Melissa Pauly, Samantha Pratt, Emily Richardson, and Kristen Walker.

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Twenty-nine IB Spanish and IB French students were inducted into the Hispanic and French Honor Societies at Hilton High School.

Twenty-nine IB Spanish and IB French students were inducted into the Hispanic and French Honor Societies at Hilton High School.