Long Beach High School held its first-ever World Language Honor Society induction ceremony on Nov. 25, when more than 50 students were welcomed into the organization and celebrated for their excellence in French, Italian or Spanish.
The purpose of the World Language Honor Society is to recognize students' academic achievements, especially in their World Language studies. In order to be eligible for admission, juniors or seniors enrolled in French, Italian or Spanish classes must maintain an 85 average overall and a 90 average in World Language. Members are expected to encourage and foster an appreciate for language and culture and to participate in fundraising activities. They also attend monthly meetings, plan activities for World Language Week in March and attend events hosted by Aspira and the World Culture Club.
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Paul Romanelli presented opening remarks and introduced the group’s founder, sophomore Samuel Shklyar. Robin Xiao, Delphine Esformes, Sydney Hoffman and Allison Cohen received spotlight as President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. The society’s new members were inducted with a symbolic candle lighting ceremony, during which they took an oath to support the group’s mission. Director of World Languages Theresa Scudiero shared closing comments as the event concluded.
Congratulations to the World Language Honor Society members at Long Beach High School!