World Language Honor Society Induction

Whitman’s World Language Honor Society induction ceremony on Tuesday evening featured many of our brightest students.
Whitman’s World Language Honor Society induction ceremony on Tuesday evening featured many of our brightest students.
World Language teacher Ms. Aileen D'Addario, at podium, with this year’s WLHS officers, left to right: Michael Ospina, Zarmeen Mussa, Jonathon Mozoon, Mindy Lin, Mahum Siddiqui, and Julia Persaud.
World Language teacher Ms. Aileen D'Addario, at podium, with this year’s WLHS officers, left to right: Michael Ospina, Zarmeen Mussa, Jonathon Mozoon, Mindy Lin, Mahum Siddiqui, and Julia Persaud.
Inductee Michael Giarrizzo, signs the register book, confirming his acceptance and dedication into the Italian Honor Society.
Inductee Michael Giarrizzo, signs the register book, confirming his acceptance and dedication into the Italian Honor Society.
Inductees received certificates honoring their decision to become members of the Spanish Honor Society.
Inductees received certificates honoring their decision to become members of the Spanish Honor Society.
Spanish Honor Society inductee Zannia Ojibe is welcomed by current WLHS president Michael Ospina.
Spanish Honor Society inductee Zannia Ojibe is welcomed by current WLHS president Michael Ospina.

Walt Whitman High School held their World Language Honor Society (WLHS) induction ceremony on Tuesday evening. This year, Assistant Principal and WLHS Chairperson Ms. Colleen Grady gave full control of the ceremony to this year's society officers and the students took command of the evening.  

After the new inductees were introduced into each of the three honor societies, special awards and scholarships were given out by World Language teacher Ms. Aileen D'Addario.

Congratulations to special award recipients:

WLHS Service Award- Michael Ospina (French)

WLHS Academic Award - Kristen Cummings (Italian)

WLHS Academic Award - Nicholas Orlando (Spanish)

Kris DiMaira Award- Emily Haller

Arturo Toscanini (Sons of Italy) Award- Erika Hess.

 

Ms. D'Addario also introduced next year’s WLHS Officers.

Congratulations to:

President- Zarmeen Mussa

Vice President- Mahum Siddiqui

Co-Secretary- Mindy Lin

Co-Secretary- Jonathon Mozoon

Co-Treasurer- Gabrielle Ramirez

Co-Treasurer- Ellysandra Monegro

Publicity Director- Julia Persaud 

Congratulations to the following exceptional World Language teachers who continue to inspire these young students every day: Ms. Bunnell, Ms. Cardillo, Dr. Eikenaar-Klang, Ms. Irizarry, Ms. Stefanelli-Fasano, Mr. Callahan, Ms. D'Addario, Ms. Hindes, and Mr. Rodriquez. 

Congratulations to the following students who were inducted into their respective honor societies:

Italian Honor Society Inductees: Laura Alteri, Emma Coleman, Quinn Cortese, Haley Davis, Jamie Esperto, Emily Ferrante, Hanna Fink, Michael Giarrizzo, Edgar Henriquez, Sam Hoffman, Thomas Isernia, Jamie Kralstein, Casey Leonick, Jillian Leydon, Shannon McHale, Casey McKenna, Nick Miata, Gabrielle Nardelli, Rosa Portaro, Lauren Ragone, Anna Rizzo, Madalyn Tallo, Victoria Thurer, Caroline Tomaselli, Paige Tortorice, Alexandra Wirth, and Jessica Young.

French Honor Society Inductees: Ophelia Banatte-Schuster, Alivia Barton, Christina Bogdani, Camilee Getchell, Mark Hustedt, Esteban Lopez, Jeanine McNulty, Adam Meskill, Taninna Oukacine, Steven Prestia, Epiphany Ramirez, and Shaina Silverman. 

Spanish Honor Society Inductees: Jennifer Agell, Siam Ahmed, Erika Algierie, Melanie Alvear, Kidar Arjune, Kiran Arjune, Jessica Bansbach, Nikolette Bellocchio, Emily Blank, Timothy Brady, Jacob Bronson, Joseph Buckshaw, Amy Chan, Gabriella Cipriano, Jonathon Consolo, Edgar Cruz, Alexis Cummings, Jeremy Dalimonte, Kyle Davis, Nick DeBlasio, Nicole Deluca, Ilana Desmond, Justin Devaraj, Joshua Devaraj, Dylan Diamond, Emily Dickson, Zac Dougherty, Chase Dowdle, Julia Drum, Ahmad Ejaz, Taylor Epstein, Dillon Feinman, Elizabeth Fernandez, Theodore Fisher, Taylor Fox, Rosa Garcia, Brandi Givargidze, Alec Gonzalez, Juan Gonzalez Contreras, Shayna Greene, Serena Halajian, Khan Hasan, Richard Hauser, Nosheib Jadoon, Corina Lambraia, Alicia Litt, Michael Lorello, Cheyenne Madrid, Hamza Mahmood, Kelsey McDonald, Dylan McNally, Carol Melhado, Mark Meneses, Amanda Moletz, Michael Morck, Diliana Moreira, Jesse Morra, Anali Nanavati, Nicole Naughton, Rabiya Nazir, Meagan O’Donnell, Colin O’Hara, Zenab Ojibe, Zannia Ojibe, Melanie Olinsky, Diana Ortega, Julianna Pasquarello, Misha Patel, Jessica Persaud, Danerah Pierre, Olivia Poplawski, Shamar Powell, Jamal Rashid, Danielle Raynor, Alexis Restmeyer, Vincent Rodriguez, Colby Rodriguez, Jordan Roiland, Nicole Samba, Jesse Scheiner, Christopher Senecal, Melissa Shaiman, Yukari Shiraishi, Anna Sorto, Colleen Sweezey, Deja Tejada, Carlos Villatoro, Ashley Weisser, and Marcus Zaiff.