Whitman Senior Awarded

left to right: Ms. Manuela Stefanelli and Ellysandra Monegro.
left to right: Ms. Manuela Stefanelli and Ellysandra Monegro.

As president of the Whitman World Language Honor Society (WLHS) Ellysandra Monegro was thrilled to learn that she is the first Walt Whitman recipient of the National Italian Honor Society’s Societa’ Onoraria Italica Scholarship award.

“It’s nice to be recognized because I love this club so much and I’ve dedicated so much of my time to it,” said our overachieving senior.  “She is amazing in everything she does,” said Ms. Manuela Stefanelli, one of Walt Whitman’s Italian language teachers. “She is a very motivated student who has worked very hard for the club [WLHS] and we are going to miss her a lot.” Ellysandra will be attending Binghamton University in the fall where she would like to continue her interest in both Language Arts and Math.