The following is a press release from District 99.
The World Languages Department at in Downers Grove inducted 75 students into French, German and Spanish Honor Societies on March 15.
Students and their families participated in a celebration at the school that included piano selections performed by South High student Amanda Cervantes, as well as German, Spanish and French poem readings by students. After each honor society was introduced and the requirements for induction (such as grade point averages and number of classes taken) were explained, students received a certificate and flower representing their language.
“Being inducted into a world language honor society is a significant achievement,” said World Languages Department Chair Tara Dellutri. “These students are dedicated to mastering their respective languages, and preparing themselves for our increasingly global economy.”
Students inducted into the French Honor Society include: Olivia Abrant, Heather Bird, Ben Couillard, Joanna Domanski, Marjorie Fera, Rebecca Ficht, Rosaley Gai, Thea Klinker, Stephanie Major, Gillian Miller, Paige Miller, Noelle Rich, Sophia Robinson, Cedric Scott, Katharine Stone, Youstina Tanaghou and Ivan Torrijos. For more information about the French Honor Society (Société Honoraire de Français) visit www.frenchteachers.org/shf/.
Students inducted into the German Honor Society include: Zach Anderson, Kimberly Bauer, Zach Jones, Grant Jordan, Lauren Klimczak, Granit Maloku, Milica Mihajlovic, Jenna Morgan, Cory Mosiman, Jacob Schwinger, Rashmi Shivni, Joseph Sombeck, Adam Tscherny and Marcus Wolf. For more information about the German Honor Society (Delta Epsilon Phi- Deutsche Ehrenverbiindgung) visit www.deltaphialpha.org.
Students inducted into the Spanish Honor Society include: Bridget Albright, Ana Alcorta, Salman Ali, Rianda Artis, Erica Bednarz, Melissa Betance, Scott Blessing, Cindy Block, Emma Bodell, Kasey Colombani, David Dahowski, Anthony De Carlo, Katherine Depa, Vincent Errichiello, Keaton Ford, Erika Galloway, Matt Glad, Matthew Greg, Nidhi Kadakia, Brian Kelly, Maura Killian, Danny Leach, Lisa Ledvora, Rachael Loek, Martin Lyman, Justin Marquez, Billy Moroney, Bryan Mulcrone, Vrushin Patel Zachary Perez, Jessica Pikul, Mark Plantz, Melissa Radek, Karyna Rodriguez, Elisabeth Schwartzers, Chris Shamet, Zachary Taylor, Mikko Viudez, Ryan Vizek, Tyler Vizek, Neil Wagner, Cara Wicklein and Eric Zidarich. For more information about the Spanish Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica) visit www.sociedadhonorariahispanica.org.