Palmyra inducts 33 students at World Language Induction Ceremony

The students that were inducted were chosen due to their overall GPA, extracurricular activities and for partaking in any community service.

Serenity Bishop The Sun: Heather Adams, Krishna Bankal, Dominic and Natalie Belton, Lilly Bauer, Riley Bullen, Naomi Caban, Ava Crean, Nick Crespo, Molly Jackson, Coady McCann and Roslyn Scott pose on Feb. 25 at the Palmyra High School World Language Induction Ceremony

Palmyra High School inducted 33 students into its German or Spanish Honor Society during a World Language Induction Ceremony Feb. 25.

The inducted students were chosen for their overall GPA, extracurricular activities and for partaking in any community service. 

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Led by advisor Katie Salvo, students Heather Adams, Krishna Bankal, Dominic and Natalie Belton, Lilly Bauer, Riley Bullen, Naomi Caban, Ava Crean, Nick Crespo, Molly Jackson, Coady McCann, Reed Wells and Roslyn Scott were inducted into Sigma Delta Pi. 

That National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society was established on Nov. 14, 1919 at the University of California, Berkeley by junior undergraduate student named Ruth Helen Barnes. Its motto is the Greek phrase “Spanias Didagei Proagomen,” meaning “Let’s go forth or continue forth under the teaching or guidance of the Spanish language. 

Led by German advisor Katie DeMarco, students Jada Adams, Maggie Bresnahan, Andrea Garcia, Christian Garrison, Ryan Grab, Kori Harple, Shea Jendrzejewski, Emma Maniscalco, Pat McCarron, Dennis Murnane, Nikki Philippoussis, Luke Reigel, Cormac Riley, Thomas Salmon, Hugh Toner, Abby and Reid Walker, Zach Warnock, Sophia Wilburn and Cameron Woodard were inducted into Delta Epsilon Phi. 

Delta Epsilon Phi National Honor Society for high school students of German was founded in 1968 by Kathe Wilson, a devoted AATG (American Association of Teachers of German)  member. It rewards scholastic achievement in German and promotes interest in the study of the country’s language, literature and civilization. 

“We are really happy for these students,” said DeMarco and Salvo. “A lot of them worked really hard and were really excited to be inducted.”

“They couldn’t wait to get their invitations,” Salvo added. “They kept asking for their invitations. As soon as the report cards came out, they wanted to know what was going on and when they were going to be inducted. 

“it was certainly a goal that a lot of them set out to achieve so it’s always great to see hard work pay off, especially in academics,” DeMarco noted. 

According to Salvo, induction into both the German and Spanish honor societies requires  juniors and seniors to have a cumulative GPA of 90 or higher in Spanish I or German I. At Palmyra, however, students begin the process of induction as sophomores.

“It’s tough,” said Salvo. “As you get higher with each level, it eventually becomes an honors level course, so its difficult to keep that overall GPA. But these students have worked really hard.” 

 

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