Students at The Pennington School were inducted into national honor societies for world languages and the arts in an evening ceremony held at the School on Wednesday, November 29. The students, almost all juniors or seniors, have met academic and other standards required by the national societies as well as the School's chapters. The inductions were held in the Wesley Forum in the School's Yen Humanities Building. Names of the students honored are listed below.
French National Honor Society: Seniors Ruosi Hu, Ziqi Lei, and Kristen Weeder; juniors Kyewon Byun, Amira Henry, Oluwatamilore Kolawole, Emily Moini, and Mina Shokoufandeh; and sophomore Maria Khartchenko
German National Honor Society: Junior Kevin Durfee
Latin National Honor Society: Seniors Olivia Mahony, Nicholas Micheletti, Feven Negussie, and Sidney Spencer; juniors Mariel Abano, Katherine Reim, Emma Van Cleef, and Harry Wasnak
Spanish National Honor Society: Seniors Francesca Pellerito, Samantha Tola, and Zhehao Tong; juniors Gabriela Cano, Qiutian Gao, Bernard McBride, and Diane Velasco
Tri-M Music Honor Society: Seniors Grace Colalillo and Zhehao Tong; juniors Mariel Abano, Zheng Bao, Kyewon Byun, Megan Eckerson, Thomson Estabrook, William Harding, Christopher Kopits, Jonathan Lai, Mina Shokoufandeh, Ye Teng, and Qinyuan Wu
International Thespian Society: Seniors Ayanna Johnson, Grace Kavulich, Steven Kopits, Xinyi Li, Nicholas Psomaras, Judith Sprague, and Kristen Weeder; juniors Mariel Abano, Caleigh Calhoun, Rachel Domb, Megan Eckerson, William Harding, Amira Henry, Christopher Kopits, Katherine Reim, Aidan Sichel, Emma Van Cleef, Diane Velasco, Eliot Voelzke, Julia Wakin, Hope Walsh, Harry Wasnak, and Yushan Zhang
National Art Honor Society: Seniors Melissa LeDonne, Jingyuan Lu, and Julia Miller; juniors Heather Holley, KaYi Lau, Chenglang Tian, and Diane Velasco
Lida Castro, chair of the World Languages Department, introduced the language honor societies, and Dolores E. Eaton, chair of the Arts Department, introduced the arts honor societies. The formal inductions were performed by the individual societies' chapter advisors.
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