Nineteen Bethel Park High School students were inducted into the French Honor Society during a ceremony which was held on April 25.
Inducted were French III student Ryan Meis; French II Honors students Weeam Boumaza, Kevin Collins, Madelyn Hoffmann, Natalie Manns, Scott Orzechowski, Abigail Phillips, Tobias Roule, Caleb Shook, Delaney Thomas, Rachel Toth, Marissa Wycinsky and Evan Zelt; and French II students Gabrielle DeCarlo, Rachael Fulton, Karen Juarez, Amanda Mallow, Hannah Ulakovic and Michael Walsh.
Students are eligible for induction if they maintain at least a 90 percent average in French during the 2017-2018 school year.
Forty-eight other students were recognized for continuing their good standing in the French Honor Society by maintaining the 90 percent average in French. Receiving pins for their continued membership were French III Honors students Rachel Anischenko, Jessica Ashton, Lauren Bader, Madison Becker, Azalynn Coblentz, Lindsay Cook, Saje Devine, Cameron Fondelier, Roma Eisel, Miranda Johns, Lauren Mullen, Jordan Rogers, Ruth Rubican, Desiree Saether, Emily Smith, Jaxson Stewart, Tianna Torles, Anton Yanovich and Haley Zevola; as well as French III student Anastasia Rudolph.
Also recognized for continuing their membership were previously inducted French IV Honors students Joseph Bilski, Cameron Carroll, Kyleigh Flood, Lori Gatz, Patra Hsu, Samantha Huwe, Zachary Janus, Kalie Kuss, Jillian Loeffelbein, William Martin-Farmer, Vanessa Vargo, Kara Wentz, Thomas Worcester and Jenelle Wu, as well as French IV students Alexander Duguid, Nicholas Guimond, Anthony Lucchitti, Blake McGee and Lauren Wandel.
Twelve seniors received Honor Cords for their continued membership in the French Honor Society: French V students Kayla Armstrong, Jason Cook, Ryan Cook, Roman Dudowski, Nicole Habjan, Madison Newman, Jacob Opie, Haley Radcliffe and Jessica Scarlett, as well as French IV students Cameron Carroll, Kalie Kuss and Jillian Loeffelbein.
The nine French V students spoke briefly about what taking French meant to them, and if and how they will use the language in the future. Three students shared that they will definitely continue their study of French in college. Even though the other students won't continue to study French, they talked about the importance of learning a foreign language and added that French will always hold a special place in their hearts. They encouraged the underclassmen to stick with it and credited their teachers for helping to make learning a foreign language an enjoyable experience.
The ceremony concluded with the students passing a candle to one another while reciting the Society oath.
This is the fifth year that Bethel Park High School students have participated in this program. The students are taught by Bethel Park High School French Teachers Tracy McCoy and Rachael Smith.
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