Purebred students inducted into the Spanish Honor Society in Lynn
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LYNN – Sixteen middle school students were inducted into the Spanish National Youth Honor Society on Wednesday afternoon for their dedication to learning the Spanish language.
A ceremony celebrating their accomplishments was held in the school’s conference room. About half of the students attended, the rest participating virtually. The event was recorded for the benefit of family members.
Breed Director Julie Louf said the “prestigious” event, which introduced students to the “Rigoberta Menchu” chapter of the Spanish National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), was aimed at recognizing students for their hard work and dedication in mastering the language.
“This last year has been difficult and we have overcome many challenges,” Louf said. “But today we are here to honor and celebrate your accomplishments.”
The NJHS is not a club, “but an elite group with a deep passion for the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures,” she said.
Students admitted to this society have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 and have demonstrated leadership, responsibility and good character.
School Superintendent Dr Patrick Tutwiler virtually congratulated the students, expressing how proud he was of the students.
“By your selection, I can only assume that you have excelled in studying the Spanish language and the different Spanish speaking cultures,” Tutwiler said. “I can assume that you went above and beyond outside the classroom, promoting an understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures and exhibiting the motto of the Spanish National Honor Society, ‘todos a una’, all together.”
The Spanish NJHS was founded by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in 1953. The Breed Chapter was established in 2016 through the efforts of Spanish teachers Magalie Torres-Rowe and Aura Aristy Martinez, who have both led the planning for Wednesday’s event. .
The students were given candles to mark initiation into society, which Breed’s NJHS President Andie Garcia Culp of Spain said represents inspiration toward high ideals.
“We are gathered here for the initiation of this group of students who have shown and proven a deep interest in the beautiful Spanish language,” Culp said. “Everyone has a candle in their hand. This characterizes our course in life. ”
Students admitted to the Spanish NJHS on Wednesday include Culp, Valeria Mendez, Amelia Eileen Spencer, Angelina Nevaeh Eth, Antonetta Jaiyda Corman, Janet Osagumwenro Ogbeiwil, Franklin Arturo Maldonado Rodriguez, Abla Youssra Arfiki, Jason Jose Burgos Rodriguez, Rylie Elizabeth Hart, Samantha Grace Leblanc , Lily Ngauv, Annalize Marie De Leon, Kimberly Michelle Gonzalez-Alvarado, Eider Elias Solis Lopez and Arnold Alexander Trejo Rodriguez.
The students repeated the society’s oath, in Spanish, after being inducted, saying they pledged to devote themselves to their studies in the hopes of someday mastering the Spanish language.
“A language can be a strong bond between people of different origins of race or religion,” says the oath. “As a citizen of my country, I promise to promote friendship and understanding between it and the other lands of the world.”
Louf presented the students with their official certificates at the end of the event, and said students will be invited to be leaders and they should be exemplary school citizens.
“Over the next few years, as you move into high school, I expect you to focus on your Spanish language studies and serve your Lynn community,” Louf said.
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From left to right, Breed Middle School students Nevaeh Eth, Jaiyda Corman and Janet Ogbeiwi hold their candles as they participate in the induction ceremony for Spain’s National Junior Honor Society. (Spenser Hasak)
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