Big Walnut language honor societies induct 85 new members
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
On Tuesday, March 20, Big Walnut High School chapters of three foreign language honor societies inducted 85 new members into their ranks. Société Honoraire de Français inducted 35 new members, San Martin Chapter de la Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica inducted 31 new members, and Die Deutsche Ehrenverbindung Delta Esilon Phi accepted 19 new inductees.
During opening remarks, Big Walnut Local School District superintendent Steve Mazzi said it was an honor to recognize the academic achievement of Big Walnut students.
“Foreign languages are an integral part of a 21st-century education,” Mazzi said. “Understanding cultural diversity is key in today’s world. Submersing oneself in another language is no small challenge for these students while they were taking other courses. It’s a job well done; they did something great.”
The evening included music by Spanish Piano Soloist María Sagan, who played No Olvidaré; French Soloist Traci Ishler with La Vie en Rose, accompanied by Christoph Moore; and German Piano Soloist Christoph Moore, who played Lied ohne Wörter.
New members of San Martin Chapter de la Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica are Lucía Annis, Raquel Apple, Eva Bloom, Antonio Bok, Julia Brown, Pedro Burgin, Victor Byrne, Rubén Carr, Clara Cira, Catalina Coulter, Cristina Gaggett, Lola Flesser, Sara Flynn, Adán Freeburg, David Hernandez, Felipe LaVeer, Violeta Lescinsky, Emilia Malik, Elena McGuire, Arturo O’Donnell, Clara Osburn, Salena Page, Paz Shaheen, Olivia Small, Gabriela Stefaniak, José Steller, Gabriel Vance, Ana Villavivencio, Teodoro Windle y Santiago Zumpone.
Société Honoraire de Français inducted Raymond Boyd, Maurice Burks, Gustave Burks, Annie Carpenter, Nicole Carty, Isabelle Crist, Nicole Daugherty, Paul Duncan, Geneviève Goodrich, Jean Grieser, Nicole Hamilton, Emilie Jones, Annette Kuhlman, Antoine Leavitt, Pierre Marsch, Caroline McMurry, Arlette Petty, Françoise Pike, Janine Pugh, Eliane Rammelsberg, Nicole Rosenthal, Colette Scanlan, Michelle Schick, Véronique Schirtzinger, Renée Seawell, Gustave Shaw, Monique Shaw, Monique Shryock, Jaqueline Stayton, Marie Stefaniak, Adrienne Sturtevant, Gisèle Swysgood, Jacques Wandling, Gisèle Von Hollen et Sophie Wetzel
New 2012 members of Die Deutsche Ehrenverbindung Delta Esilon Phi are Wilhelm Adams, Johanna Almendinger, Evelyn Armstrong, Sophie Berger, Katja Craig-Bowden, Andreas Crum, Adele Drake, Monika Dunlap, Rosa Ford, Ingrid Galindo, Edgar Homan, Christoph Moore, Sebastian Rines, Heidi Sewalk, Rita Schnabel, Anne Liese Staats, Josephine Stenger, Christian Thompson und Gustav Walker.
The program ended with remarks about the high school and middle school Renaissance Programs by Big Walnut Middle School Principal Penny Sturtevant; Big Walnut High School principal Steve Fujii provided closing remarks.