Seven Windsor residents were among the 31 students inducted into Northwest Catholic High School’s World Language Honor Societies on Jan. 24, during a beautiful ceremony that featured the recitation of the “Our Father” in French, Spanish, and Latin. Tia Conover and Thienly Nguyen were inducted into the Spanish Honor Society. Emma Deneen, Grace Deneen, Molly Deneen, Bridget Pepin and Sarah Pranaitis were inducted into the Latin Honor Society.
NWC Librarian Helga Phillips, who was born in Germany and is fluent in the language, was the guest speaker. She stressed the value of knowing a second language, telling the inductees, “You have been given a unique opportunity to relate verbally with confidence, to build bridges between nations, peoples and communities.”
To qualify for membership, students had to be juniors or seniors carrying a 4.0 average in the language they study, as well as a minimum 2.67 average in all other classes. Of the 31 inductees, 21 were inducted into the Spanish Honor Society, seven into the Latin Honor Society, and three into the French Honor Society.
A complete list of students is available at www.northwestcatholic.org.
Since 1961, Northwest Catholic’s mission has been to educate the whole person: mind, body, spirit, and soul. Enrollment for the Class of ’17 is now under way, and prospective students are invited to attend an Information Session at the school on Feb. 7 at 7pm. For more information, contact Maryann Lacouture (860-236-4221, x140 or firstname.lastname@example.org).