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French Honor Society inducts new members

French Honor Society candlelight ceremony

On Monday, February 21, fifteen new members were inducted into the French Honor Society for the 2010-2011 school year. This is the largest number of new members inducted in recent years, bringing the total membership of La Société Honoraire de Français to 30 members. The following students celebrated with a candlelight ceremony in the media center: Haley Bennett, Chris Burns, TJ Dunster, Amanda Healy, Chandler Hoffman, Anna L’Hommedieu, Johnny Lopez, Chris Luu, Joel Maisonnave, Tate Manning, Stephanie Pennachio, Mallory Price, Paige Thompson, Sarah Vaughn, and Simone Waithe. Parents were invited to witness the ceremony which was conducted by the current officers of French Honor Society: Isabella Bartolucci, President; Joel Cabrera, Vice-President, SHF, Lauren Kempf, Vice-President French Club, Courtney Hewitt, Secretary; and Samantha Corio, Historien.
In order to be invited to join the SHF, students must maintain an A average in French 1, French 2, and French 3, and have displayed superior examples of citizenship and honor. After being inducted, they must continue their French studies with one additional level of French and complete the required number of tutoring hours in order to remain members in good standing in this organization. Members of French Honor Society will be recognized at graduation by their red, white, and blue honor cords.
The Weddington High School chapter of La Societe Honoraire de Francais was chartered in the year 2000 by Mrs. Sue Mead, who is a member of the American Association of Teachers of French. The aim of this organization is to stimulate interest in the study of French, to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward scholastic achievements, to create enthusiasm for and an understanding of francophone culture and civilization, to promote and perpetuate international friendship, and to reward efforts toward furthering solidarity in the French-speaking world.
The French Honor Society meets on the first Monday evening of each month. In addition to providing tutoring every morning in Ms. Mead’s room, the members of this organization direct the service and social activities of the French Club. Among these activities are National French Week each November and National Foreign Language Week in March. Service activities include the Christmas Bureau, Habitat for Humanity, the Mardi Gras Teacher Breakfast, and the Union County Special Olympics.

Written by: Sue Mead, club advisor and French teacher
Posted: Mar 01, 2011 by Cheryl Edwards

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