Eighty-seven Byram Hills High School seniors have been inducted into the World Language Honor Society, an achievement that reflects their hard work and dedication to the study of French, Italian or Spanish.
In a virtual ceremony Thursday night, World Languages Chairperson Melissa Stahl congratulated the students and encouraged them to continue their language studies. To become a member of the honor society, students must have an A or A+ final average for three consecutive years. Ms. Stahl expressed her hope that the students “continue as lifelong learners to pursue a meaningful relationship with other languages and cultures.”
Brandon Lutz, a 2010 Byram Hills graduate, delivered the keynote address, lauding the value of learning world languages. Mr. Lutz took AP Spanish at Byram Hills and became fluent in French, Dutch and German at The University of Texas at Austin. He praised the inductees for this “absolutely amazing achievement. Pursuing foreign language is immensely challenging and reaching this level shows not just grit, but highlights you all as ambassadors of a more globally minded world,” he said.
After the address, each inductee’s name was read aloud.
The students inducted for French are:
Nicolas Paslar Bunemar
The students inducted are Italian are:
The students inducted for Spanish are:
Nicolas Paslar Bunemar*
*Second language inductees