Recently, 65 William Floyd High School foreign language students were inducted into the Foreign Language Honor Society (FLHS), a group which was created to recognize students’ academic excellence in Spanish and Italian, as well as to inspire continued interest in each language and culture. William Floyd students can begin taking either language in the eighth grade through their senior year. They also have the opportunity to participate in many cultural and philanthropic events that enhance awareness and appreciation of Hispanic and Italian culture. The evening included student reflections, a candle-lighting ceremony and the recitation of oaths administered in Spanish by Carol Janowicz and in Italian by Loriana LoBosco-Cento.
“This night means a lot to the students because of their accomplishments as well as the great success they have had in their desire to learn a second language,” said Derek Robinson, William Floyd High School foreign language teacher and FLHS advisor. “For students, FLHS has been a major part of their high school career at William Floyd and their involvement through ENL (English as a New Language) and foreign language peer tutoring at the high school and William Paca Middle School.”
Student requirements for induction into the FLHS include a 90 or above grade point average (GPA) in all of their foreign language courses, an overall cumulative GPA of 85 or higher, the completion of an essay in their language of study, teacher recommendations, and the demonstration of good character and ethical behavior.
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