Eighteen students were recently inducted into Triton High School’s Foreign Language National Honor Society: the name of Triton’s chapter is: “Tous Ensemble“, “Todos Juntos”, “All Together”. Our motto is: “Toujours Mieux”, “Siempre es Mejor”, “Always Better”. The philosophy of the organization is “Man who knows two languages is worth two.”
The inductees were honored at a multilingual “transmission of the torch” induction ceremony in the school library on Wednesday evening, March 16th, 2017 by current FLNHS members of the graduating class of 2017, and by the Society’s Officers.
Foreign Language Teachers grades 7-12 were present at the event, as were parents, School Committee members, and members of the Triton Regional School District administration.
Opening the ceremony were FLNHS resident Sarah Mclellan and Chief Academic Officer Kimberly Croteau. Mrs. Croteau stressed the academic achievements of the new inductees and current members: all are currently enrolled in a foreign language course, have a minimum 90 percent cumulative average of all foreign language courses taken from ninth grade to the present, have an 83 percent cumulative average and have a behavioral record free from suspension, instances of academic dishonesty and/or a pattern of inappropriate behavior.
Sarah Mclellan led the recitation of the Society’s Pledge to all of the students:
“As a member of the Triton Regional High School Chapter, I promise to devote myself to the study of the French and Spanish language/s in order to master them. Someday, remembering that a language can be a strong tie between persons of differing origins of race or religion. As a citizen of my country, I promise to promote friendship and understanding between the United States and the other lands of the world. This is my promise and my oath.”
The aim of the society is to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward excellence in the highest level of instruction of Foreign Language at Triton High School and to provide a service to the school and community. The Triton advisors to the society are Regina Symonds for French and Eben Williams for Spanish.
The organization’s goal is to stimulate interest in the study of foreign language, global learning and diplomacy, and to create enthusiasm for and an understanding of foreign cultures and civilization, to promote and perpetuate international friendship and to reward efforts toward furthering solidarity in the International world.
Membership in this organization, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, is the highest honor for secondary students of foreign language in the country. These honor societies offer students a variety of scholarships, travel awards and other opportunities, such as writing contests and the opportunity to serve in leadership roles in directing chapter events.
Congratulations to this year’s inductees:
|Sydney Accomando||Malia Hulbert|
|Jamie Ciarmataro||Joseph Killion|
|Gabrielle Doucot||Erica Lamkin|
|Justin Flodman||Thomas Lapham|
|Alden Giedraitis||Anthony Lentz|
|Luke Groder||Carolyn MacDonald|
|Alexandra Hall||Kyle McKendry|
|Benjamin Hall||Elisabeth Odoy|
|Owen Heffernan||Danielle West|