York Community High School

- National Languages Honor Societies

World Language National Honor Society will host its
Induction/Reaffirmation Ceremony in March.

York PTSA provides hospitality for students and families at this event.
  

 

 

 

National French Honor Society

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National Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish Honor Societies recognize foreign language students who have received A’s in all Honors level language classes and not less than B’s in all other classes. 

 

Generally speaking, a Freshman should start high school with Honors language if they can, as in most cases membership requires at least 3 and sometimes 4 semesters of Honors level language classes before applying.  Refer to membership eligibility criteria at the bottom of this page for details.

 

York's World Languages department will send invitations to eligible students in the February/March timeframe, followed by an induction ceremony in mid-late March. 

 

Learn more about the York chapters of the National World Language Honor Societies by visiting their club pages.

2018 Inductees

Chinese Inductees

Leo Richard Brigham

Margaret L Hardek

James J Hennessy

Ethan James Hunter

Rylan Johnsen

Sam Pozen

James William Sampson

Cassandra Judith Sika

Sheen W Tey

Adam Paul Zabloudil

 

Jenna M Gallichio

 

Chinese Reaffirmed

Blair P Faber

Holly A Fjeldstad

Langston Albert Gall

Marie Grasse

Samantha E Kao

Savannah Lent Mallon

Emaan Noor Mohsin

Eileen R O'Donnell

Siena Olson

Justin Tyler Pajak

 

Magdalene F Goetz

Grant Stewart Hartlage

Peter Damyan Hartlage

Alexander M Johnson

Lili Jin Melvin

Garrett D Moran

Jessica Anne Paist

Carter Quinlan

Christian G Waldschmidt

 

Spanish Inductees

Anna R Araujo

Jacob Adrian Caffrey

Maya E Curry

Jacquelin Cyriac

Angelica M DeBenedictis

John Edward Devine

Joseph M Gemini

Maya Gibes

Brisa Zugey Gutierrez Schmidt

Aleksija Iglendza

Sara Ann Krissinger

Mary C Kritikos

Conor S Laughlin

Grace Elizabeth Maietta

Caroline L Marshall

Darelle Naeli Menendie

Ruby E Schwan

Allison Marie Splitstone

Matthew John Splitstone

Isabel Catherine Wood

 

Liwia Kiryk

Andrea Carolina Oliveros Maya

Edgar Miguel Roman

Megan Jane Whitney

 

Anshul Shah

 

Spanish Reaffirmed

Benjamin J Airdo

Austin Brown

Kathryn Jane Caforio

Tristan J Contant

Chloe N Gomez

Guadalupe Guzman

Samantha M Harrington

Sean R Hayes

Spanish Reaffirmed, cont.

Alana E Klein

Adrian Kocinski

Jessica Kocinski

Asha Lauren LaBine

Erin Lee

Bridget Anne Lindgren

Lissandra Martinez

Collin McCarville

Jonathan Milani

Anna Christine Morley

Ryan Mark Rask

Jackson B Rosenberg

Mary Brynn Rosenstein

Abigail Ross

Edward Casey Ryan

Emily Sanchez

Artemis Siavelis

Rene E Sieracki

Cecilia H Stumpf

Maya M Toffler

Sidney Valdez

 

Catherine Linh Ayers

Adriana Bonilla

Annemarie T Carfagnini

Abigail Ciccarone

Linnea Dierksheide

Courtney Anne Jopes

Jason Kentra

Ashley N Kunesh

Lindsey Mauch

Michael Milan Pastuovic

Olivia Pechous

Esther Povh

Giovanni Rodriguez

Kennedy Ruiz

Emily Schlecht

Katerina Siavelis

Siva Priya Sreedhar

Deirdre Marie Stone

Katherine Tomaska

Emma L Tran

 

Italian Inductees

Hawley Price Bronson

Audrey Anne Buffo

Adrianna G DeCicco

Jennifer H Hirt

Nicholas Menolascina

Giavanna Pape

Barbrianna Russo

 

Julianna Marie Sabatini

Italian Reaffirmed

Margaret T Bleyer

Joshua Christian Borzello

Kevin Calabrese

Joseph Daniel Chornij

Elena M Coletta

Massimo Cupola

Meghan Therese Ferreri

Alexander John Gianneschi

Michelle Hackett

Julia Elizabeth Morrow

Brian F Morton

Isabella B Nicoli

 

Mia Venessa Spedale

Frank Joseph Ziccardi

Christopher Ziebert

 

 

 

French Inductees

Molly Regan Braun

Erin E Butler

Melissa Cartis

Margaret R Clink

Emily Rose Dow

Julie Catherine Friedman

Lydia O Hickey

Maya Iyer

Brian M Kelley

Mary E Kett

Dylan E Mahoney

Sydney E Mountcastle

Rachel Katherine Perry

Karlene M Stanton

Isabella Camille Stevens

Julia Webster Stone

Katelyn Maria Timble

Emily F Walker

Sophie Ryan Ward

Benjamin Forrest Weirman

Julian Aleksander Wrobel

 

Alexandra R Barishman

Joseph D Dorion

Isabella B Nicoli

Gillian Mary O'Hara

Emma Gabriela Radcliff

Sarah J Uher

Susan Claire Vaughey

 

Alexandra J Gauthier

Katherine Wegmann

 

French Reaffirmed

Nicole M Bednarik

Alexander George Boskov

Sophia Nikolov

Tala N Tinfang

Jacob Alexander Wit

Jacob J Zych

 

Hannah Marie Cronin

Matthew Lawrence Dardick

Kathryn K Des Biens

Eric Doberstein

Olivia Siobhan Gough

Anne Grasse

Lauren Healy

Carina R Kanzler

Sergi Martin Sarrau

Jacquelyn G Meyer

Linda Amenan Nguessan

Veronica Potyrala

Jenin Teleron

Tessa H Vermeulen

 

2017 National Languages Honor Societies

Chinese Inductees

Michael Bindeman
Blair Faber
Holly Fjeldstad
Langston Gall
Marie Grasse
Samantha Kao
Savannah Mallon
Emaan Mohsin
Eileen O'Donnell
Siena Olson
Justin Pajak
Emily Stott
Peter Hartlage
Andrew Kelley

 

Chinese Reaffirmed

Jack Lee Anderson
Ajay Jain
Sona Jain
Sarina Kao
Paige Kurczek
Walker Neal O'Brien
Anna  Rubicz
O'Donnell Sarah
Rayanna Stebeson
Magdalene Goetz
Meggie Hart
Grant Hartlage
Timothy Herrmann
Alexander Johnson
Samuel Jordan-Wood
Grace Mazzocco
Lili Melvin
Garrett Moran
Janae Nutter
Amelia O'Halloran
Jessica Paist
Carter Quinlan
Nathan Rago
Maja Shaw Todorovic
Harrison Stanny
Flanagan Waldherr
Christian Waldschmidt

 

Spanish Inductees

Luke Ahern
Samiyya Ahmed
Benjamin Airdo
Savannah Baron
Adriana Bonilla
Austin Brown
Kathryn Caforio
Tristan Contant
Elvis Figueroa Ramos
Chloe Gomez
Jovana Gonzalez
Guadalupe Guzman
Samantha Harrington
Sean Hayes
Ian Honeywell
Jefrin Joseph
Alana Klein
Adrian Kocinski
Jessica Kocinski
Asha LaBine
Erin Lee
Bridget Lindgren
Leena Lukose
Lissandra Martinez
Collin McCarville
Jonathan Milani
Theodore Miller
Anna Morley
 

Emily Orum
Ryan Rask
Edith Reynaga
Jackson Rosenberg
Mary Brynn Rosenstein
Abigail Ross
Edward Ryan
Emily Sanchez
Artemis Siavelis
Rene Sieracki
Hayden Snyder
Cecilia Stumpf
Maya Toffler
Sidney Valdez

 

Spanish Reaffirmed

Daniel Aguilar
Catherine Ayers
Amanda Bardhoshi
Bridget Berger
Annemarie Carfagnini
Luis Chavez
Abigail Ciccarone
Alexandra Danciutiu
Linnea Dierksheide
Kirsten Drost
Claire Gornick
Abigail Gundrum
Rebecca Hammond
Natalie Hradil
Courtney Jopes
Jason Kentra
Ashley Kunesh
Raymond Lesus
Kimberly Martinez
Lindsey Mauch
Magdalene McDonough
Kamil Nocon
Lauren Noonan
Amelia O'Halloran
Ailie Orzak
Michael Pastuovic
Olivia Pechous
Esther Povh
Giovanni Rodriguez
Amy Rogala
Caroline Roy
Kennedy Ruiz
Mateo Sanchez
Emily Schlecht
Maja Shaw Todorovic
Katerina Siavelis
Amalia Siavelis
Siva Sreedhar
Deirdre Stone
Sehe Tinfang
Katherine Tomaska
Samuel Toreja
Emma Tran
Juan Vega
Lauren Viola
Brianna Zientara

 

Italian Inductees

Joshua Borzello
Elena Coletta
Massimo Cupola
Meghan Ferreri
Alexander Gianneschi
Michelle Hackett
Brian Morton
Isabella Nicoli

 

 

Italian Reaffirmed

Margaret Bleyer
Kevin Calabrese
Joseph Chornij

Julia Morrow
Mia Spedale
Frank Ziccardi
Christopher Ziebert
Olivia Condon
Kevin Rachwalski
Eric Rzeszutko
Genevieve Saia

 

French Inductees

Nicole Bednarik
Alexander Boskov
Sophia Nikolov
Tala Tinfang
Jacob Wit
Jacob Zych
Robert Dirmish
Anastasija Iglendza
Jacquelyn Meyer
Jenin Teleron
Ellen Cockrell
David Cooke
Sabin Gianelloni
Gabriela Palomino

 

French Reaffirmed

Hannah Cronin
Matthew Dardick
Kathryn Des Biens
Eric Doberstein
Olivia Gough
Anne Grasse
Lauren Healy
Carina Kanzler
Sergi Martin Sarrau
Linda Nguessan
Veronica Potyrala
Tessa Vermeulen
Winona Asher
Sydney Bonthron
Elizabeth Brown
Camille Butler
Hanna Czeladko
Samantha Flesch
Alexandra Hennessy
Hanna Kikos
Meaghan McIntyre
Jeanette Morley
Maria Muehleis
Amanda Shafer
Erin Strauss
Ella Summer
Morgan Taylor
Kylie Travers
Gabriela Uribe
Gavin Vandenberg

 

Eligibility

Please note that these criteria may be subject to change - consult the website for the most current information.

 

French Honor Society (see bottom of the FAQ page)

 

Semester grade of “A –“ or above in French; average of “A –“ or above over last three semesters of French; average of “B –“ in all other courses over last three semesters.  If your school uses a numerical grading system, the minimum grade in French for the semester prior to invitation, as well as the average for French courses in the three semesters prior to invitation,  must equal or exceed the lowest number for an “A minus”.  If averages are calculated on a 4-point system (A = 4, B = 3, etc.), an “A minus” would begin at 3.5.  Also, if your school awards a 5-point “A” for AP or IB classes, it is permissible to include the “bonus point/s” in the calculation.  The words must have maintained a “B” average or higher (section 3.b. in the by-laws) mean that when all subjects other than French are averaged, the average must reach or exceed the lowest “B minus“ in the school’s grading system, both for the semester prior to induction and for the three semesters of high school work prior to invitation.  There is nothing in the national document which disallows a grade of “C” or lower—unless it pulls a student’s average below those listed above.  Course work includes all work transferred to the high school transcript for academic credit, whether from middle school/junior high years or from post-secondary work.  If your school provides an interim grade for the block semester (roughly equivalent to a semester grade for a year-long course), use the two grades for French I plus the interim grade for French II to determine eligibility—while the French II block is still in progress.  Advanced students would be eligible based on final grades (or interim, if available) for previous courses.  Suggestions for your local by-laws: State  the way/s the minimum average (“A minus“) in French will be determined.  State the method/s for determining the minimum average (“B minus“) in all other courses.  Include a statement about continuing membership both from an academic, participation and honor code standpoint (even though older copies of national by-laws do not mention the latter).  Lastly, the national officers accept the sponsor’s decision on student eligibility. 

 

Chinese Honor Society
 

The applicant must be a full time high school student (grades 9 – 12) who has studied Chinese for four semesters in high school with an average of B or higher. A qualified candidate is someone who is willing to work with the school chapter advisor, as well as with other students, to serve as a positive role model in the area of Chinese studies.

 

Italian Honor Society (see Constitution)

1.   Membership shall be restricted to students enrolled in classes of Italian beyond the second year. 

2.   Candidates must have achieved an average of 90% or above in Italian for the three semesters of high school prior to invitation.  Also, they must have maintained a general scholarship average of 80% or above.  
3.  The number of candidates shall not exceed 30% of the students enrolled in Italian at the time of selection. 
4.  Students may continue their active membership for one year after the termination of their study of Italian.

 

Spanish Honor Society
 

Any secondary school student who has maintained an honor average in the study of Spanish or Portuguese for a minimum of three semesters and is in the 10th grade or higher is eligible to be a member of the SHH. The definition of "honor grade” is left to the discretion of each chapter. It should be remembered that the SHH is an honor society for those students of high academic achievement.