The Modern and Classical Languages department held its eighth annual Honor Societies Induction Ceremony on April 19. The ceremony began with an inspiring talk by alumna Katherin Hudkins, ’06, who spoke about studying Spanish at both Harker and Smith College, as well as her life-changing experience living in Ecuador during her junior year at Smith. Hudkins highly recommended that the students take advantage of study abroad programs at some point during their education.
After Hudkins spoke, each National Honor Society (French, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin and Spanish) made a short cultural presentation, which included beautiful songs in French, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish. The Latin group performed a humorous skit. New members were then inducted into each society, which has its own specific criteria set by the national office of the organization. “In general, all induct a very select group of students with high averages in their language courses,” said Abel Olivas, upper school Spanish teacher. Congratulations to all of the students for this achievement.
New inductees to each National Honor Society are as follows:
French: Akshay Aggarwal, Monisha Appalaraju, Paulomi Bhattacharya, Ragini Bhattacharya, Jaya Chandra, Govinda Dasu, Tiphaine Delepine, Malikha Dhaliwal, Sylvie Dobrota, Stephanie Hao, Melody Huang, Seena Indulaxmi, Andre Jia, Timothy Lin, Maya Nelson, Ava Rezvani, Tara Rezvani, Indraneel Salukhe, Lynda Tang, Shreya Vemuri, Cherry Xie and Jason Yu.
Japanese: Erik Andersen, Tiffany Jang, Victoria Liang, Catherine Manea, Jessica Shen, Indica Sur, Lorraine Wong, Gene Wong, Iris Xia and Wilbur Yang.
Latin: Jenny Chen, Michael Cheng, Jonathan Cho, Nik Datuashvili, Richard Fan, Jason Kuan, Andrew Luo, Ramakrishnan Menon, Suchita Nety, Laura Pedrotti, Anuj Sharma, Pranav Sharma, Shannon Su, Ashvin Swaminathan, Ravi Tadinada and Molly Wolfe.
Mandarin: Sally Chen, Lucy Cheng, James Du, Eric Kong, Michelle Lo, Moneesha Mukherjee, Derek Tzeng and Patrick Yang.
Spanish: Sarika Asthana, Appu Bhaskar, Rohan Bopardikar, Nicole Dalal, Sharanya Haran, Sarah Howells, Max Isenberg, Isha Kawatra, Revanth Kosaraju, Jeffrey Kwong, Andrew Liang, Rahul Madduluri, Priyanka Mody, Alexander Najibi, Nikhil Narayen, Sankalp Raju, Sona Sulakian, Cindy Tay, Anne West and Albert Wu.