PUBLISHED: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
The featured speaker for the ceremony this year was Debbie Palacioz, member of the USD 373 Board of Education. The sponsor of the Spanish Honor Society is Evelyn Gregg. Officers are: President Scott Rempel, Vice President Leah Bartel, Secretary Sheralynn Neff and Treasurer Kevin Leary.
The following students were inducted into the Spanish Honor Society for 2007-2008: Katelyn Alexander, Meghan Boston, Chloe Brackeen, Milissa Crawford, Tasha Garnica, Celeste Gomez, Jenae Janzen, Matt Krehbiel, Kelsey Lanzrath, Hannah Miller, William Newell, Krista Saylor, Lydia Seger, Samantha Smith, Shae’la Sterling and Danielle Tolle.
Qualifying for membership for the second year and receiving Spanish Honor Society pins were: Atiq Ahmadullah, Ajah Barnes, Leah Bartel, Phillip Bradshaw, Grace Choe, Ryan Clough, Michael Dukes, Mollie Emerson, Natalie Hagman, Amelia Harrison, Kylie Jantz, Katie Klock, Kevin Leary, Sheralynn Neff, Caroline Robb, Lindsay Vannaman and Jalayn Zehr.
Qualifying for membership for the third year and receiving Spanish Honor Society T-shirts were: Scott Rempel, Zach Roberts and Ruth Wiens.
Roger Erickson, vice principal of Newton High and honorary member of the society presented the certificates. Special recognition was given to the four students who traveled to Paraguay in the summer of 2007, Phillip Bradsahw, Leah Bartel, Kevin Leary and Megan Leary.
The new banner won by the chapter for being named the best chapter in the United States for short-term programming in the 2006-2007 school year was on the stage. A reception followed the ceremony in the commons.