West Essex High School Inducts 19 New Members to National English Honor Society

The newly inducted members of the West Essex High School National English Honor Society. Credits: Olivia Macaluso
Old and new officers. Credits: Olivia Macaluso

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Congratulations were extended on April 24 to the 2014 inductees of the West Essex Chapter of the National English Honor Society (NEHS). The society had a special ceremony in the High School Library to induct new members and recognize outgoing and incoming officers.

National English Honor Society Officers
  • Maria Pomponio (current President)
    Athena Marousis (new President)
  • Jacqueline Gualtieri (current Vice President)
    Stephanie Lee (new Vice President)
  • Natalie La Spisa (current Historian)
    Isabelle De Brabanter (new Historian)
  • Jamie Traverso (current Treasurer)
    Caroline Galligan (new Treasurer)
  • Victoria Agrifolio (current Secretary)
    Leana Mercurio (new Secretary)

West Essex National English Honor Society – information and roster 
2013-14 membership: 

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  • Victoria Agrifolio – Secretary
  • Bernice Atienza
  • Sydelle Barreto
  • Jazmyn Borman
  • Michael Colavita
  • Samantha Cristobal
  • Amanda Devine
  • Jacqueline Gualtieri – Vice President
  • Christine Laible
  • Natalie La Spisa – Historian
  • Geena Martorana
  • Carlysa Oyama
  • Maria Pomponio – President
  • Andie Silverstein
  • Jamie Traverso – Treasurer
  • Helena Voltmer

2014-2015 membership: 

  • Alexa Alhout
  • Emily Ben Nathan
  • Amber Bramucci
  • Jennifer Brisco
  • Ariana Daly
  • Isabelle De Brabanter – Historian
  • Caroline Galligan – Treasurer
  • Bryan Gallion
  • Megan Johnston
  • Stephanie Lee – Vice President
  • Sara LiVecchi
  • Athena Marousis – President
  • Leana Mercurio – Secretary
  • Monica Onorata
  • Lily Sadeghi-Nejad
  • Gabriella Sanzari
  • Michael Wang
  • Joanna Zotti
  • Melissa Zyla

National English Honor Society Mission and Purposes 
The mission and purposes of this organizationshall be literary and educational. WE-NEHS shall strive to:

  • confer distinction upon secondary school students for high achievement in English language and literature
  • provide, through its local chapters,c ultural stimulation in secondary school environments
  • encourage interest in the English language arts
  • promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members
  • serve society by fostering literacy

National English Honor Society Goals 
WE-NEHS has the following primary goals:

  • to recognize on the national level those who, on the basis of academic grades and performance, merit special note for past and current accomplishments
  • to nurture members tofurther develop their abilities in the various fields of English
  • to encourage members to use their talents in the service of others

The Sigma Tau Delta Board of Directors believes that such goals are appropriate for students of English at all levels, and that with the development of NEHS (preceded in 1994 by the founding of Sigma KappaDelta), students of various backgrounds and grade levels can share with one another their mutual appreciation of, and excitement with, literature, finewriting, language and media studies.




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