BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School recognized its students who have been inducted into their respective honor societies on Wednesday, December 4, in an evening ceremony attended by the families of the inductees. 

As the students and their families arrived for the Highlander Honors ceremony, they were entertained by the Chamber Choir conducted by Joseph Elefante, music teacher. 

In its second year, the Highlander Honors program gives the community a chance to celebrate all the students in the school who have been inducted in the past year. Tara Oliveira, assistant principal said, “Although the honor societies hold their own induction ceremonies during lunch, this night allows us to recognize the students in front of a larger audience.”

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In his opening remarks, Robert Nixon, principal, acknowledged that the number of honor societies and students being inducted into the school’s honor societies has increased as the student body has reached greater academic heights. Nixon said, “With all the being an educator entails, one of the true pleasures in this job is to take time to recognize and honor the academic achievements of our students. 

Cathy Birstler, adviser of Mu Alpha Theta, the math honors society, said, “The event gives everyone a chance to see the students who excel in a lot of areas. They don’t always know their classmates are in one or more honors societies.”

The following students were recognized: 

Nishka Abraham Tri-M Honor Society

Sara Anido Spanish Honor Society

Amanda Anthenelli Quill and Scroll

Isabella Antonelli Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta

Carla Arca-Sedda Science National Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society, French Honor Society

Elizabeth Arent American Sign Language

Natalia Ayus Art Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society

Bella Barbosa Science National Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society

Sophia Barca Mu Alpha Theta, French Honor Society

Sam Bass Quill and Scroll

Victoria Beke Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society

Kiera Blake Italian Honor Society

Abby Botte Spanish Honor Society

Coady Brown Spanish Honor Society

Michael Bruno Italian Honor Society

Meaghan Buckley Art Honor Society

Sophia Burke Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Honor Society

MacKenzie Calichman Science National Honor Society, French Honor Society

Maycee Campano Science National Honor Society, Italian Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society

Raul Carhuayano Tri-M Honor Society

Alexandra Cassu Art Honor Society

Pranav Casula Science National Honor Society

Taylor Charles American Sign Language

Jocelyn Chen Mu Alpha Theta, Tri-M Honor Society

Lauren Choptij Spanish Honor Society

Madison Collins Art Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society

Ben Cook Tri-M Honor Society

Sophia Cresitello Science National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society

Lauren Cronin American Sign Language

Brendan Curran Italian Honor Society

Deeana DeFronzo Spanish Honor Society

Brian DeSousa Spanish Honor Society

Valerie Diamond Spanish Honor Society

Erin Dindial Spanish Honor Society

Leah Dooley American Sign Language

Holly Dorsett Mu Alpha Theta

Caitlin Dougherty Mu Alpha Theta, French Honor Society

Isabella Dutra Art Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society

Jessica Dyer Italian Honor Society

Rachel Erdreich Art Honor Society

J. Etterman Tri-M Honor Society

Kate Filiaci Art Honor Society

Arden Foster Tri-M Honor Society

Loretta Fuentes Italian Honor Society

George Garcia Art Honor Society

Jennifer Ghannam Italian Honor Society

Sarah Gillo American Sign Language

Zachary Glenn Art Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Honor Society

Leah Gould Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Honor Society

Rachel Greene French Honor Society

Emily Grossi Spanish Honor Society

Jordan Guerin Art Honor Society, Italian Honor Society

Alyson Hagen Quill and Scroll

Emily Haines Mu Alpha Theta, Science National Honor Society

Emilia Heintz Italian Honor Society

Jessica Henriques Quill and Scroll

Tony Ho Tri-M Honor Society

Michelle Hom Quill and Scroll

Kevin Hughes Mu Alpha Theta

Peter Iossa Italian Honor Society

Christian Isola Italian Honor Society

Ciana Joseph Art Honor Society

Charlotte Kaltenback Italian Honor Society

Megan Knecht Tri-M Honor Society

Erica Kulback Quill and Scroll

Josephine Kwan Quill and Scroll

Justin Ladzinski French Honor Society

Jason Lalevee Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta

Desmond Lam Mu Alpha Theta, Science National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society

Ryan Lee Science National Honor Society, Italian Honor Society

Iris Liu Mu Alpha Theta, French Honor Society

Mackenzie Lloyd Art Honor Society

Jason Luo Spanish Honor Society

Thomas Lynn French Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society

Mia Maguire Mu Alpha Theta, French Honor Society

Mark Marino Italian Honor Society

Fabrizio Marisi Italian Honor Society

Olivia Mastria Italian Honor Society

Ryan Matthews French Honor Society

Victoria Mauri Italian Honor Society

Kelly McRae Italian Honor Society

Sean Merone Science National Honor Society

Jane Mirvis Tri-M Honor Society

Adrian Monaghan Science National Honor Society

Lauren Monteiro Art Honor Society

Mia Montero Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society

Gauthami Moorkanat Quill and Scroll

Emily Murphy Spanish Honor Society

Rachel Mustacchi Quill and Scroll

Joseph Naldi Italian Honor Society

Isabella Ng Art Honor Society

Athena Nguyen Mu Alpha Theta

Arielle Nogueira Science National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society

Tamar Novik Tri-M Honor Society

Taylor Onelli Tri-M Honor Society

Evan Pallitta Spanish Honor Society

Ashley Parker Mu Alpha Theta

Stephanie Parma Art Honor Society

Lucas Piccininni Science National Honor Society, Italian Honor Society

Jason Pien French Honor Society

Mackenzie Pierce Mu Alpha Theta, French Honor Society

Aidan Pine Mu Alpha Theta, Science National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society

Christopher Poulos French Honor Society

Jessica Poulos Science National Honor Society

Gretchen Probst Spanish Honor Society

Alex Pupo Spanish Honor Society

Colleen Que Art Honor Society

Allyson Quinn Science National Honor Society

Christopher Rampaul-Pino Spanish Honor Society

Ava Reiner Spanish Honor Society

Brenna Rielly Spanish Honor Society

Sophia Rittenhouse Art Honor Society, American Sign Language

Kendarley Robert Art Honor Society

Ellie Robinson Quill and Scroll

Francesca Rocco Art Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society

Ariana Romero Art Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society

Taylor Rooney Science National Honor Society, French Honor Society

Olivia Rudgard Art Honor Society

Joseph Santoro Italian Honor Society

Justin Michael Schabel French Honor Society

Emily Scheibe Tri-M Honor Society

Claudia Schneider Mu Alpha Theta

Allison Schwartz Art Honor Society

Sarah Sequeira Science National Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society, Quill and Scroll

Julia Shea Tri-M Honor Society

Kylie Sheridan Science National Honor Society

George Skinner Mu Alpha Theta, Science National Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society

Hayden Sobel Mu Alpha Theta

Madison Stein Tri-M Honor Society

Daniel Sternberg Tri-M Honor Society

Emma Sylvester Mu Alpha Theta

Jordan Tango American Sign Language

Raina Tarendash Spanish Honor Society, Italian Honor Society

Daniel Timmermann Science National Honor Society

Cody Tomchak Art Honor Society

Joshua Vaidman Mu Alpha Theta, Science National Honor Society

Victoria Vanriele Spanish Honor Society

Aaryamik Verma Science National Honor Society

John Walsh Science National Honor Society

Richard Wetterer Mu Alpha Theta, Science National Honor Society, French Honor Society

Peter Woo Science National Honor Society

Adam Woo Science National Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society

Danielle Yablonovsky Spanish Honor Society

Marissa Young Science National Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society, Italian Honor Society

Sophia Zarrelli Science National Honor Society, Italian Honor Society

Jessica Zhao Art Honor Society, Quill and Scroll, Science National Honor Society

Allison Zimmermann Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society

Jillian Zimmermann Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society

Lauren Zyska Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society