WEST ORANGE, NJ – Rising seniors at West Orange High School meeting the rigorous Escriptus Honor Society requirements recently joined the ranks of the prestigious honor society, while graduating seniors received the cords that they later donned at graduation.
To qualify for Escriptus, students must receive a grade of “A” in all Language Arts classes for all four years of high school. Once becoming a member, students must attend meetings, maintain a monthly bulletin board, participate in school activities, assist in the coordination of the annual Poetry Out Loud event, and be published in three separate publications.
Language Arts Supervisor for Grades 6-12 Elizabeth Veneziano welcomed the family, friends and colleagues present for the ceremony. Advisors Mindy Harvat and Molly Wachtel presented cords to the seniors and led new members in the oath of induction.
Blair Allen — Drexel University
Aion Ashby — Cornell University
Melissa Callen — Stevens Institute of Technology
Anna Favetta (Outgoing President) — University of Delaware
David Fernandez — Rhode Island School of Design
Julian Gorring — Ithaca College
Aishwarya Kanagala — The Honors College of Rutgers University
Katie Meyerson — American University
Tanveer Qureshi — The George Washington University
Abby Rosu — The College of New Jersey
Lilian Umetiti — Rutgers University
Margaux Whitehead — Loyola University Chicago
Newly inducted members for the 2018-19 School Year
Riddhi Modi (Incoming President)
The Escriptus Honor Society, whose motto “Gelast Sceal Mid Are,” or “Duty Goes With Honor,” adorns its seal, also recognized the members of its advisory committee: Victor Alcindor, Elicia Baker, Katie Baran, Tonio Favetta, Mindy Harvat, Janine Sullivan, Tynia Thomassie and Molly Wachtel.