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.

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Graduating Seniors

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

Aysar Abdelgelil

Katie Andersen

Maribel Andrade

Danielle Berger

Aarushi Bhatnagar

Jordan Broking

Morgan Clark

Sessina Dani

Rebecca Dannemiller

Celeste Dayal

Eniya Jaber

Emily Lux

Connor Mills

Riddhi Modi (Incoming President)

Siddhi Modi

Nyah Moliere

Proggya Paromita

Grace Perincheri

Mike Petros

Zoe Rivera

Ameera Seetahal

Truman Segal

Jaden Thompson

Ruthanne Ward

Hannah Winter

Saleme Woldai

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. 

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