South Orangetown Central School District

Tappan Zee High School’s Socíetà Onoraría Italíca Dante Alígheri Chapter inducted 43 new members and re-inducted 36 second-year members and 21 third-year members during a virtual ceremony last night. The pre-recorded event was hosted by honor society advisors and World Language teachers Maria Bruno and Christina Nilson and shared with inductees and their families.

“We are so happy to recognize this group of young people who have consistently achieved excellence in the study of the Italian language and culture,” said Bruno. “Auguri to all inductees and re-inductees!”

To be eligible for induction, students must earn a 90 average in Italian language coursework and an overall academic average of 80 or higher. To maintain membership, inducted students must continue to meet these requirements and perform 12 hours of community service each year.

Italian language teachers Christina Nilson and Maria Bruno