Félicitations to the seven 2020 inductees of Tappan Zee High School’s French Honor Society! The virtual November 12 ceremony was hosted by FHS advisor and World Language teacher Eileen Hayes. The new members (most, but not all pictured) join 20 seniors who were inducted in 2019.
“I am so proud of the hard work, effort, and enthusiasm that these students have demonstrated,” said Hayes. “Their dedication to the study of French language and culture is admirable. In a year like no other, that has challenged each one of us in so many ways, they have shown tremendous grit, dedication and resilience in maintaining academic excellence and an inspiring, positive attitude. This is a remarkable group of individuals and I offer my sincerest congratulations to each student.”
To be eligible for induction, students must earn a 90 average in French I and II and an overall academic average of 88 or higher. The FHS seeks to stimulate interest in the study of Francophone culture and language and motivates students to further their studies.
Hayes noted that the honor society also creates an enthusiasm for and understanding of Francophone culture and civilization and promotes international friendship and appreciation of our multicultural world. Spoken by approximately 275 million people worldwide, French is the official language of 29 countries across 5 continents and one of only 6 official languages of the United Nations.