Spring at Prep is always a busy time, with final exams and projects to complete, graduation awaiting the seniors, and everyone anticipating a well-deserved rest over the summer. But it always seems to be particularly busy for Prep’s Modern Language department, and this year has been no exception. The induction ceremony for the language honor societies, the results of the national language competitions, and an exciting study abroad opportunity for some soon-to-be-graduates give the department and its students plenty of reason to celebrate!
Congratulations to High Scorers on National Exams!
Modern language students took the competitive national examinations for their respective languages this spring. Congratulations to the students listed below on attaining recognition for with their high scores! Problems reading the list? A full-screen view is available here.
Upperclassmen inducted to Language Honor Societies
During a ceremony this spring, parents, teachers, and classmates had the opportunity to celebrate students who had earned a place in the national honor societies for their respective languages. Congratulations to the inductees listed below!
| Société Honoraire |
| Deutsche Ehrenverbindung|
Gabriel Joachim Santiago
|Sociedad Honoraria |
Raymond Ortiz Jr.
John Petrosino Jr.
Italian students receive scholarship to study in Pisa, Italy in July 2019
Seniors, Garrett Gualtieri and Ryan Emma were honored at an awards ceremony on Friday, May 3rd at the Italian Consulate in New York City. They are recipients of the Programma Ponte Scholarship sponsored by the Association of Italian American Educators and will be studying for two weeks in Pisa, Italy this summer with eight other Italian students from the tri-state area. Garrett and Ryan applied to the program after it was introduced to them by the president of the association, Cav. Josephine Maietta who was present at this year’s Italian Culture and Language Day at Montclair University when Prep, including Garrett and Ryan, took home first place trophy.
Included in the photo with Garrett (left) and Ryan (right) are the other recipients and Cav Josephine Maietta standing next to Mrs. Matilda Raffa Cuomo, wife of the late Governor Mario Cuomo. For many years, Mrs. Cuomo has been an advocate in promoting the Italian language in the U.S.
Fellow senior Anthony D’Angelico was also offered a scholarship, but was unable to accept due to prior commitments during the summer.