Nine students inducted into LSMSA French Honor Society

Nine students at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) were inducted into the French Honor Society on Tuesday, May 9. The chapter is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, and local sponsor is LSMSA Associate Lecturer of French Dr. Nathalie Malti.

Students who maintain an A average in all French courses and a B average overall are eligible for membership after their third semester of French. The aims of the society are to stimulate interest in the study of French, to promote high standards of scholarship, to reward scholastic achievements, to create enthusiasm for and understanding of Francophone culture and civilization, to promote and perpetuate international friendship. The motto of the society is “Avoir une autre langue, c’est posséder une deuxième âme,” which translates to: “To have another language is to possess a second soul.”

Inductees are Joey Chen (’24) of Leesville; Errol Chouest (’23) of Larose; River Costello (’23) of Baker; Joy Dong (’23) of Lake Charles; Sarah Green (’24) of Luling; Claire Gremillion (’23) of Abbeville; Aysa Jordan (’24) of Opelousas; Chloé LaCarriere (’24) of Baton Rouge; and Kushal Upadhyay (’24) of Leesville.

Other members include Adé Adjignon (’24) of Baton Rouge; Tadgh Bowman (’23) of New Orleans; William Brown (’23) of Jeffereson; Emma Cecchini (’23) of Denham Springs; Emma Circello (’23) of Livonia; Ashley Green (’23) of Houma; and Isabella Leslie (’23) of Lake Charles.

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