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Modern and Classical Languages Honors Tea

Students and faculty gathered in Katharine Brush Library on Tuesday, April 30, for the annual Modern and Classical Language Honors Tea to recognize students who have excelled in their studies of language.

Marc Cardwell, assistant chair of the department, welcomed students, faculty, and others in attendance, and thanked those who helped make the event possible. French teacher Sterling Khouri, in his opening remarks, encouraged the students to think of language learning "as a practice of empathy."

Prior to the presentation of the certificates, five students representing each language taught at Loomis, presented an anecdote, poem, or reflection. Senior Grace Lyons, a Chinese and French student, spoke in both Chinese and English about her experiences at a Chinese boarding school. Senior Jacqueline Cleary lauded her Spanish teachers for instilling in her persistence and perseverance in the face of adversity. Senior Benjamin Shani, a four-year Arabic student, spoke about his experience tutoring Syrian refugees and how it shaped his understanding of Arabic and Middle Eastern culture and improved his language skills. Senior Alhasan Barrie delivered a powerful poem in French called "A Mon Frere Blanc" (To My White Brother)by Leopold Sedar. Lastly, junior Ethan Levinbook read a selection fromThe Aeneidthat included the Loomis motto ne cede malis.

All of the honored students were presented award certificates by their language teachers.

A photo gallery containing pictures from the event can be found here.

Honorees:

Arabic

MiriamBussel-Alonso '20

Zachary Henderson '22

Jean Shin '20

Kassie Rivera '21

Azaan Malik '21

Oumi Sowe '20

Margaret Kanyoko '20

Benjamin Shani '19

Molly Henderson '19

Chinese

Sumin Kim '20

Danielle Hong '22

Sean Lee '22

Andrew Wu '21

Julia Lantner '22

Ilana Rapaport '21

Ashley Chung '19

Grace Lyons '19

Liam Scott '19

Alejandro Rincon '20

Andrew Park '22

Elizabeth Pecoraro '21

Mercy Olagunju '22

Andy Cao '21

Isabelle Halsey '20

QuincyWilliams '19

Julia Deitelbaum '19

Kai Junn Tham '19

French

John Howley '21

Daniel Graham '21

Aresh Pourkavoos '21

Mariapaula Gonzalez '22

Eva Evans '21

Clara Chen '21

Emma Kane '21

Lana Sheng 22

Isabella Torbar '19

Theo Hallal '20

SydneyAnderson '19

Nina Gildor '19

Lily Tapsoba '20

Abby Huang '19

Laine Duncan '20

Caroline Thompson '20

Maral Asik '20

Pilar Wingle '22

Khushi Mahajan '22

DQ Nguyen '22

Jamie Fiedorek '21

Prair Madden '21

Taylor Douglas '19

Grace Lyons '19

Liam Scott '19

Valentin DaSilva '21

Ann-Marie Hannoush '19

Matt Farrell '20

Bridget Hall '21

Patrick Leahy '20

Bella Pachetti '20

Alhasan Barrie '19

Daniel Ruiz '19

Latin

Natasha Balingit '22

BrookeBarry '22

CharlieBosnyak '21

Nicholas Ji '22

John Riley '22

Tre Fowlkes '21

Carter Pavlonnis '21

Janus Yuen '21

Olivia Zoga '21

David Choung '19

Danny Cui '20

Molly Forrester '19

Nicole Dai '19

Ethan Levinbook '20

Spanish

Adam Martin '20

Cam Partridge '21

Nalinda Wanikpun '21

Madison Carr '21

Ray Khan '20

Emma Devlin '21

Nikita Stepanov '20

Lilly Saunders '21

Maria Cassol '19

Lilith Yu '20

Alice Cho '19

Kaiser García '19

Amaia Ince '20

Ryan Jones '21

Stacy Park '19

Lucia Giannamore '19

Cori Schmidt '22

AJ Leshem '22

Aidan Gillies 21

Maxwell Therrien '21

Daniella Kapur '20

Chase Thompson '21

Lexie Hydrick '22

Reid McMillan '22

Skye Zhou '21

Eleanor Peters '20

Becca Mucheru '19

Arjun Ahilan '20

Sadie Olcott '20

Harper Follansbee '19

Peter Steinle '20

William Cleary '22

Kennedy Anderson '21

Nicholas Guenther '22

Grace Caligiuri '21

Eamon Moylan '21

Griffen Malkin '20

Timothy Sullivan '22

Elinor Keehne '21

Audrey Zhang '21

Nicole Ramenda '21

AngelaWang '20

SharonZhou '19

Cally Dixon '22

Taichi Nguyen '21

Jacqueline Cleary '19

Carter Hutchinson '19

Emma Rose Kane '19

Navreet Kaur '19

Lily Verna '19

Eli Cohen '20

Julian Hernandez '21

RachelCranston '22

Pun Sangruji '21

Lia Ernest '22

Corey Plummer '20

Trent Hieber '22

Marahyah Richardson '19

Nia Hardaway '22

Veronika Berezhnenko '21