West Orange High School Rho Kappa Honor Society Recognizes Students for Outstanding Performance in Social Studies
WEST ORANGE, NJ - Outstanding juniors in Social Studies at West Orange High School inducted into the Rho Kappa Honor Society, Sebastian LaSapio chapter, and graduating members received their cords in a ceremony held in the Library Media Center on May 28. Rho Kappa is the only recognized national Social Studies Honor Society.
Social Studies Supervisor Michael Figueiredo welcomed students and families and presented junior Isabella Angeles with a book from the University of Pennsylvania entitled "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life," as recognition for her outstanding performance in social studies.
The qualities representative of the Rho Kappa Honor Society are:
- Veritas, or truth. The truth we seek leads to greater understanding of the world and humanity’s place in it.”
- Scientia, or knowledge. We seek knowledge of the past in order to create a future for ourselves, and for the world in which we live.”
- Sapienta, or wisdom. Wisdom is the tool we use to discern what is true, and how to value that truth.”
- Officium, or service. True civic engagement in school or community service lies not within what we do, but why we do it. Students are engaged in learning experiences and community service throughout the year.
The new inductees to Rho Kappa are:
Mikayla Downer Blake
Students then recited the Rho Kappa oath:
I do promise, to search for truth,
to utilize knowledge, and to seek wisdom,
through the pursuit of excellence,
in the Social Studies.
I promise service to West Orange High School,
and to its community,
for true scholars of Social Studies,
lead by example.
Seniors receiving cords were:
Following the ceremony, families spent time enjoying refreshments, chatting, and taking photos.
Mike Figuerido and Isabella Angeles.
Seniors receive Rho Kappa cords.
Asst. Principal Lesley Chung, Supervisor Mike Figueiredo, and teachers Caroline Fortunato and Andrew Guglielmo.
May 29, 2019