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Escriptus Honor Society Recognizes Top ELA Students

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Rising seniors at West Orange High School meeting the rigorous Escriptus Honor Society requirements joined the ranks of the prestigious honor society on June 10, while graduating seniors received their cords. 


To qualify for Escriptus, students must receive a grade of “A” in all Language Arts classes for all four years of high school. Once becoming a member, students must attend meetings, maintain a monthly bulletin board, participate in school activities, assist in the coordination of the annual Poetry Out Loud event, and be published in three separate publications. 


Escriptus advisors Mindy Harvat and Molly Wachtel welcomed family, friends and colleagues present for the ceremony, and presented cords to the seniors.


Escriptus Graduating Members  - Class of 2019


Aysar Abdelgelil, Wellesley College

Katie Andersen, Rutgers University

Maribel Andrade, Boston College

Danielle Berger, Parsons School of Design

Aarushi Bhatnagar, Rutgers University

Jordan Broking, Ithaca College

Morgan Clark, Brandeis University

Sessina Dani, Princeton University

Rebecca Dannemiller, The George Washington University

Celeste Dayal, Northwestern University

Eniya Jaber, Washington College

Emily Lux, Northeastern University

Connor Mills, Stevens Institute of Technology

Riddhi Modi, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Siddhi Modi, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Nyah Moliere, Rutgers University

Proggya Paromita, NJIT

Grace Perincheri, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Mike Petros, University of Pennsylvania

Zoe Rivera, Emerson College

Ameera Seetahal, NJIT

Truman Segal, Emerson College

Jaden Thompson, Harvard College

Ruthanne Ward, Clark University

Hannah Winter, Drew University

Saleme Woldai, Cornell University


The Escriptus Honor Society, whose motto is “Gelast Sceal Mid Are,” or “Duty Goes With Honor,” then welcomed its new members for 2020 as Harvat and Wachtel led the rising seniors in the oath of induction. 


The Class of 2020 - Escriptus Inductees


Gita Anand

Emily Baker

Kaia Baker

Kailey Charles

Ruth Donagher

Jackson Edwards

Damilare Femi Akanbi

Anika Fernandes

Gustav Hall

Ashlea Hume

Alexandra Kicior

Chloe Mengden

Imani Miller

Natalie Nevins

Ogechi Nwobu

Matthew Schwartz

Arthi Sivendra

Kiley Smith

Mellany Smith

Megan Titus

Sofia Cordoba Valencia

Brett Zeligson


Full resolution photos can be found here.


Escriptus Seniors

Graduating Escriptus Seniors receive their cords.


Escriptus Juniors

Rising seniors are inducted.


Cynthia Cumming
June 13, 2019