The induction ceremony and reception of the Ferroviarios (Railroader) Chapter of the Spanish Honor Society was Jan. 30 in the Newton High School Auditorium.


The induction ceremony and reception of the Ferroviarios (Railroader) Chapter of the Spanish Honor Society was Jan. 30 in the Newton High School Auditorium.
The Spanish Honor Society recognizes achievement in Spanish in secondary schools and promotes the continuing interest in Hispanic affairs.
Students who were inducted qualified based on completion of four consecutive semesters of high school Spanish with a 4.0, are enrolled in Spanish or completed the native speaker curriculum and have an overall 3.00 GPA.  
This year marked the 10th year anniversary of the Ferroviario Chapter at Newton High.
The featured speaker for the ceremony was Eunice Myers, associate dean and Spanish professor at Wichita State University.
The sponsor of the Spanish Honor Society is Evelyn Gregg. Officers conducting the induction ceremony were President-Maria Jantz , Vice President Chandler Williams, Secretary Angelina Adamé and Treasurer-Bethanie. Williams  Nan Bergen, chairman of the World Language Department presented the certificates.
To mark the 10th year celebration Chandler Williams sang a special musical selection in Spanish.
The following students were inducted into the chapter: Heelai Ahmadullah, Kylie Bass, Alyssa Becker, Kaley Brown,  Mayra Chavez, Katrina Gerbrand, David Jantz,  Jared Janzen, Haleigh Kerr, Kadyn King, Sharon Long, Madison Pendry,  Riley Roberts,  Emily Runge, Elizabeth Schrag,  Kendra Scott, Sara Slifer,  Brooks Taylor and Leah Unruh.
Qualifying for membership for the second year and receiving a Spanish Honor Society patch were:  Angelina Adamé, Ryan Blosser, Olivia Lyles, Alexis Nachtigal, Lindsay Schmidt, John Timothy Stucky, Bethanie Wedel and Chandler Williams.
Qualifying for membership for the third year and receiving a Spanish Honor Society T-shirt was  Maria Jantz.
Roger Erickson, vice-principal of Newton High and honorary member of the society gave the closing remarks and was given a special gift in recognition of his continued support of the society for the past 10 years. 
Special recognition was given to Jantz, who traveled to Spain on an educational tour last summer, and to former member Jesse Skala who received the Loren Alexander award from the Kansas World Language Association for being named the outstanding Kansas World Language student teacher of the year.  She is teaching Spanish at Goddard Middle School. 
A reception followed the ceremony in the commons.