Students Awarded Seal of Biliteracy, Inducted into Language Honor Societies

As CBA celebrates World Language Week, nearly 100 students were welcomed into the World Language Honor Society on March 29 in Henderson Theater.

In addition to those added to the Honor Society, 75 students were awarded the Seal of Biliteracy, recognizing their excellent performance in world language. Seventy-one students were presented the Spanish Seal of Biliteracy, three students earned the French Seal of Biliteracy, and one student obtained the Latin Seal of Biliteracy. Two students impressively earned the Seal of Biliteracy in two languages: senior Nicholas Arena in Spanish and French and senior Mark Lopez-Ortiz in Spanish and Latin.

As per the state of New Jersey, the Seal of Biliteracy is awarded by the CBA Principal and World Language Department Chair to graduating seniors who have completed the requirements for graduation from Christian Brothers Academy and who also meet all of the marks for above average proficiency in English and a second language.

The following students were awarded the Seal of Biliteracy:



1. Nicolas Arena (Both French and Spanish )
2. Nicolas Drew
3. Christopher Tsimbinos


1. Mark López-Ortiz (Both Latin and Spanish)


1. Shaun Alvarado
2. Thomas Antonucci
3. Nicholas Arena
4. Thomas Atanacio
5. Max Avrillon
6. Liam Barrett
7. Nicholas Bartlewitz
8. Thomas Burke
9. Cristian Caamano
10. Peter Canterino
11. Jason Cara
12. Luke Chapman
13. Rehan Cherian
14. Brody Clark
15. Liam Clark
16. George Collins
17. Colin Cosimano
18. William Coughlin
19. Dylan Cupo
20. Patrick Dolan
21. John Donohoe
22. Harrison Eckert
23. Ryan Ehnot
24. Christopher Ern

25. Thomas Ern
26. Vincent Fasano
27. Ty Feiler
28. Dean Flynn
29. Jorge Gana
30. Jason Gentile
31. Aidan Guinnessey
32. Nicholas Habakus
33. Liam Harm
34. Robert Hemsing
35. Casey Hoffman
36. Brandon Hulse
37. Lucas Kostulias
38. Andrew Kwapniewski
39. Zachary Libertucci
40. Mark López-Ortiz
41. Robert Manse
42. Isaac Marcano
43. Luis Martínez
44. William Martis
45. Maxwell Massaro
46. James McCarthy
47. Michael McEvoy
48. Jack McGagh

49. Daniel Mooney
50. Jack Moran
51. Ross Mucciolo
52. Jack Murphy
53. Jack Norkus
54. Alek Polesky
55. Ryan Ragan
56. Logan Rapisardia
57. Peter Rawlins
58. John Rigney
59. Luke Ronayne
60. Andrew Sasso
61. Andrew Scanlon
62. Nicholas Scaturo
63. John Sciascia
64. Benjamin Skrincosky
65. Timothy Spalthoff
66. Nicholas Tapinis
67. Garrett Totten
68. Andrew Vilchez
69. Zachary Wagnon
70. Matthew Welch
71. Corey Zeitlinger

CBA inducted 62 students into the Spanish Honor Society, 25 students into the French Honor Society, and 12 students into the Latin Honor Society. These students must have obtained a 92 overall average in their world language course, and maintained an 85 overall average in the remainder of their courses.

From left, clockwise: Spanish Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, Seal of Biliteracy Winners, and French Honor Society.

About Christian Brothers Academy:

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