Language Learners Celebrated

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At the district’s last Board of Education meeting of 2018 on Dec. 13, two exemplary language-learners were recognized and commended by the board.

District Chairperson for World Languages and ENL Jennifer Nesfield introduced senior Bethsaida Tarine Yacinthe as the English Language Learner of the Month, who ho has distinguished herself both personally and academically during her time at Northport High School. Tarine, who moved to the United States three years ago with her Mother from Haiti, has been shown incredible motivation to learn, succeed, and graduate on time since her arrival at Northport High School. Motivated to pursue nursing in college so that one day she can return to Haiti and help others, she is an incredible role model for her peers in more ways than one.

“Tarine shows resiliency and good old-fashioned grit on a daily basis — working to be successful in every difficult task she faces,” said Ms. Nesfield, “and we are already proud of all the wonderful things she will accomplish.”

Additionally, senior Katie Sierra was selected as the World Language Student of the Month and presented to the board by Ms. Nesfield as well.

“During her time in our district, Katie has not only shown an instinctive aptitude for the Spanish language, but also a deep appreciation and understanding of cultural differences,” said Ms. Nesfield. Katie, along with her aptitude for the Spanish Language and culture, has also excelled in every other area she puts her hands to, including becoming a full IB Diploma candidate, competing with the Science Olympiads, playing as the principal harpist in the NYS All-Symphony Orchestra. Katie was also selected as a Siemens Semifinalist, making her one of about 500 students selected across the country in the nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology for high school students.

Given her academic abilities, her cultural awareness and competence, and her intrinsic desire to make the world a better place, the board congratulated Katie on being selected as the district’s World Language Student of the month.

Congratulations to both outstanding students!