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SCVTHS Hispanic Honor Society students and advisers

SCVTHS student Ashely Qi of Green Brook, Hispanic Honor Society Advisor Mr. Guillermo Reina, SCVTHS students Ananya Kabbinad of Hillsborough, Kimia Shahriyar of Hillsborough, Hispanic Honor Society Advisor Ms. Daysi Lakhlif, SCVTHS students Hadiya Ahmad of Bound Brook, Sasha Kapur of Bridgewater, Maggie Chen of Hillsborough, and Hispanic Honor Society Advisor Mr. Rafael Catalan after the induction ceremony. (Not pictured: Fiona Shanahan of Warren)

On January 21st, seven students in the Hispanic Honor Society chapter “Pura Vida” at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School (SCVTHS) were installed as chapter officers. In a small ceremony, Hispanic Honor Society Advisors Mr. Guillermo Reina, Mr. Rafael Catalan and Ms. Daysi Lakhlif presented medallions to the newly appointed officers. The students and their new positions are as follows:

  • President - Sasha Kapur of Bridgewater
  • Vice President - Kimia Shahriyar of Hillsborough
  • Treasurer - Maggie Chen of Hillsborough
  • Secretary - Ananya Kabbinad of Hillsborough
  • Secretary - Fiona Shanahan of Warren
  • Public Relations Communications Representative - Ashely Qi of Green Brook
  • Public Relations Graphic Designer Representative - Hadiya Ahmad of Bound Brook

Students inducted into the Hispanic Honor Society are selected based on their grades and a community service requirement. Chapter officers must be honor society members, submit an essay and pass an interview with the Hispanic Honor Society advisors.

Hispanic Honor Society Advisor Mr. Guillermo Reina stated, "The Hispanic Honor Society, chapter Pura Vida, welcomes the new board for the academy year 2022-2023. It's great to see the passion and commitment from our students and their appreciation of the Spanish language and its culture. Mrs. Lakhlif, Mr. Catalan and I wish them all the best and we are here to support them."

For more information, contact James Strickhart at or (908) 526-8900, x7169.