Starting this spring, Godwin will have a new honor society program.
The National English Honor Society will officially be known as the Roscoe-Bruner Godwin Chapter, named after two former English teachers who had a profound impact on the English department at Godwin.
Former English teacher Carolyne Roscoe, now Carolyne Navikonis, started th
e Writing Center at Godwin in 2010, and her legacy continues to help students improve their writing skills. Mary Bruner was a dedicated English teacher at Godwin from 1991 to 2014 and was head of the Writing Center until her retirement.
The committee to establish the English Honor Society was created in mid-November by English teacher and director of the Writing Center Mary Mordica.
These teachers wanted a way to reward outstanding English students during the school year and at graduation with cords.
The honor society will not have an application process. Rather, students will be selected by teacher recommendations. Students in the Writing Center, having already been recommended by an English teacher, will be considered for membership.
“With the motivated members the honor society will have, I can only imagine the possibilities in the future,” said Mordica.
As the English Honor Society grows, Mordica believes it may evolve into English tutoring and further involvement in other areas of school. Members will see involvement in Poetry Out Loud and the Writing Center, as well.
Mordica said, “I am really happy to have this be named after two former teachers who inspired a lot of us. It feels good to have something lasting in their names and to also benefit the English department and all the English students.”