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The three high schools in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District recently recognized National Foreign Language Week. Numerous activities were held, including morning announcements given in different languages every day classrooms, hallways and display cases decorated with world language projects and products from foreign cultures. Each day the cafeteria served a lunch item representing a foreign language and culture. This year’s theme was ‘Foreign Languages: They Nourish the Brain. Participants from Coughlin High School (above), from left, first row, are Paige Parsnik, Alexandra Namey, Brandon Keiper, Cassidy Steligo, Jose Rivera and Salvatore Purpura. Second row: Jacob Khalife, Tyler Brzozowski, Alex Soller, Courtney Answini, Angeline Rubasky, Lauren Castellana, Nima Patel, Hailley Malenovitch, Jessica Sims, Amy Cherinko and Kenny Werkheiser. Third row: Michael Lozada, Aaliyah Massey, Morgan Wanyo, Rebecca Elmy, Nicole Wasmanski, Mykela Pacurariu, Steven Tlatenchi, Spoorthy Challa, Catherine Yankowski, Billy Poray and Ryan Javick. GAR Spanish IV students (center), from left, Christian Skrepenak, Guadalupe Huertero, Rachel Vitale and Venessa Vasquez. Meyers High School students (below), from left, first row, are Joshua Gutiérrez, Courtney Passikoff, Olivia Richards, Ashley Matías, Nathaniel Ekas and Jennifer Suárez-Vergara. Second row: Shalianna Ríos, Rianna Daughtry-Smith, Maura Durkin, Nikole Harrington, Brooke Yanovich, Brandi Soto, Katlynn Santana, Ciarra Cartagena and Tyler Ocasio. Third row: Ashley Hernández, Analy Suárez-Vergara, Ana Luna, Kiana Quintana, Jennifer Medina, Michelle Chávez, Jillian Kopec, José Luna and Aketzali Mejía.

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