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BC junior published in national student journal

Filed in BCHS, Student Spotlight by on April 4, 2019
A boy holds a magazine open

Juneau Wang holds open the March 2019 edition of Albricias to his article entitled “Los abejorros: expertos en electricidad.”

Bethlehem Central High School student Juneau Wang can now add published author to his lists of accolades after he submitted a research article, written completely in Spanish, to the national Spanish Honor Society student journal Albricias and was published in the March 2019 edition. He is the second BCHS student published in the journal, the first being class of 2018 graduate Ani Freedman.

Wang’s article, which describes how bumblebees can sense the electric fields of flowers, was considered the first place article in prose for this edition and he received a small cash prize for his piece.

Albricias is produced by the Spanish Honor Society and publishes essays, poetry, and short articles as well as photography and artwork created by students. Students must be an inducted member of the society in order to submit pieces and the works must be submitted by their chapter advisor. It is encouraged that submissions come from class assignments designed specifically for being published in the journal, however, that isn’t always the case.

Being published in Albricias was all happenstance, according to Wang.

“I read an article about bees in one of my science classes and thought it would be interesting to write about in Spanish,” said Wang, with a smile. “I wrote the essay and showed it to Señora Ledezma. She liked what I wrote so she helped me submit it and it was chosen to be published.”

Wang has been a member of the Spanish Honor Society since he was a sophomore. Any secondary school student who has maintained an high academic average in the study of Spanish or Portuguese for a minimum of three semesters and is in the 10th grade or higher is eligible to be a member of the society. 

“It is a wonderful honor to have one of our students nationally published,” said Evelyn Ledezma, who is a BCHS teacher and the BC Spanish Honor Society chapter advisor. “I am very happy for Juneau. He’s a very accomplished student.”

In addition to being published, Wang is also a very skilled musician and plays the saxophone, guitar and piano. He is the captain of the Boys Varsity Swimming and Diving team and you can see him performing in the upcoming Stage 700 production of Titanic: The Musical.

Congratulations to Juneau Wang. He is making BC proud!

Click here for a PDF version of the March 2019 Albricias publication.