Spanish Honor Society

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La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and /or Portuguese, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

The SHH formally organized as the Spanish National Honor Society 1n 1953. The name was changed to Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica in 1959. At present there are more than 2,000 national and international chapters of the SHH.

The mission of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is to maintain and recognize high achievement in the Spanish language and Culture Program, as well as to promote a continuing interest in the Hispanic studies.

The SHH is a group of students interested in communicating in the Spanish language, in the Spanish culture, and be involved in service work in the school and in the Hispanic community.

Any secondary school student who has maintained an honor average (3.5 GPA) in the study of Spanish for a minimum of two years and is in the 10th or higher is eligible to be a member of the SHH. The definition of “honor grade” is left to the discretion of each chapter. It should be remembered that the SHH is an honor society for those students of high academic achievement.

In the spirit of our mission, each year the SHH contributes more than $150,000 in awards to student members of the SHH. The most prestigious of the awards are college scholarships given to 52 high schools senior SHH members and the Student Travel Awards given to 24 high school junior SHH members.

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