Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica: The Spanish National Honor Society

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica: The Spanish National Honor Society

Melissa W.

"Learn a new language and get a new soul." - Czech Proverb

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is the national honor society for high school students studying Spanish and/or Portugeuse languages. Formed in 1953, the organization is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) and aims to recognize students excelling in the foreign languages while also promoting interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies. SHH awards over $160,000 in scholarships and student-travel grants each year.

In order to qualify for membership, students must maintain an “honor grade” average in Spanish or Portuguese classes for a minimum of 3 semesters and be in at least 10th grade. SHH says the definition of “honor grade” is left up to the discretion of each school chapter, but to keep in mind the organization is meant to recognize students of high academic achievement.

Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica currently has over 2,900 chapters internationally. You will recognize SHH members by their gold and red honor cords on graduation day.

red and gold honor cord from senior class graduation products

Are you a member of SHH? If so, ¡felicidades! Let us know in the comments!


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