Academics
Upper School

Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica

The purpose of the Spanish Honor Society, or Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, is to recognize high achievement in Spanish and Portuguese by students of secondary schools and to promote continuity of interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies.

SHH sponsor: Adrienne Fama

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Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica
Mount Pisgah Christian School Felicitas Méndez Chapter
Johns Creek, Georgia


Article I. Name and Classification
Section 1. The name of this organization is the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, also known as 
“SHH.” The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is a national organization.
Section 3. The chapter of SHH at Mount Pisgah Christian School is named Felicitas Méndez. This chapter recognizes all bylaws of the national society.
Section 2. The purpose of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is to recognize high achievement in Spanish and Portuguese by students of secondary schools and to promote continuity of interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies.
Article II. Qualifications for Membership
Section 1. To be eligible for membership in the SHH, students must meet the following criteria:
a)    Student must be actively enrolled in an upper level Spanish class (Spanish III or higher).
b)    Student must have completed at least three semesters of Spanish.
c)    Student must have a cumulative Spanish average of 3.5 or higher from all previous courses. 
d)    Student must never have failed a class due to attendance.
e)    Student must have a good behavior record and no discipline issues on record.
Section 2.  The Spanish teachers of the upper level classes will offer applications to all students. Students who believe they meet the qualifications in Section 1 may apply to join the Felicitas Méndez chapter.
Article III. Application and Initiation
Section 1. During the first few weeks of school, the Spanish teachers of the upper level classes will offer applications to all students.
Section 2. Potential SHH members complete a form for admission to give to the SHH chapter sponsor for consideration by the application deadline.
Section 3. The Spanish teachers and SHH sponsor meet to confer on the candidates and come to a consensus of the new members for initiation.
Section 4. The SHH sponsor will meet with an Assistant Principal should there be a concern in behavior and/or discipline of a student.
Section 5. Acceptance and congratulatory letters will be sent to candidates approximately 3-4 weeks before the initiation ceremony. The letter explains about mandatory attendance at the orientation meeting for new initiates and the ceremony protocol. 
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