Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica was formally organized as the Spanish National Honor Society in 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 recognize high school achievement in Spanish to promote interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies. Each year, the SHH presents an International Festival celebrating all the diversity of cultures represented at SJA. Students, parents and others in the SJA community all gather to enjoy special cuisines, music, dance and costumes from many of the Latin American countries.
All accredited secondary schools are eligible to charter a chapter. Chapter sponsors must be active members of the AATSP.
Any secondary school student who has maintained an honor average in the study of Spanish for a minimum of three semesters and is in the 10th grade 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, the national SHH contributes more than $150,000 in awards annually to student members of the SHH. The most prestigious of the awards are college scholarships given to 60 high school senior SHH members and the Student Travel Awards given to 24 high school junior SHH members.
At SJA, the SHH also works with the National Honor Society when they are in need of assistance for different activities of community service during the school year.
Advisor: Mr. Manuel Gámez
Spanish Book & Film Club Advisor: Mrs. Blanca Espinoza