Spanish Honor Society

CONSTITUTION SOCIEDAD HISPÁNICA DE AMISTAD

The name of this organization is the Sociedad Hispánica de Amistad, also known as SHA, or Hispanic Junior Honor Society. The name of our chapter is Hálcones (Hawks) and was founded on November 12th 2015 by the founder Johanna Santinho.  The purpose of the Society is to recognize scholarship, fellowship, and service by students of middle schools who are studying Spanish in the classroom, and to promote continuity of interest in Hispanic studies.  The society is classified as a national and international service and academic society in the study of middle school Spanish and Portuguese and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

SOCIEDAD HISPÁNICA DE AMISTAD
Capítulo Halcones de VRA
(Valley Ridge Academy Chapter)

Student Interested
You are invited to apply to be a member of the Valley Ridge Academy chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, a nationally recognized honor society for Spanish.  Before completing the application, please check to make sure you meet the qualifications below.

Qualifications to become a member of the Halcones de VRA Chapter of Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica:

  1. You are currently taking a Spanish class.
  2. You are academically in good standing and maintaining an A in Spanish class.
  3. You uphold the St. John’s district Character Counts and maintain good behavioral status.
  4. You are in the first semester of Spanish 1 (Beginning and Intermediate Middle School Years) and are willing to do at least 15 hours of Spanish-related community service this year (some opportunities will be provided by the sponsors).
  5. You a 6th grade student enrolled in Exploratory Spanish and have received the recommendation of 3 teachers.
  6. Be available for bi-monthly meetings on Wednesdays.
  7. ISS or OSS are grounds for immediate dismissal from the chapter.

Pulsera Service Project
The Pulsera Project buys hand-woven pulseras from Central American artists and then partners with student groups to sell them through U.S. schools. They sustainable fair trade employment and dramatically expand economic opportunities for nearly 200 artists in Nicaragua and Guatemala.The Pulsera Project buys hand-woven pulseras from Central American artists and then partners with student groups to sell them through U.S. schools. They sustainable fair trade employment and dramatically expand economic opportunities for nearly 200 artists in Nicaragua and Guatemala.