Spanish National Honor Society

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Spanish National Honor Society (Spanish: Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica) is an academic honor society focused on Spanish language excellence in secondary education and promotes a continuity of interest in Spanish studies. Its motto is "¡Todos a una!" ("All Together for One Goal"). The group, which was established in 1953 in the United States is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Each chapter has its own unique name, which is associated with some aspect of the Spanish or Portuguese culture. Each society member must be at least in 10th grade and have taken a minimum of three semesters of Spanish or Portuguese. He/she is required to maintain a "honor grade" or GPA, which correlates with the Society's mission of high academic achievement.[1]

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¡Albricias! is the quarterly publication of the Spanish Honor Society.[2] Students may submit writings and artworks to the magazine. It also features reflective writings from the students who have won the college scholarships and/or travel awards.

Scholarships and Awards[edit]

The Spanish Honor Society provides over $160,000 in awards to its chapters and members. The most prestigious awards are college scholarships to 60 high school seniors and travel awards to 24 high school juniors from around the country (Bertie Green Travel Awards). The Bertie Green Travel Award destinations have included summer trips to Argentina, Peru, and Mexico. Each chapter can only nominate one student for each of those awards. There are also several awards for chapters and sponsors each year.[3]

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