Advisor: Señor OckerSociedad Honoraria HispánicaCapítulo Luisa ValenzuelaIn 2003 the first members of Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica established the Luisa Valenzuela chapter at Middlesex County Academy. As part of the charter requirements the members chose an honorable figure in Hispanic history and literature to adopt as a chapter name. Hence, the members chose the Argentine author, Luisa Valenzuela, and subsequently, contacted Ms. Valenzuela, requesting permission to adopt her name as a chapter of the society.The Spanish Honor Society recognizes the highest achievers who have committed to at least 3 years of Spanish studies at the Academy, and will continue studies in the Hispanic language in the future. Induction takes place annually in the Fall. Once inducted, SHS members will partake in community service projects.
Constitution and Bylaws
Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica
Middlesex County Academy of Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies
Luisa Valenzuela Chapter
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 2. The chapter of SHH at Middlesex County Academy is “Luisa Valenzuela”. This chapter recognizes all the 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) Students are inducted during their junior or senior year.
b) Enrolled in AP Spanish or have taken AP Spanish.
c) Completed at least three semesters of high school Spanish.
d) Achieved a Spanish "honor" average of 96% or higher
f) Students must have a good attendance record.
g) Achieved a 5 or above on the STAMP EXAM or 4 or above on the AP EXAM
h) Members may be put on probation for falling below the qualifications, not attending meetings, not partaking in the service project.
i) Any member who receives a school discipline record, violates the law, or does not remove a probation record , will be referred to the administration for dismissal.
The National Bylaws will supersede the chapter's bylaws.