Spanish Honor Society inducts new members

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Sophomore Alexis Looney proudly holds her Spanish Honor Society letter.

As third quarter continues on, Spanish teachers have begun to give out letters to certain students for the Spanish Honor Society.

“It (Spanish Honor Society) is a national academic organization that recognizes outstanding language students and encourages them to continue with language study in the future,” Stencler said.

To be invited to the society, one must be a 10 or 11 grader in Spanish 3 or higher. Students also have to have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, and they must have earned and A for the last three semesters of Spanish.

The induction ceremony will take place on Feb. 18 in room 444 at 4 p.m. Approximately 30 new students will be inducted.

Sophomore Alexis Looney talks about how excited she is to be in this program.

“I was just really excited and honored to be asked to join because the requirements are hard to meet, but I worked hard. I can’t wait to see what I’ll do,” Looney said.

The National Spanish Honor Society students, once inducted, will participate in volunteer work throughout the school.

“Students are required to serve as peer tutors and help teachers,” Stencler said. “They must be planning to take the next level of Spanish during the next school year and maintain their grades in the class.”

Participating in this Honor Society also adds extra activities to your resume to show colleges the dedication throughout one’s high school career.

“I think for universities, it shows a students to be dedicated to a language acquisition,” Stencler said. “It also demonstrates high academic achievement and an interest in cultures other than our own.”