The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is an academic honor society focused on Spanish Language excellence in secondary education and promotes continuity in Spanish studies. This group was established in 1953 by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Society members are often referred as “Honorary Spaniards.” The national goals of this society are to promote further education about locations where Spanish is the national language.
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica chapter “La Mezquita” has the following goals:
v To recognize high school student achievement in Spanish and to promote a continuity of interest in Hispanic Studies.
v To nurture these individuals in such ways that they are encouraged to develop further their abilities in the various fields of Spanish.
v To encourage members to use their talents in the service of others. In this spirit the “La Mezuita” chapter has “adopted” and supported a Mexican church in Sonora, Mexico. The name of the church is La Voz que Clama en el Desierto. For the past ten years the chapter has delivered food, blankets and gifts at Christmas.
v At the national level, the College Board has entered the SHH scholarship program on its database.
v Joseph Adams Senior Scholarships are awarded every year.
v Chapter of the Year Contest
v In the spirit of our mission, each year the SHH contributes more than $150,000 in awards to student members of the SHH. The most prestigious of the awards are college scholarships given to 52 high school senior
v SHH members and the Student Travel Awards given to 24 high schools junior SHH members.