The SHH is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).
The SHH was formally organized as the Spanish National Honor Society in 1953. The name was changed to Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica in 1959. At present there are over 2,900 national and international chapters of the SHH.
The mission of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is to recognize high school achievement in Spanish to promote interest in Hispanic studies.
Carolina Forest High is an accredited secondary school and so our chapter began in the 2016-2017 calendar year. Our chapter is named, “Las Panteras de Carolina Forest High School.”
Any secondary school student who has maintained an honor average in the study of Spanish or for a minimum of three semesters and is in the 10th grade or higher is eligible to be a member of the SHH. The SHH is an honor society for those students of high academic achievement.
In the spirit of our mission, each year the SHH contributes more than $160,000 in awards to student members of the SHH. The most prestigious of the awards are college scholarships given to 60 high school senior SHH members and the Student Travel Awards given to 24 high school junior SHH members.
Sponsor: Tracy Stroud