About the SHH
Below is a brief history and description of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH). For more information, please click the links that follow, or contact the SHH director at:
The SHH is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and/or Portuguese, 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 3,500 national and international chapters of the SHH.
The mission of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is to recognize high school achievement in Spanish and Portuguese and to promote interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies.
All accredited secondary schools are eligible to charter a chapter.
Chapter sponsors must be active members of the AATSP.
REMINDERS: AATSP memberships are for the calendar year: January 1 through December 31. To join the AATSP or to renew your membership, please visit: www.aatsp.org
Any secondary school student who has maintained an honor average in the study of Spanish or Portuguese for a minimum of three semesters and is in the 10th grade or higher is eligible to be a member of the SHH. The definition of "honor grade" is left to the discretion of each chapter. It should be remembered that the SHH is an honor society for those students of high academic achievement.
In the spirit of our mission, in a typical 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 high school senior SHH members and the Student Travel Awards given to high school junior SHH members.
National Bylaws (revised 2021)
Payments can be mailed to the AATSP National Office:
2100 First Avenue North Suite 320
Birmingham, AL 35203
For questions about SHH guidelines or suggestions for how to conduct a chapter, contact the SHH Director or an Advisory Board member.
For general questions:
Phone number: 205-506-0600
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