The chosen ones

Spanish Honor Society began their “tapping” Wednesday, April 9 in the OHS cafeteria. “Tapping” is inviting students to join Spanish Honor Society. Sponsors Carol Robinson and Jeanne Weber nominate students based on their grades, character, worth ethic, and disciplinary history.

“This is our third tapping, and so far it has went pretty well” said Weber. “Most students that have been nominated, join, but some don’t because they have a lot on their plate with other activities and school work” said Robinson.

Spanish Honor Society is a national organization through the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Students who decide to join Spanish Honor Society are expected to have a 3.75 minimum GPA in their spanish course and 3.5 overall GPA, which they are expected to maintain. They also are required to take a minimum of five semesters of spanish.

The students also plan their own service project. This year, the club taught after-school spanish lessons for six weeks to MSD elementary school kids at Oakville Elementary, Rogers Elementary, and Wohlwend Elementary. This previous year, the club sent school supplies to underprivileged students in Guatemala.

To join Spanish Honor Society, future members must pay a fee of $20. $5 of the money will be sent to Spanish Honor Society for a one-time membership fee, and $10 of the fee will go to paying for chords to wear at graduation. Students also will have to propose a service activity that they will present for the club to do as their service project. Spanish Honor Society dues are accepted no later than April 18, 2014.