World Language Honor SocietyAdvisor Olga EscobarThe purpose of this organization is to stimulate interest in the study of Spanish, Italian, and Korean, give recognition and scholarship for achievement in Spanish, Italian, and Korean and to promote a deep understanding and appreciation of such cultures. National Honor Societies, La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, La Società Onoraria Italica and The Korean National Honor Society organizations are sponsored by the American Associations of Teachers of Spanish, Italian and Korean.
The qualifications for membership are:
• Candidates must have an average of 95% or above in all Spanish/Italian/Korean courses
• Candidates must have a general scholastic average of 85%for total GPA.
• Candidates must be currently enrolled in Levels III, IV, or V in the language courses.• Candidates must have the approval and recommendation of her/his world language teacher, based on consistent high academic performance.
Throughout the year the societies are motivated to give back to the community such as in this event, a group of 14 members took part in the Making Strides for Breast Cancer 5K Walk in Overpeck Park on October 19th.Members are also encouraged to attend events that promote the cultures that we study such as the Hispanic Heritage Parade that took place on October 5th on Bergenline Avenue.Members also give cultural presentations to the younger students of Shaler Academy such as the upcoming Dia de los Muertos in which they will teach the students about the significance of the holiday, provide food samplings and instruction on a related craft.The members of the World Language Honor Societies provide tutoring in any subject, translating for non-English speakers, Adult ESL classes, Technology Training for the parents of the district amongst many other services.Fundraising is another duty such as collecting Eyeglasses For the Needy and Holiday Toy & Food Drives.