St. Mary’s Dominican High inducted 22 students into Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, Chapter Las Adelitas. Spanish teacher and moderator Claudia Vallejo said Las Adelitas was selected by the students in honor of the women who participated in the Mexican Revolution as commanders, soldiers and nurses. Spanish Honor Society membership requirements include enrollment in an upper level Spanish class (Spanish III and Spanish AP); completion of at least three semesters of Spanish (former Spanish III students and Spanish AP students can be eligible as associate members); an overall GPA of 85 percent or higher; a cumulative Spanish average of 3.5 or higher from all previous courses. The Spanish Honor Society, founded in 1953 by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, is for the students of North American secondary schools. The Society’s motto is, “All Together.”
PHOTO 0288: St. Mary’s Dominican High School students inducted into theSpanish Honor Societ. Back row (from left): Grace Hamblin, Kamryn Gervais, Madison Adams, Kate Thomson, Kate Nolan, Isabelle Fitzmorris and Madison Ferguson. Middle row: Chloe Nguyen, Ann Pham, Alexis Tran, Kaitlyn Huynh, Kristen Dinh, Blake Beaulieu, Sofia Barros-Casanova, Hunter Gettridge and Olivia Higgins. Seated: officers Vivian Liu, president; Kathryn Valldejuli, historian; Gabrielle Duhe, secretary; and Lorissa Gallardo, vice president. Not pictured: Kayla Cook, Danielle McCartney, Megan McCartney, Sara Medina-Garcia, Indya Taylor and Madelyn Waguespack.