Spanish Honors Society holds first induction ceremony


Aubrey Ritz

On December 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium, the first-ever Spanish Honors Society Induction ceremony began.

Parents and students gathered to recognize students in the club that are also currently in either Spanish 3, 4 or 5.

“Students came, parents were invited to come and our officers spoke and told a little about Spanish Honors Society, the history and what it is for,” club sponsor and Spanish teacher Kathy Porembiak said. “Students were recognized by name, received a carnation then there were refreshments after.”

Overall Ms. Porembiak says the turnout was good and the ceremony went very quickly. She says she is thinking of adding more things for next years. As for how the club started a student at RHS helped initiate it.

“Ujjwal Chande emailed me over the summer with the idea of starting it,” Ms. Porembiak said. “So I looked into it, asked Mr. Rowland about it and started it in the fall.”

Students in the club must do at least an hour of volunteer work and maintain above a certain grade in their Spanish class.

“It’s mostly to recognize students who have high achievements in their Spanish classes and it’s up to their group and their officers to decide what to do from there,” Ms. Porembiak said. “Most of them want to do things to encourage other students to take Spanish and learn about Spanish speaking culture, but more than anything its recognition and honor.”