Best of the Week 2020-2021: Excellence in College Prep


The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, St. Ed's Spanish Honor Society, recognizes students enrolled in Spanish classes for their exemplary academic achievement in the Spanish language and who work to promote interest in Hispanic studies. "Our organization provides cultural events that appeal to our students' interest and give them some authentic experiences," says Sherie Quinn, Spanish teacher and moderator for Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. "Spanish students at St. Ed's are interested in more than just conjugating verbs and memorizing vocabulary. They are looking to learn about the world around them and appreciate that they have a platform to do so here at St. Ed's. We show films, teach cooking classes, celebrate holidays, welcome guest speakers, and host other culturally rich events." Last week, a new group of Edsmen, who've shown an interest in the Spanish culture and have taken a Spanish 3 or higher course with exceptional grades, were inducted into the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. "During the induction ceremony, the students take an oath. Part of the oath reads that students will remember that 'a language can be a strong tie between persons of differing origins of race or religion' and that they will 'promote friendship and understanding between [their country] and the other lands of the world.' That's my favorite part of the ceremony," says Mrs. Quinn. Congratulations to the following students who are the newest inductees into the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica:

  • Rodrigo del Rincón '21

  • Brian Ginley '21

  • Emmett Blakely '22

  • Isaac Cudnik '22

  • Karim Elsharkawy '22

  • Ian Fairfield '22

  • Aiden Hayes '22

  • Thomas Hoffman '22

  • Matthew Molnar '22

  • Charles Movius '22