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May 24, 2021

67 Ankeny High School Students Inducted into the Société Honoraire de Français and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica

Senior Candle Ceremony French Spanish AHS 21

Congratulations to 67 students from Ankeny High School who were inducted into either the Société Honoraire de Français (French Honor Society) or the La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish Honor Society)!

On May 12, Ankeny High School celebrated two years worth of inductees to these Honor Societies due to the celebration being canceled in the spring of 2020. 

Much like the National Honor Society, the Société Honoraire de Français and La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica recognize students for their achievements in French and Spanish class, respectively. All new and returning members meet or exceed the national qualifications of membership. 

The AHS Société Honoraire de Français honored 17 students at this year’s ceremony, including 10 new members into the 2021 induction class, 6 honored for the 2020 induction class, and one returning member inducted in the 2019 class

The Ankeny High School Société Honoraire de Français chapter was founded in 2014. During a typical school year, the French Honor Society students host regular francophone culture-inspired events open to all AHS students. To be inducted into this Honor Society, members must maintain a 3.7 GPA in French courses, a 3.0 GPA in non-French courses, completion of service hours, a demonstration of leadership within the French classroom and beyond, and must participate in le Grand Concours (a competitive nation-wide French exam).

The AHS Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica honored 50 students at this year’s ceremony, including 20 seniors. Three seniors have been honored as members of the society for all three years they attended Ankeny High School. 

La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica was founded by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in 1953, for the students of North American secondary schools. Ankeny High School’s chapter was founded in the fall of 2017. The name of Ankeny High School’s chapter is “Frida Kahlo” and the motto is “All together”. In order to be inducted this year, students needed to have a Spanish GPA of 3.5 or higher and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students also needed to be recommended by two non-Spanish teachers.

The Société Honoraire de Français is sponsored by Angela Worley Petersen and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is sponsored by Jillian Anderson.

Congratulations to these honored students: 

Société Honoraire de Français

2021 New Members

  • Brenna Johnson – Senior
  • Mandy Wiedmier – Senior
  • Ava Callahan – Junior
  • Brenna Coleman – Junior
  • Genevieve Pietruszynski – Junior
  • Mackenzie Halbur – Junior
  • Trent Warren – Sophomore
  • Quinn Kelly – Sophomore
  • Landry Simonsen – Sophomore
  • Alexandria Chew – Sophomore

 

2021 Returning Members

  • Lucy Brooner – Senior (2019)
  • Jordan Beede – Senior 
  • Marika Kisgen – Senior 
  • Jocelyn Pocernich – Senior 
  • Alexis Holman – Junior 
  • Elisabeth Poock – Junior 
  • Abby Thilges – Junior 

 

La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica 

2021 New Members

  • Laura Abrahamson – Junior
  • Ameera Ali – Senior
  • Emily Allen – Senior
  • Raj Bete – Junior
  • Ashtyn Billings – Junior
  • Paiten Brown – Sophomore
  • Alexandra Cabello – Freshman
  • Gabrielle Collins – Senior
  • Ella De Haan – Junior
  • Alex Gates- Senior
  • Josalyn Gomez- Senior
  • Mya Hall- Senior
  • Alyssa Hendrix – Sophomore
  • Katie Hernandez – Junior
  • Hanlay Hmwe – Senior
  • Kara Juhl – Sophomore
  • Andrew Kaprich – Sophomore
  • Jennifer Lin – Sophomore
  • Mason Lyons – Sophomore
  • Chloe Manderscheid – Sophomore
  • Mytika Mayberry – Senior
  • Chloe McGrath – Sophomore
  • Lauren McMahon – Senior
  • Meghan Meyer – Senior
  • Larissa Miller – Sophomore
  • Mandi Morris – Sophomore
  • Madeline Murphy – Senior
  • Payton Olson – Junior
  • Sydney Otto – Sophomore
  • Sophia Parker – Senior
  • Xavier Paus-Ojeda – Junior
  • Ally Phongsavanh – Senior
  • Andrew Reyna – Sophomore
  • Bailey Rhoads – Senior
  • Jocelyn Ridgeway – Senior
  • Morgan Ritland – Senior
  • Shelby Romig – Senior
  • Livia Routson – Sophomore
  • Avryn Schardt – Junior
  • Anna Schmitz – Junior
  • Sophia Schoolen – Senior
  • Gracie Schut – Senior
  • Jillian Stroud – Junior
  • Lauren Van Den Baard – Sophomore
  • Olivia Waters – Junior
  • Kylie Watson – Sophomore

 

2021 Returning Members

  • Mason Bush – Senior
  • Amber Reysack – Senior
  • Kaitlyn Richards – Senior