French National Honor Society
Calhoun High School Sponsor: Dr. Hrib Meetings: 5th Black once a month
Société Honoraire de Français
The establishment of a chapter of the Société Honoraire de Français offers several benefits to a secondary French program. It provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding scholarship in the study of French, to place a special seal on the graduate’s diploma, to wear a tri-colored cord or a stole at graduation, and to wear the honor society’s official regalia.
The local high school chapter provides a vehicle to focus activities around French language and Francophone literatures and cultures and to encourage participation in the annual writing contest and travel grant competition.
In addition, students can acquire leadership skills by serving as officers, directing the initiation ceremony, or leading other chapter events.
Membership shall be based on scholarship in general and scholarship in French in particular, along with interest, participation and leadership in French activities.
Invitation to membership shall be restricted to those students actively engaged in the study of French in a secondary school when appropriate courses are available or when outside courses become part of the student’s secondary transcript, credits and grade point.
Candidates must be enrolled in the fourth semester of French or higher, i.e., the second semester of Level II or the equivalent
Candidates must be in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade of high school.
Candidates must have maintained an A- (A minus) average or higher in French throughout their secondary school study of French, including the semester of selection and all previous work awarded secondary school credit.
Candidates must have maintained a B- (B minus) average or higher in all other secondary school subjects prior to the semester of selection. French may not be used to calculate this average.