LHWHS junior Sophia Saleeby has been selected to receive a 2022 Bertie Green Junior Travel Award from the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH).
The award, given annually to around 20 high school juniors from around the country, provides recipients with a Spanish cultural and language immersion experience; Saleeby will join other recipients on a trip to Puerto Rico this summer.
Award candidates are evaluated based on a submitted video, a personal essay, references from educators, academic transcript, and involvement in SHH extracurriculars.
Students are nominated by their Spanish Honor Society Chapter; LHWHS teacher Maritza Sloan is Saleeby’s sponsor.
The SHH is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and/or Portuguese, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).