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Lakeview Middle School has the honor of establishing the first public middle school chapter of the Sociedad Hispánica de Amistad (Hispanic Society of Friendship) in OCPS. Our chapter is known as the Cervantes Chapter. The purpose of this Society is to promote cross-cultural acceptance and understanding in students and to encourage service to school and community. Students are invited by their grades, years in the Spanish language classes, and programs here at Lakeview Middle.  

PURPOSE of SHA

The purpose of the Society is to promote cross-cultural acceptance and understanding in students of Spanish and Portuguese and to encourage service to school and community.

Regular Student Membership:

Students enrolled in their 2nd year of Spanish and have a 70% or above in the language class are considered regular members. Regular Members participate in projects in the areas of ambassadorship, service to the school, and service to the community. The members can choose the projects. You will be given the opportunity to offer suggestions to help tailor the projects to suit our members and school. We will also contact other chapters and participate in projects that will link us together. You will have fun while building interest and helping others.  Some project may be done in class or in the community.

Honor Student Membership:

Students enrolled in their 3rd year of Spanish and have maintained honor averages in their language classes are considered Honor Members. You will have to have completed projects in the categories of ambassadorship, service to the school, and service to the community.

A special Candlelight Ceremony is held for the induction of both new Regular Members, and Honor Members. (When you enter High School, you may begin working to qualify for membership in the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish). Members may qualify for travel awards and college scholarships at this level.

SOCIEDAD HISPÁNICA DE AMISTAD ACTIVITIES

At the heart of the Sociedad Hispánica de Amistad are the activities in three areas: ambassadorship, service to the community, and service to the school. Every student who becomes a member promises to participate in projects to enrich the community, school, and his own learning experience. The SHA does not tell chapters which projects they must choose. Members may do individual, group, or chapter projects.