New leadership in Spanish National Honors Society

Spanish National Honors Society (SNHS) held elections for officer positions after school on Monday, April 11.

Justin Palpant, junior and the future president for SNHS, said he is excited to have the position. “It’s my favorite club at the school, and it’s a great position to get [more] involved.”

Inducted in the fall of 2010, Justin has been a member for one year and said he is excited to become more involved in the Society. “The biggest thing I want to do is get events outside of school part of the meetings,” he said, adding that he would give more of an advance notice about such events in order to make point-earning easier.

Bridie McDonough, senior and current president, reflects on the past year. “I think we had a pretty successful year, even though it was Senora Weber’s first year as the sponsor, and my first year as president–we both had a lot to learn.” McDonough was a member of the club her junior year before running for president her senior year.

“I liked what the club stood for,” she said, recalling the service projects and the club’s connection to the community during her junior year. Unfortunately, the club did not continue the trend and did not participate in any service projects this year.

One change McDonough did make was to have a spring induction in addition to the fall induction in order that qualifying seniors could be part of the group. Also, she organized the construction of a float for the homecoming parade.

Jessica Stout and Chad Berwick tied for the position of Vice President. At the next SNHS meeting, there will be a run off to decide the winner.

Kaighn Kevlin, junior, said he feels “awesome” about becoming SNHS’s new secretary. He lists his qualifications: “I’m handsome, and I’m pretty sure that’s it…. Oh, and I’m organized.” He said his need for a leadership role for National Honors Society and his love for Spanish made him want to run for the position.

Maggie Zargo, sophomore, will be the 2012 treasurer, and the other positions are still to be decided.


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