German National Honor Society
What is the history of the German National Honor Society?
Delta Epsilon Phi (ΔΕΦ) National Honor Society for High School Students of German recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of learners of German. The organization was founded in 1968 by Käthe Wilson at Coral Gables High School (FL), a devoted AATG member, to reward scholastic achievement in the study of German and to promote interest in the study of German language, literature, and civilization.
What are the requirements to be in the German National Honor Society?
For induction, a student must have completed at least three semesters of German classes, with a 3.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale, calculated on a cumulative basis for all semesters. The student must also have at least a 3.0 GPA in other classes, although this prerequisite varies by school.
What are the key benefits of being a member of the German National Honor Society?
By becoming a member, the student commits him/herself to:
- an ongoing interest in the study of the German language and culture
- the promotion of German study among younger/other students
- an active commitment to support the German program at the school
- the active presence and participation during the induction ceremonies and at chapter meetings
- participation in events
What are the benefits of membership?
- a great sense of accomplishment in belonging to this nationally recognized prestigious society
- the knowledge that students studying a foreign language successfully have a real edge in scoring high on the SAT/ACT and being marketable in today's global society
- membership in an academic honor society can be beneficial when applying for college
Based on the information, here is our review:
Our first observation is: that this society has both a general GPA requirement for membership as well as requirement for the specific subject (German).
Our second observation was: that this society was established in 1968, making it newer than many honor societies.
Our third observation was: that members have an edge in scoring high on the SAT/ACT and being marketable in today's global society.