World Language Honor Society

  • World Language Honor Society Coordinator & Spanish Chapter Advisor:
    Sra. Lisa Rodriguez (503) 673-7815 ext. 4808

    Chinese Chapter Advisor:

    French Chapter Advisor:
    Erin O'Malley (503) 673-7815 ext. 4805

    Japanese Chapter Advisor:
    Carolyn Hawes (503) 673-7815 ext. 4853

About World Language Honor Society

  • World Language Honor Society is an opportunity for students currently enrolled in a world language class at West Linn High School. Membership signifies a student's dedication and passion for language and making global connections. Members further pledge to promote friendship and understanding between their country and others, in the hope that all may live in peace.

    Applications for membership can be found below via Google Forms. While each nationally-recognized society may differ slightly by language in terms of membership criteria, the application process is the same for each language. Please refer to your respective application below for any language-specific criteria.

    Induction Ceremony 2017

Important Dates 2020-2021

  • Friday, 2/26/21 - Application (including Personal Statement) due via Google Forms

    Thursday, 4/22/21 - $20 one-time fee due to bookkeeper (Ms. Freeman)
    To pay your fee, choose one of the options below:

    1. Mail a $20 check to the school, made out to West Linn High School. Be sure to include your (student) first and last name and "World Language Honor Society fee" on the memo line. The envelope should be addressed to the following:
            West Linn High School c/o Brenda Freeman
            5464 W A Street
            West Linn, OR 97068
    2. Pay your fee online through the Web Store HERE.
    3. Pay your fee in person (cash/check/card), directly to Ms. Freeman at the Bookkeeper's office in front of the Counseling office if you are in the building for Hybrid learning. Her office is open Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm. Payments will not be accepted during class.
    *Please note that credit card payments cannot be taken over the phone.

    5/25/21 @ 7pm - World Language Recognition Night, as part of a virtual combined Honor Society event
    For new society inductees, Senior Honors Cord recipients, and Senior Seal of Biliteracy recipients. This pre-recorded event will be posted on that date/time on WLHS ASB's YouTube channel, "West Linn ASB 20-21." 

    Please note: Seniors getting an induction certificate, biliteracy medal, or an Honors cord will receive these in their "swagbags" before graduation. New inductees who have outstanding membership fees will not receive their certificate until they have paid their $20. See instructions above.



Membership Qualifications

  • Please read through qualifications carefully as they may differ slightly by language.


    • Grade Level: 9-12
    • Course Level: Chinese 2 or higher
    • Academic Performance:  Hold a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or better in your high school Chinese studies


    • Grade Level: 9-12
    • Course Level: French 2 or higher
    • Academic Performance:  Finish first term with an A- or better AND hold a cumulative unweighted GPAof 3.0 or higher in your high school French studies


    • Grade Level: 9-12
    • Course Level: Japanese 2 or higher
    • Academic Performance: Hold a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or better in your high school Japanese studies AND hold a cumulative unweighted overall GPA of 3.0 or better at WLHS  


    • Grade Level: 10-12
    • Course Level: Spanish 2 or higher
      *Exceptions: Freshman in Spanish 3 or higher that has completed Spanish 1 and 2 year-long courses at middle school level (society approval required); Freshman in AP Spanish (no approval required)
    • Academic Performance: Hold a cumulative unweighted GPAof 3.0 or higher in your high school Spanish studies

Applications by Language

  • Click HERE to find your name within each language honor society catalogued by induction year. There is no need to renew membership each year. 

    The application process for the 2020-2021 is now closed. Please check back in January 2022 to apply next school year!