Our department is committed to helping students succeed at SHS and beyond. Here are some of the yearly events and scholarships available to language students:
- Terra McPike Scholarship– The Terra McPike Memorial Scholarship of $500 is open to Rockingham County High School seniors who are pursuing a career in education. Priority given to announced Foreign Language Education majors.
- Tony Davis Award- A yearly award given to the student that has shown the most improvement throughout the school year.
- Induction Ceremonies- A special ceremony is conducted during the last club meeting of the year for new students to take the pledge and become members of their language's honor society.
- ¡Prepárate! BRCC Latino Conference!– A day when Latino students attending SHS attend a series of workshops, tour Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) and learn about the importance of higher education.
- RMH Health Care Careers for Bilingual Professionals- A special event for area high school students to learn about the bilingual needs of our community and the careers that demand a second language
- Shadow Day at JMU- Select students in the native speakers and upper level courses are invited to attend an event during the school day at JMU to learn about all the opportunities available to students that wish to continue their language studies after high school.
- Spanish Honor Society Scholarship- Scholarship for seniors interested in studying Spanish after high school. Interested seniors should visit the counseling office in the Spring to submit an application for consideration.