North Carolina Chapter Receives National Award (spring 2017)
The Awards Selection Committee noted that the North Carolina Chapter provides many outstanding activities for its members and their students. Each year the North Carolina Chapter organizes a spring conference held in conjunction with another language organization. In spring 2017, the Chapter reached out to the South Carolina AATSP Chapter and together the chapters were able to hold two separate conferences at a university campus in each state. The North Carolina Chapter supports its membership in a variety of ways: they have a strong mentorship program for new teachers, they publish a newsletter on a quarterly basis, and they participate in their state world language conference as well as in the regional Southern Conference on Language Teaching. In addition, the North Carolina Chapter participates actively in the National Spanish Examinations and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, provides numerous awards for the membership, and maintains a dynamic website. Claudia G Vestal, president of the North Carolina Chapter receives the award at the National Conference.