The establishment of a chapter of the Societe Honoraire de Francais offers several potential benefits to a secondary French program. First, it provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding scholarship in the study of French language through selection for membership. Second, the chapter provides a vehicle for focusing activities around French language and literature and also for encouraging member participation in annual contests. In addition, there is the opportunity for students to experience leadership in serving as officers, directing the initiation ceremony, and/or leading other chapter events. Members are required to complete two French-related activities during the school year.