On Friday, April 22, 2016, seventeen students from Booneville High School were formally inducted into the National Spanish Honor Society Hermanas Mirabal Chapter. The Spanish Honor Society was founded by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in 1953, for the students of North American secondary schools. Senora Lamelas, the Spanish teacher at Booneville High School, established this chapter in 2015. In order to become a member of this society and receive this honor of excellence, the student must maintain an A (90 and above) average in both Spanish I and Spanish II. The honored recipients were as follows: Hannah Beard, Katie Bennett, Jaycee Carr, Kelsie Cristo, Kelli DeVaughn, Deanna Friar, Kyla Fryar, Morgan Goss, Maria Lauderdale, Max Mauney, Lynnette McCoy, Arthur Meeks, Easton Michael, Leslie Mincy, Elly Nash, Moriah Weatherford, and Destiny Wilson.