EXETER — Superintendent David Ryan is pleased to announce that several Exeter High School students placed in the 2019 National Spanish Examinations.
Students from Exeter High School took the exam in Levels 2, 3, and 4, and earned a total of four gold, eight silver and 11 bronze medals, along with 38 honorable mentions.
Spanish teachers Kathy Bean, Jennifer Delorie, Kate LaPia and Nicole Vernon helped students prepare for the exams.
"Students from Exeter High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams, which speaks not only to our program at EHS, but also to the students' interest level and dedication to learning the language," Delorie said. "Becoming proficient in a foreign language is no easy task -- it takes perseverance and hard work, so those who have accomplished this have achieved an extremely marketable skill."
The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades six through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. This year, more than 146,000 students nationwide took one of the Spanish exams.
Gold: Junior Catherine Dixson and seniors Jenna Dube, Sarah Kunkemueller and Colin Moyer.
Silver: Freshman Erin Eastwood; sophomores Reed Holland and Meagan Rousseau; juniors Carol Diaz, Eva Hays and Caden Vitti; and seniors Ava Liponis and Max Perkins.
Bronze: Freshmen Jana Al-Hajjiri and Sean Cheng; sophomore Kirsten Sailer; juniors Luke Gould, Tess Hays and Olivia Wahl; and seniors Thomas Choquette, Elanor Fieldhouse, Erin Kelly, Owen Morrissey and Rhys Forster.
Honorable Mention: Freshmen Lindsay Burke, Malia Everett, Nicholas Golpavar, Emily LaPia, Sofia Morales and Juliana Woodard; sophomores Meghan Bartel, Sebastian Casey, Yousif Elaidi, Maille Hagen, Gracie Jordan, Eily MacRitchie, Aidan Powley, Bianca Rosa, Christina Snicer, Julia Sveen, Amelia Taggart, Ethan Van de Water, Olivia Wood and Sasha Zweig; juniors Soraia Barros, Tyler Burke, Josh Driscoll, John Forsyth, Riley Griem, Alexis LaPia, Mairead Morrissey, Anmol Padala, Samuel Quitkin, Hadley Raymond, Emilyn Reed, Kayla Rowell, Brian Weston and Trinity Young; and seniors Clara Delgado, Garrett Frattali, Serena Limberg and Jacob Winslow.