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World Language Students Win Awards

Thursday, May 10, 2018

National Spanish Exam

Ninety-two world language students from Montclair High School attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2018 National Spanish Examinations.

MHS students earned a total of one gold, 13 silver and 16 bronze awards along with 62 honorable mentions. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with nearly 160,000 students participating in 2018.”

Gold

  • Eve Cooke (Level 6).

Silver

  • Mary Campos-Pereira, Peter Emanuelli, Ariana Padilla Intriago, Tal Slon, (Level 5)
  • Eliza Cant, Elisa Flagel, Luella St. Pierre, Valentín de la Peña, (Level 4)
  • Aedam Brundrett, Kathrynna Demetillo, Rachele Gaisie, Sofia Mckenzie, Stefan Boskovic (Level 3)

Bronze

  • Eric Goldberg (Level 6)
  • Kenneth Testa (Level 5)
  • Nathaniel Weiss, LiLa Zimbalist, Siona Ely (Level 4)
  • Kavi Chikkappa, Mirit Skeen, Madeliene Blackburn, Anna Valerin, Josephine Myung (Level 3)
  • Niamh Cahill, Sophie King, Ted Wilson, Walsh Giarusso, Alizaya Londono, Algenis Rivera Jimenez (Level 2)

Honorable Mention

  • Jack Waitz, David Veldran, Ari Westreich, Andrea Arce, Valentina Blaustein (Level 6)
  • Hanan Abdellatif, Alessandra Borgo, Jeikson Boyle, Cali Garzon, Luna Giron, Emily Greenberg, Mia Sinks, Claire Whipple, Gabriela Carson, Emma Adams, Chloe Bollinger, Maya Deogun, Mina Fletcher, Lesly Delgado, Janae Torres (Level 5)
  • Claire Ellis, Emma McElwee, Alishannette Zenon, Peter Adams, Jenna Curro-Edelman, Emma Kugelmass, Miguel García, Diego Goldfrank, Michael Khan, (Level 4)
  • Matan Ackelsberg, Ali Khawaja, Jessica Korgen, Laura Farrell, Maria Linietsky, Mia Padberg, Abby Russman, Alexandra Stubin, Luis Vázquez, Michael Callejas, Cameron Smith, Rosario Tula, Charlotte Adams, Christopher Damaskos (Level 3)
  • Anna Feltens, Kate Fromfield, Brett Janifer, Julian Shorter, Deven Sukhdeo, Avrianny Thorngren, Erin Hines, Sierra Bivins, Baldwin Gittens, Eleanor Hickok, Clara Mendoza, Zachary Rich, Levi Saltzman, Stephen Stamas, Robert Axelrod, Sahra Bano, Daniel Moroze, Alfred Davis, Brooke Holley (Level 2)

Students from Montclair High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams. This year’s participants are the students of María González-Block, Silvia Jankowski, Ikenna Okaome, Monica Lavosky, Elizabeth Reyes, Beatriz Romero and Maribel Tarrillo.

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades six through twelve, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

National Latin Exam

Of the 92 students of MHS Latin teacher Jo Anne Manse who took the exam, 9 students were awarded the Silver Medal, or Maxima cum Laude; 11 students received a Magna cum Laude, and 11 students received cum Laude for a total of 31 awards.

Silver Medal — Maxima cum Laude

  • Andreas Nanavati
  • Violet Ross
  • Dena Salliey
  • Hannah Regal
  • Emma Graham
  • Will Polen
  • Jacob Schapiro
  • Zoe Hellman
  • Ava Wigdor

Magna cum Laude

  • Anahita Foroughi
  • Patrick Henegan
  • Kayla Weaver
  • Sophia Antoine
  • Rebecca Sorkin
  • Benjamin Foley-Wilkins
  • Josephine Myung
  • Griffin Maiman
  • Lola Kapila
  • Christopher Masur
  • Christian Diesen

Cum Laude

  • Emily Applebaum
  • Aidan Walker
  • Zora Troupe
  • Lucas Pla
  • Miranda Spaulding
  • Isaac Liu
  • Miriam Jackson
  • Stella Schaefer-Surdez
  • Zachary Bialik
  • Kimmy Troeller
  • Nate Bauer

National French Contest

The National French Contest/Le Grand Concours is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students of French in grades 1-12, in all 50 states and abroad take a written test and compete against students with similar educational background for prizes. This year, 74,250 students competed nationwide.

On March 26, 51 of MHS French teacher Gaelle Cahayla's students took the test. We received one gold, eight silver and eight bronze awards, as well as 24 honorable mentions.

Gold

  • Victor De Toustain


Silver

  • Colin Kearns
  • Belgin Koc
  • Lucy Maguire
  • Elsa Mila Wilkotz
  • Christopher Nevins
  • Eliza Claire Salamon
  • Benjamin Sherwin
  • Clare Winston

Bronze

  • Chloe Bugat
  • Nina Creimer Almeida
  • Trevor Hettrich
  • Maria Pavlovna May
  • Sara Schiffman
  • Anna Therese Skinner
  • Mark Dominic Testa
  • Leigh Wang

Honorable mention

  • Isis Arevalo
  • Isabel Beck
  • Lily Bryan
  • Judit Beatriz Garcia
  • Stephanie Lina Gauval
  • Lara Harvey
  • Nicholas Kirkman
  • Colette Lauture
  • Margaux Malaussena
  • Lily McDonald
  • Henri Ogden
  • Celina Phillips
  • Alessandra Pintado-Urbanc
  • Hannah Regal
  • Dominique Rose
  • Macy Ryan
  • Sophie Saraisky
  • Sydney Schulman
  • Ynes Camilla Slyker
  • William Spadafora
  • Isabella Spoor
  • Laya Tuazon
  • Margaret Vaughn
  • Grace Van Atta

 

Updated: 8/18/2018