MHS World Language Students Excel on Exams

MHS World Language Students Excel on Exams
Posted on 06/12/2019

Spanish
Ninety-two world language students from Montclair High School attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2019 National Spanish Examinations.

MHS students earned a total of two gold, twelve silver and fifteen bronze awards along with 53 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 150,000 students participating in 2019.”

The Gold award winners are:
Dwayne Brooks  (Level 4)
Lucas Young, (Level 2) 

The Silver award winners are:
Maria Linietsky (Level 4)
Kathryn O’Keefe, Madeleine Saraisky, Robert Van Wagner, Harry Gritsch (Level 3)
Liliane Braun-Arnold, Skye Hall, Ava Ianuale, Cara Ianuale, Cate Brauchle, Milena Testa, Alex Rougebec, Christina Qiu (Level 2)

The Bronze award winners are:
Allesandra Borgo, Mary Campos-pereira, Peter Emanuelli (Level 6)
Maggie Faulkner-Valiente, Jillian O’Toole, Nathaniel Weiss, Siona Ely, Luella St. Pierre (Level 5)
Madeleine Blackburn, (Level 4)
Alizaya Londono, Walsh Giarrusso (Level 3)
Nicholas Caldarella, Layla Hurwitz, Alma Smith, Mia Russman, Andie Earl (Level 2)
Nolan Rosser, Nikko Lieb (Level 1)  

The Honorable Mention winners are:
Christian Brauchle, Tasnim Quayum, Kenneth Testa, David Carvajal, Ariana Padilla, Janae Torres (Level 6)
Hanna Bensalem, Caitlin Checca, Elisa Flagel, Spencer Greenfiled, Eleanor Keating, Emma McElwee, Luc Nahas, Valentin de la Pena, Claire Ellis, Mia Rodriquez-Vars, Sofia Zorich, Nicolas Blaustein, Diego Goldfrank (Level 5) 
Anna Babboni, Anika Lafazia, Sofia Mckenzie, Kathrynna Demetillo, Skyler Galdieri Simonelli, Anyeli Guerrero Arvelo, Evelyn Battleson-Gunkel, Stefan Boskovic, Mirit Skeen, Anna Esterina, Percy Flores, Rosario (Rosa) Tula (Level 4)
Robeson Amory, Baldwin Gittens, Brett Janifer, Justin Kingsnorth, Dylan Gutterman, Ted Wilson, Raymond (Jack) Rodriquez-Vars, Dia Lucas, Hoermer Ava, King Sophie, Levine Caleb, Martinez Sienna, Mendoza Clara,Thorngren Avrianny, Faulkner Analisa, Giancaspro Rohan, Gutierrez Marcos (Level 3) 
Benjamin Davis, Tyler Davis, Noah Dnistrian, Angelina Gaeta, Marjorie Greenberg, Johanna Keyser, James Piorkowski, George Togman, Shelby Duffy, Avery Rundall-Stulberg, Ella Schoenwetter, Lucas Delgado, Talia Yustein, Emily Diaz, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Zoe Gelman, Elizabeth Jonasz, Alexandra Reesch, Liam Rougebec (Level 2) 
George Harb, Sydney Kovel (Level 1)

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, 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.

French
The following 46 Montclair High School students have ranked nationally in the 84th annual event, according to Lisa Narug, National Director of Le Grand Concours. Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French. More than 72,000 students in all 50 states competed in the 2019 event. The following students are students of Mrs. Gaëlle Cahayla and Miss Olivia Filip.

The following students have received a Gold medal:
Level 4: Eliza Salomon, Hugo Pierrel
Level 3: Clare Winston
Level 2: Sophie Carrillo, Sofia Nago, Nicholas Pera

The following students have received a Silver medal:
Level 4: Maria May, Anna Skinner, Morgan Crawford
Level 3: Nina Creimer-Almeida, Elinor Behlman, Colin Kearns, Lucy Maguire, Arianna Pace, Sophie Saraisky
Level 2: Jonathan Abrams, Evie Gillot, Riley Polaner 

The following students have received a Bronze medal:
Level 4: Isis Arevalo, Judit Garcia
Level 3: Colette Lauture, Alexandra Kuhl
Level 2: Lexi Ryan  

The following students have received an Honorable Mention:
Level 5: Elias Benchekroun, Trevor Hettrich, Mark Testa, Serena Wurmser
Level 4: Henry Ogden, Grace Van Atta, Emma Demefack Level 3: William Halas, Maxime Malaussena, Christopher Nevins, Dominique Rose, Sarah Schiffman, Isabella Spoor, James Visconti
Level 2: Jacques Ciambra, Chloe Nemes, Noah Pierre, Miles Roy, Daphne Scroggins, Jeremiah Davis.
Level 1: Emori Cross-Faulks, Pierre Armanie

Latin
A total of eighteen students received an award for their performance on the Latin exam. All participants are the students of MHS Latin teacher Catherine Willecke.  

Latin I
Erin Festa: Gold Summa Cum Laude
Jeremiah Bauer: Silver Maxima Cum Laude    

Latin II
Silver Maxima Cum Laude:
Kayla Weaver
Violet Ross
Patrick Henegan
Anahita Foroughi 

Cum Laude:
Benjamin Foley-Wilkins
Cai Hellman
Sydney Masur
Zora Troupe 

Latin III
Hannah Regal: Gold Summa Cum Laude
Zachary Bialik: Silver Maxima Cum Laude
Dena Salliey: Magna Cum Laude  

Latin IV
Gold Summa Cum Laude:
Jacob Schapiro
Zoe Hellman 

Ava Wigdor, Magna Cum Laude
Christian Diesen, Cum Laude    

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