Linguistic Success

Students at Elwood-John H. Glenn High School and Elwood Middle School earned exceptional rankings after taking the American Association of Teachers of Italian and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese national exams.

Based on test level, students were quizzed on listening and reading comprehension, vocabulary and grammar. From more than 1,800 who took the AATI Level III exam, Elwood sophomore Michael Hermanns received first place and an award of  $250. Competing at Level I, Elwood eighth-graders Ivan Andrade and Drew Kuroda received $250 for first place; Emily Amir, Christian Bacelic, Mario Georgiou and Michael Gastello received $200 for second place; and Makenzy Chaikin received $50 for fifth place.

The following middle and high school students were selected for AATI National Honorable Mention: Karen Avila, Cassidy Evans, Allison Flanagan, Ilissa Pipia, Giovanni Rinaldi, Samantha Rivera and Joseph Salerno.  

In addition, students Clinton Keen, Jaida Morgan, Meghan Rivardo and Caleb Shim received gold medal certificates for scoring a 95 or above on the Level I AATSP national exam.

Congratulations to all these talented students on their academic success!