National Spanish Exam Recognition

National Spanish Exam Recognition photo
A number of students from Elwood-John H. Glenn High School attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2018 National Spanish Examinations. This year, over 150,000 students took the exam nationwide. Of the school’s 130 students who took the exam, five students earned gold, which places them in the top 95th percentile of the nation.

An additional 13 students earned silver, placing them in the 85-94th percentile, twelve earned bronze within the 75-84th percentile, and 44 earned honorable mentions, above 50th percentile.

Freshmen Kailee Andersen, Rithika Narayan, and Daniel Rourke earned gold in the non-native speaker category. Native speakers Lizbeth Almendarez and Maria Atuesta were also gold winners. These winners were honored at an award ceremony on June 7 among other winners from the Long Island chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year at John Glenn in grades 9 through 12, and are sponsored by the AATSP. Congratulations to these outstanding students!