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
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
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!