Cannon students earn national Spanish language honors
by Staff Writer
One student earned a gold medal, five earned silver medals, 11 earned bronze medals and 39 earned honorable mentions.
“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious because the exams are the largest of their kind in the U.S. with 143,641 students participating in 2012,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, national director of the exams.
The exams are given each year to students in the sixth through 12th grades and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. They test all aspects of language knowledge, such as listening, reading, comprehension skills, vocabulary and grammar.
The following students were recognized:
• Gold medalist: Tyler Carson.
• Silver medalists: Kelli Baker, Sylvain Bott, Sydney Frankerberg, Matthew Lack and Derek Pace.
• Bronze medalists: Rachel Dyl, Noah Edmonson, Anna Estep, Eric Fromke, Ian Hicks, Andrew Manley, Tias Sen, Aidan Smith, Rai Swick, Kendall Thomas and Stephanie Williams.
• Honorable mention: Olivia Andretti, Kate Beckman, Emily Beeken, Daelyn Bentley-Gottel, Annie Collom, Katie Cooper, Ryan Creuzberger, John Dockery, Maryclaire Farrington, Rachel Fitzpatrick, Jake Flynn, Hailey Foreman, Logan Foster, Savana Gandy, Jillian Ghuneim, William Gordon, Grant Gossage, Thomas Harr, Collen Hurley, Kyle Kays, Alex Lee, Alex Letica, Katie Maness, Lydia Middleton, Ryan Murphy, Madeleine Nagy, Erin Norton, Iliana Ragnone, Burke Riley, Barclay Sparrow, Jake Stewart, Hannah Taylor, Dara Tokunboh, Nicole Voulgaropoulos, Liz Wahid, Darby West, Daniel Wyatt, Will Yoder and Andrew Zelina.