LOCAL SPANISH STUDENTS SCORE WELL
Congratulations to several Spanish students from Newaygo High School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2022 National Spanish Examinations.
Students from Newaygo High School earned a total of one silver medal along with four honorable mentions. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Lisa Greenman, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 73,000 students participating in 2022.”
Olivia Sinkler earned the silver medal, which also earned her the Seal of Biliteracy from the State of Michigan. This is a prestigious award granted to those students who both meet ELA graduation requirements and also demonstrate “intermediate high” proficiency of any language other than English.
The underclassmen who earned honors for their efforts were Karissa Carlson, Mayte Ceja-Montano, Levinia Marquardt, and Jazmin Ramos Alvarez.
Students from Newaygo High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teacher Alexis Mercer.
The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.