National Spanish Exam Yields Impressive Results

Many of the National Spanish Exam Medal Winners gather for a group photo. Sitting left to right: Kimberly Gonzalez, Chloe Blumberg, Grace Noonan, Cesia Deras, and Alex Clopper. Standing left to right: Juan Hernandez, Omar Ramos, Christina Corry, Joshua Joseph, Michael Seitz, and Scott McEntee.
Many of the National Spanish Exam Medal Winners gather for a group photo. Sitting left to right: Kimberly Gonzalez, Chloe Blumberg, Grace Noonan, Cesia Deras, and Alex Clopper. Standing left to right: Juan Hernandez, Omar Ramos, Christina Corry, Joshua Joseph, Michael Seitz, and Scott McEntee.

Congratulations to the World Language students from Walt Whitman High School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2015 National Spanish Examination.

Students from Walt Whitman High School earned a total of 1 gold, 6 silver and 13 bronze medals along with 36 honorable mentions. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 157,000 students participating in 2015.”

Students from Walt Whitman High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams. The students are from Ms. Cardillo, Ms. D’Addario, Ms. Hindes, Ms. Irizarry and Ms. Ramirez’s classes.

The following students received the following medals and recognition:

Gold: Juan Hernandez

Silver: Herson Aparicio, Lilibeth Campos, Tiffany Chuen, Cesia Deras, Joshua Joseph, and Scott McEntee.

Bronze: Chloe Blumberg, Kelly Baumann, Christina Corry, Saylene Flores, Kimberly Gonzalez, Alex Clopper, Grace Noonan, Abigail Quintanilla, Omar Ramos, Isaac Regalado, Craig Stockfeder, Michael Seitz, and Manuel Uceda.

Honorable Mentions: Katie Batkin, Lauren Brown, Gabriella Cipriano, Franklin Clase, Allison Distasi, Hunter Eichner, Joshua Friedman, Emily Fung, Cony Granados, Matthew Haddock, Serena Halajian, Karthikeyan Mayilvahanan, Sara Kim, Maelyn Latko, Sergio Licona, Graham Lunt, Tatiana Martinez, Bianca McMillen, Jenmily Melendez, Mark Theodore Meneses, Michael Morck, Payal Multani, Kelly O’Neill, Jennifer Orellana, Diana Ortega, Shailee Patel, Jessica Persaud, Ella Podhurst, Jordan Roiland, Charles Ruotolo, Deja Tejada, Rachel Vaughan, Camilo Vazquez, Liam Vollmer, and Marissa Whelan.