30 WHS Students Score Well On National Spanish Exam, Including 8 Medalists

WILMINGTON, MA — Congratulations to many of the world language students from Wilmington High School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2017 National Spanish Examination.

Students in Grades 9-12 earned a total of 1 gold, 1 silver, 6 bronze medals, along with 22 honorable mentions.

Among these winners were:

  • Gold: Vittorio Iocco (2018)
  • Silver: Joshua D’Angelo (2020)
  • Bronze: Aditya Gautham (2018), Fariha Haque (2018), Thais Alves (2019), Diego Martinez (2019), Evelyn Miller-Nuzzo (2020), Petya Stoeva (2020)

Honorable Mention included:

  • Kate Fitzpatrick (2017)
  • Andrew Almeida (2018)
  • Higor Alves (2018)
  • Krista Brown (2018)
  • Katherine Edeburn (2018)
  • John Gibbons (2018)
  • Jesse Valente (2018)
  • Alaina Desantis (2019)
  • Alyssa Gibbons (2019)
  • Benjamin Packer (2019)
  • Jocelyn Palmer (2019)
  • Kali Patterson (2019)
  • Emma Rhind (2019)
  • Christopher Stokes (2019)
  • Joanne Arulraj (2020)
  • Jessica Daniliuk (2020)
  • Allison Jordan (2020)
  • Alyssa Morrison (2020)
  • Carolyn Roney (2020)
  • Timothy Sun (2020)
  • Mansi Thakkar (2020)
  • Gariela Villalta (2020)

The National Spanish Examination is administered nationwide each year in grades 6 through 12.  Wilmington Offers this examination to grades 9-12, and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

“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 2017.”

Please join WHS Spanish teachers, Meghan Burns, Rebecca Martiniello, Sandra Noack, Terresa Pietro, and the rest of the World Languages Department in congratulating their students on this outstanding achievement.

(NOTE: The above press release is from Wilmington High School.)

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