J-D students place on National French and Spanish Exams

National French Contest

The National French Contest/Le Grand Concours is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students of French in grades 1-12, in all 50 states and abroad, take a written test and compete against students with a similar educational background for prizes. A 60-minute national test, designed, written, financed, and disseminated by the members of the American Association of Teachers of French, to help stimulate further interest in the learning and teaching of French and to help recognize and reward student and teacher achievement.

    • Or (Gold Award): students in the 95th percentile and above
    • Argent (Silver Award): students in 94th through 85th percentile
    • Bronze (Bronze Award): students in 84th through 75th percentile
    • Certificat d’honneur (Honorable Mention): Students in 74th, through 50th percentile

Congratulations to the following students on their excellent dedication and performance:

Français 2 (French 2)
Ayman El-Zammar – Argent
Mustafa El-Zammar – Argent
Maria Fisher – Certificat d’Honneur
Jonah Gadarian – Argent
William Hougland – Or
Gretchen Olsen – Certificat d’Honneur
Marta Rabinski – Argent
Reese Ristau – Argent
Benjamin Ruckdeschel – Or
Nithya Suryadevara – Certificat d’Honneur

Français 3 (French 3)
Maggie Bliss – Certificat d’honneur
Ellie Downing – Certificat d’honneur
Daniel Luo – Argent
Luca Prattico – Certificat d’honneur
Spencer Scheu – Certificat d’honneur
Oscar Williamson – Certificat d’honneur
Olivia Yang – Argent

Français 4 (French 4)
Rebeca Mendez-Siquier – Certificat d’Honneur
John Sarno – Certificat d’Honneur

Français 5 (French 5)
Carolina Cuello – Certificat d’Honneur
Matthew Radford – Bronze

National Spanish Exam

The National Spanish Examinations (NSE) are online, standardized assessment tools for Grades 6-12, given voluntarily by about 4000 teachers throughout the United States, to measure the performance (interpretive communication) and achievement of students who are studying Spanish as a second language. Students with outstanding scores on the National Spanish Examinations are recognized as follows:

    • Premio de Oro (Gold): Students scoring at or above the 95th percentile.
    • Premio de Plata (Silver): Students scoring from the 85th through the 94th percentiles.
    • Premio de Bronce (Bronze): Students scoring from the 75th through the 84th percentiles.

Congratulations to the following students on their excellent dedication and performance:

Español 2 (Spanish 2)
Kavya Arasu- Plata
Enes Damkaci- Plata
Gabriela Doumit- Honorífica
Yara Farah- Honorífica
Garett O’Haver- Bronce
MaryJane Scott- Bronce

Español 3 (Spanish 3)
Stephanie Alfonso – Bronce
Aleena Ali – Honorífica
Diane Amoako – Bronce
Lauren Caporaso – Oro
Nicole Chen – Honorífica
Peter Drew – Oro
Samuel Dziedzic – Honorífica
Lillian Engel – Plata
Clara Hasegawa – Bronce
Carsen Kaelin – Honorífica
Jisan Lamichhane – Bronce
Sinead McDevitt – Bronce
Flora Mei – Bronce
Damiel Nemi – Plata
Leah Peterson – Bronce
Rehaan Rakhesh – Honorífica

Español 4 (Spanish 4)
Anushka Joardar – Oro

Español 5 (Spanish 5)
Moksha Adhikary – Honorífica
Amanda Aitken – Oro
Stefanie Cervantes – Honorífica
Yavuz Damkaci – Plata