Birchwood Students Earn National Recognition for Spanish Skills

Eleven eight-grade Birchwood students attained national recognition for their excellent scores on the National Spanish Examinations.

Silver medal: Chloe Leng

Bronze medal: Lydia Chen Manan Raina 

Honorable mention: Jad Alsouss, Shreeyans Bhavaraju, Cadence Gou, Dilan Nadkarni, Nadine Nouraldin, Jennifer Song, Reyna Uechi, and  Ryan Vaziri

“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 55,000 students participating in 2021.”

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades six through twelve and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. The contest serves as motivation for student achievement and stimulation of further interest in teaching and learning Spanish.

Previously a kindergarten instructor and curriculum developer in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Señora Noemi Rodriguez teaches Spanish beginning in kindergarten through eighth grade at Birchwood, giving her students a truly in-depth and enriching experience. She expressed her pride in these high-achieving students and congratulates them on their win.