Wyoming Area student Georgia Calimeres won a gold medal for scoring among the top 5% in the nation in the National Spanish Exam (NSE), which is an online, standardized assessment for grades 6-12.
The exam recognizes student achievement in the study of the Spanish language, promotes proficiency, assesses the national standards and stimulates further interest in the teaching and learning of Spanish. It is the first national world language exam administered online and is the most widely used test of the Spanish language in the United States.
There are seven levels of competition containing two parts including achievement and proficiency, and three exam categories are offered. More than 140,000 students participated in the online version of the exam this year.
Foreign Language Department Chairman, Christine Marianacci, said she is extremely pleased and wonderfully proud to recognize the following students for their achievements with this very prestigious exam:
Gold Medal: Georgia Calimeres, 95 percent in the nation.
Silver Medal: Ryan Murphy, 93 percent in the nation; Peter Butera, 92 percent in the nation.
Bronze Medals: Mikayla Klimas, Michael Murphy.
Austin Alder, Caitlyn Butchko, Jessica Hopkins, Keely Matthews, Anthony Nardell, Alex Robbins, Ryan Shuleski, Katrina Stravinski.
Alexis Harris, Zachary Lagrue, Krystina Stanczyk, Daniela Vigueras
Congratulate those students who had participated in the NSE:
Erin Ainsworth, Grace Angellela, Nikola Athman, Kathryn Augustine, Joseph Bender, Madison Beppler, Julia Bonomo, Robert Butwin, Kyle Carr, Dante Deluca, Kara Dooner, Kara Moscatelli, Anthony Saitta, Evan Stravinski, Gina Zehner.
Matthew Dovidas, Blaise Erzar, Kelsey Kasisky, Lindsey Klinges, Megan Mattioli, Anntoinette Mauriello, Ryan Murray, Heather Nametko, Victoria Remley, Samantha Sepko, Alexandria Sitkowski, Rachael Solano, Jessica Sorick, Nico Vasquez, Megan Wysocki.