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More than 1,200 regional students recently competed in the National Spanish Examinations, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. The contest concluded with 47 chapter winners, ranging from elementary to high school students from public and private schools in the Wyoming Valley, Scranton, Poconos, Hazleton, and South Williamsport areas. King's College hosted a dinner for area national and chapter Spanish contest winners and guests in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. Alex Byczkowski, assistant professor of foreign languages and cultures at King's, is director of the program. Local chapter Spanish contest winners are Siomara Amigon and Coreen Lingle, Coughlin; Jessica Narveza and Fernando Ramirez, Meyers High School; Paul Brasavage, Roderick Cook, Tinka Diener, Farrah Qadri and Claire Sheen, MMI Preparatory; Sai Abhishek, Nada Bader, Eric Cholish, Lauren Fernandez, Hannah Gabriel, Ben Hornung, Jessica Kim, Amanda Schall, Katherine Schraeder, Joseph-John Simons, Emma Spath, Alannah Trombetta, Anna Warriner, Jamie Williams and Lillian Williams, Wyoming Seminary. Winners from Wyoming Seminary Lower School are Grace Leahy, Mary Theresa Lehman, Reeya Lele, Olivia Lovito, Conner McGowan, Elijah Miller, David Nape, Megha Sarada and Julien Simons. Local high school Spanish contest winners at the dinner (above), from left, first row: Ben Hornung and Sai Abhishek, Wyoming Seminary; Farrah Qadri, MMI; and Joseph-John Simons and Alannah Trombetta, Wyoming Seminary. Second row: Amanda Schall, Anna Warriner, Katherine Schraeder, Lauren Fernandez, Jamie Williams and Nada Bader, all of Wyoming Seminary, and Byczkowski. Wyoming Seminary Lower School winners at the dinner (below), from left, first row, are Olivia Lovito, Elijah Miller, David Nape, and Mary Theresa Lehman. Second row: Conner McGowan, Megha Sarada, Grace Leahy, Reeya Lele, Julien Simons, and Byczkowski.


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