SHS Spanish students recognized for national exam success

Published 2:49 am Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Several Spanish students from Straughn High School attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2017 National Spanish Examinations.

Students from Straughn High School earned a total of one silver and four bronze medals along with 12 honorable mentions.

Hannah Lawless earned the silver medal. Ciera Pressley, Joel Bass, Kaitlyn Goodson and Rachael Simon each earned bronze.

“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 more than 157,000 students participating in 2017.”

Due to additional technology in the classroom, students were able to resume resting this year for the first time in three years. In the past, students from Straughn High School have scored well on this exams.

The Naitonal Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.