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Students Excel on National Spanish Exam


Denton High Spanish students attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2018 National Spanish Examinations.

 

Students from Denton High School earned a total of nine gold, 22 silver and 21 bronze medals along with 27 honorable mentions. 

 

“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. “The exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with well over 150,000 students participating in 2018.”

 

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

 

This is the tenth year that students from Denton High have participated.

 

Spanish teachers include: Cristina Galindo, Donald Place, Luis Tovar, Rita Bruton, Paula Celis, and Kala Hall. 

 

 

Medal Winners 

                                                                         

Gold Medal

Top 5 percent

     

 

Lilia Cheskey

     

 

Yvette Han

     

 

Kamila Clemente Lopez

   

 

Lizette Reyes

     

 

Heydi Vanegas

     

 

Grey Harris

     

 

Donna Son

     

 

Emily Young

     

 

David Puma

     

 

         

 

Silver Medal

Top 15 percent

   

 

Katie Dooley

     

 

James Elliott

     

 

Madeleine Taylor-Marks

   

 

Tejaswi Thapa

     

 

Moritz Thiele

     

 

Olivia Upchurch

     

 

Chaynie Urban

     

 

Lydia Vinson

     

 

Rebekah Wagner

     

 

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Jesus Valdes

     

 

Madelyn Molina

     

 

Brandy Sorrells

     

 

Melissa Puga

     

 

Estefani Torres

     

 

Roya Ghasemi

     

 

Meryl Johnson

     

 

Mike Riney

     

 

Karen Angulo

     

 

Mayerli Mendoza

     

 

Oscar Rodriguez

     

 

Lizabeth Tabares

     

 

         

 

Bronze Medal

Top 25 percent

   

 

Kyler Bullard

     

 

Halle Summitt

     

 

Celina Gomez

     

 

Jimena Hernandez

     

 

Saul Saucedo

     

 

Tatiana Sierra

     

 

Maria Tovar

     

 

Rachel Helms

     

 

Ryleigh Leatherwood

   

 

Quinlyn Martin

     

 

Kathleen Thiele

     

 

Caroline White

     

 

Cari Reichel

     

 

Gunnison Hays

     

 

Loni Malig

     

 

Mayra Mejia

     

 

Brenda Pena

     

 

Libna Gomez

     

 

Anna Schmieding

     

 

Michael Steward

     

 

Charise Joy Ramil