Congratulations to all the students who participated in the 2020 National Spanish Examinations. Several Spanish students attained national recognition for their excellent performance. Those students are:
Koby Hrynkiewicz ’21 and Hannah Smith ’22 who both received the Premio de Bronce or Bronze Medal. This is awarded to students scoring from the 75th through the 84th percentiles (national average).
Maegan Hontanosas ’22 and Gabriella Begley ’22 both received Mención Honorífica or Honorable Mention. This is awarded to students scoring at or above the 50th percentile through the 74th percentile (national average).
Notre Dame alumnus, Robert Hulbert ’19, also received Mención Honorífica or Honorable Mention in the highest level assessment administered by the National Spanish Exam.
“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 140,000 students participating in 2020.” The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6-12 and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.