OHS Students Excel En Espanol!
Congratulations to the students in Spanish IV Honors classes at Orange High School who received national recognition for excellent performance on the 2014 National Spanish Examinations. They earned one silver medal, three bronze medals and 15 honorable mentions.
Earning a silver medal at the 85th percentile was junior Demi Zhang. Earning bronze medals were juniors Tejas Kashyap, Gabe Blum and Juan Sanabria. Earning honorable mention are seniors Bari Epstein, Christian Prada, Bryan Shill, Andrew Shuffer, Hallie Singer, Gwendolyn Thomas and Eve Gleeson. Juniors earning honorable mention were Hannah Goulder, Allison Jordan, Adam Kirsh, Bennett Levine, Robert Palkovitz, Drew Schlachter, Alexandra Schoellkopf, and Benjamin Weltman.
“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 154,000 students participating in 2014.”
OHS students have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers Mrs. Linda Granger, Mrs. Marie Sweeney and Mrs. Emily Hazzard. 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.