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20 Emerson Students Awarded for 2017 National Spanish Examinations

— By Señora Lopez, Spanish Teacher

Students Earn 13 Medals and 7 Honorable Mentions

Congratulations to several Spanish students from Emerson School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2017 National Spanish Examinations. Students from Emerson School earned 4 gold, 4 silver, and 5 bronze medals, along with 7 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, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 157,000 students participating in 2017.”

Students from Emerson School have a long history of high achievement on these exams. 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.

Congratulations to the following students:


Tiffany Li
Zoe Beekman

Julian Skifstad

Honorable Mention
Ben Faulkner
Sylvie Swerdlow
Nathan Stotlar
Sebastian Oliva


Will Collin
Grant Murphy
Olivia Rasche
Meredith Vohland

Ben Colis
Hannah Halberstam

Rory Conlin
Shruthi Chakravarthy
Nikhil Gunaratnam
Kajal Patel

Honorable Mention
John Evangelista
Sophie Fetter
Zack Kubisiak