19 South Students Earn National Spanish Exam Recognitions

19 South Students Earn National Spanish Exam Recognitions photo
Nineteen juniors and seniors from Valley Stream South High School received distinctions for their outstanding results on the National Spanish Examination. This motivational contest is designed to recognize student achievement and promote language proficiency in the study of the Spanish language. 

Eva Candelario earned a Gold Award for scoring at or above the 95th percentile while Silver Awards went to Jakob Piccioli, Emily Yan, Denise Rubenstein and Anne Hwang for scoring between the 84th-94th percentiles. Nathan Agpalo, Samantha Ramireza, Evan Miller, Christopher D'Costa and Emily Avalos received Bronze Awards for scoring within the 75th-84th percentiles, and Nicole Wojkielewicz, Jessica Sierzega, Maegan Lewis, Jonathan Cruz, Marco Rodriguez, Jesse Orozco, Carol Sandoval, Yajvin Dabbiru and Victoria Koncie were presented with Honorable Mentions for scoring from the 50th-74th percentiles. 

The exam is comprised of two sections; achievement and interpretive communication. Collectively, they cover vocabulary, grammar and reading and listening comprehension. The Gold, Silver and Bronze achievers are eligible to apply for other awards and scholarships.