World Languages Students Achieve National Recognition on Exams




For 10 years, both Le Grand Concours and the National Spanish Examination have been an integral part of our BSS Middle School World Languages curriculum. For 2018, several BSS students achieved national recognition for excellent performance on both exams. In French, our students earned a total of 3 National Laureate honors, 3 bronze medals and 7 Honorable Mentions in the 83rd Le Grand Concours, a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.  

In taking Le Grand Concours, students were evaluated for their written and listening comprehension skills in French.  Our BSS students listed below achieved a national ranking among more than 75,000 students in all 50 states who competed in the 2018 event:

6th Grade National Laureate: Frank Pizanti, Heather Schofield and Patrick Carpenter

7th Grade Honorable Mention: William Conaton, Anna Connolly-Lisle, Sophie Ledonio, Hillary McKay, and Lucy Voelker

7th Grade Bronze Medals: Mia Passantino and Helena Williams

8th Grade Honorable Mention: Addie Fielding and Sarah Payne

8th Grade Bronze Medal: Brenna Stiles

With a long history of high achievement on the National Spanish Examination, the national placement of our BSS students is very prestigious because these exams are the largest of their kind in the United States. BSS students earned a total of 4 silver medals, 5 bronze medals, and 11 honorable mentions on the exam.  Each year, the exam is administered in grades 6 through 12 by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. BSS students who achieved this recognition among the 150,000 students participating in 2018 are:

6th Grade Honores (Level Pre-01): Laura Comey, Robert Huerter, Walker Kopp, Lem Lem Lemma, Emma Markey, Maura Schroder, and JB Stremple

6th Grade Bronce (Level Pre-01): Charlotte Hrobsky, Chloe Kaczmarek, and Maddie Wojciak

6th Grade Plata (Level Pre-01): Mary Grace Long and Daniela Salinas

6th Grade Plata (Level 1 Bilingual): Elena Gomez (6th Grade)

7th Grade Honores (Level 01): Aida Rhilinger

7th Grade Plata (Level 1 Bilingual): Nicolas Nino-Walder

8th Grade Honores (Level 1) : Tyler Kaczamerk

8th Grade Bronce (Level 01): Maddie Garra and Hayley Madden

8th Grade Honores (Level 1 Bilingual): Sofia Moncada and Ana Roldan

Congratulations to all of our participants!

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