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Kalispell, Montana

Spanish Students Earn National Recognition


Spanish Students Earn National Recognition

Second Straight Year of Rigorous Testing For All Level 3 and 4 Students

We are especially proud that all of students in the Glacier High School Spanish Program, Levels 3 & 4, took the 2017 National Spanish Examinations again this year!

   Congratulations on your tremendous work and dedication in learning another language and culture!  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.  Students are evaluated on their skills in vocabulary, grammar, reading, and listening in Spanish.

 “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.”

   The following students were ranked nationally on the Spanish 3 or Spanish 4 Exam: Graham Friedman, Marin Stencel, Harrison Rennie, and Kristen Toren ranked at the Bronze level and Taylor Fortin and Malea Bauer ranked at the Silver level.  Honorable Mention achievements in the nation go out to: Marija Abadzic, Tyler Keller, Galvin Ness, Keegan Siebenaler, Logan Smith, McKenna Tinseth, and Erin McHugh.

   Spanish students who rank nationally on the NSE demonstrate a superior level of global responsibility, integrative cultural competence, language skills, and commitment to excellence and dedication. They significantly increase their community’s international profile. Their Glacier High School Spanish teachers work hard to produce responsible world citizens with multilingual capabilities. NSE participants and winners all embrace an appreciation for other cultures, strive to continually learn and improve, and value the study of Spanish as well as other languages and cultures. 

   We are very proud of them and admire their commitment to both contributing to a better world and serving as exceptional ambassadors for their schools.

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