Local AHS Spanish students score well
Recently, several Spanish language students from Stephen F. Austin School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2013 National Spanish Examinations were recognized by the Fort Bend ISD School Board.
29 students from Austin High School took the national exam and earned a total of 7 gold (95 % or higher), 12 silver and 4 bronze medals along with 3 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 156,000 students participating in 2013.”
Students from Austin High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teacher- Senora Jennifer Chong. She had this to say about her students’ success,” I am extremely proud of their achievements and their skill level. They can and should feel very confident about their language ability and knowledge of understanding.”
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.
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