National Spanish Exam Results

Congratulations to Spanish students from Holmes Junior High School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2018 National Spanish Examinations.

Students from Holmes earned a total of two gold, two silver and five honorable mention awards. “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 150,000 students participating in 2018.”

A total of twenty Level I Spanish students from Holmes participated in the competition. These students prepared independently and met weekly with Spanish Instructor, Sara Blanco, to prepare for the exam.  Those receiving Gold Awards for their national ranking were Aidan Martin and Emma Sliwinski.  Silver Awards went to Ian Lewis and Anastasia Davidson.  Students receiving Honorable Mention included Corinne Gudgeon, Aala Akaff, Amara Lytle, Ryen Ludeman and Sarah Spurr.  Holmes also finished strong at the state level.  Sliwinksi placed 2nd in the state of Iowa, Martin 4th, Lewis placed 5th and Davidson received a 6th place finish.

Congratulations to all twenty students who participated!

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year for Levels 1-5, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.