Mason Spanish, French Students Score Well
POSTED: 2:44 p.m. EDT, June 6, 2008
By: FCCPS Communications
Congratulations to Spanish and French students from George Mason High School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2008 National Spanish Examination and National French Contest.
Students from George Mason High School earned a total of six gold, seven silver and 15 bronze placements along with 35 honorable mentions. Amelia Nemitz, Anuraag Sensharma, Alexa Schaefer, Lydia Fairfax, Adam Gann and Mathew Gresko earned gold medals. Silver medal winners are Sophie Knudsen, Reilly O’Hara, Ben Tran, Mollie Read, Jack Brorsen, Sarah Weinberg, Grace Kuipers, Camille Dockery, Will Cunningham, Nicholas Kuipers, and Alexa Peyton. “Attaining any placement or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with well over 106,000 students participating in 2008.”
The National Spanish Examination is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
In the Grand Concours (National French Contest), George Mason High School students earmed 19 Certificats d'Honneur and 13 Certificats de Reussite. Students who placed in the top ten at state and national levels are Liam Wright, Katie Fletcher, Emma Pierce, Alice Morrison Moncure, Crawford Taylor, Daniel Drawbaugh, Rachel Anderson, Nicolas Desouza, Nicole Mahzoun, Hannah Walker, Ghozlane Kaddache, Yasmina Karrakchou, Johanna Garg, Tina Andriamandranto, and Olivia Scott.
The Grand Concours is administered each year to over 100, 000 students nationwide, and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.