MMI Prep School Students Earn Medals On National Spanish Exam
MMI STUDENTS EARN MEDALS-MMI students who earned medals on the National Spanish Examinations are, from left: Andrew Alday, Mountaintop; Claire Sheen, Mountaintop; Yusuf Qadri, Jay Solgama, Farrah Qadri, James Gabrielle and Jeffrey Careyva. Spanish instructor Dennis Clarke is at right.

MMI Preparatory School students attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2013 National Spanish Examinations.

MMI students earned a total of two gold, three silver and two bronze medals, along with nine honorable mentions.

The students who received medals were as follows:

Gold: Andrew Alday, Spanish 1; and Claire Sheen, Spanish 2.

Silver: Jay Solgama, Spanish 1; Yusuf Qadri, Spanish 2; and Farrah Qadri, Spanish 4.

Bronze: James Gabrielle, Spanish 2; and Jeffrey Careyva, Spanish 3.

Earning honorable mentions were Llewellyn Dryfoos, Soprina Guaneri, Emily Morrison, Jesse Plaksa and Alexzandriea van Hoekelen, Spanish 2; Druva Kansara; Spanish 3; and Ashley Acri, Megan Klein and Gabriella Lobitz, Spanish 4.

Claire Sheen earned the highest score on the Spanish 2 test among all participants in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The National Spanish Examinations are online, standardized assessment tools for grades six to 12, given voluntarily by more than 3,800 teachers throughout the United States to measure proficiency and achievement of students who are studying Spanish as a second language.

The National Spanish Examinations are the most widely used tests of Spanish in the United States. The exams are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. This year, 156,000 students took the exam across the country.