SPANISH STUDENTS SCORE HIGH IN NATIONAL EXAM

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October 15, 2020

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Medal winners included, top row, Loretta Alonso (11), Therese Allard (11), Lars Boehme (12) and Pedro Cabral (11); middle row, Amishi Mahajan (12), Patrick Mullen (12), Nikhil Simon (12) and Mia Daher (10); bottom row, Santiago Plazas-Leguizamo (12), Eli Seitzinger (12) and Eli Thummel (12).


Congratulations to the students in Notre Dame's upper school who recently attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2020 National Spanish Examinations, which are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

A gold medal was awarded to Loretta Alonso (11); silver medals went to Therese Allard (11), Lars Boehme (12), Pedro Cabral (11), Amishi Mahajan (12), Patrick Mullen (12) and Nikhil Simon (12); and bronze medals were earned by Mia Daher (10), Santiago Plazas-Leguizamo (12), Eli Seitzinger (12) and Eli Thummel (12).

A total of 13 NDP students earned honorable mentions: Elena Schwegman (12), Katherine Dooley (12), Maggie Miklas (12), Andrew Phillipart (12), David Nemmert (12), Nathan Vogel (12), Guadalupe Gaytan (12), Mya Fromwiller (12), Charlotte Milback (12), Elizabeth Scheer (12), Marisa Ricci (11), Theresa Fadool (11) and Alexander Hein (11). 

“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. “These exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with more than 140,000 students registered in 2020.”

About the National Spanish Examinations
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. They are the most widely used tests of Spanish in the United States. 

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About Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. Notre Dame Preparatory School enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower schools enroll students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. All three schools are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the National Association of Independent Schools. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school’s home page at www.ndpma.org.

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