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STUDENTS GET BIG WINS IN NATIONAL EXAMINATION

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May 11, 2022

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Notre Dame Middle School students fare well in national Spanish language examination with 10 receiving medals.


Two silver and eight bronze medals highlighted a strong showing by Notre Dame Middle School students in the most recent edition of the National Spanish Examinations. 

Regina Carpanese and Sofia Arinez both earned silver medals, and Brett Skonieczny, Vanessa Artinian, Kiana Gamez, Sullivan Dooley, Antonella Kaminskas, Annabella Kilanowski and Auggy Villajuan each won bronze medals in the annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. 

“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Lisa J. Greenman, 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 2022.”

A total of 26 middle school students earned honorable mentions this year and they are listed below with the medal winners. 

SIXTH GRADE
Regina Carpanese, silver medal
Sofia Arinez, silver medal
Brett Skonieczny, bronze medal
Vanessa Artinian, bronze medal
Chloe Kersuzan, bronze medal
Emily Bassett, honorable mention
Daria Lovin, honorable mention
Sydney Nahra, honorable mention
Madlin Samaan, honorable mention
Marissa Lawson, honorable mention
Lucia Jolokai, honorable mention

SEVENTH GRADE
Kiana Gamez, bronze medal
Sullivan Dooley, bronze medal
Antonella Kaminskas, bronze medal
Josephine Atallah, honorable mention
Ellis Chukwu, honorable mention
Weston Cukrowski, honorable mention
Emily Gumma, honorable mention
Anna Kafarski, honorable mention
Brendan Kator, honorable mention
Charles Nadeau, honorable mention
Alec Wernis, honorable mention
Tomasz Kapusniak, honorable mention

EIGHTH GRADE
Annabella Kilanowski, bronze medal
Auggy Villajuan, bronze medal
Lucia Brewer, honorable mention
Aaden Gulli, honorable mention
Lucas Kattula, honorable mention
Daniel Lebanion, honorable mention
Francesca Newton, honorable mention
Lauren Redmond, honorable mention
Maren Studt, honorable mention
Blake Whidden, honorable mention
Troy Whidden, honorable mention
Elisa Kim, honorable mention
Jack Leuchtmann, honorable mention
Samuel Piechocki, honorable mention

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.