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Ellos hablan bien espaol
Platteville students score well in National Spanish Examinations
PHS Spanish exam
Platteville High School students recognized for their performance in the National Spanish Examinations are (front, from left) Saafia Masoom, Elyssa Vondra, Venkat Reddy, Bradley Budden, (back) Anna Whisenant, Allison Woodworth, Andrew Verger, Jonah Barnet, Francesca Bisi, Kevin Donovan and Ben Pluemer.

Several world language students from Platteville High School attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2015 National Spanish Examinations.

Students from Platteville High School earned a total of two gold, three silver and three bronze medals along with seven honorable mentions. 

“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 157,000 students participating in 2015.”

Students from Platteville High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teacher Jeff Henderson.

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in sixth through 12th grades, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Francesca Bisi and Saafia Masoom earned gold medals in Spanish 4. Bradley Budden earned a silver medal in Spanish 2. Andrew Verger and Eric Wells earned silver medals in Spanish 3. Ben Pluemer, Venkat Reddy and Brelynn Updike earned bronze medals in Spanish 2.

Honorable mentions were earned by Kevin Donovan, Daniel Iselin and Colin Thiele in Spanish 3; Anna Whisenant and Allison Woodworth in Spanish 4; and Jonah Barnet and Elyssa Vondra in Spanish 5.