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Estudiantes Platteville sobresalen en Espaol
PHS students do well in Spanish Examinations
Platteville High School students who received medals in the 2013 National Spanish Examinations include (front, from left) Laurel Barnet, Madeline Wilson, Saafia Masoom, Elyssa Vondra, (back) Giovanni Bisi, Sumaia Masoom, Allison Woodworth, Sam Iselin and (missing) Minjoo Son.

Several world language students from Platteville High School attained national recognition on the 2013 National Spanish Examinations.

PHS students earned a total of five silver and four bronze medals along with 16 honorable mentions.

“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigiuous,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, national director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 156,000 students participating in 2013.”

Students from Platteville High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams. The students were taught by Spanish teachers Kyle Bennett, Liz Peters and Jeff Henderson.

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6–12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

The PHS Spanish winners:

Spanish 2: Saafia Masoom and Elyssa Vondra, silver; Allison Woodworth and Madeline Wilson, bronze.

Spanish 3: Samuel Iselin and Giovanni Bisi, silver.

Spanish 4: Sumaia Masoom, silver.

Spanish 5: Laurel Barnet and Minjoo Son, bronze.