Saint James
Saint James School
Montgomery, Alabama

Top Scores on National Spanish Exams

An outstanding group of students earned high marks on the National Spanish Exam. From left, Minji Kim ‘18, Sarah Claire Loeb ‘17 Lauren Talkington ‘16, Gyuna Kim ‘17, Mackenzie Montiel ‘17, and Jade Farah ‘18.

Saint James Students Score Well on National Spanish Exams

Congratulations to several STJ world language students who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2016 National Spanish Examinations.

Students from Saint James earned four bronze medals along with two honorable mentions. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention 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 160,000 students participating in 2016.”

The 2016 Saint James Bronze Winners included Gyuna Kim, Sarah Claire Loeb, Mackenzie Montiel, and Lauren Talkington. These students competed in the Level 3 exam in a national pool of over 29,700. The Saint James students who were awarded Honorable Mention were Jade Farah and Minji Kim. They competed in the Level 2 exam in a pool of over 38,500 nationwide.

Saint James School students have a long history of high achievement on these exams and are taught by Saint James Spanish teacher, Sra Rhea Grate. STJ students who were awarded a bronze medal scored between the 75th and 84th percentile and students who were awarded honorable mention scored between the 50th and 74th percentile.

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.

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