Congratulations to these EDS Alumni: National Spanish Examination Awards!

Felicitaciones a los alumnos de EDS

Each spring, The National Spanish Examinations are administered at participating middle and high schools across the country to recognize student achievement in the study of Spanish.  The National Spanish Exams are the most widely used tests of Spanish in the United States. For example, a total of 169,697 students took the National Spanish Exams in the spring of 2016.

Students are tested at levels commensurate to their classes.  For example, Spanish II students take the Level 2 exam and so forth.  Awards are determined by total percentile as follows:

ORO/GOLD – Students scoring at or above the 95th percentile are awarded a Premio de Oro.
PLATA/SILVER – Students scoring from the 85th through the 94th percentiles receive a Premio de Plata.
BRONCE/BRONZE – Students scoring from the 75th through the 84th percentiles receive a Premio de Bronce.Current EDS 8th grade medalists will be announced at the 4th – 8th Grade Recognition & Graduate Awards Assembly on Friday, May 12th.  

Congratulations to the following EDS Alumni for receiving awards:

Spanish Level 1
Gold – Dodie Shaw ’16 Westminster Schools of Augusta
Silver – Jay Bentley ’16 Davidson Fine Arts School

Spanish Level 2
Gold – Nan Woodward ’16 Westminster Schools of Augusta
Silver – Nanette Colon-Rios ’16 and Heather Cranford ’16 Westminster Schools of Augusta
Bronze – Ezra Barrett ’15 Davidson Fine Arts School and Sarah Catherine Page ’16 Augusta Preparatory Day School

Spanish Level 3
Gold – Madeleine Baker ’15 Westminster Schools of Augusta and Abby Bentley ’14 Davidson Fine Arts School
Silver – Jack Monnig ’15 and William Smith ’15 Augusta Preparatory Day School

Spanish Level 4
Silver – Grace McDonough ’14 Augusta Preparatory Day School

Spanish Level 5
Bronze – Alison Nesbit ’13 Augusta Preparatory Day School

 

Sonia Puerta-Quinn

Spanish Department Coordinator; Second - Sixth Grade Spanish

EDS Faculty since 2007
B.A., Augusta State University
M.A., University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

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