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Wilson High School students excel on Spanish exam, Level 4

Fifteen students in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB/MYP) at Wilson High School attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2019 National Spanish Exam, Level 4.

One student received the Gold Medal (95th percentile or higher), three students received Silver Medal (85th percentile to 94th), two students received Bronze Medal (75th percentile to 84th). These students are the SC state winners and are eligible to apply for the 2020 Junior Travel Award.

Wilson IB Spanish Students
Students received recognition at the gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention level. Student Elena Morgan received gold-level recognition.

Silver honorees include John Halus, Paulina Halus and Maura Hilbourn.

Bronze honorees are James Ham, Utkarsh Kotadiya.

Students receiving honorable mention include Eman Chaudhry, Connor Fraley, Sarah Hayden, Albash Kahn, Bailey Mitchell, LeeAnn Parker, Ankita Santosh Menon, Nadine Veracruz, and Alvin Yang.

Mrs. Brown said that the purpose of registering the students for the National Spanish Examinations is to help assess the students’ achievements and proficiency in learning the language and to compare it with the national standards. It also makes teaching more challenging and stimulates more interest in learning the language.

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. For more information about the IB/MYP, contact Mr. Brian Howell, ​bhowell@fsd1.org​.