SVHS Students Score Well on National Spanish Exam

Congratulations to world language students from Spring Valley High School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2016 National Spanish Examinations.

Students from Spring Valley High School earned a total of 5 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals along with 15 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 160,000 students participating in 2016.”

Students from Spring Valley High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers, Gloria Ham, Rodney Grantham, Carmen Nazario, Zuleika Hernandez and Kristina Schwarzbauer. 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.

Oro = Gold Plata = Silver Bronce = Bronze

Spanish Level 4 
White Matt         Plata
Marazzo Luke Plata
Thome Kaury Bronce
Hammonds Rayvon Honor
James Wynnter Honor
Jones Katherine         Honor
Pratt         Courtney         Honor
Spiva Sunshine         Honor

Spanish Level 4, Bilingual category
GarcĂ­a Robles Melanie Oro
Irizarri-Gonzalez Amanda Oro

Spanish Level 3
Ferguson         Taylor         Plata
Hunt Haley Honor
Miller Max         Honor
Simpson Danielle          Honor

Spanish Level 3, Bilingual category
Martinez-Garcia Litzel Oro

Spanish Level 2
Novotny Francesca Oro
Kerkhofer Isabel Oro
Waters Emily Plata
Starmack         Payton Plata
Brunson Alyssa Plata
Guerra Lexi         Bronce
Johnson Evan Bronce
Ringer Annamarie Bronce
Eaddy Evan Honor
Foster Cody Honor
Froelich         Kaitlyn Honor
Kapoor Ishita Honor
Kim         Brandon Honor
Kim         Kevin Honor
Young Zachary Honor

Spanish Level 2, Bilingual category
Mendoza Maria Plata
Hernandez Maria Bronce