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Country Day Students Score Big on National Language Exams

Country Day Students Score Big on National Language Exams

At Cincinnati Country Day School, our students have a long history of high achievement on the national language exams. The National French Contest, Le Grand Concours, is sponsored annually by the American Association of Teachers of French. This year, Cincinnati Country Day School’s Middle School and Upper School received 3 platinum, 7 gold, 11 silver, and 9 bronze medals. Platinum medal recipients earned a perfect score on both parts of the exam. The following students are recognized as lauréat national for scoring in the top 10% nationally:

French Level 01
Gold Medal:
Emily Falkingham `28
Silver Medal: Sophie Corwin `28
Bronze Medal: Sam Driehaus `28, Olivia Ims `28, Dakota Moesker `27

French Level 1
Platinum Medal: Gertrude Lazarus `27 and Thea Vaughan `27
Gold Medal: Clayton Blust `27, Emily Connolly `27, Evelyn Ni `27, Andrea Sgro `27, Minna Vens `27
Silver Medal: Aly Bah `27 and Claire Donovan `27
Bronze Medal: Katherine Miner `27

French Level 2
Gold Medal:
Shiva Shyam `26
Silver Medal: Noor Elkasaby `26
Bronze Medal: Ava Lewis `26 and Ali Zimmerman `26

French Level 3
Platinum Medal:
Louisa Joy `25
Silver Medal: Adam Arebi `25 and Victoria Quintero `25
Bronze Medal: Jack Monroe `25

French Level 4
Silver Medal: Aminata Bah `24 and Gigi Macias-Jaime `24
Bronze Medal: Rana Arebi `24 and Daniel Sgro `24

French Level 5
Silver Medal:
Will Donovan `23, Emil Hettich `23, Mica Murdoch `23

Félicitations to all of this year’s winners and thanks to the faculty – Ellen Evans, Rachel Corwin, Jeanette Hecker, and Aline Skrzeszewski – for encouraging academic excellence in language.

Every year students across the nation compete on the National Spanish Exam sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. This year Cincinnati Country Day students in the Middle School and Upper School earned a total of 8 gold medals, 10 silver medals, and  17 bronze medals in the Ohio Buckeye Chapter:

Spanish Level 01
Silver Medal:
Dima Chernovol `28 and Stella Duong `28
Bronze Medal: Ray Chen `28, Charli Fangman `28, Noor Machmouchi `28, Cameron Orr`28, Rhea Shah `28

Spanish Level 1
Gold Medal: Ria Patel `27
Silver Medal: Audrey de Alarcon `27, Nate Makasiar `27, Aarnav Narayanan `27, Matthew Wood `27
Bronze Medal: Jaida Mostafa `27, Ryann Tennyson `27, Roxy Vollmer `27

Spanish Level 2
Gold Medal
: Jason Starodub `26
Silver Medal: Kate Kranias `26 and Jordan Lowe `25
Bronze Medal: Yvannia Buten `26

Spanish Level 3
Gold Medal:
Donovan Gray `25 and Ashley Odom `25
Bronze Medal: Gabriel Benitez `26, Weison Huang `23, Nik Shah `25, Zac Vaughan `25, Nicholas Vredeveld `25

Spanish Level 4
Gold Medal:
Val Benitez `24, Marley Handler `24, Emma Rainey `24
Silver Medal: Jordis Martin `24
Bronze Medal: Josh Back `23, Leo Joffe `24, Shawn Suarez `24

Spanish Level 5
Gold Medal
: Emil Hettich `23
Silver Medal: Ethan Rezer `23

¡Felicidades! to all this year’s winners and thanks to the faculty – Daniela Melo, Rick Schoeny, Jessica Hall, Malena Castro, Angela Suarez, and Laura Wilson – for helping our students achieve their potential in Spanish.