Six of Daphne Sherman’s Spanish Language II students from South Effingham High School recently attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2009 National Spanish Examinations, earning three gold and three silver medals.
The silver medalists are Laura Bredeson, Lauren McNeill and Brittany Lively and the gold medalists are Tyler Duke, Brittany Horton, and Chad Fetzer. By scoring in the 99th percentile, Chad Fetzer and Brittany Horton also ranked third in the state.
“Attaining a medal 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 well over 115,000 students participating in 2009.”
The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades six through 12 and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.