The results are in for National Spanish Exam, and once again our students have earned medal and honorable mention recognitions. Language Department Chair Mrs. Beverly Ekstrom explains the purpose of the testing is to “assess listening, vocabulary, grammatical structures and reading comprehension. It enables the individual student to better know their abilities and strengths in language acquisition.” The exam is required for all Honor students and is not calculated into their quarterly average creating an ease around the testing. Additionally, language teachers appreciate that the exam helps them evaluate the department’s curriculum and is a measuring tool in comparison to other curriculums being offered. Mrs. Ekstrom is delighted that AWHS has been participating since 2006 in the national exam. Each year our students have excelled. “It is thrilling to see how excited our students are when the results are released. Medals (6) and honorable mentions (15) give our students the recognition they truly deserve for all the efforts they have put into their study of Spanish language and culture.”


Katelyn Flynn, ’22, Abington – Gold Medal

Caitlin Fung, ’22, Randolph – Bronze Medal

Matthew Kowalski, ’22, Weymouth – Bronze Medal

Mariana Raposa de Sousa, ’20, Quincy – Silver Medal

Jake Swartz, ’22, South Boston – Bronze Medal

Anbinh Tran, ’22, Randolph – Silver Medal

Christina Zhao, ’21, Quincy – Silver Medal