National Language Exam Winners

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National French Exam Winners:

Thirty-six high school students are winners in the National French Exam (Le Grand Concours), Nassau County Level. Joanna Asvestas is the French teacher at North High School and Mary Ann Schwartz teaches French at South High.

The North High School winners are, from Level 2A: Amie Adjakple, Adena Etaat, Danielle Goodstein, Angela Johnson, Marcus Pang, Erin Salehani, Megan Salehani, Noah Sharbani, Luca Sharbani and Brian Tsai; Level 3A: Julia Otruba; Level 4A: Jason Feith, Cheryl Tung and Fernanda Wenzel; and Level 5A: Julia Lesser and Judy Zhang.

The South High School winners are, from Level 2A: Andrew Apaza, Tomer Curi-Hoory, Julia Duval and Joelle Siong Sin; Level 3A: Gillian Aronov, Katie-Ann Fu, Chloe Metz, Ethan Osman, Eleni Polichronakis, Ashwin Shaji and Noah Sheidlower; Level 4A: Dilip Anand, Abigail Efrem, Jessica Jiang, Cindy Wang, Sharon Yun and Michael Zhang; Level 5A: Ariel Ben-Sorek, Yiqing He and Maximilian Manicone.


National Latin Exam Winners:

Seventy-nine secondary students were award winners in the 2017 National Latin Exam. These students were guided by Latin teachers Johanne Lynch at North and South High Schools and by Maria Giannopoulos at South Middle Schools. North Middle seventh-grader Latin students will be eligible to take the exam next year in eighth grade.

The winners from North High School are: Poetry IV. Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Sasha Hakimian; Magna Cum Laude: Noah Okin; Cum Laude: Niva Haber and Alec Rich; Latin V. Magna Cum Laude: Solomon Bassalian and Scott Rothbaum; and Cum Laude: Caroline O’Byrne.

The winners from South High School are: Latin II. Gold Summa Cum Laude: Eric Bae, Emily Cheng, Valerie Deligiannis, Emma Fico, Spencer Horowitz, Sara Jhong, Katelyn John, Richard Kanders, Talia Katz, Jaehyun Kim, Timothy Liu, Sein Park, Lauren Parrott, Somya Pathak, Shourav Saha, Victor Steinwand and Jinyeong Yu; Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Zayna Deonath, Kayla Law, Sarah Susnea, Keena Yin, Ann Zhang and Michael Lu Zhang; Magna Cum Laude: Garbiel Magidson; Cum Laude: Aryaman Bahri, Lillian Cubbin and Alixandra Sholomon. Prose III. Gold Summa Cum Laude: Annie Dai, Andersen Gu, Raina Kirshnitz, Joyce Lee, Richard Miller and Mariana Vargas; Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Jeremy Chen, Stephanie Cheung, Brittney Choi, Nicholas Langel, Samuel Levine and Daniel Lu; Magna Cum Laude: Julia Gorenstein, Joshua Liu, Jonathan Rothbaum and Ashley Yu; Cum Laude: Robert Zheng; Poetry IV. Gold Summa Cum Laude: Katelyn Chan, Michelle Xing and Asia Zhang; Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Cara Becker and Jonathan Wong; Magna Cum Laude: Isabel Ugolini. Latin V. Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Joshua Lee and David Wan; and Cum Laude: Elisabeth Dimitratos.

The winners from South Middle School are: Latin I. Gold Summa Cum Laude: Alexandra Agris, Lily Becker, Cheryl Chan, Jonathan Choi, Diana Chu, Emily Gal, Isabelle Hou, Ethan Jiang (earned a perfect score), Juny Kim, Ryan Kim, Mika Langel, Jonathan Lee, Joshua Mathai, David Mo, David Wang and Ze’ev Vladimir; Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Ian Jung, Lauren Sakol and Matteo Zeppieri.


National Spanish Exam Winners:

One hundred and one students from South High School are winners in the National Spanish Exam, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Test results for North High School students were unavailable at presstime. The South High teachers of Spanish are Department Head Gala Handler, Fatima Colman, Geraldine Finazzo, Ana Tavares and Brooke Zaiff.

Students, listed by level and award, follow:

Level 2—Gold: Sara Bedoya, Yian Dong, Austin George and Spencer Kern; Silver: Sabrina Chu, Rodolfo De la Cruz, Alexandra De Sadow, Emma Forstner, Brian Kornreich, Ryan Lessing, Christos Potamianos, Benjamin Rossen, Alessandra Saponara, Samuel Ugolini, Joanna Vissichelli, Gabriella Wright and Alice Zhang; Bronze: Adrian Balkcom, Thomas Chang, Daniel Goldberg, David Kogan, Maxim Pachman, Shin Young Park, Amit Perez, Heather Porges and Kallista Zhuang; Honorable Mention: Jessica Bitanji, Theodore Chang, Kyle Choi, Sehyun Chung, Jun Miackie Domingo, Yao Fang, Michelle Foo, Jooha Gha, Emma Gonzalez, Katherine Grosul, Natasha Khetani, Jiwon Kim, Lea Levi, Kenneth Lim, Gloria Moon, Michael Morrone, Aaron Newman, Derek Ng, David Oginski, Timothy Park, Jasmin Rodriguez, Hailey Schwartz, Andrew Sheen, Vivian Vlantis, Andrew Wang, Cheryl Wang, Emma Yeung and Benlong Yin.

Level 3—Gold: Weiting Hong; Silver: Elana Amir, Sydney Cheng, Kristin Hon, Joyce Lee and Trinity Wang; Bronze: Raul Calderon and Eric Yang; Honorable Mention: Adrian Atahualpa, Sharon Lam, Somin Lee, Zhi Jian Long, Jennifer Luo, Nicole Marinescu, Rachel Schneider and Hannah Zhong.

Level 4—Gold: Kimberly Lu; Silver: Victoria Chiu, Shawn Kang and James Kim; Bronze: Megha Reddy and Adam Sperling; Honorable Mention: Jake Dieber, Hannah Dienstag, Vanessa Fazzini, Kelly Foo, Jacob Glueck, Benjamin Kobliner, Jenny Li, Derek Lin, Emma Motelson, Mona Peng, Lauren Perlman, Alexandra Rigos, Dylan Sanders, Silvana Seidita, Michelle Song and Anthony Xiang.

Level 5—Gold: Sophia Estrada; Silver: Aram Baghdassarian, Benjamin Newman and Melody Yang; Honorable Mention: Ajay Dheeraj, Aren Kalash, Christine Suh, David Yuan and William Zheng.

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