Forty-one Spanish language students from West Scranton High School attained national recognition for their excellent performance on the 2013 National Spanish Examinations.  These students earned certificates of honor at the first, second, third, and fourth levels of Spanish.


Spanish Exam 1

Front row (L to R):

Cara Anzulewicz, Jasmine Quintana, Felix Marrero, and Obdulia Vazquez

Second Row:

Maria Coyne, Felicia Cicco, Julia Stefani, Felisia Gonie, Diane Matteo, Chrissie Kelly, and Cassandra Merrill

Third Row:

Danielle Rutkowski, Larissa Kane, Neishmy Rodriguez, Ashley Masters, Sara Skoritowski, Camiela Brent, and Cynthia White

Fourth Row:

Bailey Riechers, Matt Gaul, Bradley Robinson, Jade Watson, Avery Frazier, Vinnie Arcieri, and Jake McDonald

Back row:

Brandon Muta, Jacob Thomas, Jacob Hiller, Liam Nee, Patrick O’Malley, and Sam Egan

Other winners who were not available at the time of the photo were:

Samantha Williams, Sarah Purawic, Lila McDonald, Emily Gerrity, Hailey Kraser, Heather Schmidt, Abigail Mancus, Darren McDonough, Chelsea Schultz, Mike Villa, and Paul Emiliani.



Three students were also recognized with special awards for earning high scores on the exam, both locally and nationally.  Junior Cara Anzulewicz earned second place overall for Spanish 3 in the local contest hosted by the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.  She also received a gold medal at the national level and scored in the 97th percentile on the exam.  Sophomore Obdulia Vazquez placed third overall at the local level for Spanish 2 and received a silver medal at the national level.  Sophomore Jasmine Quintana placed fourth locally for Spanish 3 and received a bronze medal at the national level.

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.

Spanish Exam 2

(Photo 2: Obdulia Vazquez, Cara Anzulewicz, and Jasmine Quintana)