Abington Senior High School Students Excel Again in World Language Awards

Abington Senior High School’s world language students excelled once again in this year’s national exams. Students were recognized for their excellent performances in the French, German, Latin and Spanish National Exams, as well as the Mandarin Chinese Proficiency Test.

Seven students received a medal for their performance on the National French Exam; 14 students received a medal for their performance on the National German Exam; 15 students received a medal for their performance on the National Latin Exam; and 14 students received a medal for their performance on the National Spanish Exam. In addition, two students were named winners in the Montgomery County Oral Proficiency Contest – one in Mandarin and one in French. Meanwhile, Matthew Rosen was awarded a Mandarin scholarship from the National Security Language Initiative for Youth to visit China this summer, and Sofiya Lysenko was awarded a German scholarship from the American Association of Teachers of German to travel to Germany this summer.

National French Exam

Silver

  • Amanda Giannopulos, Level 3
  • Ebreez Elbashir, Level 3
  • Piper Kull, Level 3
  • Elizabeth Belka, Level 5

 Bronze

  • Lily Sellei, Level 4
  • Andres Garcia Epelboim, Level 3
  • Olivia Knotek, Level 3

 

National German Exam

Gold

  • Gavin Herzig
  • Ally Brubaker
  • Sofiya Lysenko
  • Fiona Jenkins
  • Reece Thomson

Silver

  • Brian Spurrier
  • Nate Perreault
  • Joe Papa
  • Chris Kretschman
  • Joe Stancavage
  • Phil Thomson
  • Beth King
  • Mary Perkins
  • Emma Perkins

 

National Latin Exam

Gold

  • Ethan Kovnat
  • Crystal Trinh
  • Taninna Larbi
  • Elizabeth Belka

Silver

  • Jilian Poppert
  • Christina Peachey
  • Olivia Geissler
  • Richard Youm
  • Dionna Dash
  • Athanasios Daftsios
  • Ryan Brown

Bronze

  • Victoria Belka
  • Maya Stevenson
  • Joseph McLaughlin
  • Grace Whitney 

 

National Spanish Exam

Gold

  • Elizabeth Belka, Level 5
  • Javier Paredes, Level 5
  • Victoria Belka, Level 5
  • Taninna Larbi, Level 5
  • Kelsey Jamison, Level 5
  • Natalie Faye, Level 4
  • Maria Rios Botia, Level 4
  • Faith Crawford, Level 5
  • Stephen Maransky, Level 5
  • Daniel Dicriscio, Level 3

Silver

  • Melanie Machuca, Level 3

Bronze

  • Elianna Perez, Level 3
  • Rebekah Shultes, Level 3

 

Montgomery County Oral Proficiency Contest

Mandarin

  • Matthew Rosen, Overall Winner Advanced Level

French

  • Jessica Reinach, Overall Winner Level 3

 

Scholarships

Mandarin

  • Matthew Rosen, National Security Language Initiative for Youth

German

  • Sofiya Lysenko, American Association of Teachers of German

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