September 2020 – Congratulations to the numerous students from Collinsville High School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2020 National Spanish Examinations.
The exam was administered last March. Students took the test on the last day of in-person attendance, before learning became remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some students completed the exam while learning remotely.
Students enrolled in Spanish III, IV and V earned a total of 8 silver and 7 bronze medals along with 16 honorable mentions.
“Attaining a medal or honorable mention 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 over 140,000 students participating in 2020.”
Students from Collinsville High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers Terrie Barr, Krysten Harres, Cara Kettler, Shelly Romoser and Amy Russell.
“We are so unbelievably proud of these kids,” said World Language Department Chair Cara Kettler. “They took this test amid a global pandemic and still came out on top!”
The National Spanish Examinations are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Spanish III Silver medal winners:
Spanish III Bronze medal winners:
Spanish III Honorable Mentions:
Spanish IV Silver medal winners:
Spanish IV Bronze medal winners:
Spanish IV Honorable Mentions:
Spanish V Silver medal winner:
Spanish V Bronze medal winner:
Spanish V Honorable Mention: