Eastside Catholic Middle School Students Receive National Recognition for Spanish Examinations
Sammamish, Wash., May 18, 2018 – Forty-eight eighth-grade students attained national recognition for their excellent performance on the 2018 National Spanish Examinations. The students who took the exams in their Spanish 1B class earned a total of one gold, three silver and eight bronze medals, along with 20 honorable mentions.
“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 150,000 students participating in 2018,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams.
This is the fifth year students from ECMS have participated in the exams and were taught by Middle School Spanish Teacher Tara Martin. National Spanish Examinations are administered each year across the nation in grades six through 12 and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Over 40,000 students took the Level 1 test this year.
About Eastside Catholic School
Eastside Catholic School is a Catholic faith-based educational community where students in grades six through 12 learn to integrate their thinking and believing in ways that encourage intellectual excellence, nurture relationships and inspire a life of leadership and service to others. Founded by parents in 1980, the school is governed by an elected Board of Trustees. Eastside Catholic is the only seven-year, co- educational Catholic school on the Eastside and offers a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum. Eastside Catholic School enrolls 930 students, employs 120 faculty and staff members and has an alumni base of more than 4,600.