Congratulations to many Montverde Academy world language students in attaining national recognition for excellent performances on their 2015 National Spanish Examinations! Montverde Academy Spanish language students earned a total of 6 gold, 6 silver and 12 bronze medals along with 37 honorable mentions. 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 (AATSP).
“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examination is very prestigious,” said Mr. Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the AATSP exam, “…because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 157,000 students participating in 2015.” Mrs. Gina Gattuso-Espinel, MVA Upper-school Spanish Teacher, informed Montverde.org that our MVA students have a strong history of high achievement on these annual exams. Students were taught and prepared for the exam by Mrs. Emybi Caballero and Mrs. Gina Gattuso-Espinel, Montverde Academy ESL Spanish teachers.