LA Students recognized for their scored on the National Spanish Exam.

The Lincoln Academy World Languages Department is proud to announce the outstanding performance of our Lincoln Academy Spanish students on the 2019 National Spanish Assessment. 145,000 students in the nation participated in the exam this year. Lincoln Academy had 57 students who were medal recipients by placing nationally, being in the 75th percentile or better. “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”. Students with outstanding scores on the National Spanish Examinations are recognized as follows:

Gold Medalists: students scoring at or above the 95th percentile. Silver Medalists: students scoring from the 85th through the 94th percentiles.
Bronze Medalists: students scoring from the 75th through the 84th percentiles.
Honorable Distinction: students scoring from the 50th through the 74th percentiles.

Five students received Gold Medals, placing them in the top 5 percent in the nation. 17 students received Silver Medals, placing them in the top 15th percent in the nation. Students from Lincoln Academy have a long history of high achievement on these exams, placing in the top ten at each level within the state and in the nation for more than the last 20 years. Congratulations to all of our students! You have made the Lincoln Academy family very proud.

Level I: Jessica Uovivo placed in the 99th percentile nationally, a Gold Medal Winner. Alexa Peck, Abigail Roberts and Nyree White all placed in the 98th percentile nationally, Gold Medal Winners. Evelyn White placed in the 95th percentile nationally, also a Gold Medal Winner. Sunny Cumming and Madelene Russ placed in the 94th percentile nationally, Silver Medal Winners. Skyler Houghton placed in the 91st percentile nationally, a Silver Medal Winner. Arden Carleton placed in the 90th percentile nationally, a Silver Medal Winner. Reed Gulden placed in the 88th percentile nationally, also a Silver Medal Winner. Ryan Naylor placed in the 83rd percentile nationally, a Bronze Medal Winner. Miguel Atkinsontatro placed in the 82nd percentile, a Bronze Medal Winner. Clara Goltz placed in the 80th percentile nationally, a Bronze Medal Winner. Olivia Stiles placed in the 78th percentile nationally, also a Bronze Medal Winner. Seven students received Honorable Distinction: Jazmine Balducci, Addison Brinkler, Wesley Edgecomb, Margarita Fairfield, Ashton Foster, Eben Lord, and Cooper Waltz.

Level II Jewel Farrin, Hilton Scott Petersen and Ella Villeneuve placed in the 94th percentile nationally. Emma Tolley placed in the 90th percentile nationally, a Silver Medal Winner. Caitlin Cass and Alexia Mathews placed in the 87th percentile, Silver Medal Winners. Andrew Nery and Meghan Rose placed in the 86th percentile nationally, Silver Medal Winners. Frida Hennig and Camden Lebel placed in the 85th percentile nationally, Silver Medal Winners. Kaleb Pendleton placed in the 84th percentile nationally, a Bronze Medal Winner. Ava Carmolli placed in the 82nd percentile nationally, a Bronze Medal Winner. Brennan Cruz placed in the 81st percentile nationally, a Bronze Medal Winner. Morgan Bathgate placed in the 79th percentile nationally, a Bronze Medal Winner. Ruby Long placed in the 77th percentile nationally, a Bronze Medal Winner. Tori Harris placed in the 76th percentile nationally, a Bronze Medal Winner. Ella Beauregard and Chelsea Williams placed in the 75th percentile nationally, Bronze Medal Winners. 12 students received Honorable Distinction: William Banks, Lily Benner, Tegan Gallagher, Emma Hall, Josey Henry, Byron McKitrick, Amirzhan Mukhametkarim, Elizabeth Ober, Hayley Phillips, Rayna Reckley, Muyao Sun, and Madison York

Level III: Quinn Straus placed in the 87th percentile nationally, a Silver Medal Winner. Wenxin Liang placed in the 82nd percentile nationally, a Bronze Medal Winner. John Cook placed in the 80th percentile nationally, a Bronze Medal Winner. Emily Kelsey placed in the 79th percentile nationally, a Bronze Medal Winner. Galen Daly-O’Donnell placed in the 76th percentile nationally, a Bronze Medal Winner. Zhen Qin, Emma Scott and Sandra Thelander placed in the 75th percentile nationally, Bronze Medal Winners. 19 students received Honorable Distinction: Caleb Armstrong, Madison Bradbury, Natalie Burns, Lyla Corbett, Natashah Corliss-Brann, Chase Crockett, Erin Dworkin, Sophie Erickson, Braxton Farrin, Madeline Kelly, Rebecca Lambert, Josiah Martin, Evan O’Neal, Nicholas Popp, Rachael Schuster, Brooke Seiders, Madeleine Shaw, Ava Toscano and Liam Zuber.

Level IV: Katherine Tolley placed in the 81st percentile nationally, a Bronze Medal Winner. Aidan McCullen and Addie Mullin both placed in the 79th percentile nationally, Bronze Medal Winners. Andrea Gutierrez placed in the 75th percentile nationally, a Bronze Medal Winner. 9 students received Honorable Distinction: Grace Canny, Liam Cullina, Aspen Dyer, Sullivan Fink, Chris Onwuchekwa, Alison York, Bryce York, and Madeline York