EHS Spanish students earn national honors

EASLEY — Several world language students from Easley High School attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2015 National Spanish Examinations.

Students from Easley High School earned a total of one gold, five silver and three bronze medals, along with 14 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 157,000 students participating in 2015,” national director of the exams Kevin Cessna-Buscemi said.

Students from Easley High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers Shannon Wood, Brad Seabrook, Juan Ubeda, Sara Abarca and Monika Santiago.

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades six through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.