CLARK — Several world language students from Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark, achieved national recognition for their outstanding performance on the competitive National Spanish Examination sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Students from Mother Seton earned a total of eight gold medals, 12 silver medals and one bronze medal. “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 143,641 students participating in 2012.”
Mother Seton’s gold medal winners were: Erin Alexander of Linden, Natalie David of Perth Amboy, Dayniza Abreu of Perth Amboy, Sabrina Garcia of Linden, Imrin Goraya of South Plainfield, Carolina Guerreiro of Metuchen, Valerie Vargas of Perth Amboy, and Emily Wieszczek of Scotch Plains.
Sliver medalists were Amanda Blanco of Edison, Hannah Clark of Scotch Plains, Sofia Molina of Carteret, Caileigh Mulligan of Winfield Park, Marialaina Nissenbaum of Fords, Danielle Pfleghaar of Colonia, Carolyn Rodrigo of South Plainfield, Kaitlyn San Miguel of Dayton, Bethany Sattur of Clark, Tiffany Soares of East Brunswick, Banita Walia of Colonia and Samantha York of Westfield.
The Bronze medalist for Mother Seton was Lauren Sauer, North Plainfield.
Miguel Diaz and Maria Vazquez are members of the world languages department at Mother Seton Regional High School. Both of these teachers teach the Spanish language and culture on all grade levels.
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