Congratulations to our Modern and Classical Language (MCL) students' Spanish chapter who attained national recognition for their excellent performance on the 2017 National Spanish Examinations.
Bishop McNamara students earned 9 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze medals along with 32 honorable mention awards. Students from honors level classes of Bishop McNamara High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams.
"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 over 162,321 students participating in 2017."
"This is a great performance by our students," remarked MCL Chair, Mr. Luis Duclos. "For the Modern and Classical Language Department, this is a clear signal that they are doing things well here at Bishop McNamara." He went on to add, "This is an educational project and every teacher of the department is contributing to this achievement milestone. As a language department, we have to constantly evaluate and improve our system, our program materials and our pedagogy in order to grow as teachers and as a department."
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.