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Foreign Language Students Honored

Congratulations to foreign language students from Paul D. Schreiber High School in Port Washington who received high scores on their respective foreign language examinations this year. Close to 100 students taking either the French, Italian, Latin or Spanish exam placed high enough to receive national recognition this year.

Every year in March, various educational language organizations such as the American Classical League, the American Association of Teachers of French, the American Association of Teachers of Italian and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese sponsor national high school exam contests. According to World Languages Department Chairperson Carol Ferrante, every year, a large number of Schreiber students participate in these exams. This year’s outstanding students were awarded medals and certificates representative of their accomplishments. Some are even accompanied by monetary prizes.

“The ability to comprehend and speak more than one language is an important skill to possess in our global society, now more than ever before,” said Port Washington Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Mooney. “I am proud to see so many of our students participate and score well on these foreign language exams. It shows their understanding of the importance of being multilingual and an overall appreciation of cultural diversity.”

Pictured are Schreiber students who placed on the French, Italian, Latin and Spanish national exams being congratulated by their teachers and school administrators.