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World Language Awards Announced
World Language Awards Announced

Ursuline students were recognized for their excellent performance on French, Spanish, and Chinese National Exams in a ceremony on Friday, May 12.

Ursuline students have a long history of high achievement on these exams. Twenty-eight students received a medal for their performance on the National French Exam; 146 students received a medal for their performance on the National Spanish Exam; and 27 students received a medal for their performance on the Chinese Proficiency Test. Twenty-six students were also recognized in the regional competition "La Fête Française."

This is the third year Ursuline participated in the Chinese Proficiency Test, sponsored by the Confucius Institute in Beijing. Ursuline was the only area secondary school that offered it.

National French Exam

Gold
Natalia Brzezinski*
Julia Ferrara
Isabella Jaar*
Marie Kfoury
Caroline Peng

*Students tied for third place in nation

Silver
Sophia Arias
Laura Arroyo
Briana Bibanco
Alaina Devries
Olivia Engro
Maddie Fynes
Shreya Jain
Cecilia O'Brien
Colleen Parro
Maggie Savage
Cydney Roy
Daniela Zevallos

Bronze
Erin Daugherty
Sarabeth DeBord
Sarah Gibbs
Kendrick Hawkins
Isabel Iribarren
Emma Methe
Joselyn Narvaez
Samantha Pozo
Molly Smith
Jackie Thomas
Shelby Van Hyfte
Honorable Mention
Kate Agostini
Chloe Almond
Isabella Bittner
Estrella Bustamante
Isabella Cordova
Andrea Cumming
Abby Dalton
Annette Diaz
Myriam Diaz
Killian Finn
Kylie Fox
Millie Hall
Kayla Hanrahan
Paulina Hernandez
London Hook
Emma Hooper
Alejandra Hurtado
Kate Janson
Mary Beth Kemp
Ainsley Koch
Sydney Lambert
Kelly Mansour
Sofia Marichal
Mariana Martinez
Emily McCutchan
Ava Mollabashy
Mackenzie Morris
Caroline Muller
Maria Munoz
Joann Nguyen
Brooke Patton
Bella Protacio
Camila Ricaud
Sofie Ritter-Plietez
Sofia Schnurrenberger
Emily Schopmeyer
Catherine Simpkins
Anna Theirl
Elise Welch
Caroline Zagielski
Lexi Zaugg

Chinese Proficiency Test

Gold
Lauren Mei-Ming Arnott
Kendall Marie Colaluca
Rachel Eileen Pierce
Kaitlynn Ern De Soo
Charlotte Kay Pan
Elenor Claire Post
Hannah Nguyen
Laura Elaine Wildman

Silver
Katherine Quinn Bearden
Danielle Cruz
Mohitha Peram
Sophie Marie Polma
Nicole Mai
Valeria Marques
Erin Papakostas
Ivanka Perez
Hoang-Uyen Le

Bronze
Angie Bacile
Caroline Dayton
Lauren DeVore
Grace Elizabeth Finegan
Mallory McKee
Veronica Jane Murray
Cate Stuart
Kelsey Villanueva
Bernadette Weigman
Oria Wilson-Iguade

National Spanish Exam

Gold
Esther Albuquerque
Victoria Barbero
Elizabeth Brannon
Peyton Burger
Gabrielle Gard
Ann Gehan
Christa Gorman
Christina Guerra
Jenna Hansen
Kaylin Henderson
Rachel Lane
Alexandra Lewis
Sophia Love
Abigail Mihalic
Isabella Mihalic
Lauren Montigue
Britton Morrell
Kiera Mullany
Hannah Nguyen*
Marissa Ovenshire
Erini Papakostas
Anna Rehagen
Gabrielle Sharp
Elena Song
Sarah Stuecheli
Elena Song
Sarah Stuecheli
Maria Tovar
Clara Tschoepe
Teresa Valenzuela
Silvia Vazquez
Laurel Wood


*Hannah won the Junior Travel Award, which is awarded to a high school junior who places in the 99 percentile on the National Spanish Exam. She is one of 24 students traveling to Peru in July.

Silver

Taye Allred
Juliana Alvear
Sophia Arias
Martina Ashby
Tamara Baumann
Julia Blum
Lindsay Braun
Jillian Brown
Caren Buskmiller
Grace Cardenas
Madeline Claybrook
Chloe Friedman
Matilda Gajardo
Mariah Gamez
Yesenia Gamiz
Sofia Garcia
Claire Ginther
Elena Graham
Olivia Hartin
Caroline Hayes
Sydney Hays
Katherine Hebert
Maggie Herndon
Vi-Anh Hoang
Elizabeth Housson
Isabella Jaar
Mary Jimenez
Nicole Jones
Courtney Kang
Christian Knight
Karina Lall
Channing Lilley
Jamie Lin
Cayli Lucia
Celine Manalansan
Catherine Meenan
Catherine Moore
Emily Mount
Caroline Neal
Neida Negrete
Madison Neri
Emma Odom
Elena Orendain
Gabrielle Preston
Madison Quishpe
Paloma Resendiz
Kristy Reynolds
Peyton Robertson
Macon Rutledge
Anna Ruzicka
Kathryn Simons
Abigail Sizemore
Clara Stadler
Sonia Stadler
Lauren Stark
Sutton Stone
Emma Tanner
Grace Taylor
Brigit Torpey
Alexandra Vernino
Sarah Visokay
Rachel Voirin
Justine Walker
Megan Wampner
Claire Weber
Sydney White
Jenna Wilemon
Madison Williams
Madison Wilson
Priscilla Wongso
Victoria Zaugg

Bronze
Morgan Andrulis
Lauren Asher
Ollantay Avila
Kirsten Burghartz
Reagan Byers
Alejandra Chapa
Mary Chen
Anna Kate Coker
Elizabeth Curbo
Helen Emerson
Ruth Emerson
Marcelina Esquivel
Sholape Fashemo
Olivia Garner
Alexandria Gonzalez
Grace Grimes
Natalya Holtz
Lauren Horner
Savannah Hosea
Harper Johnson
Nicole Kanzler
Katherine Keelan
Audrey La
Ashley Laughlin
Isabella Lopez
Elizabeth Madden
Amanda Moreno
Ava Morrison
Caroline Murray
Ann Nealon
Emily Parrish
Allyson Pemberton
Anna Pittman
Claire Polak
Therese Relucio
Haley Rickman
Kate Rucker
Abigail Sakawat
Sophia Schmidt
Sara Sebastian
Ria Shaji
Stephanie Torrealba
Bailey Uttich
Graciela Valenzuela
Estefania Walls

Honorable Mention
Anya Agarwal
Monica Aguilera
Sarah Albert
Amelia Angus
Elodie Boccara
Hannah Bookout
Abigail Brantman
Cecilia Chavez
Megan Choy
Peyton Clemens
Mary Clements
Camille Cole
Jenna Cortez
Violet Couch
Alyssa D'Aloise
Isabella Daniel
Josephine Davis
Rebekah Davis
Emily Deary
Nadia DeLaCruz
Margot Desaloms
Isabel Desaloms
Sydney Frankenfeld
Ashlyn Gage
Zoe Garcia
Mei Li Garza
Alexandra Gholi
Kerry Gleim
Ava Goldammer
Katherine Guajardo
Haley Hanson
Jessica Harrison
Molly Hibbs
Lily Houdek
Erin Hurlburt
Caroline Inkman
Katelyn Inkman
Katelyn Kanzler
Katie Kerber
Katie Kottwitz
Pallavi Kumar
Alexandra Long
Shayda Mansoori
Katherine Martinez
Mary Kate McDaniel
Nicole McWhorter
Emmay Mees
Kathleen Meinhardt
Katherine Melsheimer
Hailey Mentgen
Melinda Miller
Anna Miller
Mary Mocek
Madison Mompho
Sarah Mulcahey
Neha Nama
Shannon O'Brien
Monica Oliver
Paola O'Rourke
Chiamaka Osuagwu
Haley Owen
Jordan Page
Olivia Parsons
Alena Payne
Rachel Pitcock
Caroline Podvin
Valentina Ponce
Elizabeth Primrose
Hannah Pujats
Ciara Quinn
Emma Riley
Anna Roberts
Janice Rotich
Anna Salcedo
Emma Shields
Samantha Sivapon
Madeleine Songy
Paola Sparagana
Reghan Stuecheli
Alicia Talamas
Tia Taylor
Alexandira Tedeschi
Yajunaida Torrealba
Sophia Tran
Dylan Tullis
Radhika Vaishnav
Kathleen Vuong
Katherine Whisler
Reagan Whisler
Kathryn Wright
Samantha Zuniga