Ursuline News

Spanish and French Students Excel in the National Exams

The World Language Department congratulates students from Ursuline Academy who attained national recognition for their excellent performance on the 2020 National Spanish and French Examinations. 

Nineteen French students were awarded a medal for their performance in the French National Contest and 98 Spanish students were awarded a medal for their performance on the National Spanish Exam.

Students from Ursuline have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by French teachers Amy Gilchrist and Sophie Greene; and Spanish teachers, Maria Estela Ayala, Roxana Casco, Maluza Escamilla, Martha Rico, Scarlette Vargas, Maria Alejandra Wallace and Amanda York. 

The National French Examination, or Le Grand Concoursis is administered each year in grades 6 through 12 and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Ninety Ursuline Academy French students participated in the 2019 Contest, and twenty students received medals for their outstanding scores.  

National French Exam

Gold

  • Ava Love
  • Ana Paulina Quiroz
  • Beckett Morris

Silver

  • Courtney Bell
  • Ana Eva Benitez Trevino
  • Daniela Cumming
  • Sarabeth DeBord
  • Montse Prado
  • Giselle Sethi
  • Jacqueline Thomas

Bronze

  • Brooke Bergin
  • Anastacia Chu
  • Sofia Marichal
  • Alanna Pellecchia
  • Daniela Santos-Bergoa Jourdain
  • Melissa Torres
  • Theresa Tran
  • Ariana Vadhera
  • Jordan Young

Honorable Mention

  • Jane Allinger
  • Carolina De la Rosa
  • Alexia Garza
  • Aranza Garza
  • Kylie Hanners
  • Madeleine Hebert          
  • Lizzie Housson
  • Leya Mampilli 
  • Isabella Martinez
  • Lily Matula
  • Sophie McCauley 
  • Carlisle Myers
  • Winston Myers
  • Lily Parra
  • Molly Progar
  • Emma Richard
  • Abigail Sanders
  • Lexi Sauvage
  • Sonia Stadler 
  • Robin Veninga

 

National Spanish Exam

Gold

  • Kara Blanton
  • Kathryn Childers
  • Sophie Combs
  • Serena Dash
  • Ana Fent
  • Natalie Garrison
  • Margaret Griffiths
  • Amishi Jain
  • Sarah Kerber
  • Ruthie Keyes
  • Jamie Lim
  • Celeste Mannel
  • Eva Montenegro
  • Chiamaka Osuagwu
  • Katherine Reynolds
  • Katherine Robb
  • Molly Rutledge
  • Megan Sickler
  • Alessia Welch
  • Kathleen Tschoepe

Silver

  • Amalia Arce
  • Danica Bagayna
  • Katharine Bales
  • Victoria Barbero
  • Lilliana Bolivar
  • Kathryn Bonneau
  • Elizabeth Buckley
  • Marianne Cano
  • Biya Cham
  • Hannah Davis
  • Naina Dilip
  • Lily Edwards
  • Eniola Egedigwe
  • Reagan Engleman
  • Viviana Esquivel
  • Manahil Gill
  • Madison Goza
  • Caroline Hoffman
  • Abigail Hunt
  • Saahithi Kari
  • Katrina Lam
  • Claudia Lamont
  • Anna Victoria Lavelle
  • Teah LeBlanc
  • Olivia Lee
  • Morgan Lemler
  • Regan McKee
  • Charlotte Meenan
  • Olivia Mihalic
  • Maya Moreno
  • Lucia Najera
  • Grace Ocampo
  • Lia Padian
  • Margaret Ramsey
  • Bridget Reynolds
  • Margaret Rickman
  • Giann Ruiz
  • Helena Sanchez
  • Alexandra Sargis
  • Emma Smith
  • Cristina Stadler
  • Silvia Vazquez
  • Anvita Wadhwa
  • Emma Whitley
  • Mariana Young

Bronze

  • Sophie Anderson
  • Pamela Arias 
  • Hannah Bajaj
  • Emma Brodsky
  • Isabelle Bruty
  • Kirsten Burghartz
  • Clara Carr
  • Madeleine Colbert
  • Avery Dupree
  • Tara Esfahani
  • Elizabeth Gramling
  • Olivia Gray
  • Catherine Hammer
  • Claire Herzog
  • Kelli Hunter
  • Lilian Jancuska
  • Shelby Joslin
  • Anna Kahl
  • Georgia Keith
  • Isabella Kruse
  • Mary Catherine McDermott
  • Marcy Mount
  • Meredith Payne
  • Grace Pepperell
  • Abigail Rakowitz
  • Amy Sickler
  • Sonia Stadler
  • Audrey Stuckert
  • Somto Unini
  • Devon Vopni
  • Mary Beth Walsh

 

Honorable Mentions

  • Aileen Alarcon
  • Aishwarya Anbuchezhiyan
  • Daniela Andresen
  • Kristina Andresen
  • Sofia Angobaldo
  • Hadley Arcemont
  • Renee Atwell
  • Olivia Barber
  • Hunter Boeding
  • Cali Brewer
  • Katherine Bridges
  • Bridget Burns
  • Claire Cardenas
  • Emily Cardenas
  • Katherine Carey
  • Marissa Cash
  • Claire Chesnut
  • Abigail Claybrook
  • Elle De la Garza
  • Catalina De Monet
  • Courtney DeVries
  • Lexie Duhon
  • Julia Elias
  • Emily Eubanks
  • Molly Feighny
  • Emma Fitzgerald
  • Mala Francis
  • Grace Gargiulo
  • Kate Giebler
  • Lauren Goree
  • Margaret Gramling
  • Laurel Grein
  • Jinyao Guo
  • Julia Hansen 
  • Samantha Hernandez
  • Magdalene Hernandez
  • Catherine Housson
  • Ava Hull
  • Alyssa Jackson
  • Hailey Jones
  • Namisha Kaur
  • Chloe Keggen
  • Rachel Kennedy
  • Christian Knight
  • Ella Kobyluch
  • Emmanuelle Le Voyer
  • Lindsey Lehman
  • Danna Lerma
  • Stephanie Limaye
  • Margaret Lynch
  • Natalie Marina
  • Stephy Martinez
  • Isabella Mast
  • Anya McCorrmack
  • Ashley McDaniel
  • Caroline McDaniel
  • Lauren McPhaul
  • Kimaya Meherali
  • Catherine Melkus
  • Maggie Melle
  • Morgan Merritt
  • Catherine Moore
  • Sarah Nguyen
  • Annie Nguyen
  • Kate Nolan
  • Adeline O´Connor
  • Maeve Padian
  • Alecia Paul
  • Alexandra Paulett
  • Lauren Peck
  • Marit Peterson 
  • Caroline Pfaffenberger
  • Ava Phillips
  • Olivia Pickoski
  • Ava Place
  • Murray Pratt
  • Ainsley Pyle
  • Isabella Quevedo 
  • Natalia Quevedo
  • Enya Quinn
  • Taylor Radack
  • Ava Ramey
  • Truett Ramsey
  • Annabella Ritter-Pleitez
  • Ashlee Roberts
  • Gabriela Rodriguez
  • Olivia Russell
  • Kate Ryan
  • Leslie Santacruz
  • Nina Scott
  • Niki Shaaf
  • Olivia Sikes
  • Audrey Sims
  • Hannah Singer
  • Sarah Smith
  • Zoe Smith
  • Montse Spencer
  • Sona Srambickal
  • Dylan Stalcup
  • Juliana Stanford
  • Maya Stoudamire
  • Marisa Strauss
  • Emma Sweeney
  • Cameron Taylor
  • Lily Thorson
  • Hannah Timmer
  • Ella Tomaselli
  • Erin Torres
  • Marcela Toscano
  • Karen Tran
  • Rachel Trevino
  • Sarah Troegel
  • Ellis Usry
  • Helen Voirin
  • Mary Grace Voirin
  • Justine Walker
  • Morgan Wall
  • Marlene Weiss
  • Ireland Wellshear
  • Avery Welter
  • Victoria Zaugg