Felicitaciones, Gratulatum, & Félicitations to the World Languages Department

May 17, 2013

Congratulations to Madeira students and faculty who participated – and excelled – in so many World Languages endeavors this spring. Each year, Madeira nominates students to apply to the Governor School Language Academies of Virginia: each school can only nominate one student, who must be a Virginia resident, per language. Out of only sixty students selected to participate in each academy, two Madeira students, Michaela Saunders ’14 (Latin) and Christine Kwon ’15 (Spanish), were accepted to the three-week, full- immersion summer program.

Latin students achieved high marks in the National Latin Exams: 89 percent of Madeira students who took the exams received awards. Additionally, five Latin students (Beatrice Werness ’13, Maddie Klaff ’13, Victoria Turnbill ’13, Lauren Johnson ’14, and Danielle Schwartz ’16) joined over 1,400 students from public, private, and home schools at the Virginia Junior Classical League’s Latin Convention in Richmond, VA. Our girls won a total of 11 awards in both graphic arts and academic tests.

Prior to Spring Break, all French and Spanish students were encouraged to participate in the French and Spanish National Exams. Thirty-three French students placed in the top ten, and 30 of the 33 students are invited to an awards ceremony on May 30, 2013 at 7:30 at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School. Madeira Spanish students did well on the National Spanish Exams as well. Four students scored at or above the 95th percentile, 11 scored in 85th-94th percentiles, and 17 scored in the 75th-84th percentiles. 

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