Congratulations to 2019 graduate Parker Harris, who has received a first place scholarship of $2,000 through the National Spanish Examinations. Parker, who now attends Duke University, also scored first place in the state of Louisiana on his performance on the exam for his level and category.
Students become eligible for the scholarship by scoring in either the gold, silver or bronze categories on the National Spanish Examinations. Students must then submit an application form along with a sample of their Spanish language writing and speaking. Their written and oral proficiencies are evaluated by a committee.
“Earning a scholarship for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because only 12 students are chosen from among the 150,000 students who take the National Spanish Exams each year.”
Students from The Dunham School have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers, Kayleigh Smith, Mackensie Heath, and Whitney Black.
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.