The school earned two gold, two silver and four bronze medals along with 28 honorable mentions.
“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, national director of the exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 157,000 students participating in 2017.”
National awards are determined by the total percentile. From St. Paul, Andrew Cawley and Natasha Kempes earned gold medal recognition for scoring at or above the 95th percentile; Jillian Kiazim and Kaitlyn Koser earned silver medal awards for scoring from the 85th through 94th percentiles; and Owen Guglielmino, Brooke Kirchner, Jade Udoh and Louis Perugini took home bronze medal recognition for scoring between the 75th and 84th percentiles.
Honorable mention went to Matthew Biscoglio, Kaitlyn Bielecki, Stephanie Coan, Hannah Couillard, Madelyn Corey, Joseph Crowley, Megan Fortier, Miranda Grustas, Mckenzie Gauthier, Katherine Mazzarelli, Janessa Gonzalez, Ethan Sanzone, Molly McCallister, Noah Waterts, Natalie Millerick, Nayeli Torres, Hyelim Min, Victoria DiPinto, Rebecca Nerborne, Jordan Rinaldi,Thomas Pauloz,Scott Winters, Jeremy Rinaldi, Katie Pauloz, Stephan Zwolinski, Dennis Cawley, Ben Czuprinski, and Ximena Varela-Marin.