Junior Wins National Travel Award

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Junior Ansley Boykin has won the 2018 Junior Study Abroad Scholarship for her achievement on the National Spanish Examination and for her excellent skills in the Spanish language.

This national award, valued at over $3,500, is given each year to twenty-four students from across the United States who became eligible by earning high scores on the National Spanish Examination and then submitting samples of their written and oral work in Spanish to a selection committee.

In July, Boykin will be traveling to Spain with the other 23 winners to study Spanish language and culture at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

“This two-week immersion program is designed to allow our top students to study university-level material during morning classes and then go on an excursion to see firsthand what they’ve learned in class,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, Director of the National Spanish Examinations.

St. Pius X Catholic High School, which has a long history of excellence in academics, has participated in the National Spanish Examination for the last 12 years. Congratulations to Ansley Boyken and her Spanish teacher, Mrs. Emabeth Espinosa on the accomplishment.