Seniors Recognized for Performance on National Spanish Exam

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The World Languages Department would like to congratulate the following seniors who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2021 National Spanish Examinations.

Seniors from St. Pius X Catholic High School earned a total of one gold, two silver and four bronze medals along with nine honorable mentions.  “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” says Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 55,000 students participating in 2021.”

Our students have a long history of high achievement on these exams. The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades six through twelve, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Spanish Level 4

Oro (gold):

Logan Wiley (95th percentile)


Plata (silver):

Makus Paxton (92nd percentile)

Henry Halloran (84th percentile)


Bronce (bronze): 

Alexandra Cordeiro (84th percentile)

Joe Murphy (84th percentile)

Maggie Maloof (83rd percentile)

Jack Parker (80th percentile)


Honorable Mention:

Sarah Halbig (67th percentile)

Evan Sitzmann (67th percentile)

Ethan Cervenka (65th percentile)

Ana Boyd (64th percentile)

Salim Miller (62nd percentile)

Hunter Neil (58th percentile)

Laura Claxton (56th percentile)

Abby Granberry (51st percentile)


AP Spanish (Level 5)

Honorable Mention:

Ellie Finch (73rd percentile)