World Language Students End Year with High Honors

Upper school Chinese, French and Spanish language students earned honors for their achievements this week, including a freshman who received a perfect score on the National French Contest.
Lilly Kennedy Gregg, grade 9, earned a Platinum Award in Le Grand Councours. It is the top honor for the Kansas City chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French and places her in the national rankings. 

National French Contest Results 
Level 1 (Middle School) Gold — Julia Luetje, Alina Stribling
Level 1 Silver — Amelia Beagle
Level 1 Bronze — Mylee Cadwalader, Liam Groden, Puneet Panicker, Lauren Rothhaas, Betsi Waldeck  

Level 3
Platinum — Lilly Kennedy Gregg
Level 3 Silver — Esther Cheng, Lahna Groden
Level 3 Bronze — Maggie Topass

Level 4
Gold — Genevieve Hyatt
Level 4 Silver — Isabelle Shachtman 

Level 5AP —
Bronze — Stewart Kennedy, Andrei Kolobrodov, Jacqueline Tingle

National Spanish Examination Results

Congratulations to Spanish language students who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2021 National Spanish Examinations. Students earned two gold, five silver and nine bronze medals, along with 19 honorable mentions across three levels.

“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. “The exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 55,000 students participating in 2021.”

Barstow students, taught by Amanda Marvin, have a long history of high achievement on these exams. The National Spanish Examinations, administered each year in grades 6 through 12, are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Level 5 Bronze — Meghana Lakkireddy
Level 5 Honorable Mention — Saketh Balmoori, Phoebe Brous, Samuel Colombo, Katherine Ellis
Level 4 Gold Award — Brooke Dryden, Maggie Toppass
Level 4 Silver — Lorelei Culver, Sidd Jasti, Erin Pryor
Level 4 Bronze — Niki Adma, Isabel Herrera, Avisha Pandey
Level 4 Honorable MentionSamantha Georgie, Zoe Greenwood, Faizan Khalid, Ayushi Kothari, Grayson Martin, Sabrina Singh, Sophie Yagan
Level 3 Silver — Thomas Andrews, Sina Asheghalishahi
Level 3 Bronze
Vikas Maganti, Bahram Neghaban, Charlotte Park, Aaram Salam, Oscar Stack
Level 3 Honorable Mention
Mary Colombo, Ian Koepp, JP Moore, Aishi Sethi, Amrit Sian, Drake Taylor, Param Vora, Aiden Willoughby

National Chinese Honor Society Induction
Congratulations to the Chinese language students who were inducted into the National Chinese Honor Society. The National Chinese Honor Society recognizes students who demonstrate citizenship, leadership and community service and encourages members to become life-long learners to gain a better understanding of Chinese language and culture.

Class of 2022
Daniel Rauen

Class of 2023
Sarena Biria
Alison Brodrick
Tyler Carlgren
Evan Doskey
Anita Mohan
Geordie Waldman
    • Barstow French award winners

    • Platinum Award in Le Grand Councours.

    • Sophomore NCHS inductees

    • Barstow Senior Chinese students