Upper School students at Wakefield Country Day School in Huntly excelled in the recently administered 2013 National Spanish Examinations.
In Spanish I, the six Wakefield eighth graders in the elective class all scored at least 60 points over the national average among the nearly 160,000 students who were tested. Nicholas Leskovec, Tanner Perry and Brianna Rodriguez earned gold medals with placements in the 97th percentile and above on the exam. Tatumn Vaught earned a silver medal, Gage Landis a bronze medal and Campbell Baker honorable mention.
Last year's slightly larger eighth grade class earned four gold medals, two silver medals, three bronze and two honorable mentions on the same exam. The Spanish I teacher at the School is Dr. Gustavo Tisera.
The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades six through 12 and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.