St. Mary's Dominican High School

Foreign Languages Awards and Honors

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At Academic Honor Day, students were recognized for their accomplishments in the Foreign Languages.

French

This year, students in French I Honors, French II Honors, French III Honors, and French IV AP participated in the National French Contest, The Grand Concours. Students were tested on grammar, reading, and audio.

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French I (H)
Silver: Catalina Torres
Honorable Mention:  Olivia Olson, Caroline Ondrusek, Kennedy Payne, and Natalie Queyrouze

French II (H)
Gold: Sydney Raymond
Silver: Anaise Thomas and Emilie Wensel
Bronze: Monet Brignac and Ashley Miles
Honorable Mention: Sarah Dominique, Olivia Edwards, and Alexandra LaNasa

French III (H)
Bronze: Jessica Wallesverd
Honorable Mention: Colette Carriere, Erynn Johnson, and Ahjah Yunusah

French IV (AP)
Silver: Abigail Nix
Bronze: Sophie Nabonne
Honorable Mention: Andrea Garcés
Andrea Garcés – recipient of the Les Prix d’Excellence de L’Union Francaise Plaque for exceptional achievement in the French language by a student who exhibits and enthusiasm for the language and culture.


Greek

Greek students from 183 schools throughout the world took the National Greek Exam. Six Greek students merited ribbons and certificates this year.

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High Honor – Abigail Morici
With Merit – Catherine Cerise, Elizabeth Champagne, Margaret Conrad, Celeste Maffei, and Marie Plunkett


Latin

Latin students from all over the nation participate in the National Latin Exam.

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Latin I
Cum Laude: Emily Dominique and Emily Hemelt
Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Alysa LaGarde
Gold Summa Cum Laude: Anna Fayard

Latin II
Cum Laude: Catherine Bickerton, Brooke Boyd, Gracie-Mae Manthey, Tessa Paul, Irene Yu
Magna Cum Laude: Celeste Patron
Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Elise Bourg

Latin III
Magna Cum Laude: Kassidy Meredith, Julia Cazabon, Elise Cresson, Isabela Tablan, Isabelle Mermilliod, and Margaret Latham
Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Anne D’Armond
Gold Summa Cum Laude: Rose Doskey and Camille Scandurro

Latin Prose IV
Cum Laude: Anna Hansen and Renee Breaux
Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Annie Smith and Rebecca D’Antonio
Gold Summa Cum Laude: Lillian Cerise, Caroline Bickerton, and Audrey Buck

Latin V
Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Clare Plunkett
Gold Summa Cum Laude: Elizabeth Champagne

Elizabeth Champagne was recognized for achieving five (5) gold medals on the National Latin Exam.

Lillian Cerise and Caroline Bickerton were recognized for achieving four (4) gold medals on the National Latin Exam.

The Classical Association of the Middle West & South (CAMWS) recognized Clare Plunkett and Lillian Cerise as recipients of the CAMWS Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Classical Studies.

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Spanish

The National Spanish Examinations are the most widely used tests of Spanish in the United States. The examinations are recognized by administrative and teaching associations and organizations at the local, state, and national levels. The mission of the National Spanish Examination is to recognize student achievement and to promote language proficiency in the study of Spanish.

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Spanish I
Gold: Sophia Law
Silver: Ngan-ha (Sophia) Cao, Madison Ferguson, and Ashley Patron
Bronze: Sophia Forest
Honors: Isabelle Fitzmorris, Alexandra Minnard, Mary Parker Whisnant, and Reese Dawson

Spanish II
Gold: Paige Wilson
Silver: Katherine Belleau, Olivia Higgins, Lyndsey Jones, and Vivian Liu
Bronze: Emma Barnes, Carmen Bell, Victoria Chan, and Molly Gaffney
Honors: Madison Bertucci, Elise Bourgeois, Kate Heller, Sara Miller, Onyinyechi Okeke, Catherine Ward, and Xiomara Castillo

Spanish III
Bronze: Lorissa Gallardo
Honors: Amani Charif, Saheba Cuccia, Madelyn DeRamus, Gabrielle Duhe, Katherine Mazzanti, Olivia Singleton, and Alexa Schexnayder

Spanish – AP
Gold: Fernanda Bonet
Bronze: Clara Garcia and Victoria Liu

Sociedad Espanola, Jose Luis Banos Award is presented to Victoria Liu for excellence in the Spanish Language.

The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Louisiana Chapter presented the following awards to Louisiana students based on their performance on the National Spanish Exam in the bilingual category awards.

Spanish III
Lorissa Gallardo – 3rd place

Spanish IV
Fernanda Bonet – 1st place
Clara Garcia – 4th place

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