Local Spanish Students Attain National Recognition



Congratulations to several Spanish students from Uxbridge High School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2019 National Spanish Examinations.


Students from Uxbridge High School earned a total of one (1) silver and three (3) bronze medals along with

fifteen (15) honorable mentions.  


“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, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 146,000 students participating in 2019.”


Students will receive their medals and certificates at the annual Underclassmen Awards Ceremony at UHS on Friday, May 24th. After this award ceremony, the list of students will be published to the Uxbridge High School website.   


Students from Uxbridge High School have a two-year history of high achievement on these exams, as they were first introduced to UHS in the 2017-18 school year. Spanish teachers Cecilia Moquete (Honors Spanish 4), Molly Hendrickx (Honors Spanish 3) and Sarah Gaudet (Honors Spanish 2) taught all the students who participated in the testing.  


“I am proud not only of the students, but of the efforts of their teachers,” said high school principal Michael Rubin. “Performance on exams is but one way to measure our program’s achievement, and it shows what educators and students are capable of, through strong collaboration, commitment, and diligence.”


The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.