Friendswood High School Spanish students are being recognized for their outstanding performance on the 2018 National Spanish Exam. According to Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 150,000 students participating in 2018.
GOLD MEDAL (ORO): 95th – 99th percentile
Spanish II: Nicholas Cipolla, Neelesh Gupta, David Jones, Sia Ramchandran and Linh Van,
Spanish III: Lucas Rivera,
Spanish IV: Valerie Anderson, Priya Juarez, and Sara Mabe.
SILVER MEDAL (PLATA):85th – 94th percentile
Spanish I: Megan Kelly,
Spanish II: Ashley Adams, Jordynne Harris, Brianna Mullen, Serena Palmer, Sydney Skinner and Nathan Wright,
Spanish III: Kayla Huhn, Chance Melton, Nicole Nash, Eva Ossoski, Bridget Tindal and Emily Vo,
Spanish IV: Lucas Hopkins, Helen Kong, Sallianne Roher and Ayden Smith.
BRONZE MEDAL (BRONCE): 75th – 84th percentile
Spanish I: Christopher Cooper, Jennifer Hernandez, Aidan O’Donnell and Megna Panchbhavi,
Spanish II: Elizabeth Ayala, Elizabeth Boots, Vi Cao, Kyra Courtney, Meghan Flanagan, Rebekah Heintz, Molly McDonald, Micaela Nelson, Justin Ouyang, Gabriel Perry, Sydney Reese and Mary Kate Velek,
Spanish III: Taylor Greny, Adam Kolodziej, Max Rundell, Danielle Shavlan and Christi Wood,
Spanish IV: Arjun Gangakhedkar, Tiffiny Sakahara, Juan Sanchez and Ian Wright.
HONORABLE MENTION (HONOR): 50th – 74th percentile
Spanish I: Rosalie Bihari, Caden Cannon, Louis Catchpole, Bailey Cloyd, Riley Craig, Morgan Creel, Riley Felt, Cindy Flores, Harmony Fries, Haya Gagai, Roaiyal Gagai, Angela Generillo, Dylan Hancock, Tanner Hill, Elena Hosseinmardi, Demi Lambert, Eric Li, Luke Liu, Oscar Martinez, Lucy McCool, Dawson McKee, Cynthia Olvera, Noah Palitz, Lauro Pino, Brandon Pisell, Nicholas Polak, Zachary Sharp, Dechlan Stopher, Nancy Tanita, Nelson Thornton, Daniela Torres, Mia Turner, and Cameron Williams,
Spanish II: Mady Blok, Becky Brown, Blake Carlisle, Christine Chacko, Nolen Clasen, Michael Diamond, Lauren Duchamp, Rachel Eberhardt, Tanvi Gupta, Erin Hughes, Nicole Huning, Emilia Martinez, Kate Meador, Jeremy Ninan, Kostas North, Avani Patel, Rohin Raju, Keshav Ramchandran, Madison Reyes, Sean Ryan, Angel Silguero, Matthew Smith, Zoe Stroumpos, Connor Thurman, Austin Tran, Joshua Vegas, Ethan Villarreal, Trey Webb, Mikayla Wiest and Paul Yi,
Spanish III: Daniel Beck, Michael Black, Sarah Carambat, Caitlin Cordero, Hanna Dion, Jorge Gonzalez, Sebastian Gutierrez, Brittany Harris, Jonathan Hicks, Anna Grace Janney, Ashlyn Killian, Aly Knowles, Kirby Jane Landry, Grayson Merritt, Reed Miller, Kenzie Muecke, Faith Perry, Jenna Pool, Khloe Rodriguez, Ryan Wolf and Elizabeth Worrell.
Spanish IV: Emily Feaster and Noah Smistad,
Spanish V: Elizabeth Chong, Alex Mai and Bailey Pray.
The Spanish teachers at Friendswood High School are Dawn Buchelli, Joel Estrada, D’Ann Hervada and Paige Ramsey.