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National Spanish Exam Honors

National Spanish Exam Honors
Congratulations to St. Albans Lower School Spanish students who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2023 National Spanish Examinations. Students from St. Albans School earned a total of 18 gold (including four perfect scores), 14 silver, and 12 bronze medals, along with 11 honorable mentions.

“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Lisa Greenman, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with nearly 85,000 students participating in 2023.”

Lower School students have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Lower School Spanish teachers Ms. Kelly Castellanos Evans (Form II), Mr. Daniel Finer (Forms A, I, and II) and Ms. Lisa Blanford (Forms C, B, and I).

Students participated within two National Spanish Exam categories, Classroom Experience and Outside Experience. Unless otherwise listed, students competed within the Classroom Experience cohort.

Form I

Oro (Gold)
Jacob Bellinger
Devin Brown
Alistair Chapel
Jacob Menkes (Perfect Score)
Joshua Weinstein (Perfect Score)
Ozzie Wright

Plata (Silver)
Dara Bakhtyari
Siddharth Vaid
Nicolás O’Leary (Outside Experience)

Bronce (Bronze)
Henry Hall (Outside Experience)
Rey Lall
Mac Ritsch
Ted Wang

Honorable Mention
Ashar Barrage (Outside Experience)
Nathan Gezahegne
Taylor Matthews
Henry Pistilli
Suhail Shah

Form II

Oro (Gold)
Kit Beeson
Evan Campbell
Astin Ellis
Ray Hickey
Rafi Hume (Outside Experience)
Benjy Kuersteiner (Perfect Score)
Stephen McBrady (Perfect Score)
Matthew Metzroth
Connor Mitchell
Tatsuto Nozaki
Cecil O’Neil
Theo Weissman (Outside Experience)

Plata (Silver)
Darius Bajoghli
Luke Chin
Owen Dalgard
Ashton Ejtemai
Holt Farver
Declan Hamilton
Will Kinney
Brett Paukstis
Declan Power Sunstein (Outside Experience)
John Price
Wagner Underwood

Bronce (Bronze)
Eli Cavaleri
Cameron Ellis
George Freedman
Max Fordi
Marco Gutierrez (Outside Experience)
Harrison Kintz
Ryan Lee
Alexander Sabet

Honorable Mention
Sinan Elekdag
Kane Green
Christian Neville
Kevin Shin
Timothy Tran
Sam Wick
Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.