In a year packed with rigorous yet joyful World Language learning, Middle and High School students placed high on standardized language tests in Latin, Chinese, Spanish, and French.
Middle School Awards
Middle School Chinese (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi)
HSK level 1: The HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) is an international standardized test designed to assess Chinese proficiency in non-native speakers. The tests are conducted eleven times a year in over 150 countries worldwide with an average of about 800,000 candidates annually. It's a great achievement to pass the HSK Level 1 within 1-2 years of learning Chinese.
Sara Paige Dale
Middle School Latin (National Latin Exam)
Ensworth Middle School had 37 students rank nationally on the National Latin Exam. Nearly 100,000 students take the National Latin Exam. Here are their medals:
Gold Medal: Summa Cum Laude
Silver Medal: Maxima Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude
Middle School Spanish (National Spanish Exam)
Thirty-three Grade 8 Spanish students and 22 Grade 7 students ranked nationally on the National Spanish Exam. The National Spanish Exam is a standardized assessment given voluntarily to nearly 75,000 students throughout the United States to measure proficiency and achievement of students who are studying Spanish as a second language.
Students scored at or above the 95th percentile
Students scored from the 85th through the 94th percentiles.
Students scored from the 75th through the 84th percentiles.
Ella Meade Poe
Mención Honorífica (Honorable Mention)
Students scored from the national average through the 74th percentile.
High School National Exam Awards
National Spanish Exam
Mia McDermott, Tatum Saunders
Hudson Honeybone, Katarina Santiago, Bayley Bartman, Alden Boyce, Julia Linn, David Choma, Alara Weitkamp