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July 6, 2018 – Approximately 1,100 regional students from elementary through high school recently competed in the National Spanish Examinations, sponsored locally by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). The contest concluded with 40 Chapter winners from public and private schools in the Wyoming Valley, Scranton, Poconos, Hazleton, and South Williamsport areas.
King’s College has hosted a dinner for Chapter Spanish contest winners and guests on campus since 1970. Dr. Anne Massey, associate professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at King’s, is National Spanish Exam Coordinator for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of AATSP.
Local chapter Spanish contest winners are: Robert Beletsky, Natasia Corba, Thomas Figura, Eric Gardner, Adrien Hazzouri, Katelyn Hohn, Tracey Kindler, Aarez Khan, Andrew Kuloszewski, Andrew Mauriello, Samantha Quinn, Claire Stretanski, and Hamza Waseem, Wyoming Seminary Lower School; Sophia Adeghe, Hope Austin, Jared Bozinko, Felix Hammond, Christina Kaspar, Maheen Mahar, and Emily Urbanski, Wyoming Seminary Upper School; and Andrew Faul and Gracelyn Marsh, Wyoming Valley West High School.
In addition, Charles Kulick of Scranton Preparatory School earned a $500 scholarship as the Grand Prize winner of the Chapter’s annual essay contest. Felix Hammond of Wyoming Seminary and Brenna Jordan of Scranton Prep earned $100 scholarships as runners up.
Wyoming Seminary Lower School winners who attended the Spanish awards dinner at King’s College are, seated from left: Andrew Mauriello, Robert Beletsky, Andrew Kuloszewski, Adrien Hazzouri, and Natasia Corba. Standing: Claire Stretanski, Hamza Waseem, Aarez Khan, Katelyn Hohn, and Dr. Anne Massey, associate professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at King’s College.
Local high school Spanish contest winners who attended the awards dinner at King’s College are, standing from left: Gracelyn Marsh, Wyoming Valley West High School; Wyoming Seminary students Emily Urbanski, Hope Austin, Christina Kaspar, and Felix Hammond; and Dr. Anne Massey, associate professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at King’s College.