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Mount Vernon Middle School medalists in the 2017 National Spanish Exam include, first row, from left, honorable mention medalists Skylar Hill, Misha Feller, Nadia Smith, Alan Kramer, Bryce Wiles, Macy Helser and Ailani Robertson; second row, bronze medalists Sydney Cagnon, Amanda Foos, Megan Lee, Mason Boatwright, Carter Carpenter, Megan Campbell, Ciel Leach and Brianna Small; and third row, silver medalists Lydia Luna, Klarisa Meka, Grace Zoldak and Jordan Schisler, gold medalists Alexis Rapp and Daniel Pastor, and silver medalists Byron Justice, Sam Phillips, Mekdelawit Waal and Caitlin Workman. Not pictured, bronze medalist Gina Lawhon. Request this photo


MOUNT VERNON — Setting a new school record, every one of the Mount Vernon Middle School eighth-grade Spanish students who took the National Spanish 1 Exam earned medals.

“I am very proud of them!” exclaimed teacher Dena Hooley. “This is probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I’ve been teaching 25 years and never before had every student win a medal.”


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