The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Long Island Chapter has awarded sophomore Mary Menger for ranking in the 99th percentile on the National Spanish Examinations.
In the spring of 2019, a total of 152,069 students registered for the National Spanish Examinations, and 146,312 actually participated. Out of all those students, Mary ranked in the 99th percentile.
The National Spanish Examinations are a motivational contest recognizing student achievement in the study of Spanish. The Examinations are given voluntarily by about 4,000 teachers throughout the United States to students in Grades 6-12. The Examinations measure performance and achievement of students studying Spanish as a second language. On Mary's exam, she was tested on vocabulary, grammar, achievement, reading comprehension, and performance.