The Alexander Dawson School is very proud to announce that our sixth, seventh and eighth-grade world language students took this year’s International French Exam and the National Spanish Exam, respectively, and the results are in! Here's how our students fared:
Le Grand Concours is the national annual French competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). According to the AATF, more than 22,000 students from around the world took the Level 01 and Level 1 French test in 2019. These exams measure vocabulary, reading, and listening comprehension.
Dawson sixth and seventh-grade students took the Level 01 test, competing with more than 4,500 students from around the globe. Six Dawson students scored a medal and eight earned an honorable mention. Seventh-grader Kade S. and Christina P. scored gold medals; Seventh-graders Lana W., Myles W., and Sanaa G. scored silver medals, and seventh-grader Audrey E. scored a bronze medal. Vanessa W., Grace W., Stella G., Tessa M., and Onah N. earned honorable mention. Sixth-graders Gavin B., Jordan R., and Aumnie H. earned honorable mention.
Dawson eighth-grade students took the French level 1 test typically administered to French I students in high school, along with more than 17,000 students from around the globe. Eight Dawson students scored medals and three earned honorable mention. Eighth-grader Symphony W. scored a gold medal; Eighth-graders Jillian K., Isabella V., Chloe S., Madelyn M., and Morgan B. scored silver medals; and Grace S. and Molly M. scored bronze medals. Braeden C., Lauren K., and Jesse P. earned honorable mention.
According to the American Association of Teachers of Spanish, more than 38,000 students from across the nation took the Pre-level 01, Level 01, and Level 1 Spanish exam in 2019. These exams measure vocabulary, grammar, and reading and listening comprehension.
Dawson sixth-grade students took the Pre-level 01 test. Twelve students scored medals and six earned honorable mention. Sixth-grader Jesse O. scored a gold medal; Oliver A., Addison C., Carling K., Katherine R., Meera S., and Katie R. received silver medals; Siena B., Danielle D., Nevaeh L., Killian S., and Anajulia S. earned bronze medals. Warren B., Mason D., Keaton K., Camilla O., Brandon R., and Luc S. received honorable mention.
Dawson seventh-grade students took the Level 01 test and scored one medal and four earned an honorable mention. Seventh-grader Maesen P. scored a gold medal, and students Rohan G., Billy J., Isabelle K., and Jessica R. earned honorable mention.
Dawson eighth-grade students took the Level 1 test typically administered to Spanish 1 students in high school. Ten students scored medals while three earned an honorable mention. Eighth-grader Andrew Gr. scored a gold medal; Simone S. and Humberto T. earned silver medals; and Conrad B., Olive C., Andrew G., Maddox M., Ryan Q., Devan S., and Jordan S. all earned bronze medals. Honorable mention recipients were Mya P., Ava R., and Sophia B.
The National Spanish Examinations are the most widely administered Spanish tests in the United States.
Congratulations to all of our Dawson world language students on this fantastic achievement!