Newton High School Spanish students earned national recognition on the National Spanish Exam given this past spring. The National Spanish Examination is the most widely used test of Spanish in the United States.


Newton High School Spanish students earned national recognition on the National Spanish Exam given this past spring. The National Spanish Examination is the most widely used test of Spanish in the United States.

Gold medal placement certificates are given to students scoring at or above the 95th percentile. Kevin Leary, Level 4, was a gold medal winner. Leary also tied for first place in the state of Kansas on the exam.

Silver medal placement certificates are given to students scoring from the 85th through the 94th percentile. Lydia Seger, Level 3, was a silver medal winner. Lydia placed third in the state of Kansas on the exam.

Bronze medal placement certificates are given to students scoring from the 75th through the 84th percentile. Leah Bartel, Level 4, and Megan Leary Level 2, were bronze level recipients.

Students scoring at or above the 50th percentile through the 74th percentile are awarded a Premio de Excelencia. Students receiving the Premio de Excelencia included Phillip Bradshaw, Level 4; Jalayn Zehr, Level 4; Sheralyn Neff, Level 4; John Bergen, Level 2; and Tim Stucky, Level 1.

In addition to the outstanding test scores posted by Newton students, senior Scott Rempel was awarded of one of 12 National scholarships given by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in the amount of $2,000.00.