(North Bergen, NJ—May 8, 2017) This March, students enrolled in World Languages at High Tech entered the National Exams in French, Japanese, and Spanish, and results for this year have been published at last, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
Gold Medalists include Mously Lo of Jersey City (French 3), Jeremy Lewan of Bayonne and Jacqueline Perez of Union City (both Spanish 3).
The Silver Medalists include Diana Concepcion of North Bergen and James Espinosa of Harrison (both French 2); Karina Chen of Union City (Japanese 1); Joan Marie Tubungbanua of Jersey City, Giselle Echeverria of Kearny, North Bergen residents Gabriela Conde and Yaimy Diaz, and Shelina Chotran of Secaucus (all Spanish 1); Ariadna Diaz of North Bergen (Spanish 2); and Valeria Mesa of North Bergen and Alyssa Conde of Secaucus (Spanish 3).
Finally, the Bronze Medalists include Krystal Andrade of Jersey City (French 1); Sophia Baldassari of Hoboken, Andrew Tran of Kearny, and Janine Garcia of North Bergen (all French 2); Shanaz Muna of Jersey City (Japanese 1); Zhixiu Zheng of North Bergen (Japanese 2); Erin Chen of Harrison (Japanese 3); Maritza Conde, Spanish 3 (M. Guzman); Angel Lizardi and Alice Meyer of Hoboken, Sophia Gliatto, Hillary Ordonez, William Pogatsias, and Daniela Wise of Jersey City, Kara Kolodinsky, Jeel Shah, Mellina Scaffo Vieta, and Melanie Thevening of North Bergen, and Camila Garcia of Union City (all Spanish 1); and Marissa Conde of Secaucus (Spanish 3).
Over 50 High Tech students received Honorable Mentions as well.
These competitions, organized annually by AATF (American Association of Teachers of French), AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese), and AATJ (American Association of Teachers of Japanese), have become a staple of World Languages departments across the country.