Country School Students Earn National Recognition in World Languages
Country School students made a strong showing in the recent 2018 NationalWorldLanguages exams, held this spring.
In Spanish, of the 34,600 students who sat for the exam nationwide, 4 Gold medals-the highest possible prize – were awarded to Country School students, placing eighth grader Ellie Hanson of New Canaan in the top 4 percent, and ninth graders Shane Carbin of Norwalk, Georgia Rivero of New Canaan and Hannah Nightingale of Rowayton in the top 1 percent of the United States.
Additional accolades went to seventh graders Sofie Petricone of Rowayton and Mac Ryan of Pound Ridge, NY who earned the highest possible prize on their Latin exam, and to eighth grader Cody Comyns of New Canaan, who earned a Maxima Cum Laude medal in Latin.
In French, eighth graders Seth Yoo of Pound Ridge, NY and Alexandra Matthews of Stamford placed in the top 5 percent in their national contest. Mandarin Chinese, while also offered to students in Upper School, did not hold national exams.