Three MMI Preparatory School students finished among the top five in their respective levels during regional competition for the National Spanish Examination.
Senior Claire Sheen was second in Spanish 4, sophomore Daniel Tron placed fourth in the Spanish 2 bilingual category, and freshman Angel Alday finished fourth in Spanish 1 among students from all Spanish classrooms in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The students and their teacher, Dennis Clarke, were honored at a dinner at King’s College. Alday also received one of two $100 first-place prizes in the National Spanish Exam Essay Contest for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).
All three students received awards at the national level. Sheen, the daughter of Kwangsup and Chaeyun Sheen of Mountaintop, won a Spanish 4 silver medal; Tron, the son of Dr. Eduardo Tron and Dr. Graciela Bianco of Mountaintop, captured a Spanish 2 bronze medal; and Alday, the daughter of Dr. Senen Alday and Dr. Milagros Azcueta-Alday of Mountaintop, brought home the Spanish 1 silver medal.