CCSD Students Earn National, State Honors for World Languages
Cherokee County School District high school students have achieved outstanding world languages honors!
Students earned impressive scores on national world language exams, including winning Gold Medals, the highest honor.
“Our world is more interconnected than ever and mastering a second language provides our students with a valuable key to future success,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Congratulations to our students for accomplishing these achievements and thank you to their teachers for their excellent instruction.”
Seven Cherokee High School students in teacher Dr. Claire L. Bell’s classes achieved honors on the National French Exam. Rising senior Eylianis Gomez-Culbert earned the Gold Medal for French 2 and was ranked sixth in Georgia and seventh in the nation. Six students won Honorable Mention for French 2: Melissa Cortez, Maddox McGovern, Morgan Moon, Henry Morgan, Jaiden Samuels and Aven Wright.
Cherokee HS students in teacher Jay Huller’s classes achieved honors on the National Spanish Exam, including Gold Medals earned by Jacky Moreno, Will Murdock, Hannah Quesada, Haley Roberson and Ava Stuart. Silver Medals were earned by Leslie Barron, Seth Grogan, Magdalena Ramos, Amelia Ray, Daniela Ruiz Sandoval, Laysha Tzita and Ximena Zapata. Bronze Medals were earned by Sakura Giannerini-Paulino, Addy Hale, Lauren Heaney, Sola Hulbert, Shayla Loarca, Karim Noami, Riley Oliver and Elizabeth Waller.
Twenty-three Woodstock High School students in Kellie Baglio’s classes achieved honors on the National Latin Exam. Hailey Heneghan earned the Gold Medal for Latin 1. Seven students earned Silver Medals: for Latin 1, Tenzin Colomes, Russell Rodriguez and Jackson Standish; Latin 2, Zachary Graves and Caroline Toole; Latin 4, Grace Needham and Xavier Olsen.
The following Woodstock HS students earned Magna Cum Laude: for Latin 1, Hadden Cobb, Kaydence Edwards, Hannah Ellis, Madeline Holmes, Ivy Lamar, Andrew Riddle, Hannah Sentell, Hudson Shakar, Jaxon Singleton, Griffin Troglin; Latin 2, Katie Bean and Colin Gunkler; Latin 3, Madison Morgan; Latin 4, Lola Burdick and Matthew Shewfelt. The program’s Latin club also earned top honors at state competition including first place for T-shirt design by Laney Bryne; second place for graphic arts by Caroline Toole; second place for spirit; and third place for chapter growth.
Four Creekview High School students earned the Biliteracy Seal in Spanish: Fernando Arriola-Banegas, Luis Escamilla (teacher Emily Rose French), Marcelo Jordan and Jose Ramirez, and Jasmine Hernandez achieved the seal for Japanese.
Five Sequoyah High School students earned the Biliteracy Seal in Spanish: from teacher Luz Mery Vargas’s classes, Bailey DiMaria, William Irvin and Sascha Packard; and Gizelle Castaneda and Avery Glover.
Cherokee HS rising senior Eylianis Gomez-Culbert earned the Gold Medal for French 2 on the national French exam and was ranked sixth in Georgia and seventh in the nation.