FA Student Excel in 2020 National Latin and National Spanish Exams

October 29, 2020

Last spring, several Foxcroft Academy students took the National Latin and National Spanish Examinations during the COVID-19 shutdown. There was plenty to cheer about when the results came in.


Students from Foxcroft Academy earned a total of one gold, one silver, and one bronze medals along with three honorable mentions.  “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 140,000 students participating in 2020.”

Students from Foxcroft Academy have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teacher Mirna Reyes-Henderson. 

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Caleb Fockens – Gold

Kelli Black – Bronze

Maren O’Connell – Silver

David Scott – Honors

Kylie Butts – Honors

Thuy Le – Honors


Last school year, 19 Latin students took the National Latin Exam. We are extremely pleased to announce that 11 of those 19 earned awards of distinction. Maren O’Connell, Kearson Sutton, and Aine Casey earned Silver medals, Maxima Cum Laude, at their Latin level. Andrew and Evelyn Marston earned recognition for Magna Cum Laude on the Latin IV Prose exam. Miriam Cameron and Bodie Clarke earned Cum Laude recognition at their Latin level. The Intro to Latin Students competed for ribbons and certificates. Anastasia Peirce and Laney Reardon earned ribbons for their Outstanding Performance and Certificates of Merit. Mackenzie Goodine and Craig Farmer earned Certificates of Merit.

Congratulations to all of these students! #rideonponies