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D. 202 high school students earn honors on national Spanish test

One hundred forty-eight Plainfield South, North and East high school students earned national honors for their excellent performance on the 2019 National Spanish Examination for the Chicagoland region.

Among the 148, PSHS sophomore Hannah Faragoi earned a $100 scholarship for scoring 99 percent on the exam.

Students in Spanish 2, 3, and 4 honors classes were among more than 150,000 students nationwide who took the test during the 2018-2019 school year.

The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese sponsors the National Spanish Examinations. Sixth through twelfth-grade students can take the test.

These students earned a Gold Medal for scoring in the 95th to 100th percentiles:

Plainfield South High School

  • Hannah Faragoi (sophomore)
  • Mia Martinez (sophomore

Plainfield North High School

  • Maya Carden (sophomore)
  • Daniel Gaull (sophomore)
  • Aiko Minetti (sophomore)
  • Brooke Koppang (freshman)
  • Maria-Fernanda Contreras (freshman)
  • Luis Gonzalez (freshman)

Plainfield East High School

  • Rebecca Ortiz (senior)
  • James Memishi (junior)

These students earned a Silver Medal for scoring in the 85th to 94th percentiles:

Plainfield South High School

  • Julia Longo (junior)
  • Marisa Brongiel (junior)
  • Jasmin Ortiz (sophomore)
  • Lola Owens (sophomore)
  • James Yahnke (sophomore)
  • Mary Stein (freshman)
  • Robert Szocinski (freshman)

Plainfield North High School

  • Aidan Lichamer (sophomore)
  • Bryan Torres (sophomore)

Plainfield East High School

  • Zara Bangash (senior)
  • Erick Lopez (junior)
  • Robert Luca (junior)
  • Ashley Miranda (junior)
  • Armando Moncada (junior)
  • Roberto Pizarro (junior)

These students earned a Bronze Medal for scoring in the 75th to 84th percentiles:

Plainfield South High School

  • Arthur Anthony Jr. (junior)
  • Kylah Gunter (junior)
  • Ariana Jimenez (junior)
  • Kylie Pickering (junior)
  • Brianna Sanchez (junior)
  • Tess Suchinski (junior)
  • Brianna Worthley (sophomore)
  • Jack Cakora (sophomore)
  • Bridget Pollard (sophomore)
  • Abi Takase (sophomore)
  • Noah Maldonado (sophomore)
  • Elizabeth Vargas (freshman)

Plainfield North High School

  • Madelyn Amoo-otoo (sophomore)
  • Shea Bechtel (sophomore)
  • Charlize Gonzales (sophomore)
  • Ryan Maseman (sophomore)
  • Sophia Sung (sophomore)
  • Colin Holsclaw (sophomore)
  • Morgan Lopez (sophomore)
  • Brenden Auerbach (freshman)
  • Alexander Chartrand (freshman)
  • Vynessa Gaerte (freshman)
  • Dakhota Krahulik (freshman)
  • Nicolas Simpson (freshman)
  • Simone Schwaighart (freshman)

Plainfield East High School

  • Mike Esquivel (senior)
  • Alexandra Nevarez (senior)
  • Sergio Cervantes (junior)
  • Angela Mrksic (junior)
  • Elizabeth Navarro (junior)
  • Kyla Neely (junior)
  • Nancy Reyes (junior)
  • Eliza Salvado (junior)
  • Roochi Shah (junior)
  • Giovanni Zuniga (junior)
     

These students earned an Honorable Mention for scoring in the 50th to 74th percentiles:

Plainfield South High School

  • Camryn Abshire (junior)
  • Janelle Aguilar (junior)
  • Molly Allen (junior)
  • Kailey Alonzo (junior)
  • Jackson Barth (junior)
  • Hannah Cammack (junior)
  • Donivan Cranfield (junior)
  • Matthew Gray (junior)
  • Shahd Kawash (junior)
  • Katherine Losinger (junior)
  • Muneeb Malik (junior)
  • Anthony Mastores (junior)
  • Joshua McDonald (junior)
  • Weronika Michniewicz (junior)
  • Brooke Poston (junior)
  • Anna Sheaffer (junior)
  • Gabriella Urbano (junior)
  • Andrew Wilber (junior)
  • Michael Alayan (sophomore)
  • Nick Beemster (sophomore)
  • Joseph Colvin (sophomore)
  • Julissa Herrera (sophomore)
  • Priscilla Najera (sophomore)
  • Fatimah Olagunju (sophomore)
  • Jacqueline Radakovich (sophomore)
  • Mia Salerno (sophomore)
  • Kathleen Sottosanto (sophomore)
  • Braylon Thibeaux (sophomore)
  • Shakyo Basu (sophomore)
  • Luke Baugh (sophomore)
  • Sadie Cielenski (sophomore)
  • Allison Holba (sophomore)
  • Neva Lang (sophomore)
  • Angelina Lockowitz (sophomore)
  • Lisa Nguyen (sophomore)
  • Amanda Rostron (sophomore)
  • Erin Rostron (sophomore)
  • Alex Lemus (sophomore)
  • Vivian Ugarte (sophomore)
  • Felipe Speulveda (sophomore)
  • Miranda Deacon (freshman)
  • Delaney Eischen (freshman)
  • Sonia Gallegos (freshman)
  • David Geron (freshman)
  • Morgan Grzybowski (freshman)
  • Grace Harris (freshman)
  • Julia Henseler (freshman)
  • Courtney Poston (freshman)
  • Sara Rozalowski (freshman)
  • Ellie Zagotta (freshman)
  • Miranda Palao (freshman)
  • Marina Perri (freshman)
  • Jeana Vasquez (freshman)
  • Vivianne Angulo (freshman)

Plainfield North High School

  • Zohayr Ahmad (sophomore)
  • Trisha Andal (sophomore)
  • Amrut Behera (sophomore)
  • Manasvi Kallepalli (sophomore)
  • Payton Marshall (sophomore)
  • Katherine Nalley (sophomore)
  • Shay Pfeifer (sophomore)
  • Kaushik Pulgari (sophomore)
  • Jake Rock (sophomore)
  • Amanda Spangler (sophomore)
  • Alisha Syed (sophomore)
  • Frida Arvizu (sophomore)
  • Francisco Medina (freshman)

 Plainfield East High School

  • Ismael Alvarado (senior)
  • Grace Banahan (junior)
  • Alexander Black (junior)
  • Lily Boateng (junior)
  • Isaac Castaneda (junior)
  • Vincent Chirio (junior)
  • Isabella Ghahtani (junior)
  • Karla Hoyos (junior)
  • Maya Mahoney (junior)
  • Riley Morris (junior)
  • Ximena Nevarez (junior)
  • Emily Ortega (junior)
  • Yareli Pacheco (junior)
  • Shannyn Paguia (junior)
  • Fayna Perez (junior)
  • Brie Pinkney (junior)
  • Brandy Saenz Loya (junior)
  • Lukasz Sasulski (junior)
  • Fibelyne Mae Seville (junior)
  • Nicholas Smoldt (junior)
  • Daisy Zavala (junior)