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May
3

Bishop Feehan Students Receive National Recognition on National Spanish Exam

Mrs. Anne Kennedy (Vice Principal of Academics), Megan McFarland, Samir Kassem, Mrs. Joan Drobnis, Mr. Sean Kane (Principal)
Mrs. Anne Kennedy (Vice Principal of Academics), Megan McFarland, Samir Kassem, Mrs. Joan Drobnis, Mr. Sean Kane (Principal)

Congratulations to several world language students from Bishop Feehan High School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2019 National Spanish Examinations.

We would like to recognize Senior Megan McFarland for scoring first in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Level 6 and Junior Samir Kassem, first in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Level 5 Bilingual. Samir’s achievement is more distinctive because he also was the Highest Scorer in the United States in Level 5 Bilingual. They will be recognized at an awards ceremony at Regis College in late May attended by the Consul General of Spain. 

Students from Feehan earned a total of four gold, 19 silver and 35 bronze medals along with 51 honorable mentions, representing 83% of those who took the test at Feehan.  “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 200,000 students participating in 2019.”  

Students from Bishop Feehan High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers Sheila Cryan, Joan Drobnis, Sonia Matias, and Amelia Richardson.  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.

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