Meredith Peters (Hanover), a junior at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, has won the 2019 Junior Study Abroad Scholarship for her achievement on the National Spanish Examination and for her excellent skills in the Spanish language.
This national award, valued at over $3,500, is given each year to twenty-four students from across the United States who become eligible by earning high scores on the National Spanish Examination and then submitting samples of their written and oral work in Spanish to a selection committee.
In July, Meredith will be traveling to Spain with the other 23 winners to study Spanish language and culture at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. “This two-week immersion program is designed to allow our top students to study university-level material during 90-minutes classes and then go on an excursion to see firsthand what they’ve learned in class.” Said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, Director of the National Spanish Examinations.
Maggie L. Walker, which has a long history of excellence in academics, has participated in the National Spanish Examination for over 15 years. Congratulations to student Meredith Peters and her Spanish teachers, Señor Jenkins [last year’s teacher] and Señora Welles [this year’s teacher], who should be very proud of their accomplishments.