Several Maggie Walker students recently earned commendations from the American Council of Teachers of Russian for their achievements in the National Russian Essay Contest. 730 students nationwide participated.
Five of the six Slavophiles competed in the Intermediate category, which means they’ve completed two years of Russian study, in a group of 208 essay-writers. Their results are as follows:
Honorable Mention: Matthew Durgin, Carleigh Heckel
Bronze medal: Ross Bazzichi (’22-Chesterfield), and Zak Kuhn (’23-Richmond)
Silver medal: Alex Newby (’23-Powhatan)
Gold medal: Anna Pulaski (’22-New Kent)
A sixth student, Mikhail Bobkov, earned an Honorable Mention for his essay in the Intermediate-Heritage Learner category.
Russian language is taught by Mr. Michael White at Maggie Walker Governor’s School.