MLWGS Class of 2028 Orientation News

Two MLWGS juniors win scholarships to a 4-week immersion Spanish Program

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It is a pleasure to share with you the outstanding achievements of Pooja Muthuraj (’22-Henrico) and Matthew Klausner (’22-Chesterfield).  Both have been awarded scholarships to a 4-week immersion Spanish program at Concordia Language Villages in Minnesota. 

Pooja is the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (National Spanish Honor Society) Bertie Green Travel award winner (usually an international trip).  She is one of two national winners of the 4-week residential immersion program. 

Matthew is the recipient of the National Spanish Exam Junior Travel Award, (also usually an international trip) and also one of two national winners selected for this 4-week residential immersion program. 

Both applicants completed an extensive application process including a written essay and a 5 minute videotaped interview with a Spanish teacher which allowed them to showcase their amazing talent and proficiency with Spanish. 

“Please join me in congratulating these two remarkable individuals,” said Language Department Chair Stephanie Welles, “and their respective teachers, Señor Bob Jenkins and Señora Amanda Lemco, who helped them to develop their skills and foster a passion for Spanish throughout their journey at MLWGS.”