FORT PIERCE – John Carroll High School students recently received national recognition for their performance on the 2019 National Spanish Examinations.

John Carroll students earned two gold, three silver and five bronze medals, as well as 12 honorable mentions.Erika Malits and Johanna Rizo earned gold medals; Rafael Carrasquero, Steffano Segovia-Palacios, and Samuel Sirak earned silver; Erynn Back, Leslie Fournier, Camila Iglesias, Amy Kutzler, and Ayla Pate earned bronze; Smarlensly Altenor, Vivian Alcalde,  Valeria Bartra, Ella Basile, Katherine Cheyne, Ella Clark, Amy Kenney, Rylie Marone, Hannah Rankin, Ryan Rosenberg, Michael Vogt, and Leah Winsker received honorable mentions.

“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious, because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 146,000 students participating in 2019,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, national director of the exams.

The National Spanish Examinations are administered every year in grades six through 12 and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

“We are proud to have our students recognized nationally for their stellar scores on the National Spanish Examination,” said Corey Heroux, John Carroll High School principal.

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About John Carroll Catholic High School

John Carroll Catholic High School is located in Fort Pierce, Florida, and strives to inspire, foster, develop, and affirm the young people entrusted to its care. It serves its students, alumni, families and the community at large. Rev. Thomas E. Barrett is president and Mrs. Corey Heroux is the principal. For more information about John Carroll High School, please visit or call 772-462-5200. “Like” John Carroll on Facebook, follow on Twitter @JohnCarrollHS and follow on Instagram @johncarrollhighschool.