Junior at York Community High School wins national travel award

ELMHURST — Matthew Niewiara, a junior at York Community High School, won the 2013 Junior Travel Award for his achievement on the National Spanish Examination and for his skills in the Spanish language, according to a news release from York.

The national award is valued at more than $3,000. It is given each year to 12 students from across the U.S. who become eligible by earning a high score on the National Spanish Examination and then submitting samples of their written and oral work in Spanish to a selection committee appointed by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

In July, Matthew will be traveling to Costa Rica with the other 11 winners.