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Lemont foreign language students earn high marks in national exams

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

LEMONT – More than 100 Lemont High School students have been recognized for their performances on the foreign language exams administered earlier this spring.

A school-record 40 students scored in the 75th percentile or better on their respective exams in the 2013 National Spanish Examinations to earn “medalist” status.

Junior Anne Marie Alwan and sophomore Diana Vera also received bronze medals and Lauréat National certificates for their results on Le Grand Concours, an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.

Vera’s score on the French II exam tied for the fifth-highest score and ranked among the top five percent of all participants, while Alwan’s score on the French I exam tied for the sixth-best score and ranked among the top ten percent of participants.

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