Academy at Hickory Hollow student Grecia Esparza knows her languages! She won two national awards by taking two very difficult foreign language exams.
Grecia won first prize in the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese level 5 bilingual exam and 3rd place in the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese level 4 bilingual exam contest. She even earned a bit of prize money for the 1st place honors.
Grecia entered the exam at her previous school (Hume-Fogg Magnet High School), but is current a student at the Academy. The exams are a national competition assessing knowledge of vocabulary & grammar.
Way to go, Grecia!
Shonta Woodbury, a Spanish teacher at West End IB World School, has been selected for the prestigious Fulbright Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). From June 21 – July 5, Woodbury will join some of the nation's brightest educators in learning how to implement 1st through 12th grade curricula while integrating international perspectives and methodologies. The week-long program will focus specifically on the area of ESD in classrooms and communities.The Fulbright Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for ESD is administered by Fulbright Japan and jointly funded by the Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau of the U.S. Department of State and the Japanese Government’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.