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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lakeridge's April James and Brennan Watkins pocketed Silver Medal Awards for their performance on the Spanish 4 Exam

Pacers earn medals in language exams

Lakeridge High School students earned two Silver Medal Awards and four honorable mentions during the 2016 National Spanish Examinations. 

April James and Brennan Watkins pocketed Silver Medal Awards for their performance on the Spanish 4 Exam. Honorable Mention awardees were Jill Coleman, Cole Evered, Cole Lambo and Laura Wang.

The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese administer and sponsor the National Spanish Examinations each year.

“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 160,000 students participating in 2016,” says Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, national director of the exams.

Lakeridge students have a long history of high achievement on these exams, says Julie Pacheco-Toye, Lakeridge Spanish teacher.

LJHS Honor Roll update

Three students were omitted from the Lakeridge Junior High second-trimester honor roll sent to The Review for publication last week:

n Eighth-grader Patrick Dakin in the 3.5-3.99 GPA category;

n Seventh-grader Owen Culver, in the 3.5-3.99 GPA category;

n Sixth-grader Hunter Everton, in the 3.5-3.99 GPA category;and

n Sixth-grader Olivia Ricks, in the 3.5-3.99 GPA category.

LOHS student is National Merit Scholar

One of the winners in the second wave of announcements for the 61st-annual National Merit Scholarship Program is Lake Oswego High School senior Radhika Subrahmanyan.

The announcements come in waves, and Subrahmanyan was among several Oregonians in the second wave released May 11. She received a $2,500 scholarship and was the only Lake Oswegan in this wave. Neeta Rao’s National Merit award was announced in April.

More than 1,000 high school seniors have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards, which are financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations. Winners are chosen from students who advanced to the Finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met the criteria of their scholarship sponsors.

Riverdale High places at Science Olympiad

Riverdale High School took home a third-place trophy in the Science Olympiad on April 18 at Oregon State University.

After spending more than 15 hours on 23 knowledge, laboratory and building events at the state-level competition, Riverdale’s students earned their trophy. The 13 participating students were led by senior Brian Gentry, a student columnist for The Review.

LOHS did not participate this year, but Lakeridge did for the first time with an entirely student-run club, finishing in the middle of the competition.

— The Review