During the spring semester, Hopewell Valley Central High School students currently taking a foreign language sat for national exams in their chosen language. The exams are administered every year and students taking various levels of French, German, Latin and Spanish participate.
For the National Latin Exam, 39 Central High School (CHS) students earned medals or certificates of recognition and 30 students received summa and maxima cum laude medals and ribbons. Students enrolled in all levels of Latin sat for the exam.
Of the students taking the National German Exam, 36 were awarded medals and special recognition on the Presidential Honor Roll for outstanding performance. Seven students received Gold, sixteen received Silver and thirteen received Bronze. The students achieved the highest scores in their percentile groupings and are among the highest scoring students in the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German. Students in all levels of German sat for the exam.
In March, 24 students took the National Spanish Exam and ten students have been awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze medals. Further, ten students have received Honor Roll recognition for their outstanding performance on the exam. These students received the highest score in their percentile grouping and are among the highest scoring out of the 150,000 students registered for the National Spanish Exam throughout the United States. All students enrolled in Spanish 5 Honors participated in the exam.
Two students received bronze medals on the French National Exam, which was taken by over 85,000 students nationwide. Participation in the exam was a student-driven initiative as part of the French Club. Students enrolled in French 5 Honors and AP French were among those who sat for the exam.
The results reflect the strength of the World Languages department and the dedication of the students in their chosen foreign language, according to the Hopewell Valley School District.