World Language Department Awards



The Northeast Conference Award for Excellence in Language Study: French, Spanish, Italian.

The Ruth Yergin Award for Excellence in Latin is given to the senior who has the highest average in the study of four or more years of Latin.  Ms. Yergin taught Latin at Pelham Memorial High School for over 30 years, and the prize is maintained through contributions to the PMHS Gift Fund in her memory.

The Fieri Italian Language Achievement Award was established in 1985 to enable and encourage gifted students to pursue their educational goals. It is presented to a college-bound Italian American student who has excelled in the study of the Italian Language.

World Language Dedication Award – This award recognizes a senior who has demonstrated a true commitment and passion to the study of world languages throughout his/her high school career.

The World Language Plaque Award is given annually to students who have successfully completed at least seven years of study in one or more world languages.  It is the department's most prestigious award.

 The Lawrence C. Ryan Award   



2017 World Language Awards and Recognitions


The Northeast Conference Award for Excellence in French:  Emma Johnston

The Northeast Conference Award for Excellence in Italian:  Alexa Letizia

The Northeast Conference Award for Excellence in Spanish:  Jonathan Salama


SUPA Award in French:  Abigail Leonard

SUPA Award in Italian:  Richard Rookwood

SUPA Award in Spanish:  Rachel Radvany


Ruth Yergin Award: Lauren Spagnuolo


The Lawrence C. Ryan Award:  Thomas Horowitz



The Fieri Italian Language Achievement Award: Nathaniel Heintz


 World Language Dedication Award:  Madeleine Nicholson


Holy Cross Book Award   (Junior Recipient):  Christiana Silva




Plaque Award

Seniors with 7 years or more of Language


Student Name                                     Language #1/Years            Language #2/Years           Lang#3/Years         Total Years


  1. Caroline Carlton                            French / 3                            AP Spanish / 5                                                              8
  2. Anna Comerford                            Italian / 5                             Spanish / 2                                                                    7
  3. Erin Foxx                                           AP Spanish / 5                   Italian / 2                                                                        7
  4. Alejandro Gongora                       AP Spanish / 5                   Italian / 3                                                                        8
  5. Karla Granda                                  AP Spanish / 5                   Mandarin / 2                                                                 7
  6. Nathaniel Heintz                          SUPA Italian / 5                  Latin / 3                                                                          8
  7. Thomas Horowitz                        French / 4                             SUPA Latin / 5                                                              9
  8. Alexander Kougasian                 SUPA French / 5                 Latin / 3                                                                          8
  9. Isabella Lampson                        French / 3                             Italian / 5                                                                       8
  10. Clara Masson                                 SUPA French / 5                 Spanish / 4                            Latin / 1                      10
  11. Kathleen McLaughlin                 AP Spanish / 5                    Latin / 4                                                                          9
  12. Madeleine Nicholson                 French / 3                             AP Spanish / 5                     Italian / 2                     10
  13. Andrew O’Brien                           French / 4                              Italian / 5                                                                        9
  14. Katherine Pompilio                   Spanish 4H / 4                     SUPA Latin / 4                                                               8
  15. Natalie Ronan                             AP Spanish / 5                      French / 2                                                                       7
  16. Lauren Spagnuolo                     Latin / 5                                  Italian / 3                                                                        8
  17. Andres Uriarte                             SUPA French / 5                  AP Spanish / 5                                                              10






Congratulations to Charles Del Grosso who was recognized for scholastic excellence in Italian and participation in school activities by the Forum of Italian American Educators. Charles was awarded a scholarship on May 3rd at a ceremony at the Morris Park Community Association in the Bronx.
Mrs. Caparotta is his Italian teacher.




The Thirteenth National Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools Essay Contest (2016) 


Madison Cohen (Grade Category 6-8 Regular Beginner) “Honorable Mention”

Ann Liu (Grade Category 6-8 Heritage Beginner) “Honorable Mention”


2017 National Exam Results



MS French


Level 01 (7th grade)

Andrey Dermendzhiev            Platnium


Ethan Bletz                              Gold

Maelle Navarro                       Gold


Sophia DesMarais                  Bronze

Neel Raut                                Bronze


William Anderson                    Honorable Mention

Claire Aumer                           Honorable Mention

Lauren Evans                          Honorable Mention

Eliana Herzog                         Honorable Mention

Martha Johnson                      Honorable Mention

Amelia Koff                             Honorable Mention

Theodore Massie Vereker      Honorable Mention

Malia McLellan                        Honorable Mention

Elizabeth Murray                     Honorable Mention

Samantha Rainero                  Honorable Mention


Level 1 (8th Grade)

Lila Caminiti                            Honorable Mention




HS French


Level 2

Emily Nakayama                    Silver

Sophie Xu                               Silver


Elise Aronson                          Bronze

Jessica Cunha                        Bronze

Siobhan Sadler                       Bronze


Grace Anderson                     Honorable Mention

Sophia McSpedon                  Honorable Mention

Isabella Mylonas                     Honorable Mention

Silda Neza                               Honorable Mention

Peri Zale                                  Honorable Mention



Level 3

Matyas Spunberg                   Gold


Stephan Akichy                      Silver


Julien Evans                           Bronze

Benjamin Glickman                Bronze

Madeleine Nicholson              Bronze


Julia Plourde                           Honorable Mention


Level 4

Julian Navarro                                    Gold


Theodora Caminiti                  Bronze

Abigail Young                          Bronze


Noah Hellum                           Honorable Mention

Patrick Shiels                          Honorable Mention

Emily Xue                               Honorable Mention




MS Italian


Level 1 (8th grade)

Lucy Edmunds                        Honorable Mention

Allison Feldman                      Honorable Mention

Caroline Spana                       Honorable Mention

Andrew Terraciano                 Honorable Mention



HS Italian


Level 3

Emilia Privat                            Honorable Mention


Level 4 - Caparotta

Catherine Maschio                  Honorable Mention

Lorena Maggiore                     Honorable Mention


Level 5 - Caparotta

Lorenzo Bertuccioli                 Honorable Mention




MS Spanish


Level 01 (7th Grade)

Mikaela Lavandero                 Gold


Lucas Facciuto                       Bronze

Rachel Lief                              Bronze

Marco Maggiore                     Bronze


Isabella Garcia                        Honorable Mention

Josh Handelman                    Honorable Mention

Sarah Kaplansky                    Honorable Mention

Daniel Meneses                      Honorable Mention

Samantha Min                         Honorable Mention

Sarita Nagesar                        Honorable Mention

Olivia Pollock                          Honorable Mention

Christopher Rella                   Honorable Mention

Caitlin Winston                        Honorable Mention



Level 1 (8th Grade)

Sara Almo                               Silver

*Andrea Rodriguez Arcila       Silver (6th Grader)

Katherine Sibery                     Silver


Emma Almo                            Bronze

Abigail Brown                          Bronze


Brett Bober                              Honorable Mention

Emma Colkin                          Honorable Mention

Anna Esteverena                    Honorable Mention

Stephanie Gristina                  Honorable Mention

Jack Murphy                           Honorable Mention

Marlen Singh                           Honorable Mention

Gabriel Varela Martens           Honorable Mention




HS Spanish


Level 2

Lance Brady                           Gold


Vedika Basavatia                    Silver

Asher Lal                                 Silver

Stephanie Munn                      Silver

Matyas Spunberg                   Silver

Abigail Young                          Silver


Elizabeth Potocki                    Bronze

Anna Shampanier-Bowen      Bronze


Ellianna Bryan                         Honorable Mention

Ian Childs                                Honorable Mention

Lily Childs                                Honorable Mention

Nicole Kelly                             Honorable Mention

*Juan Carlos Matos                Honorable Mention (8th Grader)

Helen Meyerson                     Honorable Mention

Sarah Jane O’Connor             Honorable Mention

Maeve Parmelee                    Honorable Mention

Kristina Pompilio                     Honorable Mention

*Ana Ramirez                         Honorable Mention (7th Grader)

Morgan Sample                      Honorable Mention




Level 3


Michael Salama                      Gold


James Hupprich                     Silver

Isabel Kenny                           Silver


Charlotte Edmunds                 Bronze

Elizabeth Walters                    Bronze


Daniel Bernstein                      Honorable Mention

Erin Cohen                              Honorable Mention

Casey Dejesus                        Honorable Mention

Sarah Ellenbogen                   Honorable Mention

Katherine Hart                         Honorable Mention

Julia Loughman                      Honorable Mention

Luca Rivera                            Honorable Mention

Liam Ronan                            Honorable Mention

Joey Silva                               Honorable Mention

Elizabeth Sotolongo                Honorable Mention

Stephanie Porfirio                   Honorable Mention



Level 5

Jillian Harrison                        Gold


Kathleen Mclaughlin               Bronze

Jonathan Salama                    Bronze

Paola Silva                              Bronze


Catherine Maschio                  Honorable Mention

Elody Paulino                          Honorable Mention

Natalie Ronan                         Honorable Mention




MS Latin


Introduction to Latin (Latin 7)


Ulysses Conrad

Ribbon and Certificate


James Findikyan

Ribbon and Certificate


Alec Konigsberg

Ribbon and Certificate


Olin Banholzer



Abigail Brisson



Ellie O'Sullivan



Brenna Rini



Jack Tirsch



Latin I (Latin 8)


Robert Bischof

Gold Medal (Summa Cum Laude)


Katherine D'Adamo

Silver Medal (Maxima Cum Laude)


Eliza Bratone

Magna Cum Laude


Dale Martin

Cum Laude






HS Latin


Latin II (Latin II)


Arthur O'Sullivan

Gold Medal (Summa Cum Laude)


Latin III (Latin III)


Elise Aronson

Gold Medal (Summa Cum Laude)


Francesca Di Cristofano

Gold Medal (Summa Cum Laude)


Violet Massie-Vereker

Gold Medal (Summa Cum Laude)


Rachel Brewer

Silver Medal (Maxima Cum Laude)


Siobhan Joyce-Farley

Silver Medal (Maxima Cum Laude)


Alyssa Wong

Silver Medal (Maxima Cum Laude)


Dylan Gurl

Magna Cum Laude


Zara Levy

Magna Cum Laude


Daniella Cherner

Cum Laude


Kristina Pompilio

Cum Laude


Dario Sujica

Cum Laude