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May 22, 2024

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Two gold medals highlight upper school awards in prestigious annual exam sponsored by national language association.

Daniela Alonso NDP'27 and Rodrigo Encinas NDP'27 earned gold medals in the most recent National Spanish Examinations.

Congratulations to the students at Notre Dame Prep who recently attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2024 National Spanish Examinations, which are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

Gold medals were awarded to Daniela Alonso NDP'27 and Rodrigo Encinas NDP'27; a silver medal to Catalina Ballesty NDP'25; and bronze medals went to Diego Betancourt NDP'24, Nicole Betancourt NDP'26, Antonella Kaminskas NDP'27, Flora Ramos NDP'27 and Mateo Vargas NDP'24. 

A total of eight NDP students earned honorable mentions: Alondra Pedroza NDP'24, Alaina Polsinelli NDP'24, Lucy Milback NDP'25, Andrew Paulson NDP'25, Emily Mantych NDP'25, Tomasz Kapusniak NDP27, Isabella Kaminskas NDP'27 and Nicklaus Creek NDP'26.

“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Lisa J. Greenman, national director of the exams. “These exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with more than 80,000 students registered in 2024.”

About the National Spanish Examinations
The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. They are the most widely used tests of Spanish in the United States.

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"At Notre Dame Prep, we inspire our students to become the best versions of themselves. We challenge them through an experience of academic excellence, focused on active, project-based learning. We invite them to explore a world of opportunities beyond the classroom. We guide them as they grow in spirituality within a community strong in its Catholic and Marist identity."

Notre Dame Preparatory School is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. Notre Dame Preparatory School's upper school enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame Prep's middle and lower schools enroll students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. All three schools are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDP is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the National Association of Independent Schools. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School, visit the school’s home page at