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Radnor High School Students Shine at Oral Proficiency Expo

March 3, 2020

Radnor High School Students Shine at Oral Proficiency Expo


Group of 18 students Thirteen Radnor High School students won medals at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese's 8th Annual Oral Proficiency Expo on February 22 at The Haverford School. A total of 18 RHS Spanish students participated in the competition.

Medals winners were: Spanish 2 Honors students Sydney Bennett, Guinevere Dunn, Victoria Jacobs and Alex Nelson; Spanish 3 Honors students Maxie Mandel, Prabghun Oberoi and Shreya Rupesh; and Spanish 4 Honors students Anya Chan, Anahita Darvish, Rafael Hollero, Tymofiy Gaidash, Seif Ghazi and Carter Young. The remaining participants were Eleanor Adams, Helia Darabi, Nadia Grasso, Maryam Naser and Anna Ramesh.

The Oral Proficiency Expo, hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter 051 of AATSP, gives students the opportunity to display their Spanish and/or Portuguese speaking ability in an encouraging and collaborative environment. As part of the competition, students were given a theme and had to develop an oral presentation to deliver to a panel of judges.

"This experience allowed our Spanish language learners the opportunity to display their excellent speaking abilities," RHS Spanish teacher Charlene Mastro said in an email. "The competition was judged in a mode that was collaborative rather than competitive, with students from different schools forming groups. They prepared speaking performances based on their level and abilities." 

Following the presentations, the students enjoyed a Flamenco show and lesson by Pasion y Arte. The event concluded with an awards ceremony and taco lunch.

¡Enhorabuena, chicos!

Pictured: (front row, left to right) Anya Chan, Anahita Darvish, Guinevere Dunn, Eleanor Adams, Helia Darabi, Victoria Jacobs, Maxie Mandel and Anna Ramesh; (back row, left to right) Tymofiy Gaidash, Rafael Hollero, Carter Young, Seif Ghazi, Nadia Grasso, Shreya Rupesh, Prabhgun Oberoi, Maryam Naser and Sydney Bennett. Not pictured: Alex Nelson