HAVERTOWN – National Spanish
Examinations has announced that Nicholas Shaffer, a 2013 graduate of Haverford
High School was a national award winner on the 2013 National Spanish
Examination. Shaffer, a freshman at
Temple University, was a 3rd place recipient of the 2013 Senior
Scholarship and received $500. Haverford High School Spanish teacher, Sharon
Reed, taught Shaffer.
Students become eligible for the scholarship by scoring in either the gold, silver, or bronze categories on the National Spanish Examinations. Students must then submit an application form along with a sample of their Spanish language writing and speaking. A committee evaluates their written and oral proficiencies.
Students from Haverford High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams. 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.