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May 1, 2013

A good report for foreign language students

To the editor:

The foreign language teachers and students at Triton Regional Middle School are enjoying a very busy second semester. The seventh- and eighth-grade students have extended their learning beyond the classroom by participating in the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association poster, essay and podcast contests. The 2013 theme is “Collaborate to Promote Languages with a Collective Voice.” Our poster entries were submitted by Kayla Bastolla, Apphia Donoghue, Elisabeth Odoy, Hannah Reilly and Danielle West. The essays by authors Abigail Pike, Schuyler Cummings and Hannah Burd were selected for submission. The technical skills and creativity of Shannon Dalton, Sarah Maggiacomo, Emily Reilly and Cecilia Shelter were evident in their podcasts that were also sent to MAFLA for the state-wide competition.

Several students at Triton Middle school volunteered to participate in the National French and Spanish exams. The seventh-graders who participated in the National French exam are Hannah Kelleher, Colin Brennan, Jack Caravallo, Ryan Farrell, Sarah Matsubara, Abigail Theberge, Justin Floodman, Danielle West, Isabel Rasmussen, Colin Dennis, Liam Gay-Killeen, Thomas Lapham, Colin Ganzemuller, Tegan Murray, Alden Giedratis, Matt Blouin, Elisabeth Odoy, Emma Noyes, Sadie Woodward, Cassidy Nguyen, Alessandra Basile, Sydney Accomando, Kaleigh Maloney, Sofie DeSimone, Gabby Doucot, Cassidy Bridges, Jonah Davis, Chalee Welch, Haley Morgan, Gwen Norton, Tyler Jacobs, Donna Ross, Amanda Cloutier, Rachel Lees, Kendra Enos, Hannah Marsh, Sara Stackpole, Amanda Sheehan, Claire Zywiak, Alyssa Kent, Allison Mowles, Brittney Nalesnik, Finlay McIsaac, Apphia Donghue and Nathaniel Schmuch. The eighth-graders are Kayla Bastolla, Isabelle Berthoud, Abigail Booth, Ronan Callewaert, Shannon Dalton, Jacob Daniels, Brian Davies, Renee Dolloff, Benjamin Flynn, Kyle Gagne, Sandra Jankowski, Evan Kirk, Emma Lent, Ashleigh Litcofsky, Hallie Livengood,Brenda Pham, Emma Pickett, Abigail Pike, Dana Rybicki, Ryan Sheedy, Cecilia Shelter and Catrina Smith.

The students who participated in the National Spanish exam are Emily Lamkin, Brianna Lops, Caroline, Hazelton, Bryan Hughes, Kenny Shute, Hunter Stevens, Barrett Towns, Jed Cutter, Julia Tummino, Tim Amello, Hannah Reilly, Skyla Lewis, Jake Connolly, Erin Savage, Christopher Trotta, Tessa LaFrance, Cameryn Cox, Cassandra McGrath, Nicole Cordeau, Alyssa Lawson, Wyatt Desroches, Jake Cole, Brendan Mahoney, Emily Reilly, Mike Tindle, Austin Clark, Melanie Primpas, Nicolas Kreticos, Olivia Bistany, Sean O’Brien, Suzanne Medeiros, Amanda Koski, Jessica Vedrani, Margreta Auwerda, Brett Bateman, Liam Spillane, Louis Takesian, Brandon Amello, John Falasca, Taylor Gigandet, Justine Gearin, Noelle Indingaro, Sarah Mc.Lellan, Carter Shearer, Michael Velardocchia, William Chester, Melissa Farago, Camelia Rogers, Julia Savvas, Gabriel Walker, Bryan Wideberg, Emileah Kelley, Tanya Delp, Molly Gagnon, Hope Leonard, and Alec Sirois. All students will receive a certificate of participation at an ice cream party in June. Those particpants who score above average will receive prizes and/or medals.

Principal MacRae along with foreign language teachers Shirley Faulkner, Caroline Hannache, Carol Regazzini, Ann Welch and the entire Triton Regional Middle School staff congratulate all the students for their outstanding effort.

Triton Regional Middle School staff

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