The 2014-15 school year marks the 25th year that the private independent school, All Saints’ Episcopal Day School, has participated in the National Spanish Exam.
The exam is a competition created to recognize achievement in the study of the Spanish language, and is available to students in grades 6-12.
Of the 25 Arizona schools to participate, All Saints’ was the only middle school. Twenty-nine students in Arizona were awarded first, second or third place on the exam. Twenty-six of those students were from All Saints.
Twenty students were awarded first place in the competition — 19 of them from All Saints’. Four Arizona students from Arizona earned second-place honors — all of them from All Saints’ and five Arizona students — three from All Saints’ — earned third-place honors.
Of the All Saints’ students earning first place: Two students had a perfect score on the exam; seven students scored in Three students took the exam in the bilingual category and all three scored first place and scored 99th to 97th percentile nationally.
The four students earning second place all scored in the 96th to 95th percentile.
The three students who came in third place scored in the 94th to 93rd percentile.
All Saints’ Episcopal is located at 6300 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.