SCVTHS Students Excel in 2017 National Spanish Exam


BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A number of students at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, including many from Bridgewater, were awarded for above average results on the National Spanish Examinations.

The National Spanish Examinations (NSE) presented by The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese are a “motivational contest to recognize student achievement in the study of Spanish and to stimulate further interest in the teaching and learning of Spanish.”

The examinations are a standardized assessment tool for students in grades 6-12 and given by approximately 4,000 teachers throughout the United States to measure students’ proficiency of Spanish as a second language.

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Scores and awards of the NSE are determined by the total percentile at follows:

ORO - Students scoring at or above the 95th percentile are awarded a Premio de Oro.

PLATA - Students scoring from the 85th through the 94th percentiles receive a Premio de Plata.

BRONCE - Students scoring from the 75th through the 84th percentiles receive a Premio de Bronce.

HONOR - Students scoring at or above the 50th percentile (national average) through the 74th percentile are awarded a Mención Honorífica.

This year, the 2017 National Spanish Examinations have provided the following results for SCVTHS students:


1. Elizabeth Gershater of Bridgewater: 97%

2. Abiram Gupta of Watchung: 95%

3. Ruhyak Gupta of Flemington: 99%

4. Mukta Patwari of Bridgewater: 95%

5. Ritu Peddinti of Bridgewater: 95%

6. Tawe Tawe of Hillsborough: 95%

7. Jasmine Tebbi of Hillsborough: 96%

8. Catherine Chen of Warren: 98%

9. Julia Garaffa of Skillman: 97%

10. Rea Rustagi of Hillsborough: 99%



1. Mira Amin of Bridgewater: 92%

2. Brian Gollop of Bound Brook: 90%

3. Mae Kinst of Hillsborough: 85%

4. Mona Marhaba of Bridgewater: 86%

5. Janki Patel of Franklin Park: 85%

6. Milan Patel of Hillsborough: 94%

7. Anna Ramos of Warren: 93%

8. Evan Sapirman of Hillsborough: 89%

9. Evelyn Sullivan of Raritan: 85%

10. Farouk Marhaba of Bridgewater: 93%

11. Siddharth Shankar of Hillsborough: 94%

12. Ann Marie Masiello of Hillsborough: 90%

13. Jesus Rivera of Bound Brook: 87%



1. Dhruv Gupta of Green Brook: 77%

2. Mahima Gurushankar of Bridgewater: 81%

3. Veda Kota of Hillsborough: 75%

4. Adarsh Mavathaveedu of Hillsborough: 84%

5. Jack Scala of Tewksbury Township: 75%

6. Aromal Suresh of Bridgewater: 80%

7. Elizabeth Atkins of Somerset: 77%

8. Ayush Shah of Raritan: 83%

9. Brianna Broderick of Flemington: 79%

10. Sebastian Marquez of South Bound Brook: 78%


Mención Honorífica (Students scoring at or above the 50th percentile (national average)

1. Mathew Abraham of Hillsborough

2. Rayaan Azmi of Hillsborough

3. Jaden Bailey of Flemington

4. Nidhi Banker of Branchburg

5. Karnav Dalal of Somerset

6. William Littwin of Bridgewater

7. Michelle  Masiello of Hillsborough

8. Sonia Purohit of Branchburg

9. Jessica D'Agostino of Hillsborough

10. Dylan D'Costa of Warren

11. Gilliana Loyola of Green Brook

12. Anjana Nair of Franklin Park

13. Max Rothschild of North Branch

14. Janum Shah of Belle Mead


For more information, contact James Strickhart at or 908-526-8900, ext. 7169.

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