BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Several local residents, at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, excelled recently in the 2018 National Spanish exams.

The exams, according to a release are a contest to recognize student achievement in the study of Spanish and to stimulate further interest in the language. They are a standardized assessment tool for students in grades six through 12.

Scores are determined by the total percentile with ORO for those at or above the 95th percentile; Plata for those in the 85th through 94th percentiles; Bronce for those in the 75th through 84th percentiles; and Honor for those at or above the 50th percentile.

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Local students receiving honors were:

ORO MEDAL WINNERS

  • Douglas Sullivan, of Raritan
  • Elizabeth Gershater, of Bridgewater
  • Mukta Patwari, of Bridgewater

PLATA MEDAL WINNERS

  • Varun Punnam, of Bridgewater
  • Krishna Mody, of Martinsville
  • Mona Marhaba, of Bridgewater
  • Ritu Peddinti, of Bridgewater
  • Aromal Suresh, of Bridgewater

BRONCE MEDAL WINNERS

  • Ananya Putta, of Bridgewater
  • Harrinee Senthilkumar, of Bridgewater
  • Mira Amin, of Bridgewater
  • Farouk Marhaba, of Bridgewater
  • Ayush Shah, of Raritan

MENCION HONORIFICA

  • Natasha Mody, of Martinsville
  • Seejal Padhi, of Bridgewater
  • Mahima Gurushankar, of Bridgewater
  • William Littwin, of Bridgewater
  • Evelyn Sullivan, of Raritan