Andrew Maze, a junior at Knoxville Catholic High School, has won the 2016 Junior Travel Award for his achievement on the National Spanish Examination and for his excellent skills in the Spanish language.
In July, Andrew will be traveling to Spain with the other 23 winners.
“This national award, valued at $3,500 and sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, is awarded annually to 24 students from across the United States who become eligible by earning high scores on the National Spanish Examinations,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, national director of the exams. “The students then submit samples of their written and oral work in Spanish to a selection committee.”
Knoxville Catholic High School, which has a long history of excellence in academics, has participated in the National Spanish Examination for the last five years. Andrew’s Spanish teacher is Luzzette Slough. ■