McCallie French, Spanish Students Receive High Marks

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A high number of McCallie French and Spanish students have been recognized for their proficiency on national exams in their respective language courses.

On the 2014 National French Exam: 

Benjamin Mills placed fifth in the state of Tennessee and seventh nationally on the level 3 test; Ryan Toth placed seventh in the state and ninth nationally on the level 3 test; Ariel Bong placed seventh in the state and 12th nationally on the level 4 test; Edward Ellis earned a Certificat d'Honneur for scoring in the 85th percentile nationwide on the level 4 test; and Weimer Macuri-Espinoza placed third in the state and ninth nationally on the level 5 test.

Of 170 students taking the National Spanish Exam, 99 participants placed 75 percent or better. 

The following students placed among the top 10 in the state in their respective exam levels:

First place: Wesley Brown, Sanghwa Rhee
Second place: Miles Dexter, Allen Liu
Third place: Andrew Aultman, Grayson King
Fourth place: Ibrahim Aslam, David Bowman
Fifth place: Roger Lee, Peter Lugthart
Sixth place: King Jemison
Eighth place: Andrew Maxwell
Ninth place: Banner Brock
Tenth place: Frazier Horn
 

Ryan McGregor placed first in the state in the outside experience category, and J.J. Moncus placed fourth in the bilingual category.

The following students achieved gold, silver or bronze recognition in their respective exam levels:

Gold Medals (top 5 percent of the nation)
George Arrowsmith
Ibrahim Aslam
Andrew Aultman
Billy Boardman
David Bowman
Banner Brock
Connor Browand
Wesley Brown
Ben Caldwell
Dylan Carmack
Arjun Chander  
Michael Chirumbole
Miles Dexter
Bayo Fasipe
Tons Ferguson
Jihao Gua
Carter Harbin
Dan Harper
Frank Hitchings
Christian Im
King Jemison
Grayson King
Zachary King
Charles Knox
Roger Lee
Braden Lewis
Allen Liu
Peter Lugthart
Brendan Lynch
Parker Marshall
Andrew Maxwell
Logan McCallie
Ryan McGregor
Zan Meyer
Duncan Moore
Shalin Naik
Justin Powers
Sanghwa Rhee
A.J. Romeo
Karl Shadle
Ali Shafi
Max Shulman
Andrew Smith
Cole Songer
Jacob Stallings
Hunter Stiles
Chase Trimble
Dillon Wagner
Samuel Wood
Haida Xu 

Silver Medals (top 15 percent of the nation)
Tate Austin
Joey Belisle
Jack Bennett
Bailey Bernard
Zihao Chen
Nicholas Chung
Judah Duhm
Kalen Gunter
Clayton Heath
Spence Hutcheson
Eli Lemkin
William McGregor
Lawson McInnis
J.J. Moncus
Luke Parker
Chapman Peeples
Pete Pritchard
Henry Rice
Robert Riddle
Jay Roberts
Hal Robinson
Jack Robinson
Turner Rowland
Eric Shadle
Edison Sheer
Dustin Smith
Evan Spence
Charlie Thel
Roy Tyson
Drew Viscomi
Garrison Welch
James Whatley
Mills Whiting

Bronze Medals (top 25 percent of the nation)
Jack Baird
Seth Clark
Crawford Collett
Owen Crum
Andrew Cummings
Christian Devlin
Jack Elliott
Shahaan Farrukh
Andrew Gwaltney
Jeremy Hart
Bobby Jones
Tae Gyun Kim
Chris Kositzke
Mack Kraus
Yi Lu
Matthew Mallen
Conner McCarthy
Alexander Oberlander
Conner O'Brien
Connor Quinn
Preston Rose
William Via
Nikhil Virani
Sam Wall
Ryan Ward
Eryck Warmsley

These regular Spanish I students achieved the following levels on the 2014 National Spanish Exam Level 2: 

Gold Medals (top 5 percent of the nation)
Muling He
Frazier Horn
Tim Song
Max Shulman
 
Silver Medals (top 15 percent of the nation)
Jacob Benefield
Walter Buzzini
Noah Cady
Nicolas Chung
Will Driscoll
Judah Duhm
Jonathan Hewitt
Ward Pullen
 
Bronze Medals (top 25 percent of the nation)
Matthew Chandler
Jyles Romer
 
Honor: Parker Johnson, Tahir Murray, Evan Nechvatal, Tyler Smith, Tyler Walker


Lee Receives Higher One Grant For Financial Literacy Project

Higher One, a university financial services organization, has awarded the Financial Literacy Counts Grant to Lee University for fall 2014. The grant will fund the Financial Literacy and Money Empowerment project, sponsored by Lee’s Financial Aid Office. The project’s goal is to coordinate a campus-wide financial literacy campaign to reach all students. It will provide opportunities ... (click for more)

Dalton/Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, Gordon, and Catoosa Counties Selected As An Early Education Empowerment Zone

Dalton/Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, Gordon and Catoosa Counties were selected as one of Georgia’s four Early Education Empowerment Zones and will participate in a community commitment ceremony at 3 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Whitfield/Dalton Day Care Center, 515 South Pentz St. in Dalton.  The five counties will collaborate together in what will be known as the Northern Counties zone. ... (click for more)

3 People Shot On Wilson Street; One Victim Has "Life-Threatening" Wounds

Three people were shot on Wilson Street on Sunday night, including one who was critically injured. At approximately 8:22 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2300 Wilson St. for shots fired in the area. O fficers located two black males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. O ne victim was transported by HCEMS to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. ... (click for more)

Jumoke Johnson Jr. To Plead Guilty On Selling Crack Cocaine

A youth who was in the news earlier as a teen who had been the first in his family to graduate from Brainerd High School and who found a patron willing to pay for his college education is set to plead guilty on Tuesday to a charge of selling crack cocaine. Jumoke Johnson Jr., who turned 21 on Saturday, dropped out of Miles College in Alabama after one semester and has been ... (click for more)

Conservation On Signal Mountain

The town of Signal Mountain appointed a working group to put together a conservation easement to protect certain of the town's park lands.  The members of the Conservation Easement Working Group would like to respond to concerns and comments raised about the town’s efforts to protect certain park land from residential or commercial development by granting a conservation ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Late Garden Walk

Due to a series of pressing events I didn’t get a chance to make my September walk through the garden until yesterday. It is normally my custom to take a stroll on the first day of each new month, looking for the orchids and onions that might appear, so I can award them to those among us who deserve one or the other. So before the temperatures drop, allow me to catch up: AN ORCHID ... (click for more)