John Jay Graduate Receives $1000 Scholarship

Congratulations to Stacy Vele, a 2016 graduate of John Jay High School, who has received a second place scholarship of $1,000 through the National Spanish Examinations. 

Students become eligible for the scholarship by scoring in either the gold, silver or bronze categories on the National Spanish Examinations.  Students must then submit an application form along with a sample of their Spanish language writing and speaking.  Their written and oral proficiencies are evaluated by a committee.

“Earning a scholarship for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because only 48 students are chosen from among the 160,000 students who take the National Spanish Exams each year.”

Students from John Jay High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams. Stacy was taught by Spanish teacher, Nancy Beiner. 

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.