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Agency Picks up foundation grant
The Hinsdale-based Green Halo Scholars organization received a grant of $7,000 last month from the Palumbo Foundation to fund professional college essay writing support and professional college counseling for under-resourced high school seniors.
Green Halo Scholars is a nonprofit formed two years ago to help students in need at several western suburban high school navigate the college application and selection process.
STUDENTS EARN MEDALS IN EXAMS
More than 200 Hinsdale Central students were recognized on the world language national examinations administered during the 2019-20 school year.
Central students earned 47 gold medals, 48 silver medals, 55 bronze medals and 65 honorable mentions for the scores they received on the Spanish, German and Latin national exams they took last year.
Latin students Madeline Czerwiec and Kayleigh Excell earned the Maureen O’Donnell Oxford Classical Dictionary Award, which is given to students who win four gold medals. Latin student Nadir Muzzafar earned a Perfect Paper.
The following students placed in the 95th percentile or above:
Spanish II — Arjun Saini, Shahaan, Shafi, Anika Singh, Jaden Schmit and Edwin Weyer
Spanish III — Alexander Hadesman, Catherine Huber, Saanvi Sethi, Shiven Shah, Emily Wang, Morgan Carlson, Priya Dhananjaya, Shriya Mehta, Priyanka Patel and Prachi Shah
Spanish IV — Shivani Rao, Jossie Ramirez, Yahya Junejo, Jui Khankari and Maria Rivera
The following students earned a gold medal:
German II — Vasilia Kuzmanova and Nathan Lee
German III — Linda Li, Rahul Ravisundar and Tobias Jackson
Latin I — Marley Arquines, Alexander Hillman and Michael Sahs
Latin II — Maddison Bell, Nadir Muzzafar and Anna Pellegrino
Latin III — Stella Dang, Jack Doppke and Raina Jain Latin IV — Haohao Chen, Madeline Czerwiec and Kayleigh Excell
Central’s world language teachers are Amanda Ketterhagen, Sally Belter, Julie Motluck, Kristine Pohlman, Tanya Walery, Deborah Trujillo, Johanna Jurgens and Alisha McCloud.