Submitted photo The Times-News 6/30/14
Reprinted with permission.
Students from Turrentine Middle School received national and state achievement honors on the National Spanish Exam recently. The standardized exams are for grades 6-12, given to measure proficiency and achievement for students studying Spanish as a second language. Receiving honorable mention were eighth-graders Richard Chiqui, John Paul Garcia, Manuel Paredes, Shreya Patel; seventh-grader, Jocelyn Franco Henriquez; bronze medal, eighth-grader, José Barboza; silver medals, eighth-graders, Shiv Patel and Sam Cryan. José Barboza received fifth place for Level 1 bilingual category; Jocelyn Henriquezreceived first place for Level 01 bilingual category. Shown, from left, are John Paul Garcia, Shiv Patel, Sam Cryan, Jocelyn Franco Henriquez, José Barboza, Shreya Patel, Manuel Paredes and Richard Chiqui.