Scoring awards in tongues

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:18

    WEST MILFORD-To the average youngster, foreign languages can be, well, pretty foreign. Not so for some outstanding local students who can wrap their linguistic talents around foreign tongues. Recipients of the World Language Award for Academic Achievement, for the first marking period, from the West Milford Township School District have been announced by Brenda Ludwig, the department chairwoman. The high school students who attained the highest grade-point average in their courses were Kaitlyn McOrath for Spanish One, Samantha Fritz for Spanish One, Alycia Link for Spanish Three, Melinda Bersen for German One, William Stark for German Two, Christina DiPaolo for German Four, Carissa Centrelli for French One, Kristen Soodak for French Two, Samantha Wecht for French Four Honors, Matthew Osborn for Conversational Spanish, Steven Lindsay for Italian One, and Rachel Ricciardi for Italian Two. At Macopin Middle School, in grade seven, Christina Siesta had the highest grade point average in Spanish, and in Grade Eight, Ceyda Demirbulakli in French One, Rebecca Pry in German One, and Nicole Dieterich in Spanish One. Each student receives a gift certificate for merchandise from one of the following local businesses: Blimpies, Blockbuster Video, Country Roads Deli, Dairy Queen (Route 23, Newfoundland), Dunkin Donuts, Head to Head Full Service Salon, Knightbreed Paintball, Macopin Pizza, McDonald's, Mountain Jug Deli, Pizza Place, Pizza Station, Stanley and Orke, Vesuvio's Pizzeria, and Village Square Inn.