EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Three Eastchester Middle School students and teacher Mary Leptak attended the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) awards event on April 17.
Middle School students Alexa Cantreva and Sophia Sabelja's website on Guatemala was selected as the winner of the Metropolitan New York Chapter's competition in the digital category. They created a website in Spanish about Guatemala and its culture and history. Sakura Abdel-Rahman, a student in Katherine Shay’s Spanish class, won first place in the chapter's poster competition. Her beautiful artwork depicted symbols of Guatemalan culture.
Leptak won Best Spanish Teacher. Alexa and Sophia will be donating their monetary prize to the "Education for the Children" Organization. AATSP promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education.