Nicholas Matthews received a first place scholarship through the National Spanish Examinations. Facebook Twitter Email This Post Chandler Preparatory Academy August 24, 2018 Congratulations to Nicholas Matthews, a 2018 graduate of Chandler Preparatory Academy, who has received a first place scholarship of $2,000 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 12 students are chosen from among the 150,000 students who take the National Spanish Exams each year.” Students from Chandler Prep have a history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers, Mrs. Kendrick and Mrs. Kurus. 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.