CHS students win at foreign language competition

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Cassville High School students recently competed in the Foreign Language Field Day Competition at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. Those pictured include, front row, from left: Jerrica Russell, Yaiza Garcia, Olivia Padilla, Taylor Burch and Sarah Jones. Back row: Matt Vermillion, Riley Wilson, Donald Snow, Kathleen Hurst, Sydney Olbertz and teacher Kathleen Lassau. Not pictured: Alyssa Wiertsema and Lindsay Lawson. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Cassville High School students recently competed in the Foreign Language Field Day Competition at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin.

Cassville finished in 10th place out of at least 33 schools at the competition, making it the third straight year the Wildcats have placed within the top third of schools.

Two Cassville French students, Kathleen Hurst and Sydney Olbertz, each received first place in reading comprehension for their respective grades.

Donald Snow, Olivia Padilla, Taylor Burch and Sarah Jones, all Spanish students, received second place awards in vocabulary, reading comprehension and the foreign language poster competition.

Third-place winners for Cassville included: Lindsay Lawson for level 4 Spanish vocabulary. Jerrica Russell for level 4 French vocabulary and Yaiza Garcia for level 3 French vocabulary.

Students who placed in the top three last year but were not recognized included: Alyssa Wiertsema in French, and Riley Watson and Matt Vermillion in Spanish.