Hong Linh Duong ’21 earns 2nd gold on National Spanish Exam

Being an international student, Hong Linh Duong ’21 isn’t required to take a foreign language at Wilbraham & Monson Academy.

Being an international student, Hong Linh Duong ’21 isn’t required to take a foreign language at Wilbraham & Monson Academy.
However, since she plans to stay in the United States at least through college, Linh knows how much Spanish could help her in the future.
Linh is making the most of her opportunity to learn a third language, earning the highest possible rank—a gold medal—on the 2019 National Spanish Exam at the Spanish 2 level. “It’s a pretty big achievement and I’m proud I got a gold medal,” Linh said. “I’m moving on in Spanish so I’m hoping I can keep my pace up. I can always do better.”
Linh, of Vietnam, received a gold medal for the second year in a row, scoring a combined 99 percent on the vocabulary-grammar and reading-listening sections in 2019. She was one of 43 WMA students to be recognized for their performance on the NSE.