Students Earn Gold in the Annual National Russian Essay Contest

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Congratulations to Syosset High School students Jasmine Li and Mathew Chvasta for winning gold medals in the 36th Annual National Russian Essay Contest. The ACTR National Russian Essay Contest provides high school and middle school students the opportunity to demonstrate their writing proficiency in Russian. Jasmine is a junior and Matt is a senior, who both started taking Russian just a few years ago. Congratulations on this achievement!

Mathew Chvasta and Jasmine Li are congratulated by Syosset High School principal Dr. Giovanni Durante (far left), Russian teacher Olga Varkonyi and World Language Coordinator Dr. David Balsamo.