Félicitations! Gratulationes! Felicitaciones! More than 100 BASIS Independent McLean students received honors based on their performance on a 2019 national language exam. Every student in grade 7 and above chooses a language (French, Latin, Mandarin, or Spanish) to study, and each April, our students participate in the national French, Latin, and Spanish exams, which are taken by students across the country. We are thrilled to see our students thrive in learning various languages.

Today, we recognize over 100 BASIS Independent McLean students below who received honors.

Le Grand Concours – National French Contest

Le Grand Concours is a national contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. This year marks the 84th year for this competition, and it is the third year BASIS Independent McLean has participated. In 2019, approximately 75,000 students in public, private, and parochial schools took the exam, as well as students in American schools abroad and those who are home-schooled. Out of 37 participants at BASIS Independent McLean, 22 of them were national winners! Take a look below and please remember to congratulate them.

Félicitations to everyone!

Platinum Medalist (1st in the nation): Andy F. ’23

Gold Medalists: Liya H. ’24, Louis H. ’21, Daria L. ’23

Silver Medalists: Jose G. ’22, Sophia L. ’23, Pallavi M. ’22, Darius R. ’24, Neha R. ’24, Isabella S. ’23, Cynthia T. ’23, Fiona X. ’24, Jaden Y. ’23                              

Bronze Medalists: Arsalaan A. ’22, Aayna B. ’22, Searra B. ’23, Katerina K. ’20, Melis O. ’24, Nathan S. ’20, Kamil U. ’20, Elizabeth Y. ’23, Tina Z. ’20                          

Honorable Mention: Marvi A. ’24, Owen B. ’22, Jasmine B. ’24, Christopher C. ’24, Mackenzie F. ’24, Arman H. ’23, Chelsea H. ’24, Grace L. ’23, Sarika S. ’21, Stefanie S. ’23, Amy Y. ’23                         

Participation: Omar J. ’23, Yasmine J. ’21, Tianyi Z. ’21, Zane X. ’24                            


National Latin Exam

The National Latin Exam is an annual scholastic competition in which Latin students from all over the world compete by taking a grade-appropriate test. The test not only covers the basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary students have been learning, but also gives them an opportunity to demonstrate what they’ve learned about Roman history, mythology, and geography. This year, the exam was taken by over 143,000 students from all 50 states and 24 foreign countries. As a whole, BASIS Independent McLean students from all levels, grades 5 through 11, did very well.

Gold Summa Cum Laude: Evan B. ’22, Spencer F. ’23, Cavan G. ’23, Alan H. ’23, Lisa K. ’23, Sam K. ’22, Caroline S. ’21, Ty S. ’23, Robert W. ’23, Wesley W. ’22, Anna Y. ’21,  Ethan Z. ’23

Silver Summa Cum Laude: Jordan C. ’21, Evelyn F. ’23, Sofia J. ’24, Alexa M. ’21, Eric M. ’21, Charlie R. ’23, Andrew S. ’22, Shalini S. ’22

Magna Cum Laude: Misha B. ’22, Victoria B. ’21, Max D. ’20, Sean P. ’21

Cum Laude: Zachary C. ’24, Neel D. ’21, Connor K. ’23, Sreeya R. ’21, Andy Z. ’20

Intro Ribbon & Certificate: Anaya B. ’25, Alexander D. ’25, Daniel F. ’25, Aiden G. ’25, Julia H. ’25, Warren H. ’25, Anika K. ’25, Taran K. ’25, Oliva P. ’25, Vincenzo T. ’25, Caden Z. ’25

Intro Certificate: Kaavya B. ’25, Rhea B. ’25, Cameron C. ’25, Phoenix D. ’25, Severin H. ’25, Grant M. ’25, Ian M. ’25, Vivian X. ’25


National Spanish Exam 
The National Spanish Exam is nation-wide contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. It is a prestigious exam and the largest of its kind in the United States, with over 146,000 students participating in 2019. We are very proud of our students and want to share with you the amazing results. Congratulations to several Spanish students who attained national recognition in their level for excellent performance on the 2019 National Spanish Examinations.

Gold Medal: Logan A. ’24, Sonja B. ’22, Robert D. ’23, Ethan H. ’20, Anjali J. ’23, Anant K. ’24, Brian L. ’23, Maria L. ’23, Holyn M. ’23, Sophie P. ’22, Anika R. ’23, George S. ’24, Raleigh W. ’23,

Silver Medal: Chetah B. ’24, Ilse D. ’22, Juliang L. ’21, Eesha M. ’23, Andrew T. ’24, Benjamin W. ’23, Roberto W. ’23, Adelia Z. ’21

Bronze Medal: Nadia A. ’22, Jake C. ’24, Annica D. ’22, Eric F. ’23, Elisa G. ’24, Arya K. ’23, Alexander O. ’24, Pooyan P. ’20, Makenzie R. ’23, Suman S. ’23, Annie W. ’21, Jiaming Z. ’21

Honorary Mention: Sia A. ’24, Dean B. ’22, Naomi B. ’24, Tad B. ’20, Thomas E. ’20, Monali G. ’21, Miller H. ’20, Ragan H. ’22, Christopher K. ’21, Leo L. ’21, Mohan L. ’22, Raman M. ’23, Sanjana M. ’20, Sophia O. ’23, Aanika S. ’20, Anjali S. ’21, Avi S. ’20, Bhavjeet S. ’20,  Manzav S. ’23, Charlie S. ’22, Shania S. ’23, Sriya Y. ’24, Rand P. ’24, Manusri V. ’23, Charlotte X. ’21,  Kaan Y. ’22

We are so proud of our Red-Tailed Hawks for the excellent job they did this year and for continuing the great work and dedication they have shown in previous years!