Hudson School rocks foreign languages

Hudson School Students Take Home Honors

In Foreign Language Poetry Competition

On May 19, 2011 sixteen Hudson School students participated and won 7 trophies in the 28th annual Poetry Recitation Contest held at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. The Hudson School successfully competed against 50 middle and high schools from our State. The contestants had to memorize a poem in a foreign language and were judged on delivery, pronunciation, intonation and poise.

The winners were Zoe Winburn (of Summit, NJ), Honorable Mention Japanese Advanced; David Gonzalez (of Hoboken, NJ), Third Place Japanese Beginner; Alexandra Ligay (of Hoboken, NJ), Third Place French Intermediate; Viktoria Riker (of Montclair, NJ), Second Place French Native; Kunal Chandak (of Jersey City, NJ), Third Place Spanish Beginner; Sean Riller-Miltner (of West Orange, NJ), Second Place German Native and Jack Halotek (of Montclair, NJ), Second Place German Beginner.

The Hudson School, founded in 1978, located in Hoboken, New Jersey, offers a broad and rigorous academic and arts curriculum to children 5-12. Children must take four years of a modern foreign language (Japanese, German, French or Spanish) as well as two years of Latin. In high school, Hudson School students continue their study of a modern foreign language and many students study through the advanced placement levels. The Hudson School has partner schools in Mexico, France and Germany where students are encouraged to participate in varied length exchange programs. Every year the school welcomes exchange students from all over world. Two years ago one Hudson School student won the Premier $15,000 scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Congress and German Bundestag to study in Germany for one academic year.

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