Lianna Golden, a junior at The Wheatley School, was recently awarded the Bertie Green Junior Travel Scholarship presented by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. This award, valued at over $3,000, is given to only 24 Spanish Hoor Society students nationally. Lianna was selected for her essay and video interview highlighting her interest in Ecuadoran culture and how this travel experience might affect her life. Lianna will be traveling to Ecuador from June 27-July 6 with her peers from across the country.
Special thanks to her Lianna’s teacher, Mary Martinez, for encouraging her students to challenge themselves to go beyond the classroom.
Lianna hosted an exchange student from Peru last October and will be visiting Wheatley’s sister school, Colegio de San José de Monterrico, in Lima as a member of the Wheatley Peru Exchange program in May. She is also participating in Wheatley’s trip to France and Switzerland during February vacation.