Winners Announced for 2022, Fourth Annual PWCS Poster Contest Celebrating National Foreign Language Week
Posted on 03/21/2022
2022 National Foreign Language Week Poster Contest Winner for the High School, Digital Division

This year’s National Foreign Language Week poster contest for middle and high school students was based on the theme: “Celebrate Humanity through Language.” PWCS schools celebrate National Foreign Language Week each spring by organizing a variety of school-wide activities that showcase the language diversity of the students and staff in their school communities and the world languages studied in their schools.

The student poster contest allows any student studying one of the 10 languages offered in PWCS to use his or her art skills to design a poster representing the theme. Contest rules require the theme to be showcased and other graphic parameters. This year, digital submissions were also accepted and judged separately from paper posters.

This year’s winners are as follows:

High school winners

Digital

  • First place: Amber Hall, Battlefield High School, sponsoring teacher Marilyn Clemence
  • Second place: Zoe Nilsen, Brentsville High School, sponsoring teacher Karen Batchelder
  • Third place: Kiara Wiggins, Gar-Field High School, sponsoring teacher Lizbeth Guadalupe

First place digital: Amber Hall, Battlefield High School

First place digital: Amber Hall
Battlefield High School

Second place: Zoe Nilsen, Brentsville District High School

Second place: Zoe Nilsen
Brentsville District High School

Third place: Kiara Wiggins, Gar-Field High School

Third place: Kiara Wiggins
Gar-Field High School

Paper

  • First place: Dayana Rojas Maldonado, Potomac High School, sponsoring teacher Lianabel Marchese
  • Second place: Abigail Sacdalan, Gar-Field High School, sponsoring teacher Lizbeth Guadalupe
  • Third place: Trinity Vanegas, Woodbridge High School, sponsoring teacher Lida Lowe

First place paper: Dayana Rojas Maldonado, Potomac High School

First place paper: Dayana Rojas Maldonado
Potomac High School

Second place paper: Abigail Sacdalan, Gar-Field High School

Second place paper: Abigail Sacdalan
Gar-Field High School

Third place paper: Trinity Vanegas, Woodbridge High School

Third place paper: Trinity Vanegas
Woodbridge High School

Middle school winners

Digital

  • First place: Isabella McWhorter, Lake Ridge Middle School, sponsoring teacher Leonilde Shek
  • Second place: Luke Davis, Reagan Middle School, sponsoring teacher Marie Maxson

First place digital: Isabella McWorther, Lake Ridge Middle School

First place digital: Isabella McWhorter
Lake Ridge Middle School

Second place digital: Luke Davis, Reagan Middle School

Second place digital: Luke Davis
Reagan Middle School

Paper

  • First place: Richard Davis, Bull Run Middle School, sponsoring teacher Veronique DeFusco
  • Second place: Liora Johnson, Rippon Middle School, sponsoring teacher Egley Perez de Cappai
  • Third place: Nella Rodriguez, Lake Ridge Middle School, sponsoring teacher Mark Grover

First place paper: Richard Davis, Bull Run Middle School

First place paper: Richard Davis
Bull Run Middle School

Second place paper: Liora Johnson, Rippon Middle School

Second place paper: Liora Johnson
Rippon Middle School

Third place paper: Nella Rodriguez, Lake Ridge Middle School

Third place paper: Nella Rodriguez
Lake Ridge Middle School

Each year, middle and high schools hosted their own poster contest and selected their school winner using rubrics. Then, each school’s first-place winner was entered in the Division Poster Contest. This year’s Division-level judges included Jasmine Hawkins, administrative coordinator for the arts, Phyllis Fenner, retired high school French teacher and department chair, and Erick Foronda, interim Spanish teacher.

Thank you to all students, teachers, and judges who made this year’s contest possible, and congratulations, winners!