NPHS foreign language mastery on display at county wide contest

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PLYMOUTH MEETING – The North Penn School District (NPSD) is proud to recognize students who represented North Penn High School (NPHS) well across Japanese, German and Spanish in the Montgomery County Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages (MCATFL) James J. Doyle Oral Proficiency Contest held on Tuesday, February 26 at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School.

This annual contest provides a forum for students to measure their oral skills in a foreign language against students from other schools in the county. Individual interviews are conducted by foreign language professionals to determine which students are most proficient in the second language.

In this competition, students were individually interviewed by a judge at the first round. Two students selected from each level advance to the second round in which these finalists are interviewed again by several judges.  In this interview, each student may be asked to perform a role play on a given topic in front of an audience including all participants and teachers.

Fifteen students from NPHS competed in this tremendously difficult competition and eight contestants medalled!

Congratulations to the following students for their participation and merits in the MCATFL James J. Doyle Oral Proficiency Contest.


Brittney Do, Level Advanced – Gold Medal

Samantha Kendikian, Level 2 – Gold Medal

Samuel Fogel, Level 1 – Gold Medal

Ah Lam Cho, Level 01 – Gold Medal

Tommy Pett, Level 2 – Silver Medal

Kevin Wang, Level 1 – Silver Medal

Steven Carroll, Level 01 – Silver Medal

Abir Islam, Level Advanced

Peter Ng, Level 3

Lamya Shusmi, Level 3


Jay Patel, Level Advanced – Gold Medal

Ethan Freiman Level 3

Ritvik Venkat, Level 2



Catherine Cavanaugh, Level 3

Bridget Gallagher, Level 2

Congratulations to the participants and award winners and thank you to the school and administration for supporting foreign language pursuits of the student body!

For more information about the MCATFL James J. Doyle Oral Proficiency Contest, click here.

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