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ACHS Junior Wins National Travel Award

 Ashley Arends
ACHS junior Ashley Arends is one of 24 students from across the country to win the 2016 Junior Travel Award for achievement on the National Spanish Examination and excellent Spanish language skills.
 
ANKENY, Iowa (April 1, 2016) - Ankeny Centennial High School junior Ashley Arends is one of only 24 students from across the country to win the 2016 Junior Travel Award.  This annual award honors students who achieve high marks on the National Spanish Examination and demonstrate excellent Spanish language skills.

In July, Ashley and the other winners, will travel to Spain for 10 days to learn about the language and culture.
 
“I feel very fortunate and honored to have been awarded this trip," said Arends.  "I am so excited to travel to Spain and learn about its culture and history.  It will be an amazing experience.” 
 
“I am very proud of Ashley and impressed with all the hard work she put into applying for this award," said Jennifer Aguirre, ACHS Spanish teacher.  "She is an extremely gifted language student. This is a wonderful opportunity and I am so happy for her.”
 
The national Junior Travel Award is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).  For more information about the organization visit their website at www.aatsp.org.