Published on April 8, 2016 by Sean Flynt  

WLAC celebrated its outstanding students at its annual awards ceremony April 7. Honors included:


Elementary:  Annie-Lura Brown and Matt Rose

Intermediate:  Ben Crabtree                                                      

300 Level:  Ann Potter                                                                  

400 Level:  Alyssa Gallas                                                             

LWT:  Juliana Guzmán Salazar                                                   



Elementary:  Samuel Hahn

Intermediate:  Haley Beck

300 Level:  Joseph Lee

400 Level:  Natalie Bennie



Elementary:  Kristen Fowler                                                           

Intermediate:  Lillie Baggett, Delaney Harrison, Annie Smith

Advanced Intermediate:  Mackenzie Fazenbaker                       

300 Level:  Keely Smith                                                                         

400 Level:  Sara Fortenberry                                                                

LWT:  Anna Grace Rutledge                                                                 


Critical Languages

Elementary II:  Slade Davidson, Katie-Bryn Hubbard, Nicole Poland, Yuika Tomiyasu

Intermediate II:  Fernanda Herrera-Vera and Hudson Reynolds

Intermediate IV:  Savannah Stewart


World Languages and Culture (WLAC)

Juliana Guzmán Salazar (French, Spanish, and English)

Christina Moraitis (Haitian Creole and Spanish)

Emily Praktish (French and Spanish)

Anna Grace Rutledge (Spanish and French)

Rachel Smith (Spanish and Portuguese)


English Language Learner Institute

Reading 1:  Abdullatif Hausawi             

Reading 2:  Clémence Ndelela

Reading 3:  Ricardo Gaviria Sanchez

Reading 4:  Ziming Liu                       

Writing 1:  Abdullatif Hausawi

Writing 2:  Clémence Ndelela                                                       

Writing 3:  María Eugenia Roldan-Sanchez

Writing 4:  Ziming Liu

Grammar 2: Yukkyeong Nou     

Grammar 3: María Eugenia Roldan-Sanchez

Grammar 4: Sum Yi Fong

Listening/Speaking 2: Clémence Ndelela

Listening/Speaking 2:  Meng Zhou                                          

Listening/Speaking 4:  Ricardo Gavira Fajardo


Thomas Hines Junior Scholarship in French

Juliana Guzmán Salazar


Thomas and Sandra Hines Study Abroad Scholarships          

Whitney Garrison and Ann Potter (French)                            

Anna Nguyen (Spanish)                                                             


Samford in France Scholarship

Margaret Kuester                                                                        


Wheeler Hawley Junior Scholarship in German

Katharine Burch


Good Samaritan Foundation Scholarship for Study Abroad

Gabriela Marie Hoefer and Anna Willis                                    


Grace Hicks Ezell Junior Scholarship in Spanish

Amanda Owens                                                                              


Centro Lingüístico Conversa (Costa Rica)

Cameron Dobbins and Savannah Stewart


Juan Manuel Sampere Scholarship

Emilianne Wheeler


David Michael Coleman Scholarship

Lindsey Anderson and Marisa Nunez

(Costa Rica)

Emily Mantooth, Rebecca Moore, and Keely Smith (Spain)


C. Murray and Sybil W. Frizzelle Memorial Scholarship

Luke Shaw  


Elinor Elwert Scholarship in Portuguese

Amanda Owens                                                                                  


Class Honors

Lydia Beall

Katelyn Brock

Langley Dillenberger

Juliana Guzmán Salazar

Margaret Kuester

Carolyn Anne Holman Smith

Shawny Tucker


Highest Class Honors

Isaac Espy

Sarah Grove

Amanda Owens

Chloë Snyder



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