Heritage Students Medal in Russian Essay Contest

Six students from Heritage High School earned medals in the National Russian Essay Contest. 


Shanelle Huff earned a gold medal.  Silver medals were awarded to Payton Pruss, Ekaterina Guidry, Uma Manicka and Peyton Dennis.  Nicholas Rentsch earned a bronze medal.


All of the students are currently enrolled in Russian II or III.  The students were presented a prompt during the week before Thanksgiving and were given a two-hour period in which to demonstrate their Russian writing proficiency.


Svetlana Spencer is their teacher. Spencer, who is originally from Moscow, has taught at Heritage since 2002. This year, she is teaching Russian and Spanish as well as sponsoring the Model UN and Russian clubs.