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Alumnae News Details

Honoring Leadership at La Pietra

At La Pietra, all girls are leaders. Every student has the opportunity to develop their confidence and leadership skills through various leadership programs offered like Student Council, Peer Leaders, the National Honor Society, the Delegate Program, and more.

On Tuesday, May 15, students were recognized for their leadership at La Pietra and in the Community.

Dean of Students, Gay Chinen, explains, "The Co-Curr acknowledges and celebrates our students who have shown leadership skills throughout the school year. We honor all of our students in their leadership roles with continuing to make La Pietra a wonderful school."

She further emphasizes, "Peer Leadership, the Delegate Program, Student Council, Class councils, the National Honor Society are our main leadership opportunities on campus, but all students are part of leadership roles in classrooms where confidence, collaboration, responsibility, commitment and communication skills are fostered."

Whether signing up for a leadership role like running for class officer, serving as a peer leader, playing a sport, or participating in community service projects, students develop skills valuable for lifelong learning.


In addition to honoring leadership, Spanish Teacher, Liz Ratzi, recognized students who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2018 National Spanish Examinations.

In the National Spanish Examinations, press release, they stated, "Students from La Pietra have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teacher, Liz Ratzi." They further quoted the National Director of Exams, Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, who states, "Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious, because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 150,000 students participating in 2018."

There were 6 silver and 7 bronze medals along with 16 honorable mentions who were recognized for the exam:

  • Honorable Mention Students include:
    • Noel Lattanzi '22 – Level 1
    • Leila Watts '22 – Level 1
    • Emma Daniel '20 – Level 1
    • Hadleigh Dumale '22– Level 1
    • Kayla Nguyen '21– Level 2
    • Sloane Shapiro '21 – Level 2
    • Hina Kurokawa '21 – Level 2
    • MaddieLynn Bee '20 – Level 3
    • Erika Akashi Grimes '23 - Level 3
    • Dynah Tuia'ana '20 – Level 3
    • Melia Hardin '20 – Level 3
    • Mia Birk '20 – Level 3
    • Nathalie Tamman '20 – Level 3
    • Nikki Ung '20 – Level 3
    • Ruby Shuman '18 – Level 4/5
    • Georgina Rose D'Sanson '18 – Level 4/5
  • Bronze Medal
    • Machaira Christopher '22 – Level 1
    • Iya Garg '22 – Level 1
    • Madison Lee '21 – Level 2
    • Rachel Hartenstein '21 – Level 2
    • Ava Dodhi '20 – Level 3
    • Arisa Ching '20 – Level 3
    • Azana Queen '20 – Level 3
  • Gold Medal
    • Shansley Glenn '22 – Level 1
    • La Dayne Pascua '22 – Level 1
    • Aris Miyazono '20 – Level 2
    • Vida Mindich '21 – Level 2
    • Trinity Ung '19 – Level 4/5
    • Pearl Lattanzi '19 - Level 4/5