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The Bishop Dunne Russian language students made colorful eggs during Easter week, a cultural tradition taught to them by their Russian teacher Iryna Dovzhanska.

Bishop Dunne Russian Students Dominate at Language Olympiad in Houston, Earn Gold Medals, Perfect Scores

Bishop Dunne Catholic School English and Russian teacher Iryna Dovzhanska led a team of her Russian I, II, and III students to the April 9, 2016 Russian Language Olympiad, an academic competition held in Houston. The 100 other students in the competition came from Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. Freshmen Christopher King and Faustina Richardson commented that the judges were so impressed with the presentations they each were given hugs. Anna Levina, the chairperson of the Regional Olympiad of Spoken Russian, summarized in an email to Mrs. Iryna Dovzhanska, Bishop Dunne's Russian teacher, that judges commented on the high level of student preparation, and congratulated her on the many gold medals they received. Mrs. Dovzhanska is rightly proud of her students' phenomenal results: ten gold medals, three perfect scores and twelve students awarded medals or honorable mentions over all.

All three of Dovzhanska's Russian IV advanced students earned gold medals.

Ms. Dovzhanska has taught at Bishop Dunne for sixteen years, and also is moderator of the Slavic Club, which takes field trips to local festivals and museums to learn about the Russian culture.

Final results for Bishop Dunne:

Russian I
Hannah Hill Gold medal and the perfect score
Maritza Semifero-Rodriguez Gold medal
Viviana Leos Gold medal
Christopher King Gold medal - missed the perfect score by one point
Faustina Ostrowski Richardson Gold medal and the perfect score
Kendrick Smith Honorable mention

Russian II
David Andrews Gold medal and the perfect score
Grant Barksdale Gold medal
Abraham Ramirez Bronze medal

Russian IV Advanced--Gold Medals:

Ekaterina Boucher, Catherine Day, and Edye Gonzales

The students learned firsthand all the wonderful benefits of studying the Russian language along with the exciting job opportunities offered.

Dmitri Boucher, class of 2016, accompanied the group to Houston, offering support and encouragement to the participants.

To learn  more about Bishop Dunne Catholic School see the school's website:

Spring Open House Wednesday April 27, 2016

Future Falcons are invited to the Spring Open House!

All prospective families and friends can attend the school’s Spring Open House on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. through 11:00 a.m. in the library. Come learn more about our academic, athletic, arts, and various extracurricular programs.

Parents are welcome to drop in at any point, or join us for sessions at 8:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. followed by campus tours. For more information see the school's website:

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