Awards ceremony

Each spring, the World Languages and Literatures Department honors the best students in the annual awards ceremony. Students studying Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish from the Washoe County School District High Schools are also recognized.

The following is a list of the awards dispersed:

Cassie Isabelli announcing award winners at podium

World Languages Department Chair, Cassie Isabelli giving opening ceremony speech.

Two female students stand on stage with Arabic awards from professor

Arabic

  • Outstanding First Year Student
  • Outstanding Second Year student
Student is given Basque award by professor during ceremony

Basque

  • Outstanding First Year Student
  • Outstanding Second Year student
Students stand on stage with professor to receive Chinese awards during ceremony

Chinese

  • Outstanding Lower Division Student
  • Outstanding Upper Division Student
  • Outstanding Third Year student
  • World Languages & Literatures Scholarship
Students stand on stage with professor to receive French awards during ceremony

French

  • Outstanding Lower Division Student
  • Outstanding Upper Division Student
  • Outstanding Literature Student
  • Fugi Woon Award
  • Gottardi Memorial Scholarship
  • World Languages & Literatures Scholarship
  • Pinecone Scholarship
Professor stands next to female and male student on stage who received German awards during ceremony

German

  • Outstanding First Year Student
  • Outstanding Second Year student
Image of University of Nevada, Reno campus from above

Many of the student language awards also come with scholarships.

Two female students stand next to professor on stage after receiving Italian awards

Italian

  • Outstanding First Year Student
  • Outstanding Second Year student
Students stand on stage with professor after receiving Japanese awards during ceremony

Japanese

  • Outstanding First Year Student
  • Outstanding Second Year student
  • Outstanding Third Year student
  • World Languages & Literatures Scholarship
Male student stands with professor on stage to receive Portuguese award

Portuguese

  • Outstanding First Year Student
  • Outstanding Second Year student
Students stand on stage with professor during ceremony to receive Spanish awards

Spanish

  • Outstanding Lower Division Student
  • Outstanding Upper Division Student
  • Outstanding Literature Student
  • Outstanding Linguistics Student
  • Excellence in Hispanic Cultures
  • Excellence in English to Spanish Translation
  • Outstanding Literature Student
  • Outstanding Graduate Student
  • Anna Ciaburri Nickles Prize
  • Gottardi Memorial Scholarship
  • Jeanette Ponton Leonard Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • World Languages & Literatures Scholarship
High school students from the school district stand on stage to receive Spanish awards during ceremony

WCSD

Washoe County School District Spanish winners.