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Bright and Figueroa Receive 2017 World Languages Awards

July 20, 2017

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Bridgewater College students Sydney Bright and Florencio Figueroa were presented the Raymond N. Andes Awards at the college awards ceremony.

The awards, which honor a former chair of the college’s world languages and cultures department, are presented annually to the top students majoring in Spanish and French. The late Dr. Andes, a 1940 graduate of Bridgewater College, taught French from 1946 until he retired in 1983.

Sydney Bright was presented the French award.

Bright, a senior political science and French double major, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luckner Bright of Alexandria, Va.

Bright is a member of Alpha Mu Gamma, a national collegiate foreign language honor society. She serves as treasurer of the Pre-Law Society and is a member of the College’s swim team.

Florencio Figueroa was presented the Spanish award.

Figueroa, a junior psychology and Spanish double major, is the son of Andres and Elia Figueroa of Churchville, Va.

Figueroa is a member of the World Languages Club, the Physics Club and the College’s Eco-Action Club. He is a member of Active Minds, an organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students.

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