By Mariel Brunman
Annie Wasserman ’13 placed first in an Italian essay writing competition run by the Consulate General of Italy and the Department of Italian Language and Research at UCLA. The competition took place on May 12.
Wasserman started learning Italian two years ago through a Harvard-Westlake summer course, then continued through Directed Studies.
The Directed Studies: Italian students prepared for the AP exam during the second semester, so she had been preparing other types of essays for a while, Wasserman said.
“Students that took the test were primarily native Italian speakers, so I was extremely surprised when I found out I had done well,” Wasserman said. “I originally took the test going out on a limb.”