The year is 2012. Mr. Nielson steps up to his piano, takes a deep breath, then lets his genius flow out through his melodic piano tune: “Sr. Paco tiene mandatos: de-este-vaya-sepa-sea.”
Connor Kerl ’15 sings along to the jingle in his Honors Spanish II class at Jesuit, helping him understand the Spanish subjunctive mood. Seven years later, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a major in Spanish. How did he go from taking Spanish at Jesuit to declaring a Spanish major in college?
Kerl visited Jesuit this past Thursday, May 16, to speak to several Spanish classes about his journey from Jesuit to Collegiate Spanish, and the doors it has opened in the professional world.
Silas Hartman ’20
“I learned that knowing and being able to speak Spanish in the business world can be an invaluable factor because that can be what separates you from someone else.
Jorge Rios ’22
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