Falmouth Academy junior Spencer Goldsmith scored first place in Massachusetts on the highest level of the 2021 National German Exam, according to an announcement from the school.

Mr. Goldsmith, whose parents are Michael Goldsmith of Vineyard Haven and Susan Sigel Goldsmith of Cataumet, ranked in the 99th percentile and earned a Gold in Level IV of the national exam, according to the announcement.

Sponsored by the Association of German Teachers of America, the exam was founded 61 years ago and is now administered to more than 20,000 high school students of German.