Fayette interpreter wins outreach award from American Translators Association


Jessica Sanchez, the interpreting coordinator for Fayette County schools, has received the American Translators Association’s (ATA) 2018 School Outreach Program Award.

Sanchez was recognized in October at the ATA’s annual conference in New Orleans.

To qualify for the national award, applicants must belong to ATA or an ATA-affiliated organization and must deliver a presentation at a school of their choice. Sanchez presented outreach sessions to several classes at Harrison Elementary School’s Career Day, teaching students the difference between an interpreter and a translator and demonstrating how interpreting headset equipment works as they listened to narrated stories simultaneously interpreted.