Middle Schoolers Shine on National Latin Exam

Latin students in 7th and 8th grade took the National Latin Exam in early March. According to the NLE syllabus, the exam provides “an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of Latin and the Roman world on a test consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions. The exam focuses on the student’s ability to read and comprehend Latin as outlined in the American Classical League’s Standards for Classical Languages.” Learn more about the exam here.

Middle School Latin Teacher Natalie Griffin loves seeing the hard work of her students pay off. “Congratulations to all of my students for their diligent preparation for the National Latin Exam and their stellar scores!” she says.

Grade 8 (Beginning Latin Exam)

Gold Medal (Summa Cum Laude)
Narya Phatak
Claire Hofer
Katherine Ellenhorn
Gabriel Sedighi
Sophia Ashley-Martin

Silver Medal (Maxima Cum Laude)
Lilly Oliver
Laurion Nicholson
Zoe Dickherber
Oscar Sun

Magna Cum Laude
Savannah Channel
Shritha Devisetty

Cum Laude
Elise Toombs

Grade 7 (Intro to Latin Exam)

Gold Medal (Summa Cum Laude)
Mare Willie (perfect score)
Navya Reddy
Chloe Collins
Catherine Cai
Bryce Kundel
Josie Ciaramita

Silver Medal (Maxima Cum Laude)
Tara Sadasivam
Julian Fundler
Cam Cozad

Magna Cum Laude
Charlie Krieger

“Latin is a wonderful language,” says Mare while reflecting on this accomplishment. “It takes work and dedication, and I was so happy to earn the score I did.”

Way to practice carpe diem, Middle School Latin students, by making the most of the National Latin Exam and obtaining such glowing results! Congratulations, Rams!