This year, Brooklyn Friends students in 7th-12th grade received a total of 57 awards in the National Latin Exam, including a perfect score for 9th grader Holly H., two gold summa cum laude awards for 10th graders Angel I. and Jason C., and 19 silver medal maxima cum laude awards – the very highest honors. The National Latin Exam is administered by the American Classical League annually to more than 150,000 students in the United States and internationally. The exam assesses students’ knowledge of the Latin language, English derivatives, Roman culture, mythology, geography and history. Congratulations to all our Latin students and their teachers: Sue Aaronson, Michael Kabot, Martin Moore, and Dr. Stephen Wortman.
LIST OF HONOREES
Introduction to Latin Purple Ribbon and Outstanding Achievement Certificates
Holly H. (Purple Ribbon and Perfect Paper Certificate)
Introduction to Latin Achievement Certificates
Latin I Gold Medal Summa Cum Laude Award
Latin I Silver Medal Maxima Cum Laude Awards
Qu Jia (Alice) H.
Latin I Magna Cum Laude Awards
Latin I Cum Laude Awards
Latin II Silver Medal Maxima Cum Laude Award
Latin II Magna Cum Laude Award
Latin III Silver Medal Maxima Cum Laude Awards
Latin III Cum Laude Award
Latin Prose IV Cum Laude Awards
Latin Poetry IV Silver Medal Maxima Cum Laude Award
Latin Poetry IV Cum Laude Award
The philosophy of the National Latin Exam is predicated on providing every Latin student the opportunity to experience a sense of personal accomplishment and success in his study of the Latin language and culture. This opportunity exists for each individual student since, on the National Latin Exam, one is not competing with a fellow student on a comparative basis, but is evaluated solely on his/her own performance on the exam. The basic purposes of the NLE are to promote the study of Latin and to encourage the individual student.