Students Excel on National Latin Exam

April 28, 2016

Eleven students attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2016 National Latin Examination. Students earned one award of Summa cum Laude plus Gold Medal, five awards of Summa cum Laude plus Silver Medal, and five awards of Cum Laude. The National Latin Exams are sponsored through the American Classical League and are offered annually. These examinations test students on Latin grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension, as well as on Greek and Roman history, culture, mythology and geography.

Our students have a long history of excellent performance on the National Latin Exam and were taught by Latin teacher Jessica Kapteyn. Congratulations to the following students, all of whom earned national recognition:

Summa cum Laude + Gold Medal
Arushi Khanna ’18 (Latin II)

Summa cum Laude + Silver Medal
Julia Cyr ’17 (Latin II)
Abigail Kelly ’17 (Latin II)
Laura Mocciola ’18 (Latin II)
Amelia Rozear ’18 (Latin II)
Amy Ziobran ’18 (Latin II)

Cum Laude
Michaela Gibbons ’18 (Latin II)
Meredith McConnell ’18 (Latin II)
Sarah Nastri ’18 (Latin II)
Alicia Pekar ’17 (Latin Lit)
Kierstin Jones ’17 (Latin Lit)

According to the American Classical League website, more than 153,000 Latin students from all fifty states participated this year, as did students from twenty foreign countries, including Australia, Canada, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Oman, Phillipines, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe.

World Language offerings at Sacred Heart currently include levels I through AP in French, Latin, and Spanish including AP French Language, AP Latin Literature and AP Spanish Language. Chinese I and II is also offered. The study of world language reinforces English skills and offers students an appreciation of the diversity of cultures and peoples according to the department chair.

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