One hundred and seventy six (176) Arlington Public Schools students earned honors for their scores on the National Latin Exam (NLE). Over 440 Arlington students took the exam with 53 students earning gold medal Summa Cum Laude, 52 students receiving a silver medal (Maxima Cum Laude), 42 earning a bronze medal (Magna Cum Laude) and 29 earning Cum Laude.
Of the 176 students to take the exam, 53% or 243 met or exceeded the national average. In addition to earing Summa Cum Laude, five APS students earned a perfect score on this year’s exam. The students with perfect scores are from Swanson Middle School and include:
- Luella Wallander – Latin I
- Timinte Abraham – Latin II
- Caroline Cunningham – Latin II
- Robert Crotts – Latin II
- Graham Lazorchak – Latin II
The National Latin Exam is given in March to students at six levels of Latin and covers grammar, reading comprehension, Roman culture, history, geography and mythology and etymology. The exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions and offers students a chance to test their knowledge against peers throughout the world.
The National Latin Exam was established in 1977 to provide students with a national standard to measure their academic success. In the first year, approximately 6,000 students applied to take the exam. This year, more than 154,000 students from the US and 19 foreign countries participated in the National Latin Exam.
The students who earned Summa Cum Laude medals are:Gold Summa Cum LaudeH-B Woodlawn
– Latin I:
Elizabeth Brown; Grace Chen; Latin II:
Caroline Alpi; Berenika Prasad; Becky Wilson; Oliver Hayman; Rose Hayman; Latin III:
Maya Van Dyke; Samantha Haga.Swanson
– Latin 1:
Luella Wallander; Natalie Martin; Reese Feldmeier; Hugh French; Luke Chalfont; Emily Mucchetti; Damien Kanner-Bitetti; Caroline Coleman; Christopher Jennings; Lara Schneidawind; Jean Lee; Cassandra Smith; Noah Troppe; Emmett Weiss; Grace Lynch; Andrew Murray; Theresa Cogley; Isabelle Cordero; Ainsley McCabe; Samual Kiser; Latin II:
Timinte Abraham; Caroline Cunningham; Robert Crotts; Graham Lazorchak; John-William Cordero; Emma Stowell; Aidan Walz; Owen Maupin; Charles Ciccoretti; Rose Shafer; Kirill Usubyan.Yorktown
– Alecksander Blumberg, Latin VIWashington-Lee
– Latin III
: Julia Billera; Daniel Belajic; Karuna SinhaLatin IV
: Vincent LaGrassa; Kara Probasco; Jacob StowellWillaimsburg – Latin I
: Alexander Gerlach; Claire Terry; Grant HarrisLatin II
: Luke Rubin; Jacob Higgins; Addison PhelpsClick here to read
the full list of Latin Exam medal winners.