Every year, Latin students take the National Latin Exam and receive recognition for their Latin accomplishments. The exam is actually an international Latin test taken by over 130,000 students in more than a dozen countries. The test covers general knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary, mythology, Roman culture, derivatives, and translation abilities.
Historically, Ursuline students have achieved successful results on this exam. The year 2021 continued our school's record of outstanding accomplishments.
This year, we proudly announce that Cecilia Visco ’21 has earned a gold medal on the Advanced Latin Poetry Exam as well as all four previous National Latin Exams. She now qualifies to apply for a $2,000 scholarship.
In total, 23 Ursuline students earned awards on the 2021 National Latin Exam! In person learners with blue cohort and then gold cohort are pictured below with Mr. Pierce Wade, Chair of the Classics Dept, at right, and Mr. Keith Donnelly, Latin teacher, at left.
The honorees range from the 8th grade through the 12th grade, both cohorts, in person and remote learners.
We congratulate each student for their personal accomplishment and success in their study of the Latin language and culture.
The National Latin Exam is offered to students on several levels. Awards on all of the exams are based upon the annual, national average for each separate exam. The detailed breakdown of Ursuline student recognitions is displayed below.