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Latin students score big in national exam


Scecina Latin students (from left) Michael Rosswurm, Kennedy Bouvier, Caroline Sausser, Elizabeth Gallagher and Jenna Nosek won high honors in the National Latin Exam.

Five Scecina students who took the National Latin Exam in March have won special honors. The National Latin Exam, sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, is a 40-question, multiple-choice test with a time limit of 45 minutes, offered to students in Latin I, Latin II, Latin III, Latin III Prose, and Latin IV Poetry, and Latin V-VI.

Stephanie Fettig is Scecina's Latin teacher.

Scecina's award winners are:

  • Cum Laude "With Honor": Elizabeth Gallagher (Latin III)

  • Magna Cum Laude "With Great Honor": Jenna Nosek (Latin III) and Caroline Sausser (Latin IV AP)

  • Summa Cum Laude "With the Highest Honor" Silver: Kennedy Bouvier (Latin VI) and Michael Rosswurm (Latin II).

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 or her study of the Latin language and culture. This opportunity exists for all students since, in the National Latin Exam, they are not competing with their fellow students on a comparative basis, but are evaluated solely on their own performance on the exam. The basic purposes of the NLE are to promote the study of Latin and to encourage the individual student.

Twenty Latin students from Scecina took the exam on March 12, 2015.

 

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