In addition to stellar showings at the California Junior Classical League State Convention, Harker Latin students also have been posting excellent results on recent national exams. In the advanced level of the National Roman Civilization Exam, Venkat Sankar, grade 12, and Edgar Lin, grade 11, both received gold medals and Andrew Semenza, grade 11, won silver. At the intermediate level, freshmen Jeffrey Fung and Jack Hansen, and sophomore Alexander Young, won gold medals, and freshman Kalyan Narayanan won silver.
In the Medusa Mythology Exam, Hansen won a bronze medal, Fung was awarded with a corona laurea, and Narayanan and Young each received a corona olivae.
Lin, Sankar and Semenza also had success in the advanced level of the National Classical Etymology Exam, with each student earning a gold medal. Notably, Sankar was one of just 24 students (out of 1,768 who took the exam) to score a 46 on the exam. Senior Arnav Tandon also did very well, winning a silver medal. Fung and Hansen each won gold medals at the intermediate level, where sophomore Ayush Pancholy also earned gold. Narayanan received a silver medal.
Students also performed splendidly on the National Latin Vocabulary Exam. In Latin Level 3, Fung received a gold medal, while Hansen and Narayanan both received silver. Pancholy and Kaushik Shivakumar, grade 10, each won silver in Latin Level 4, where Timmy Chang, also grade 10, won bronze. In Latin Level 5, Sankar and Semenza were both gold medal winners and Tandon took home silver.