All middle school Latinists participate in two contests, the National Latin Exam (www.nle.org) and the National Mythology Exam (http://www.etclassics.org/pages/the-national-mythology-exam), and Harker had great results!
National Latin Exam
Introduction to Latin, all grade 6: Achievement: Lucy Ge, Ayan Nath, Nicole Tian, Arjun Dixit, Arvin Nidadavolu, Ysabel Chen, Anoushka Khatri. Outstanding Achievement: Akhilesh Chegu, Brandon Park, Jacqueline Hu, Alex Zhang, Arnav Jain, Prakrit Jain. Perfect Paper: Aaron Tran, Angela Jia, Sujith Pakala.
Latin 1, all grade 7 unless noted. Every student enrolled in Latin 1b earned an award this year, which is a first! Magna cum laude: Haley Arena (grade 8), Elizabeth Szeto, Abbie Blenko, Roberto Salgado. Maxima cum laude/silver medal: John Lynch, Shalini Rohra, Blake Richmond, Saloni Shah, Sidra Xu, Betsy Tian, Angela Cai. Summa cum laude/gold medal: Sara Yen, Jason Lin, Linus Zheng, Sriya Prathuri (grade 8), Kimi Butte, Maria Vazhaeparambil, Akshay Manglik, Annamma Vazhaeparambil. Perfect paper/summa cum laude/gold medal: Arohee Bhoja.
Latin 2, all grade 8 unless noted. Magna cum laude: Darshan Chahal, Kashov Sharma, Rachel Abellera, Lauren Fu.
Maxima cum laude/silver medal: Henry Wiese, Angele Yang, Catherine Zhao, Vedanth Sundaram, Kyle Li, Mahika Halepete, Bryan Wang, Kalyan Narayanan, Jai Bahri, Jatin Kohli, Katelyn Chen. Summa cum laude/gold medal: Datha Arramreddy, Jasmine Wiese, Cynthia Chen, Allison Jia, Alyssa Huang, Andrew Cheplyansky, Ashley Duraiswamy, George Wehner (grade 7), Jack Hansen, Jin Tuan, Eileen Li, Montek Kalsi. Perfect paper/summa cum laude/gold medal: Avi Gulati, Jeffrey Fung.
National Mythology Exam
Bronze Medal (90-94%): Madelyn Jin, Arnav Jain, Alex Zhang, Aaron Tran, Anoushka Khatri, Aaron Lo, all grade 6; Shalini Rohra, Blake Richmond, Jason Lin, Arohee Bhoja, Saloni Shah, Elizabeth Szeto, all grade 7; Ashley Duraiswamy, Angele Yang, Allison Jia, Matthew Jin, Henry Wiese, Jedd Hui, Jack Hansen, Jai Bahri, Kalyan Narayanan, Alyssa Huang, Andrew Cheplyansky, Jin Tuan, Lauren Fu, Jasmine Wiese, Catherine Zhao, Vedanth Sundaram, all grade 8.
Silver Medal (95-99%): Nicole Tian, Angela Jia, Brandon Park, Jacqueline Hu, all grade 6; Sidra Xu, Akshay Manglik, Betsy Tian, Linus Zheng, all grade 7; Katelyn Chen, Kyle Li, both grade 8.
Gold Medal (100%): Angela Cai, Kimi Butte, Annamma Vazhaeparambil, all grade 7.
In addition, a number of Latin students signed up to take some optional contests:
Medusa Mythology Exam
This is a challenging themed exam, originally open only to high school students. The theme this year was “Hercules, the First Avenger.” Corona Olivae (Olive Wreath): Brandon Park (grade 6), Montek Kalsi (grade 8). Corona Laurea (Laurel Wreath): Saloni Shah, Annama Vazhaeparambil, Akshay Manglik, all grade 7; Jeffrey Fung, Kyle Li, Allison Jia, all grade 8. Bronze Medal: Arohee Bhoja, grade 7; Katelyn Chen, grade 8.
National Classical Etymology Exam
This exam tests knowledge of English words from Latin and Greek roots.
Bronze Medal: Sriya Prathuri, Bryan Wang, both grade 8; Silver Medal: Allison Jia, Montek Kalsi, Eileen Li, Kalyan Narayanan, all grade 8. Gold Medal: Arohee Bhoja, Annamma Vazhaeparambil, Linus Zheng, all grade 7; Jeffrey Fung, Avi Gulati, Jack Hansen, Kyle Li, Jin Tuan, Angele Yang, all grade 8.
National Roman Civilization Exam
This exam covers Roman history and culture. Bronze Medal: Arohee Bhoja, grade 7. Silver Medal: Annamma Vazhaeparambil, grade 7; Avi Gulati, Jack Hansen, Eileen Li, Kalyan Narayanan, all grade 8. Gold Medal: Cynthia Chen, Jeffrey Fung, Allison Jia, Kyle Li , all grade 8.
National Latin Vocabulary Exam
Students must master a posted list of vocabulary words for their level. Latin 1/2. Bronze Medal: Angela Jia, Thresiamma Vazhaeparambil, both grade 6
Latin 1: Bronze Medal: Sriya Prathuri, grade 8. Silver Medal: Jason Lin, grade 7. Gold Medal: Arohee Bhoja, Akshay Manglik, Annamma Vazhaeparambil, Sidra Xu, Linus Zheng, all grade 7.
Bronze Medal: Allison Jia, grade 8. Silver Medal: Cynthia Chen, Avi Gulati, Kyle Li, Kalyan Narayanan, all grade 8. Gold Medal: Jeffrey Fung, Jack Hansen, Montek Kalsi, Eileen Li, Jin Tuan, all grade 8.