Harker’s middle school students won numerous awards for their scores on The National Latin Exam, which was taken this year by more than 153,000 Latin students from the United States and 20 other countries.
The exam is sponsored by the U.S.-based American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League. The test covers general knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, mythology, Roman culture, derivatives, and translation abilities.
The National Latin Exam prides itself 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. The exam is a 40-question, multiple-choice test with a 45-minute time limit.
According to middle school Latin teacher Lisa Masoni, Harker students earned the following awards, which they will be receiving at a special ceremony in May:
The Introduction to Latin Exam (all grade 6 unless noted):
Achievement: Roberto Salgado, Shalini Rohra, Saloni Shah, Sriya Prathuri (7), Angela Cai, John Lynch, Maria Vazhaeparambil, Betsy Tian
Outstanding Achievement: Sidra Xu, Jason Lin, Akshay Manglik, Blake Richmond, Linus Zheng, Anna Vazhaeparambil
Perfect Paper: Arohee Bhoja, Jeffrey Fung (7)
The Latin 1 Exam (all grade 7 unless noted):
Cum Laude: Anvi Banga, Kashov Sharma, Jedd Hui
Magna Cum Laude: Henry Wiese, Rachel Abellera
Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal): Fiona Wiesner, Mahika Halepete, Vedanth Sundaram, Matthew Jin, Catherine Zhao, Zachary Wong (8), Angele Yang, Lauren Fu, Cynthia Chen, Katelyn Chen
Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal): Jasmine Wiese, Kyle Li, Kalyan Narayanan, Jatin Kohli, Angela Chen, Ashley Duraiswamy, Andrew Cheplyansky, Montek Kalsi, Jai Bahri, Allison Jia, Jack Hansen, Alyssa Huang, Jin Tuan, Eileen Li, Avi Gulati
Perfect Paper: George Wehner (6)
The Latin 2 Exam (all grade 8):
Cum Laude: Ashwin Reddy, Sophia Angus
Magna Cum Laude: Sahana Narayan
Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal): Ally Wang, Timmy Chang, Tiffany Zhao, Heidi Zhang, Ayush Pancholy, Taylor Lam, Jacob Kim, Sara Min, Nicole Selvaggio, Nikhil Dharmaraj, Allison Cartee, Tiffany Wong
Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal): Bobby Bloomquist, Alexander Young, Kaushik Shivakumar
Perfect Paper: Mathew Mammen, Akshay Ravoor, Clarissa Wang