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Latin Students Achieve Distinction in National Latin Exam

Katie Coakley
Emma Willard School is proud to celebrate twelve students who have achieved the distinction of exceeding the national average on this year’s National Latin Exam. This annual test, given by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, is made up of 40 multiple choice questions on topics ranging from grammar, mythology and history to English derivatives from Latin.
All Latin I, II and III students took the exam on Thursday, March 14. While classes don’t specifically teach to the test at Emma, Latin Instructor Diane McCorkle says her students are often well-prepared for the material.
“So many of them grow up loving Greco-Roman mythology, and of course, they get a solid foundation in Roman history in Classical Mediterranean History as freshmen,” says Diane. “They put a lot of work into mastering the complexities of grammar in Latin classes and I am very proud of all of them!”
All 26 students who took this year’s exam performed solidly, with 12 earning certificates and five earning medals of honor.
Please join Emma Willard School in commending the following students on this significant recognition!
Cum Laude:
Zoe L. ’22 (Latin I)
Effie L. ’21 (Latin III)
Magna Cum Laude:
Abigail Z. ’22 (Latin I)
Nicole G. ’19 (Latin II)
Catherine S. ’22 (Latin III)
Macy M. ’21 (Latin III)
Jessica F. ’20 (Latin III)
Silver Maxima Cum Laude:
Ava T. ’20 (Latin I)
Jiaruo Q. ’22 (Latin I)
Vivienne S. ’21 (Latin II)
Yoosong S. ’20 (Latin III)
Gold Summa Cum Laude:
Roxanne S. ’20 (Latin I)
Learn more about Emma Willard School’s Latin program and how instructor Diane McCorkle engages her students in Latin language acquisition through project-based learning in “Found in Translation,” from the Fall 2018 issue of Signature magazine.
    • Latin Instructor Diane McCorkle awards students their National Latin Exam certificates and medals of achievement

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