Upper Schoolers Earn High Honors in 2022 National Latin Exam

Upper School Latin students participated in the National Latin Exam (NLE), a test given annually to Latin students across the United States and around the world in spring, with impressive results. Fourteen students were recognized for their accomplishments across five categories that ranged from Beginning Latin to Advanced Latin Reading Comprehension.

"Each year the Upper School Latin students test their knowledge of Latin language, literature, and culture by taking the various levels of the National Latin Exam,” explained Upper School World Language Teacher Macada Brandl. “These exams are a wonderful way for the students to compete with students throughout the nation. I am proud of all the Latin students for taking on the challenge, and the award winners performed exceptionally well."

The NLE was established to promote and support the learning and teaching of the Latin language, and more importantly, to provide Latin students the opportunity to experience a sense of personal success in their study of the Latin language and culture. Different from other national and international assessments, students who sit for the NLE are not competing with their fellow students on a comparative basis but are evaluated solely on their own performance on the exam.

Depending upon their score, students may earn certificates, medals, and may even qualify for scholarships. A hearty congratulations to this year’s NLE winner listed below!


Beginning Latin:

Nathan Jiang ’25, Magna Cum Laude


Intermediate Latin:

Barbara Caspersen ’24, Cum Laude

Sophia Mariano ’23, Cum Laude

Libby Scott ’25, Cum Laude

Kate Horton ’25, Silver Medal - Maxima Cum Laude


Intermediate Latin Reading Comprehension:

Lindsey White ’22, Cum Laude

Lauren Rossiter ’23, Magna Cum Laude


Advanced Latin Prose:

Akshay Patel ’23, Cum Laude

Philip Vayntrub ’23, Cum Laude

Carmen Chaump ’23, Magna Cum Laude


Advanced Latin Reading Comprehension:

Phoebe Kirsh ’22, Magna Cum Laude

Regan Macak ’22, Magna Cum Laude

Katie Scott ’22, Silver Medal - Maxima Cum Laude

Ryan Brandl ’22*, Gold Medal - Summa Cum Laude

*This is Ryan's Brandl's third gold medal.

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