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Harriton, Lower Merion students excel on 2019 National Latin Exam (NLE)
Harriton, Lower Merion students excel on 2019 National Latin Exam (NLE)

Lower Merion School District was well-represented in the 2019 National Latin Exam (NLE) sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League as 159 students from Harriton and Lower Merion high schools were recognized for their exemplary performance across all levels of the assessment.

The philosophy of the NLE is predicated 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 NLE is a 40-question, multiple choice test with a time limit of 45 minutes. Questions cover a variety of topics, including grammar, comprehension, mythology, derivatives, literature, Roman life, history, geography, oral Latin, Latin in use in the modern world, historical background and literary devices.

Lower Merion High School also had three seniors - Molly Cutler, Anna Barnett and Kathy Wei - who were recipients of the Carter Stubbs Drake Goad Memorial Award, which is presented to students who have achieved three perfect papers or five gold medals during their study of Latin. For their efforts, Cutlere, Barnett and Wei each received a copy of the Dictionary of Classical Literature and are invited to apply for a $2,000 renewable scholarship to continue their study of Latin in college.

Carter Stubbs Drake Goad Memorial Award winners

Congratulations to all of this year's honorees!

Lower Merion

Latin 1

Gold MedalLeo Strudler, Mona Vakil
Silver MedalIsaac Mittman, Trey Gannon
Magna Cum LaudeNicholas Stoios
Cum LaudeLillian McClure, Peter Gribbin

Latin 2

Gold MedalJessica Eichen, Jack Shapiro, Noa Cutler, Shoshana Promer, Eva Greenberg, Marius D'Herve,
Maya Christianson, Page Cloud
Silver MedalMatthew Eichen, Clara Carl, Ella Johnson, Khai Feldman, Carsyn Bress, Alexis Duong
Magna Cum LaudeJonathan Miller, Lillian Abella, Eric Nie, Sonia Laby, Samuel Aronson
Cum LaudeSean Li, Jourdyn Rumph, Simon Schmieder, Stefan Bakula, Nathan Cengel, William Johnson,
Evan Warden

Latin 3

Gold MedalSam Hecht, Faye Berry, Skylar Danz, Max Blumenfeld, Genevieve Oliver,
Owen Wetherbee, Sylvia Wang
Silver MedalGeoffrey Bynum, Wilson Davis, Fiona Rae, Justin Badt, Lucas Markovitz, Emily Shang,
Allison Stewart, Sage O'Connor, Brandyn Cronin, Carmen Cheng, Leo Cieri
Magna Cum LaudeIsabel Reddy, Samuel Davison, Matthew Kuzas, Kisara Freeman, Talia Bierschwale
Cum LaudeMax Kahn, Alida Dunleavy

Latin 4

Gold MedalOliver Stern, William De Santis, Alexander Levinson, Colleen Wang, Asher Sachs
Silver MedalRobert D'Aquila, Christopher De Santis, Joseph Litvin, Samantha Anderer,
Elishka Bailey, Lewis Kothman
Magna Cum LaudeJordan Fleischman-Mayro, Annie Liang, Jeffrey Deng
Cum LaudeJason Ren, Ella Catt

Latin 5 (AP)

Gold MedalAnna Barnett, Kathy Wei, Molly Cutler
Silver MedalMax Gordon, Hannah Heller, Andres Bermudez
Magna Cum LaudeLily Elman, Grace Ge
Cum LaudeAviva Schuh, Amalia Ben-Porath, Sam Fogel, Abigail Hirsch, Diarmid Rae


Harriton

Perfect PapersMichael O'Connor, Violet McShane

Summa Cum Laude
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Gold Medal
Avery Parr, Tai Groeneveld, Michelle Qin, Guillermo Ribeiro-Vecino, Patrick McCann, Sunme Zhao, Nina Hollin, Sophie Boulware, Ian Abrams, Gabrielle Schwager, Nicholas Biglin, Katherine Messick, Joseph Chalissery, Alexandra Hollin, Claire Yang, Alexandra Aukburg, Camille Seighourel

Maxima Cum Laude
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Silver Medal
Emma Deutsch, Anna Manning, Yasmeen Majid, Charisma Hassan, Christina Sniffen,
Laney Golde-Rappe, Lachlan Northington, Tatianna Skorupski, Teddy Molineaux, Mary Heifetz, Eli Feldman, Enya Xiang, Bridget Armon, Lindsay Reisner, Alexandra Magder, Logan Ebner, Georgia Krepler, Benjamin Seltz, Kira McDonnell

Magna Cum LaudeErika Lutz, Emily Stewart, Avril Rose, Steven Ross, Michael Medveckus, Margaret Mayer, Julia Lester, Eleanor Hanson, Samantha Manogue, Julia Karten, Owen Short, Scarlett Bova, Ian Lim

Cum LaudeCarly Siciliano, Graham Branscom, Greta Luo, Katherine Morey, Anupam Mishra, Jeffrey O'Neill,
Eli Wonnacott, Hilary Lutz, Melanie Sporn, Wenyu Zhu, Camilla Trotti, Jason Wexler, Patrick Murtaugh, Benjamin Fisher, Eoin Kelly, Seth Feingold, Benjamin Kozloff, Alexandra Calhoun, Rachel Kreiser,
Chase Robbins

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