National Latin Award Recipients Announced at Assembly - Kingswood Oxford

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May 07, 2024

National Latin Award Recipients Announced at Assembly

The National Latin Exam (NLE) is an annual test given to Latin students across the United States and worldwide. The NLE comprises 40 multiple-choice questions based on Latin vocabulary and grammar and Roman and Greek history and culture. The NLE is an opportunity for students to receive reinforcement and recognition for their accomplishments in the classroom. Depending on their score, students may earn certificates, and medals and may even qualify for scholarships.



This year, 60% of KO students who took the exam earned certificates and medals and 70% were above, at or around the national average. Many moreof our students were only one or two correct questions away from earning distinction.


Latin teachers Stephen Sullivan in the Upper School and James Ishiguro in the Middle School said they were grateful for the support of Spanish language teacher Juan Martinez. “None of this would be possible without his guidance and support,” Sullivan said. “We ask for something, and he makes it happen.”


Head of the Upper School Lisa Loeb was presented with a certificate of merit from the Latin teachers for her advocacy and support of the program.


Honorable Mention 

Valerie Perkins (MS)

Jake Rossi (MS)

Kai Scranton (MS)

Hunter Ramsay (MS)

Ava Brighthaupt

Jace Brett (MS)

Nicklas Chomko

Hongrui (Eric) Zhao

Charlie Levin

John Pavano

Lia Prahl

Addisen Nicholson

Zaire Ramiz

Diya Mistri

Ziyun (Cloud) Que

Latin students who received certificates in the MS Assembly 

Charlotte Needham

Jordan Veseskis

Timothy Bateson

Giselle Brighthaupt

Jack Shaffer

Cade Oneglia

Jude Bauman

Che Shah

Johannes (Jack) Morris

Cum Laude

Raine Wang

Reagan Heafey-De Angelis

Clara Toomey

Marlee Diana

Logan Michalak

Magna cum laude

Daniel Asare

Daniel Grigorian

Xiang (Leo) Liu 

Kate Dempsey-Weiner

Eleanor Toomey

Aryan Dange

Sarah Balog

Maxima cum laude, these will be presented with a silver medal

Zil Desai 

Dominic Brunalli

Gordon Beck

Ava Bonsignore

Summa cum laude, this award is presented with a gold medal

Lidia Martinez-Castro

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