Monmouth Students Recognized on National Language Exams
Pictured from left to right are Alison Andrews 10, Jacqueline Deskovich 11, Anne Cave 11, and Katherine Bradshaw 11.
Four Monmouth College students were recently recognized for their performance on national exams for Latin and ancient Greek.
Alison Andrews 10 received a certificate of achievement for her performance on the second annual College Greek Exam which was taken by 311 students at 35 colleges and universities. This exam is sponsored by the National Committee for the Promotion of Latin and Greek, the American Classical League, and Eta Sigma Phi (the national classics honorary society). Alisons Greek instructor was Dr. Vicki Wine.
The following students earned recognition on the National Latin Exam: Jacqueline Deskovich 11 (Latin II, silver medal, maxima cum laude), Katherine Bradshaw (Latin II, cum laude) and Anne Cave 11 (Latin IV Poetry, silver medal maxima cum laude).
In 2009, more than 150,000 students applied to take the
thirty-second National Latin Exam.
Participation in the Exam has increased each year since its
inception in 1977, when approximately
6,000 students enrolled. Students from all fifty states participated
this year, as did students from 11 foreign
countries, including Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Italy,
Mozambique, New Zealand, Poland, and the United Kingdom. For
the first time, students from Israel and
Lithuania also took the NLE. In addition, students in two U.S.
territories, Guam and the U.S. Virgin
Islands, participated this year.