National Latin Exam 2003
at Monmouth College

Congratulations to the following students who received recognition for their outstanding performance on the National Latin Exam. The accomplishment of these students will be mentioned at the Honors Convocation on April 24th and the actual awards will be distributed at the Classics Dept. picnic on Friday, May 2nd (5 P.M. at Prof. Sienkewicz’ house).

Latin I

Jessica Hull maxima cum laude silver medal
Meghan Toohill magna cum laude  
Shannon Meller magna cum laude  
John Taylor magna cum laude  
Kimberly Darby magna cum laude

Zachary Pedigo

cum laude

Latin III

cum laude  

Latin IV

Marty Pickens

summa cum laude

gold medal

Matt Katsenes

summa cum laude

gold medal

About the National Latin Exam

Monmouth College Students were joined by over 127,000 students from all fifty states and nine foreign countries (including Australia, Canada, England, Italy, New Zealand, the Republic of Niger, Switzerland, and Zimbabwe). Participation in the Exam has increased each year since its inception in 1978, when approximately 6,000 students enrolled.

Exams are given for Latin I through Latin VI. Students in each level answer 40 questions: 20 on Latin grammar; 15 on mythology, Roman life, history, geography, and derivatives; and five questions based on a reading passage in Latin. The time limit for the exam is 40 minutes.

The National Latin Exam is offered each year during the second week in March. Monmouth College is one of only five colleges to administer the exam to its students.

For an MC newsrelease, click here.

For more information, visit the National Latin Exam website.

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