NLE Four Year Gold Medalists, seniors Armeen Panthaki and Elizabeth Rosado (Courtesy of Garden City Public Schools)

Garden City Students Excel At National Latin Exam

Students at Garden City High School recently participated with great success in the National Latin Examination, sponsored by the American Classical League/National Junior Classical League, alongside more than 100,000 students taking the exam around the country and globe.

Fifty-six Garden City students were awarded for their performance on the exam, for receiving a score above the national average within their category. According to Garden City Public Schools, 19 out of 23 students at Garden City High School earned awards on the Beginning Latin Exam, 13 of 19 earned awards on the Intermediate Latin Exam, nine of 17 earned awards on the Intermediate Reading Comprehension Exam, and 15 of 16 earned awards on the Advanced Latin Prose exam.

Students Armeen Panthaki and Elizabeth Rosado achieved gold-medal performances on the Latin 4 exam, making them eligible to apply for scholarships that would support their study of Latin or Greek at the college level. Panthaki and Rosado will also receive a National Latin Exam Special Book Award to acknowledge four consecutive gold medals on the exam.

“These annual optional exams were extremely difficult, and I am so impressed and delighted that the students’ performance merited these successes,” said Latin teacher Kathleen Durkin.

Twelve out of 31 Garden City students participating in this year’s National Latin Vocabulary Exam, created by the National Junior Classical League (of which the GCHS Latin Club is a registered chapter), were also awarded for their performance on that exam. In addition, 16 students took the Medusa Mythology Exam, sponsored by Excellence Through Classics, with three students earning awards: junior Emily Cook won a silver medal maxima cum laude, junior Kaitlin Cook merited a certificate magna cum laude, and freshman Amanat Jain merited a certificate cum laude.

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