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    Performance on National Latin Exam Garners Honors for Students

    Latin students are flourishing in Prince William County Public Schools as evidenced by their performance on this year's National Latin Exam (NLE). Honors are awarded to those achieving top scores on the NLE taken by more than 150,000 Latin students annually in 50 states and 13 foreign countries. It is offered under the joint sponsorship of the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League to "promote the study of Latin and to encourage the individual student." Prince William County Public School students fared well in this year's exam, bringing home 26 awards.

    "The study of Latin offers all students the opportunity to understand word parts in English better, facilitating vocabulary development in English which leads to better achievement results on SAT and other verbal tests according to research studies," said Carol Bass, Supervisor of World Languages. "Latin also serves as a strong foundation in facilitating the study of other Romance languages such as Spanish, Italian, French, and Portuguese; research continues to support these positive outcomes of studying Latin."

    There are 842 students studying Latin in Prince William County Public Schools at five high schools: Battlefield, Brentsville, Hylton, Osbourn Park, Potomac, and Stonewall and at Pennington Traditional School, also online at Forest Park and Patriot through Our PWCS Virtual High School

    Battlefield HS

    Teachers: Kendra Yount, Ashley Walsh

    Latin I - Purple Ribbon Outstanding Achievement Award

    • Derek Deutsch
    • Michael Carter
    • Kaylee Le
    • Camille Owen

    Latin I - Achievement award

    • Michael Haddadin
    • Spruha Rami
    • Jacob Schaum
    • Jack Rickwalder
    • Ian Lee
    • Smanatha Tolar
    • Luke Ridder

    Latin II

    • Isaiah Sanchez-Perry - Gold Medal Summa Cum Laude
    • Iain Mischel - Magna Cum Laude
    • Noah Miller - Cum Laude
    • Brandon Ivanov - Cum Laude

    Battlefield HS Virtual HS

    Teacher: Ashley Walsh

    • Grace Cha - Magna Cum Laude
    • Jack Padberg - Cum Laude

    Brentsville HS

    Teacher: Stephanie Strang

    Shahid Khan - Silver Maxima Cum Laude

    Alexandria Crigger - Silver Maxima Cum Laude

    Kristin Capitan - Magna Cum Laude

    Thomas Baker - Magna Cum Laude

    Keagan Epperley - Magna Cum Laude

    David Summerlin - Magna Cum Laude

    Colette Vaughn - Cum Laude

    Nicole Andrews - Cum Laude

    Megan Underwood - Cum Laude

    Hylton HS

    Teacher: Page Warren

    • Arianna Lawrence - Silver Maxima Cum Laude
    • Keyyatta Bonds, Timothy Cha - Magna Cum Laude

    Osbourn Park HS

    Teacher: Anne Tra

    • Chance Moore - Gold Summa Cum Laude
    • Jackson Hoppe, Kevin Malloy, Grace Sheehy, Justin Staff - Silver Maxima Cum Laude
    • Alexandria Christie - Magna Cum Laude
    • Matthew DeLancey, Gwendolyn Etemadi - Cum Laude

    Stonewall Jackson HS

    Teacher: Kristen Fort

    • Jason Farrell - Magna Cum Laude

    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 study of the Latin language and culture. This opportunity exists for each individual student since, on the NLE, he is not competing with his fellow student on a comparative basis, but is evaluated solely on his own performance on the exam."