National Latin Exam 1999 Results
Monmouth College Latin 102 students

Eight Monmouth College Latin 102 students earned awards for outstanding performance on the 1999 National Latin Exam. Click here for a photo.

Gold medal and summa cum laude certificate awarded to
Kimberly Albrecht, junior; major = computer science
Regina Mangieri, freshman; major = psychology

Silver medal and maxima cum laude certificate awarded to
Thomas J. Boynton, freshman; major = English

Magna cum laude certificates awarded to
Thomas Siegel, senior; double major = philosophy & English
Keely Moore, freshman; major = history
Brandon Tweed, freshman; major = computer science

Cum laude certificates awarded to
Megan Barber, freshman; major = business administration
Courtney Steenrod, freshman; double major = chemistry and secondary education

About the National Latin Exam

Monmouth College Students were joined by over 104,000 others taking the National Latin Exam in all 50 states and ten foreign countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, and the Union of South Africa.

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 administered each year during the second week in March. All eleven Monmouth College Latin 102 students participated in the 1999 National Latin Exam, which was administered during the regular class period, March 10, 1999.

The National Exam Committee wrote to instructor, Virginia Hellenga, commending these students for their academic excellence.

This material was placed on the web by Prof. Tom Sienkewicz of Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. If you have any questions or comments, you can contact him at

Monmouth College Department of Classics HomePage