National Latin Exam 2002 at Monmouth College

Eleven Monmouth College Latin students earned awards for outstanding performance on the 2002 National Latin Exam. For a photo and a college newsrelease, please click here.

Latin V Exam (instructor Thomas J. Sienkewicz):
Marty Pickens, silver medal, maxima cum laude
Jennifer Mitten, magna cum laude
Dawn McRoberts, cum laude

Latin I Exam (instructor Virginia Hellenga):
Misty Bowman, gold medal, summa cum laude
Clint Albracht, gold medal, summa cum laude
Brian Walgren, silver medal, maxima cum laude
Robyn Shope, silver medal, maxima cum laude
Matt Shoemaker, silver medal, maxima cum laude
Alexis Oddson, magna cum laude
Sheena Glass, cum laude
Katherine Minor, cum laude

About the National Latin Exam

Monmouth College Students were joined by over 120,000 others taking the National Latin Exam in all 50 states and nine  foreign countries including Australia, Canada, England,  Italy, Japan, 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 more information, visit the National Latin Exam website.

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