National Latin and Greek Exams 2006
at Monmouth College

Congratulations to the following students who received recognition for their outstanding performance on the 2006 National Latin and the National Greek Exams  . The accomplishment of these students were mentioned at the 2006 Honors Convocation and the actual awards were distributed at the Classics Dept. picnic at the end of semester.

From left to right:
First Row: Andrew Viscariello
Second Row: Vicki Wine (instructor), Matthew Montgomery, Emily, Zvolanek
Third Row: Alexander Hannah, Virginia Hellenga (instructor), Jason Rittenhouse, Samantha Robinson, Catherine Bartunek,  James Vallarta, Angelica Rankin, Elizabeth Toal, Catherine Bartunek,  and Tom Sienkewicz (instructor). Not pictured: Benjamin Sauer and Ellen Duffin. Click on image for larger view.

Latin III

Benjamin Sauer maxima cum laude silver medal

Latin II

Andrew Viscariello maxima cum laude gold medal
Catherine Bartunek cum laude  

Ellen Duffin
cum laude

Latin I

Alexander Hannah

maxima cum laude

silver medal

Jason Rittenhouse

cum laude

Matthew Montgomery

cum laude

Samantha Robinson

cum laude

National Greek Exam:

Emily Zvolanek (Elementary Attic: green ribbon)

About the National Latin Exam

Monmouth College Students were joined by over 148,000 students from all fifty states and fourteen foreign countries (including Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, and Zimbabwe, and, for the first time, Mozambique and Bulgaria). 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 the article in the Monmouth Review Atlas, click here.

For more information, visit the National Latin Exam website.

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