Goshen High School students excel on National Latin Exam

Students, teacher and principal stand together with certificates and medals.
Twenty-one Goshen High School students excelled on the National Latin Exam. Front row, from left, Carolina Cruz, Nazya Ahmed, Lucien Tranchina, Jay Jung, Colleen Smith, Aleena Jacob, Sydney Jessup, Denisse Romero, Siddhi Balamurali, Stephanie Gyrla, Elizabeth Nielsen, Ariana Lopez. Back row, from left, Principal Robert McKiernan, Amanda Healy, Fernando Villamil, Domenico Pasquini, Braden Smith, Jacob Robb, Samuel Sherlock, Melanie Vazquez, Emma Finkelstein, Gabrielle Joseph, Latin Teacher Claire Polanis.

Students in Claire Polanis’ Intro to Latin and Advanced Latin classes at Goshen High School were recently honored for their outstanding performances on the 2018 National Latin Exam.

The 40-question exam is administered to students around the world, including Australia, Italy, Japan, France and Zimbabwe.

The scores/awards were broken down as follows:

  • 35-40 correct: gold medal, summa cum laude
  • 32-24 correct: silver medal, maxima cum laude
  • 30-31 correct: magna cum laude
  • 28-29 correct: cum laude

Gold Summa Cum Laude

Siddhi Balamurali, Advanced Latin
Emma Finkelstein, Intro to Latin
Aleena Jacob, Advanced Latin
Sydney Jessup, Intro to Latin
Gabrielle Joseph, Intro to Latin
Jay Jung, Intro to Latin
Jacob Robb, Intro to Latin
Samuel Sherlock, Intro to Latin
Braden Smith, Intro to Latin

Silver Maxima Cum Laude

Carolina Cruz, Advanced Latin
Stephanie Gyrla, Intro to Latin
Elizabeth Nielsen, Intro to Latin
Domenico Pasquini, Advanced Latin
Denisse Romero, Intro to Latin
Colleen Smith, Advanced Latin
Lucien Tranchina, Intro to Latin

Magna Cum Laude

Ariana Lopez, Intro to Latin
Fernando Villamil, Advanced Latin

Cum Laude

Nazya Ahmed, Advanced Latin
Amanda Healy, Advanced Latin
Melanie Vazquez, Intro to Latin