More than 100 Fayetteville-Manlius School District students studying Latin received awards on the 2021 National Latin Exam, including six who earned perfect scores.
The exam, which was administered in March, is not meant to be a competition but rather an opportunity for students to receive reinforcement and recognition, according to the NLE website. The exam is a 40-question, multiple-choice test with a 45-minute time limit and is given at seven levels. Students may earn certificates, medals and even qualify for scholarships.
The NLE is sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League. The exam is administered in all 50 states and 20 other countries.
Fayetteville-Manlius High School
Fifty-five students at Fayetteville-Manlius High School received awards. Senior Emma Kronenberg earned her fifth consecutive gold medal, and juniors Rishi Aeleti, Andrew Ahn, Nadia Taeckens and Emma Vandewater won their fourth consecutive gold medals.
In addition to the special awards mentioned above, high-school students winning gold medals and the designation of summa cum laude were Patrick Hollister on the Latin IV exam; Marissa Zhai, Sara Kronenberg, Lilah Poole and Xen Warner on the Latin III exam; and on the Latin II exam, Georgia Langan, Chris Shanguhyia, Christian Kneaskern, Sawyer Brown, Vincent Hunt, Andrew Fitts, Nathan Liu, Kyler Patrick, Aurora Santangelo, Tyler Koehne, Jillian Hack and Olivia Barnhart.
Earning a silver medal and designation of maxima cum laude were Leo Pieples and Catherine Cole on the Latin V/VI exam; Michael OuYang, Edward Elliott, Miranda Zheng and Patrick Lettery on the Latin IV exam; Srujamya Sampathi, John Henderson, Wyatt Steele and Noah Taeckens on the Latin III exam; and Grace Corbin, Reese Niccolls, Jayanthan Karthikeyan, Lindsay Caltabiano, Catherine Rizzo, Christine Lin and Adam Taylor on the Latin II exam.
Earning magna cum laude designation were Nicholas Tagtmeyer, Allison Wilde and Alexis Ahn on the Latin V/VI exam; Gurkirat Mangat and Daniel Patrick on the Latin IV exam; and Evan Newton on the Latin III exam. Emma Stoppacher, Holly Adamski, Liam Qi, Luas Mosher and Colin Byer earned a magna cum laude on the Latin II exam.
Earning cum laude designation were Lucas Weires on the Latin V/VI exam; Apollo Adler on the Latin IV exam; and Tommy Trisciani and Liam Malgieri on the Latin III exam.
Eagle Hill and Wellwood middle schools
Fifty-five Eagle Hill and Wellwood middle school students earned awards on this year’s National Latin Exam, which they took in March as first- and second-year Latin students.
Six students earned perfect scores on their exams. These were Eagle Hill seventh-graders Meghan Iles, Morgan Fahrenkrug and Iris Lu; Wellwood seventh-grader Justin Liu; and Eagle Hill eighth-graders Henry Grenis and William Merriam.
Eagle Hill Latin I students earning gold medals and summa cum laude designation, in addition to those earning perfect scores, include Brooke Kronenberg, Kelly Liu, Maham Iqbal, Tess Kronenberg, Abigail Tyler and Verna Aeleti in eighth grade; and in seventh, Sanaa Goyal, Haris Iqbal, and Chloe Lee. Earning gold medals from Wellwood were eighth-graders Elizabeth Kawa and Claire Hunt; and seventh-grader William Huang.
Peter Fischi, William Fishman and Leah Holmes of Wellwood earned silver medals and maxima cum laude, or with greatest praise distinction on the Latin I exam, as did Sonia LaHaye, Samreen Mangat, Katherine Parmley, Jana Hodge, Phoebe Koehne, Diya Ali, Evelyn Anzalone and Antoine Aombe of Eagle Hill.
Earning silver medals on the Introduction to Latin exam were Jonah Thompson, Adam Winnowicz, Rheaa Goyal, Remy Sinclair, Alexander Wang and Liam Newton from Eagle Hill and Ashton Miller, Octavia Miller, Josiah Feng, Matthew Seamans, Ewan Shepard and Landon Brafknecht of Wellwood.
Earning magna cum laude, or with great praise, awards were Latin I students Avery Will of Eagle Hill and Marie-Nicole Jazmin, Oliver Gorman and Bradley Hugo of Wellwood; and seventh-graders Anna Jolly, John Bullis and Jackson Foster of Eagle Hill.
Alex Felser and Alexandra Scaringe of Wellwood earned cum laude, or with praise, designation on the Latin I exam, as did Justin Zheng of Eagle Hill. Earning cum laude designation on the Introduction to Latin exam were Clare Bingham, Samuel Dupras, Mara Gloo and John Brose of Eagle Hill.