|Berkshire Country Day School Announces Awards for National Latin Exam|
|01:55PM / Monday, April 30, 2018|
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Country Day School, an independent school for students in preschool through ninth grade, has announced that 14 Upper School (grades seven through nine) students were awarded certificates and medals for their high scores on the 2018 National Latin Exam.
The NLE exam is sponsored both by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League. More than 143,000 students from all 50 states and 24 foreign countries took the test.
For the Introduction to Latin Exam: An Outstanding Achievement Certificate was earned by seventh-grader Norah Smith of Sheffield.
For the Latin I National Exam, the following awards were earned by seventh-grade students: Gold Summa Cum Laude, Rafi Karpowitz of Hudson, N.Y. Silver Maxima Cum Laude, Sam Creelan of East Chatham, N.Y.; Esme Mamousette of Craryville, N.Y.; Petra Orloff of Ghent, N.Y.; and Samantha Seeley of Richmond. Magna Cum Laude, Lana Messinger of Chatham, N.Y.; and Genevieve Syrett of Great Barrington. Cum Laude, Daniel Ciejek of Lee.
For the Latin II National Exam, the following awards were earned by eighth-graders: Gold Summa Cum Laude, Chase Vermeulen of North Egremont. Silver Maxima Cum Laude, Clara Mollerus of Otis; Keely O'Gorman of Lee; and Sean Sylbert of Monterey. Cum Laude, Henry Van Schaick of South Egremont.
BCD students study Latin from grade six through grade nine with teacher Eugenie Fawcett of Tyringham, Mass.
"We are proud of all of our students for the achievements shown on each year's National Latin Exam," BCD Head of School Paul Lindenmaier said. "It is a testament to the continuing quality of our longstanding Latin program."