Wilson Hill Academy is pleased to announce the names of students who achieved honors on the 2014-15 National Classical Exams. Fifteen Wilson Hill Academy students earned honors on the National Latin Exam (NLE), six on the National Mythology Exam (NME), and a whopping twenty-three on the brand new National Latin Vocabulary Exam (NLVE). A special shoutout belongs to Grace Oliver who earned the Latin Exam Trifecta, medaling on the NLE, NCVE, and NME, earning a perfect score on the latter. We are so proud of our smarties! They are listed below.

Additionally, in 2015-16 each student at Wilson Hill Academy will have the opportunity to take all applicable classical exams (including the National Classical Etymology Exam) with the exam fees already included as part of class registration.

2014-15 National Latin Exam

WHA Medalists: 15

Poetry Level IV

  • Alice Hui:  Cum Laude

Prose Level IV

  • Grace Oliver:  Silver – Maxima Cum Laude

Level III

  • Emma Dodson:  Gold – Summa Cum Laude
  • Elise Scrogham:  Silver – Maxima Cum Laude
  • Hannah Burgsma:  Magna Cum Laude
  • Grace Nuttle:  Magna Cum Laude
  • Sarah Dreher:  Cum Laude

Level II

  • Vincent Ludwig:  Silver – Maxima Cum Laude
  • Joshua Lui:  Silver – Maxima Cum Laude
  • Rachel Oles:  Silver – Maxima Cum Laude
  • Caroline McDowell:  Magna Cum Laude

Level I

  • Jonathan Coll:  Silver – Maxima Cum Laude
  • Rebecca Lui:  Silver – Maxima Cum Laude
  • Daniel Moreau:  Magna Cum Laude

Introductory Level

  • Grace Lui Certificate of Achievement

The National Latin Exam is comprised of 40 multiple-choice questions and generally includes questions of grammar, translation, derivatives, Roman history, mythology, life, geography, oral Latin, and mottoes. Over 149,000 students from all fifty states and thirteen foreign countries took this exam in 2013. Exams levels available are: Introduction to Latin, Latin I, Latin II, Latin II, Latin III-IV Prose, III-IV Poetry, Latin V, and Latin VI.

2014-15 National Mythology Exam

WHA Medalists: 6

  • Grade Oliver:  Gold (perfect paper)
  • Chloe Owens:  Gold (perfect paper)
  • Jason Nuttle:  Silver
  • Caroline McDowell:  Bronze
  • Anna Nuttle:  Bronze
  • Katherine Oliver:  Bronze

The National Mythology Exam (NME) is comprised of 30-50 multiple-choice questions (depending upon grade level) and is based on Greek and Roman mythology (with a heavy emphasis on d’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths) and two sub-tests that differ from year to year. Over 10,000 students from the United States and several foreign countries annually take this exam. Exams are available to students in grades 3-9. Students in grades 10-12 may also take this exam but must achieve a perfect paper in order to earn any credit.

2014-15 National Latin Vocabulary Exam

WHA Medalists: 23

Level III

  • Grace Oliver:  Gold
  • Emma Dodson:  Silver
  • Isabel Warmka:  Silver
  • Timothy Herndon:  Bronze
  • Elise Scrogham:  Bronze

Level II

  • Maura Ashley:  Gold
  • Timothy Braddy:  Gold
  • Alexia Goodman:  Gold
  • Nate Jo:  Gold
  • Rachel Oles:  Gold
  • Vincent Ludwig:  Silver
  • Joshua Lui:  Silver
  • Ashlyn Freemyer:  Bronze
  • Caroline McDowell:  Bronze
  • Aislinn Warmka:  Bronze

Level I

  • Abby Driskill:  Gold
  • Kate Spirduso:  Gold
  • Joel Salazar:  Silver
  • Paige Stevens:  Silver
  • Katheryn Baker:  Bronze
  • Sophie Scott:  Bronze
  • Emma Shearer:  Bronze
  • Andrew Shives:  Bronze

This exam is comprised of 70 multiple-choice questions solely about Latin vocabulary. In this, the NLVE’s inaugural year, almost 2400 students participated in six different levels.