Wilson Hill Academy Latin students earned 99 medals in the 2018-19 National Classical Etymology Exam, an online test sponsored by the National Junior Classical League. WHA secondary Latin students have participated in this annual exam since 2014, but this year yields a record-setting result, with 51% of participating students earning medals.

“One of the reasons we study Latin is so that we can have a deep understanding of words,” Latin teacher Joanna Hensley explains. “Etymology is a fascinating topic for people who love words, and I am thrilled to see our students growing in their appreciation for etymology. I couldn’t be prouder of our students and our Latin teachers for this high achievement!”

Students will receive their medals at the Awards Ceremony at LINK. Visit NCEE to learn more, and be sure to read Ryan Handermann’s post on the subject, Etymological Spelunking.