Congratulations to our National Latin Exam Award Winners!
Bishop Watterson once again had a strong showing on the National Latin Exam, with 95% of our students who took the exam winning awards. In addition, our 2017 results yielded 34 gold medals, the most ever won at Bishop Watterson.
We also had 12 silver medals, eight third-place certificates (magna cum laude) and five fourth-place certificates (cum laude). Additionally, the gold medals come with a summa cum laude certificate while the silvers come with a maxima cum laude certificate.
Sophomore Rebecca Marino and freshman Mia Brown both received perfect papers. The following students were awarded gold medals: seniors Jacob Erney and Michael Grunenwald; juniors Joshua Cho, Claire Schenk, Eliza Narsavage, Noah Weaver, Madison Tortora, DJ Brown, Daniel Bower, Bryant Pratt, Rebekah Forshey, Eamon McDonough and Lillie Fernandes; sophomores Rebecca Marino, Caitlyn Westerman, Erin Flanagan, Christopher Machol, Noah Hall, Peyton Smith, Madeline Torbert, Maura Hickey, Zachary Kubatko, Lily Rosati Yoos, Anna Molnar, and Tabitha Granchay (frosh in Latin II); freshmen Mia Brown, Isabella Ginocchi, Mary Porter, Benjamin Wilson, Sarah Heink, Cassandra Kasberg, Patrick Carpenter, Thomas Bair, and Rachel Weaver.
The following students received silver medals: senior Nina Buoni; juniors Nina Baird, and Alex Rogers; sophomores Alex Vassel (freshman in Latin II), Elizabeth Steffensmeier, Bridget Kirkpatrick, Emily Latshaw, Robert Agan, and Abigail Luft; freshmen Abigail Giesler, Isabella Holsten, and Grace Billingslea.
These students earned magna cum laude certificates: junior Danielle Fisher; sophomores Victoria Read, Jenna Mar, Jane Porter, Kajsa Mays, Allison Fu, Bridget Buchanan and freshman Ava Courtney.
And last but never least, the following received cum laude certificates: sophomores Peter Ganz, Brendan Foley and Lauren Koval; and freshmen Peyton Jordan and Mason Graney.
Latin teacher Denise Davis-Henry is very proud of the students’ academic achievement. “The wisdom of the ancient world continues to be handed down to the younger generation and cultural literacy still has a chance to flourish,” said Mrs. D-H.