Bellport Latin Students Score Big in National Competition

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Students from Bellport High School Latin recently participated in the 38th Annual National Latin Exam, sponsored by the American Classical League. They were joined by 154,000 others students from all states and 20 foreign countries.

Students are tested on a variety of questions from the categories of Grammar, Vocabulary, Derivatives, Mythology, History, Roman Life and Reading Comprehension. Students are able to earn various levels of awards based on their achievement on the exam.

Bellport High School students performed exceptionally well on this year's National Latin Examination. There were 2 Gold Medal winners Summa cum Laude (Natissa Scott and Eva Stanganelli); 1 Silver Medal Winner Maxima cum Laude (Liam McCarthy); and 5 Cum Laude Certificate Winners (Alexa Orsino, Hannah Pokorny, Matthew Pfisterer, Julius Jeffries, Cheyenne Cirillo-Watt). Ninth grader Tomas Rentas earned a certificate of achievement on the Introduction to Latin Exam.

These results are a testament that Bellport students of Latin truly embody the motto Labor Omnia Vincit (work conquers all).

"Congratulationes omnibus vobis! Optime fecistis!"