A Latin Award Ceremony was held recently at the Bellport High School to celebrate all the accomplishments of Latin students. Forty-two students from all grades received awards for successfully
participating in the National Latin Exam or for representing Bellport
High School at the annual Latin Contest at Stony Brook University or for being a senior elected by classmates for leadership traits and
inspiration in the study of classical language and culture (Nicole Powell, Talia Hughes, Gina Marie Falk and Cameron Colicchio).
John Friia, President of the Suffolk Classical Society also presented to senior Katheryn Martinez a scholarship awarded annually to a student from Suffolk schools who excelled in the study of Latin. Sophomore Laura Jenkins was awarded the “Perfect Score” Certificate from the Mary Washington University for her perfect score on the National Latin Exam
Latin students received 4 gold medals (Laura Jenkins, August Johnson, Erin Berja, Cheyenne Cirillo-Watt); 10 silver medals (Madison Edelstein, Ahmed Shata, James Jankowski, Noah Devaney, Isabel Ospina, Gina Marie Falk, Jennifer Jara, Brian Gilligan, Bryanna Ray, Katheryn Martinez); 13 Magna Cum Laude certificates (Jose Diplan, Julia Feist, Elena Porcaro,Isabella Iadicicco, Edwin Garzon, Carissa Erickson, Daniel Ofori, Courtney Schordine, Aimee Abaldonado, Emily Dis, James Mizvesky,Connor Cipp, Kristina Foley); 15 Cum Laude certificates (Taylor Gonzalez, Brian Foley, Stephanie Perrodin, Giavanna Tims,Ajay Persaud,Connor Mulcahy, Shawn Pizzo, Brandi Beere, Chloe Ludlow, Kimberly Chavez, Gabby Desposito, Gavyn Hagemann, Samatha Colombo, Jalen Riddick, Grace Beemer).
Teams at the Stony Brook University Latin Contest Latin teacher Mrs. Ellams, Laura Jenkins, Principal Tim Hogan
John Friia, Katheryn Martinez, Mitti Ellams, Tim Hogan