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Three Latin students earn Perfect Scores on the National Latin Exam; Two students earn Maureen O’Donnell Award for four years of gold medals
Three Houston High Latin students earned perfect scores on the National Latin Exam: Andrew Hines in Latin I and Andrew Rivalto IV and Mohammed Hyder in Latin II. The National Latin exam is administered to over 145,000 students nationwide and from 14 foreign countries, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Niger, Poland, Switzerland, Zimbabwe, China and France. Participation in this program attests interest in and encouragement of academic excellence.
Drew Rivalto and Andy Hines (Mohammed Hynder pictured below)
Houston High students, under the direction of teachers Mrs. Erin Purcell and Dr. Abigail Simone earned 37 summa cum laude gold medals.
Seniors Katarina Jankov and Farrah Altamimi earned copies of
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
for four straight years of earning gold medals on the National Latin Exam. The Maureen O’Donnell Oxford Classical Dictionary Award is given to students who win four gold medals in recognition of their outstanding achievement.
Mohommed Hyder also earned a gold medal on the The National Classical Etymology Exam, an exam designed to test a student’s ability to handle both Latin and Green derivatives and their usage in the English language.
National Roman Civilization Exam
is designed to test a student’s knowledge of ancient Roman society. Latin students who placed on the exam are:
Bo Cotton—bronze Level II
Mohammed Hyder—bronze Level II
Mary Carter Mullins---gold Level IV
National Latin Vocabulary Exam
is designed to test a student’s knowledge of Latin vocabulary and is based solely on specific lists of Latin vocabulary relevant to a particular student’s level of Latin. Our Latin students who placed on the exam are:
Mary Carter Mullins—bronze
Medusa Mythology exam
is an international competition for mythology enthusiasts. The 2016 exam theme was “Hercules: The 1st Avenger.” Houston had several students take the exam this spring and Mohammed Hyder received a Bronze Medal for superior achievement on the Medusa Mythology Exam.
The following students received certificates of commendation for the
2015-16 The Classical Association of the Middle West and South Latin Translation Contest
, representing a top 10% finish in this Contest.
Mohammed Hyder—intermediate level
Madison Maw—intermediate level
William McLeod—intermediate level
Katarina Jankov—advanced level
Congratulations to these Latin students for their outstanding performances this year!
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