Don Bosco Prep is proud to announce the success of our students on this year’s National Latin Exam! Our students earned 17 medals (nine Gold Summa Cum Laude, seven Silver Maxima Cum Laude, and one Cum Laude) and a Certificate of Merit for our Latin Program.
The National Latin Exam is level specific (ranging from Introduction to Latin through Latin VI). It is composed of 40 multiple choice questions focusing on grammar, translation, history, culture, and reading comprehension. Awards are granted based on how well students do in comparison with the national average for the individual exam in a given year. Awards granted for the exams include Gold (Summa Cum Laude), Silver (Maxima Cum Laude), Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude.
"I am so proud of the excellent performance by so many of our students in the Latin program on the National Latin Exam,” said Mr. Brian Zawiski, Latin teacher and chair of the Language Department. “Their strong performance is a testament to their hard work and tenacity; the medals and certificates, which they earned, are a validation and affirmation of what they have achieved thus far in their Latin studies."
Pictured are Latin IV Honors students (l to r): Aidan Youngs- Gold Summa Cum Laude; Aidan Pizzo - Gold Summa Cum Laude; Liam O'Malley - Silver Maxima Cum Laude; Peter Flis - Cum Laude. Other awardees are: Latin III Honors students: Jeremy Moynihan - Gold Summa Cum Laude;
Gabriel Montalvo-Zotter - Gold Summa Cum Laude; Thomas Flynn - Gold Summa Cum Laude; Owen Stanczak - Silver Maxima Cum Laude. Latin II Honors students are: Farrell Kehm - Gold Summa Cum Laude; Connor Kehm - Silver Maxima Cum Laude; Matthew Mulloy - Silver Maxima Cum Laude; Stephen Davis - Silver Maxima Cum Laude; Blaise Thevenot - Silver Maxima Cum Laude; Jonathan Lee - Silver Maxima Cum Laude; Garrett Van Blarcom - DeLuise - Silver Maxima Cum Laude . Latin I Honors students are: Patrick McDonnell - Gold Summa Cum Laude; Killian Moore - Gold Summa Cum Laude; Christian Kim - Gold Summa Cum Laude; James Cosgrove - Cum Laude; Eamon Youngs - Cum Laude.
You can see photos of all four groups of recipients on our Don Bosco Prep Official Facebook page!