Seven APS students earned perfect scores on this year’s exams National Latin Exam. The seven perfect papers were among more than 586 Arlington Latin students who took the exam in March.
Of the 586 students who took the exam, 217 students earned awards: 66 students earned gold medals (Summa Cum Laude), 55 students received a silver medal (Maxima Cum Laude), 44 earned a Magna Cum Laude certificate and 52 earned the Cum Laude certificate.
- Swanson Middle School students Jake Lawrence, Oliver Meek, Luke Mucchetti, Natalie Nardone, and Mickey Robertson all earned a perfect score on the 2018 Level I National Latin Exam.
- Amelia Puchalla, also of Swanson, achieved a perfect score on the Level II Exam.
- Graham Lazorchak of Washington-Lee High School earned a perfect on the Level IV Exam.
At every level, only around 0.5 percent of students achieve a perfect paper in these exams, while gold summa cum laude medals are awarded to the top 10 percent of participants at each level.
The National Latin Exam was established in 1977 to provide students with a national standard to measure their academic success. The exam covers grammar, reading comprehension, Roman culture, history, geography, mythology, and etymology. 131,787 students from the United States and 24 countries took the exam in 2018.This year’s APS awardees, listed by school, are:
Gunston Middle School
- Silver medal (Maximā Cum Laude): Antonia Jara Romero, Belan Yeshigeta
- Cum Laude: Dana Frisbie, Naomi Lindsay, Scotten Maderal
- Silver medal (Maximā Cum Laude): Jasmine Taylor
- Magnā Cum Laude: Hannah Libelo
- Cum Laude: Mason Taylor
Jefferson Middle School
- Silver medal (maximā cum laude): Eleanor Rowland
- Cum Laude: Elizabeth Fado
- Magnā Cum Laude: Sophie Fry
Kenmore Middle School
- Magnā Cum Laude: Laura Nowalk
- Cum Laude: Atalie Dempsey
Swanson Middle School
- Gold Medal (Summā Cum Laude): Marco Alemán, Natalie Cecil, Lexi Dyer, Madi Goeke, Heather Hanby, Will Hickey, Jake Lawrence, Noura Lynch, Oliver Meek, Max Morrison, Luke Mucchetti, Natalie Nardone, Mickey Robertson, Lauren Rylander, Gilly Stoller, Mia Stoller, Toby Stowell.
- Silver Medal (Maximā Cum Laude): Harrison Backrack, Andy Coleman, Andrew Edmondson, Juliet Gerensky-Greene, Juliana Lomas, Ryan Mahshie, Julia Troppe.
- Magnā Cum Laude: Jonathan Benchoff, Gasahn Chanikornpradit, Liam Hadley, Hannah Huang, Nestor Johnstone, Max Jolley, Anais Lowenthal, Peyton Smith.
- Cum Laude: Matthew Chalfont, Owen Haga, Evan Holt, Juliet Jennings, Marley Kurey, Revon Lowe, Maggie MacMullen, Liam Mason, Jack Shellhouse, Spencer Strebe, David Thissen, Nick Viola.
- Gold Medal (Summā Cum Laude): Camila Anderson, Olivia Baptiste, Gregory Ettelt, Alexandra Fall, Gaston Finger, Sonia Friemel, Nathan Gehrke, Sofia Gerensky-Greene, Clara Grimmelbein, Kieran Hizon, Tobias Jaramillo, Jack Kimbrell, Eliana Lotenberg, Zoe Palmer, Caroline La Piana, Amelia Puchalla, Ged Thissen, Savannah Thompson, Nicolas Wakeman, Dilin Williams
- Silver Medal (Maximā Cum Laude): Thomas Ackleson, Joy Block, Max Fearing, Elissa Hall, Isabelle Obey, Timothy Sullivan, Mary Superata
- Magnā Cum Laude: Ellen Gilberg, Shawn Hazzard, Matthew Lange, Sebastian Olmsted, Jana Smith-Perry, James Theriez
- Cum Laude: Collin Davis, Paul Kim, Jacob Singer, Cole Taylor, Audrey Vizard, Alexander Voth
Williamsburg Middle School
- Gold Medal (Summā Cum Laude): Lindsay Glaccum, Margaret Lawler, Decker Rossi
- Silver Medal (Maximā Cum Laude): Evan Barrie, Lauren Fisher, Colin Sartori, Lucy Shoreman
- Magnā Cum Laude: Sean Kalchbrenner, Audrey Ogea, Theresa Provosnik, Elizabeth Souders
- Cum Laude: Luke Aslaksen, Lila Gibbs, Molly Kaplow, Nathan Reiser, Silas Riggs
- Gold Medal (Summā Cum Laude): William McLaughlin
- Silver Medal (Maximā Cum Laude): Sara Cochran, John Ferrara, Joseph Knight, Noah Larbestalier, Morgan Phelps, Maria Soukup
- Magnā Cum Laude: Colin Berry, Kaylee Board, Jack Duhamel, Mia Lodwig, Chase Rubin, Julia Teixeira
- Cum Laude: Evan Butler, Adam Hall, Alexander Keckler
- Cum Laude: Hezekiah Williams
Washington-Lee High School
- Gold Medal (Summā Cum Laude): John-William Cordero, Christopher Jennings, Samuel Kiser, Luella Wallander
- Silver Medal (maximā cum laude): Robyn Alteneder, Theresa Cogley, Hugh French, Ainsley McCabe, Lara Schneidawind
- Magnā Cum Laude: Michael Johnson, Max Kappler, Eugene Lim, Cassandra Smith, Sofia Sosa
- Cum Laude: James Byron, Mac Nowalk, Thomas Sharpe, Emmett Weiss
- Gold Medal (Summā Cum Laude): Caroline Cunningham, Graham Lazorchak
- Magnā Cum Laude: Charles Ciccoretti
- Gold Medal (Summā Cum Laude): Julia Billera
- Silver Medal (Maximā Cum Laude): Draken Garfinkel
- Cum Luude: Jared Garfinkel, Karuna Sinha, Roger Stanley
- Magnā Cum Laude: Vincent LaGrassa
- Cum Laude: Essi Wunderman
Yorktown High School
- Silver Medal (Maximā Cum Laude): Lillian Hamlin
- Cum Laude: Peter George, Katherine Grant, Aniketan Pelletier
- Gold Medal (Summā Cum Laude): Caroline Coleman, Grant Harris, Emily Mucchetti, John Purple
- Silver Medal (Maximā Cum Laude): Kevin Farrell, Benjamin Schoenfield, James Sharkey
- Magnā Cum Laude: Ella Evans, Sierra Janes, Catherine Sword
- Cum Laude: Alexandra Mendelsohn, Andrew Murray
- Silver Medal (Maximā Cum Laude): Luke Rubin, Sean O’Brien
- Cum Laude: Ankita Sahay, Rose Shafer
- Magnā Cum Laude: Elizabeth Noe
- Cum Laude: Peter Schmidt
H-B Woodlawn Secondary Progam
- Gold Medal (Summā Cum Laude): Josh Huddleston, Julia Brodsky, Miroslav Jungr, John Bruce, Abigail Keady
- Silver Medal (Maximā Cum Laude): Wes Riggs, Jackson Burt, Ben Spande
- Magnā Cum Laude: Henry Kvalevog, Elizabeth Ives, John Golden
- Cum Laude: Max Lucier
- Gold Medal (Summā Cum Laude): Rachel Love, Mary Katherine Musick, Olivia Campbell
- Silver Medal (Maximā Cum Laude): Isabella Morales-Talero, Rachel Obora
- Magnā Cum Laude: Isabel Lloyd, Leonardo Falvo
- Gold Medal (Summā Cum Laude): Grace Chen, Elizabeth Brown, Ethan Edds, Noah Troppe, Grace Lynch
- Silver Medal (Maximā Cum Laude): Leo Eichers, Isabella Sheppard, Ella Grasmeder, Annabel Vernia
- Magnā Cum Laude: Philip Juras
- Cum Laude: Isabel Mondshine
- Gold Medal (Summā Cum Laude): Sophie McNally
- Silver Medal (Maximā Cum Laude): Caroline Alpi, Morgan Birkenstock, Rebecca Wilson, Rose Hayman, Trent Teyama, Ben Fleming
- Magnā Cum Laude: Henry Hammer
- Cum Laude: Andrew London