This spring, more than 139,000 Latin students in all 50 states and 20 other countries took the National Latin Exam. Eight Upper School students received gold medals: freshmen Sydney Faux, Giana Karamanolis and Jason Tapper; sophomores Amalie Little and Harley Ryan; juniors Mae Shippen and Alan Tapper; and senior Jacob Sloman. Special congratulations to A. Tapper and Sloman, who also received Book Awards for their fourth- and fifth-consecutive gold medals, respectively.
In addition, four Upper School Latin students earned Letters of Commendation following their participation in the annual Classical Association of the Midwest and South Latin Translation Contest. Faux, Sloman, and juniors Paul-Louis Biondi and Austin Fuller scored among the top 20% of entries in 32 states and three Canadian provinces to earn the recognition.