Berkshire Country Day School Announces Awards for National Latin Exam

STOCKBRIDGE/LENOX, MA (04/26/2018) (readMedia)-- Berkshire Country Day School, an independent school for students in preschool through ninth grade, is pleased to announce that 14 Upper School (grades 7-9) students were awarded certificates and medals for their high scores on the 2018 National Latin Exam. The NLE exam is sponsored both by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League. More than 143,000 students from all 50 states and 24 foreign countries took the test.

For the Introduction to Latin Exam, an Outstanding Achievement Certificate was earned by seventh grader Norah Smith, Sheffield.

For the Latin I National Exam, the following awards were earned by seventh grade students: Gold Summa Cum Laude: Rafi Karpowitz, Hudson, NY. Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Sam Creelan, East Chatham, NY; Esme Mamousette, Craryville, NY; Petra Orloff, Ghent, NY; and Samantha Seeley, Richmond. Magna Cum Laude: Lana Messinger, Chatham, NY; and Genevieve Syrett, Great Barrington. Cum Laude: Daniel Ciejek, Lee.

For the Latin II National Exam, the following awards were earned by eighth graders: Gold Summa Cum Laude: Chase Vermeulen, North Egremont. Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Clara Mollerus, Otis; Keely O'Gorman, Lee; and Sean Sylbert, Monterey. Cum Laude: Henry Van Schaick, South Egremont.

BCD students study Latin from Grade 6 through Grade 9 with teacher Eugénie Fawcett of Tyringham, MA.

"We are proud of all of our students for the achievements shown on each year's National Latin Exam," says BCD Head of School Paul Lindenmaier. "It is a testament to the continuing quality of our longstanding Latin program."

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Berkshire Country Day School, established in 1946 and located at 55 Interlaken Road in Stockbridge, MA, is an independent school for students in Preschool through Grade 9. Berkshire Country Day School exists to inspire the individual promise of every student, that each may become an exemplary citizen of the world. For more information about the school, visit