National Latin Exam

Visit the Official NLE Page for details; this exam is taken each year by over 100,000 students around the world!

Taking the NLE in March is a great way to get "official" proof of your Latin skills, a fun challenge, a way to compete with Latin students worldwide (from the comfort of your home!), and a chance for you to win medals, awards, and/or scholarships. An NLE award is a GREAT addition to your resume or college applications!

Overall Summary as of Spring 2017:

488 exams have been taken (over a 12-year period; first year was 2005).

451 awards have been received (92.4%)!

260 gold, 100 silver, 52 magna cum laude, 34 cum laude, 5 Intro Ribbons.

Great work, everyone!


2017 NLE Awards!!!

35 of 36 students (97.2%) received an award -- Optimē!

2017 Summary: 36 took the exam, and 35 received awards!  21 gold (including 2 perfect papers), 7 silver, 1 magna cum laude, 1 cum laude.

Book Awards:
The Maureen O’Donnell Oxford Classical Dictionary Award is given to students who win four gold medals in recognition of their outstanding achievement. Winners this year will be announced in May (but you can calculate this for yourself and let me know, if you'd like).

Carter Drake Goad Book Awards:  Lily G. has won five gold medals and earned a special book award (a second brick!).

2 Perfect Paper and Gold Medal (40/40 on the exam):  Lily G. (Latin V), Joanna B. (3rd year in a row!)

21 Gold Medals / Summa Cum Laude awards: Alia S., Caleb V., George WM, Leigh S., Lachlan M., Fiona M. (Latin 100), Mary G., Tara L., Hope T., Alicia Y., Morgan E. (Latin 200), Joseph G., Katie P., Sam W., Piper W., Joanna B., Mallory C., Lily G., Ryan H., Matt N., Gautam P. (Latin 300/400/AP). 

5 Intro to Latin Ribbons (they award these instead of gold medals):  Perry D., Alexander M., Elijah R., Sylvie S., Chance O'B. (Latin 100 SS)

7 Silver Medals / Maxima Cum Laude awards:  Bobbie P., Connor T., Noah K., Philip E., Lizzie B., Dinah C., Maggie M. (Latin 100)

1 Magna Cum Laude award:  Colette C. (Latin 400)

1 Cum Laude award:  Griffin M. (Latin 200)

Congratulations!


2016 NLE Awards!!!

47 of 52 students (90.4%) received an award -- Optimē!

2016 Summary: 52 took the exam, and 47 received awards!  32 gold (including 6 perfect papers), 9 silver, 2 magna cum laude, 4 cum laude.

Book Awards:
The Maureen O’Donnell Oxford Classical Dictionary Award is given to students who win four gold medals in recognition of their outstanding achievement. Winners this year are Lily G., Sophie H., Aidan M., and Matt N.  Congratulations!

Carter Drake Goad Book Awards:  Dallas N. and Ryan H. have won five gold medals and earned special book awards (a second brick!).

6 Perfect Paper and Gold Medal (40/40 on the exam): Ella W. (Latin 100), Connor (2nd year in a row!), Katie P. (2nd year in a row!)Sam W., Piper W., Joanna B. (2nd year in a row!)

37 Gold Medals / Summa Cum Laude awards: (Ella W.), Emma W., Mary G., Alicia Y., Hope T., Morgan E., Lydia W., Griffin M., Dinah C. (Latin 100), (Connor, Katie P., Piper, Sam W.), Madeline W., Tayja S., Joel S., Joseph G., Emma L., Sarah P. (Latin 200), (Joanna), Colette, Caiden K., Anna B., Mallory C. (Latin 300), Matt N., Lily G., Sophie H., Aidan M. (Latin 400), Sophie K., Hae-In S., Ryan H. (Latin 500 / AP), Dallas N. (Latin 600/AP). 

9 Silver Medals / Maxima Cum Laude awards:  Preston G., Melody S., Katie C., Love T. (Latin 100), Sarah M., Travis C. (Latin 200), Erica M. (Latin 300), Allison Z., (Latin 400), Matthew H. (Latin 500)

2 Magna Cum Laude awards:  Zachary M., Simran K.

4 Cum Laude awards:  Flannery B., Rebekah M., Parker E., Kieran E.

Congratulations again! You all prepared very thoroughly and did an excellent job on the exam! Be sure to put this in your academic records and make a note of it on your college applications. These will be in your year-end packets, which will be mailed to you in early June.


Hooray for the Lone Pine students! :)


2015 NLE Awards!!!


50 of 54 students (92.6%) received an award -- Optimē!

2015 Summary: 54 took the exam, and 50 received awards! 37 gold (including 7 perfect papers), 3 silver, 2 magna cum laude, 8 cum laude.

Book Awards:
The Maureen O’Donnell Oxford Classical Dictionary Award is given to students who win four gold medals in recognition of their outstanding achievement. This year we have 5 students:  Kieran, Simran, Ryan H., Zoe M., Matthew H.
Carter Drake Goad Book Awards:  The students who have won five gold medals will be sent special book awards.  This year we have 2 students:  Laura H., Dallas N.

7 Perfect Paper and Gold Medal (40/40 on the exam): Connor, Katie P., Madeline (Latin 100), Joanna, Mark P., Josh F., Anna B. (Latin 200)

37 Gold Medals / Summa Cum Laude awards: (Connor, Katie P., Madeline), Piper, Tara, Robert, Rachel Bon., Joel, Sarah Par., Jerry, Tayja, Gabriella, Fiona (Latin 100), (Joanna, Mark P., Josh F., Anna B.), Leila, Caiden, Mallory, Erica M. (Latin 200), Thomas, Lily, Matt N., Sophie, Aidan M., Rachel O., Amelia, Allison Z. (Latin 300), Kieran, Matthew H., Simran, Summer, Ryan H. (Latin 400), Laura, Zoe, Dallas (AP Latin / Latin 500)

3 Silver Medals / Maxima Cum Laude awards:  Colette, Meghan S., Gian (Latin 200)

2 Magna Cum Laude awards:  Zachary M., Ariana (Latin 100)

8 Cum Laude awards:  Alec P., Sophia P. (Latin 100), Sierra, Parker, Sarah M. (Latin 200), James Mich. (Latin 400), Lydia M. (Latin 500/AP), Liesl J. (Latin 600)

Congratulations again! You all prepared very thoroughly and did an excellent job on the exam! Be sure to put this in your academic records and make a note of it on your college applications. These will be in your year-end packets, which will be mailed to you in early June.


Hooray for the Lone Pine students! :)


2014 NLE Awards!!!

62 of 63 students (98.4%) received an award -- Optimē!

2014 Summary: 63 took the exam, and 62 received awards!  34 gold (including 9 perfect papers), 11 silver, 13 magna cum laude, 4 cum laude.

9 Perfect Paper and Gold Medal (40/40 on the exam):  Emily, Mark P., Sarah, Leila, Anna, Mallory, Erica (Latin 100), Will, Thomas (Latin 200)

34 Gold Medals / Summa Cum Laude awards: (Emily, Mark P., Sarah, Leila, Anna, Mallory, Erica), Jesin, Tucker, Elena, Alaina, Bryce, Dilan (Latin 100), (Thomas, Will), Amelia, Matt N., Sophie, Rachel, Lily, Raphael, Janae, Caroline, Allison, Aidan (Latin 200), Kieran, Sarah, Simran (Latin 300), Dallas, Talya, Ryan H., Laura, Zoe (Latin 400), Gavin (AP Latin / Latin 500)

11 Silver Medals / Maxima Cum Laude awards: Sierra, Meghan, Emma, Gian, Josh (Latin 100), Mallory (Latin 200), Summer, Sara (Latin 300), Jacob, Sarah B., Jordyn (AP Latin / Latin 500)

13 Magna Cum Laude awards (used to be a bronze medal but they looked just like the golds so they stopped giving them ;):  Terra, Jeremy, Timothy, Alexis (Latin 100), Lydia, Morgan, Mikayla, David B. (Latin 200), Kaitlyn, James M. (Latin 300), Chance, Luke, Nyssa (Latin 500/AP)

 4 Cum Laude awards:  Brett, Zoe N. (Latin 100), Hannah, Liesl (Latin 500/AP)

Book Awards:
The Maureen O’Donnell Oxford Classical Dictionary Award is given to students who win four gold medals in recognition of their outstanding achievement. This year we have 3 students:  Laura H., Dallas, Talya


Congratulations again!  You all prepared very thoroughly and did an excellent job on the exam!  Be sure to put this in your academic records and make a note of it on your college applications.

These will be in your year-end packets, which will be mailed to you in early June.

Hooray for the Lone Pine students!  :) 


2013 NLE Awards!!!

59 of 65 students (90.8%) received an award -- Optimē!

2013 Summary: 66 took the exam, and 60 received awards! 30 gold (including 3 perfect papers), 16 silver, 11 magna cum laude, 3 cum laude.

3 Perfect Paper and Gold Medal (40/40 on the exam): Janae, Amelia, Sophie (all Latin 100)

30 Gold Medals / Summa Cum Laude awards: (Janae, Amelia, Sophie), Rachel, Luca, Matt N., Orion, Allison, David Bek., Raphael, Ben B. (Latin 100), Isobel, Kieran, Simran, Brayden, Sara S., Reagan, James Mich., Celeste, Sarah S., Kaitlyn, Ryan H. (Latin 200), Dallas, Talya, Matthew H., Laura H. (Latin 300), David Bur., Sarah Beck. (Latin 400), Grace C., Alan O. (AP Latin / Latin 500)

16 Silver Medals / Maxima Cum Laude awards: Logan, Katja, Mallory, Lydia, Ben K., Noah K., Morgan Z. (Latin 100), Summer, Ella, Gabriel, Kayleigh (Latin 200), Tom, Gavin (Latin 300), Jay, Liesl, Hannah (Latin 400)

11 Magna Cum Laude awards (used to be a bronze medal but they looked just like the golds so they stopped giving them ;): Andrew K., Madeline N., Jesse R. (Latin 100), Christopher V., Andrew T., Harrison, Emma, Ryan V. (Latin 200), Zoe (Latin 300), Ben W. (Latin 400), Jordyn (Latin 500/AP)

3 Cum Laude awards: Fiona (300), Jacob (300), Christian N (auditing 100).

Special Book Awards:  The students who have won five gold medals will be sent special book awards.  This year we have one student:  Grace C.

Congratulations again!


2012 NLE Awards!!!

56 of 58 students (96.6%) received an award -- Optimē!

2012 Summary: 58 took the exam, and 56 received awards! 35 gold (including 3 perfect papers), 10 silver, 8 magna cum laude, 3 cum laude.

Perfect Paper plus Gold Medal: Kieran, Talya, Dallas

Gold Medal / Summa Cum Laude: Ella, Kaitlyn, Jake, Simran, Harrison, Sarah S.(100), Lucy, Andrew T(100), Summer, Isobel, Celeste, Ryan, Gabriel, Reagan; Sarah B(200), Matthew H, Daniel G, Laura H, Zoe, Lacey, Stephanie S, Mathew W, Nicole P, Anna, Adam K, David B (300 Prose), Liesl J, Austin L(300 Prose), Hannah M, Carina S, Kaavya, Grace C(400)

Silver Medal / Maxima Cum Laude: James M, Emma M, Brayden, Kayleigh, Andrew B(200), Nora G(Latin 3 Ind Study), Jay GH, Jordyn, Lauren Z

Magna Cum Laude Awards (used to be a bronze medal): Karie P, Austin T(100), Haley, Chad, Michael P, David (200), Jonathan B (200), Ben W(300)

Cum Laude Awards: Lyndsay, Kestrel, Amanda

Book Awards:

The Maureen O’Donnell Oxford Classical Dictionary Award is given to students who win four gold medals in recognition of their outstanding achievement. This year we have one student:  GRACE C.


2011 NLE Awards!!!

40 of 45 students (~89%) received an award -- Optimē!

2011 Summary: 45 took the exam, and 40 received awards! 18 gold (including 4 perfect papers), 16 silver, 2 magna cum laude, 4 cum laude.

Perfect Paper plus Gold Medal: Talya K, Matthew H, Dallas N, Craig M

Gold Medal: Talya K, Matthew H, Dallas N, Zoe M, Stephanie S, Sarah B, Mathew W, Daniel G, Laura H, Nicole P, Craig M, David B, Jay G-H, Jim B, Liesl J, Grace C, Ryan B, Andrew P

Silver Medal: Kennedy R, Andrew B, Michael K, Devin V, Anna B, Jacob G, Adam K, Mary Grace T, Ben W, Nora G, Hannah McC, Zachary B, James P, Lauren Z, Jordyn P

Magna Cum Laude Awards: Melissa L, Amanda J

Cum Laude Awards: David Z, Alouette G, Henry L, Jonathan B


2010 NLE Awards!!!

33 of 38 students (~87%) received an award -- fantastic work!!!

GOLD Medal (Summa Cum Laude): ZB and GC (200 + Perfect paper), RB, MW, LZ, JP, AC, AS, JP (all 200), LJ and JG-H (100 + Perfect paper), CM, DB, BP, MGT, No.G, EC, JB, ZR, BW (all 100).

SILVER Medal (Maxima Cum Laude): AP (300), CB (300), ET (200), KS (100), Na.G(100).

Magna Cum Laude: DT (200), JB (100), EF (100), HV (100), GM (100).

Cum Laude: AM (200), LM (100), SC (100).

Summary: 38 took the exam, and 33 received awards! 20 gold, 5 silver, 5 magna cum laude, 3 cum laude. OptimE!


2009 NLE Awards!!!

26 of 29 students (~90%) received an award -- excellent work!!!

GOLD Medal (Summa Cum Laude): JD (100), MW (100), AB (100), ET (100), LZ (100), DalC (100), GT (100), GabR (100), GC (100), RB (100), CE (200), MC (200), AlB (200), JW (200 + Perfect paper), ZB (100 + Perfect paper).

SILVER Medal (Maxima Cum Laude): CB (200), AndB (200), EL (200), MS (100), JP (100), DT (100), AC (100), BZ (100), DilC (100).

Magna Cum Laude: ME (200), JB (200).

Summary: 29 took the exam, and 26 received awards! 15 gold, 9 silver, 2 magna cum laude. Excellent!


2008 NLE Awards!!!

ALL 16 OF YOU RECEIVED AN AWARD -- 100% for the second year in a row -- ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!

GOLD Medal (Summa Cum Laude): LS (Latin 300/400), JB (Latin 400), RH (Latin 400), MT (Latin 200 - perfect paper!), CaitB (Latin 200), JW (Latin 100), CathB (Latin 100)
SILVER Medal (Maxima Cum Laude): NT (Latin 200), KB (Latin 200), EL (Latin 100), AndB (Latin 100), AlexB (Latin 100).
Magna Cum Laude: MP (Latin 400), JB (Latin 100), CT (Latin 100).
Cum Laude: AA (Latin 100).
Summary: 16 took the exam, and all 16 received awards! 7 gold, 5 silver, 3 magna cum laude, 1 cum laude. Excellent!


2007 NLE Awards!!!

ALL 12 OF YOU RECEIVED AN AWARD -- ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!

GOLD Medal (Summa Cum Laude): MT (Latin 100 - perfect paper!), CB (Latin 100), MB (Latin 300), RH (Latin 300), MP (Latin 300)
SILVER Medal (Maxima Cum Laude): NT (Latin 100), LS (Latin 200), NJ (Latin 200), JS (Latin 200), ZB (Latin 300).
Magna Cum Laude: KB (Latin 100).
Cum Laude: MP (Latin 100).
Summary: 12 took the exam, and all 12 received awards! 5 gold, 5 silver, 1 magna cum laude, 1 cum laude. Wow!


2006 NLE Awards!!!

Congratulations to everyone!
GOLD MEDAL (Summa Cum Laude): LS (Latin 100), MP (Latin 200), WR (Latin 200), RH (Latin 200).
SILVER MEDAL (Maxima Cum Laude): JS (Latin 100), NJ (Latin 100), MB (Latin 200).
Summary: 10 students took the exam. 7 received awards! 4 gold, 3 silver. Fantastic!


2005 NLE Awards!!!

Great job!!!
GOLD MEDAL (Summa Cum Laude): KH (Latin 100), MB (Latin 100). KH had a perfect paper!
SILVER MEDAL (Maxima Cum Laude): MP (Latin 100)
Magna Cum Laude: WR (Latin 100), RH (Latin 100)
Cum Laude: ZB (Latin 100), JH (Latin 100)
Summary: 9 students took the exam. 7 received awards! 2 gold, 1 silver, 2 magna, 2 cum laude. Amazing!


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