SeniorLearn's Classics Project and the National Latin Exam

When we began teaching Latin online in 2004 on SeniorNet.org, the world of Internet Latin instruction was a different place. We were, and remain, a pro bono project, and we began with three retired faculty members, who, in response to wistful remarks such as "I wish I could have taken Latin but it's too late for me," decided to try to teach Latin, and later, Greek, online and to make the experience we had all loved in person transfer to the online classroom if at all possible. Since our initial classes, we've taught many hundred students from 13 countries and presented at several national conferences. Thanks to the incredible dedication of our students, staff, teaching assistants, and volunteers, our continually expanding and evolving collaborative project has succeeded beyond our wildest dreams, and we now are the very proud possessors of twelve very healthy and impressive levels of Latin that we believe are the equal of any anywhere.

WE knew we were good, so we dared in 2010 to prove it in a statistical way by taking the National Latin Exam for the first time. Every year since then our students have continued to prove their excellence. You can see below the achievements our students earned in the years 2010-2016.

We are very proud of all our students, those who have taken the test and those who have not: all share in this wonderful achievement which helps exemplify a dedication to lifelong learning and the strength of our program.

Our winners deserve to be recognized. Following are our students, in reverse chronological order.




2017


In 2017 over 149,00 students from all 50 states and 16 foreign countries including Australia, Belize, Canada, Chine, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, and Zimbabwe took the National Latin Exam.

We're very proud to announce that ALL 21 of our students received awards in four levels, Intro-III, 20 of them first place or a gold medal, one of them a silver medal, and 10 of them were Perfect Scores! It does not get any better than that!!

MANY Congratulations to: Cristalle, Lizzy, Nihilum, Kathewood, Fabio, Randyb, hongfan, Leah, Eileen, Blandino, Kelmare, Jeremiel, Jenell, Laurentius, Robbie, DNix, Iwill, Eben, Howshap, SonnyB, and Mogamom!

We are very proud of you and ALL the Latin students in our program!




2016


The 39th annual National Latin Exam was administered to 142,271 students between late February and early March 2016, in 3,119 schools, and 21 colleges.

In the United States, the exam was administered in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Outside of the United States 1,258 students from Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, and, for the first time, Ghana, Greece, Portugal, and United Arab Emirates participated.

In 2016 all 14 of our Latin students who took the 2016 National Latin Exam earned awards on four levels of the test, from the Introduction to Latin to Latin III! You can't get better than that. In addition 4 received perfect scores!

IWill
DNix
Carola
tomgoodge
Xine (Perfect score)
Vorenus (Perfect score)
Hysteria2 (Perfect score)
Venia
Halcyon
SusanC
Ethannah
Becki C
MKaren
Brook (Perfect score)
Eladnova




2015


In 2015 all 20 of our Latin students who took the 2015 National Latin Exam earned First Place on four levels of the test, from the Introduction to Latin to Latin III! You can't get better than that.

They are:

Susan C (Perfect score)
Vorenus (Perfect score)
Eladnova (Perfect score)
Venia (Perfect score)
Hysteria 2 (Perfect score)
Halcyon (Perfect score)
David Simpson (Perfect score)
Eric Lang
Xine
Margaret M
Becki C
Ethannah
topgranpa
BethN
MarieR
marcustullius
Perranza
Harry10
Suetonius
Geoff




2014


Once again in 2014 100 percent of our Latin students who took the National Latin Exam have distinguished themselves by winning top awards!!

In 2014 more than 154,000 students from 49 states and 17 foreign countries including Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, south Korea, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe, at all levels of instruction including college and university, took the National Latin Exam, and we were absolutely thrilled to learn that 100 percent of our students won awards!

We are very proud to announce our winners:

First our perfect scores:

Marcustullius: Introduction to Latin
Marie R: Introduction to Latin
Cetomko: Latin I
Palmtree: Latin I
Brook: Latin I
Vita: Latin I
Hidaroupe: Latin III

Here is a list of all of our splendid winners of whom we are so proud:

Introduction to Latin Exam: First Place, Outstanding Achievement, Purple and Gold Ribbon: Perfect Score: Marcustullius

Introduction to Latin Exam: First Place, Outstanding Achievement, Purple and Gold Ribbon: Perfect Score: Marie R.

Introduction to Latin Exam: First Place, Outstanding Achievement, Purple and Gold Ribbon: topgrnpa

Introduction to Latin Exam: First Place, Outstanding Achievement, Purple and Gold Ribbon: cfhunter

Introduction to Latin Exam: First Place, Outstanding Achievement, Purple and Gold Ribbon: Mia Rohart

Latin I Exam: Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude, Perfect Score: cetomko

Latin I Exam: Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude, Perfect Score: palmtree

Latin I Exam: Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude, Perfect Score: brook

Latin I Exam: Gold Medal,╩ Summa Cum Laude, Perfect Score: Vita

Latin I Exam: Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude: Botttz

Latin I Exam: Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude: Fran11

Latin I Exam: Silver Medal, Maxima╩ Cum Laude: Chase31

Latin II Exam: Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude, Mogamom

Latin III Exam: Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude,╩ Perfect Score: Hidaroupe




2013


In 2013 our Latin students have again distinguished themselves by winning awards on the National Latin Exam.

In 2013, 154,000 students from all 50 states and 13 foreign countries including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe and the Netherlands from all levels including college and university, took the National Latin Exam.

14 students from SeniorLearn.org took the exam this year and all 14 brought home awards.

First our Perfect Scores!

For the Introduction to Latin Exam: only 688 students from the 19,100 who participated in this test made perfect scores and 3 of them are ours:

Congratulations to:

Cetomko

Susnagirl

Wendover

On the Latin I Exam and Latin II Exams: only 792 students out of the 140,000 who took the exams╩ achieved a perfect score, and 3 of them are ours.

Congratulations to:

Perranza (Latin I)

Suetonius (Latin I)

Geoff (Latin II)



Here is a list of all of our splendid winners of whom we are so proud, listed in the order received from the NLE:

Cetomko: Introduction to Latin (1st place)

Wendover: Introduction to Latin (1st place)

Susnagirl: Introduction to Latin (1st place)

McTier: Introduction to Latin (1st place)

Fran Raymond: Introduction to Latin (1st place)

Perranza (Latin I) Gold Medal

Suetonius (Latin I) Gold Medal

Hepeskin (Latin I)╩ Gold Medal

Betelnut (Latin I) Magna Cum Laude

Marilyn (Latin I) Gold Medal

Harry10 (Latin I) Gold Medal

Geoff (Latin II) Gold Medal

Cielolama (Latin II) Magna Cum Laude

MelandraII╩ (Latin II) Gold Medal




2012


Once again in 2012 our Latin students have distinguished themselves by winning awards on the National Latin Exam!

In 2012, 148,000 students from all 50 states and 13 foreign countries including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe from all levels including college and university, took the National Latin Exam.

We are very proud to announce our winners:


Introduction to Latin Exam: First Place, Outstanding Achievement, Purple and Gold Ribbon: Perfect Paper: Perranza

Introduction to Latin Exam: First Place, Outstanding Achievement, Purple and Gold Ribbon: Perfect Paper: Suetonius

Introduction to Latin Exam: First Place, Outstanding Achievement, Purple and Gold Ribbon: Harry10

Introduction to Latin Exam: First Place, Outstanding Achievement, Purple and Gold Ribbon: Marilyn

Introduction to Latin Exam: First Place, Outstanding Achievement, Purple and Gold Ribbon: Collie Rose

Latin I Exam: Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude, Perfect Paper: Geoff

Latin I Exam: Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude, Perfect Paper: Josh Young

Latin I Exam: Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude, Perfect Paper: Mogamom

Latin I Exam: Gold Medal,╩ Summa Cum Laude, Perfect Paper: Roxania

Latin I Exam: Gold Medal, Summe Cum Laude: Yvonne Miller

Latin II Exam: Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude, Perfect Paper: Hidaroupe

Latin II Exam: Cum Laude: Bow_Belle




2011
More than 150,000 students at all levels including the university level took the National Latin Exam in 2011, from all 50 states and 12 countries, including Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Zimbabwe, and for the first time, Iran and Malaysia

Introduction to Latin: In the Introduction to Latin we had three placing first. Congratulations to:

Mogamom: First place: Purple Ribbon (they don't give gold medals for the Introduction but this purple and gold ribbon is absolutely gorgeous, I want one) and Certificate╩ of Outstanding Achievement

Roxania: First Place: Purple Ribbon and Certificate of Outstanding Achievement

Yvonne Miller: First Place: Purple Ribbon and Certificate of Outstanding Achievement

Latin I:

Cielolama: Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude

MelandraII: Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude

Perfect Scores

In addition two of our students got Perfect Papers. Only 328 students out of over 18,100 who took this level achieved this distinction.

Congratulations to Mogamom and Roxania for this incredible feat!

Congratulations, all! We are proud of all of you and delighted to be creating, with your help, such a vital, viable program.




2010


In 2010, 17 of our courageous and daring students broke the ice by taking the National Latin Exam from our program, in levels Introduction to Latin III. One entry was lost in transit from Canada. Of the 16 that were received, all 16 won awards. In 2011 we had 5 students again try and all 5 received top awards. This puts our average to date at 100 percent awards, which is unheard of. 7 students from our programs made perfect scores which is also unheard of.


Introduction to Latin:

Cielolama: Introduction to Latin: First place: Blue Ribbon of Outstanding Achievement

MelandraII: Introduction to Latin: First place:╩ Blue Ribbon of Outstanding Achievement

Latin I:

Anne Allen:╩ Certificate of Oustanding Achievement: Magna Cum Laude

Bow_Belle: Gold Medal: Summa Cum Laude

Hidaroupe: Gold Medal: Summa Cum Laude

Jim Farmer: Gold Medal: Summa Cum Laude

Joan Roberts: Gold Medal: Summa Cum Laude

Sandy Reese: Gold Medal: Summa Cum Laude

Susan: Gold Medal: Summa Cum Laude

Latin II:

Asterix: Gold Medal: Summa Cum Laude

Christymo: Gold Medal: Summa Cum Laude

Janet: Gold Medal: Summa Cum Laude

LucyLibr: Gold Medal: Summa Cum Laude


Latin III:

HelenP: Gold Medal Summa Cum Laude

Pedln: Gold Medal: Summa Cum Laude

SandyRose: Silver Medal: Maxima Cum Laude


Perfect Scores

At the Introductory Latin Level, only 795 students out of over 18,800 in 13 countries who took the 2010 Introduction to Latin, National Latn Exam, achieved a perfect score. Our students Melandra II and Cielolama were included in this select group. At Levels I-V, VI, out of 138,000 students, only 568 students achieved the great distinction of a perfect score and three of them are ours: Christy Molzen, Hidaroupe and Jim F. ╩


Many congratulations to all of you for this incredible achievement!! And congratulations, too, to all of our other excellent Latin students who did not take the test. Whether one takes the test or not, the level of achievement and enjoyment in our classes is very high.







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