National Latin Exam Brings Gold & Silver Medals to Beaumont

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 6, 2014

Beaumont Brings Home Gold and Silver Medals from National Latin Exam

 Beaumont School brought home a total of 35 awards from this year’s National Latin Exam, including six gold medals and 17 silver medals. 

 The National Latin Exam, sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, is a 40-question, multiple-choice test with a time limit of 45 minutes, offered to students on seven levels. Questions on the exam include grammar, comprehension, mythology, derivatives, literature, Roman life, history, geography, oral Latin, and Latin in use in the modern world.

 “Beaumont has been really successful on the National Latin Exam,” explains Latin teacher Claudia Heilman.  “We have so many gold and silver medal winners, and in my twenty-five years as a teacher, have also seen two young women get perfect scores on the test!”

 There were 154,000 students who sat for the exam from 49 states, and 17 countries.  Of the 35 Beaumont students who took the exam, 64% earned either a gold or silver medal.  Overall, Beaumont had 86% of students score on this nationally recognized test. 

 Beaumont School, an all-girls Catholic secondary college preparatory educational institution in the Ursuline tradition, educates women for life, leadership and service. Located in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Beaumont was founded in 1850. It is the oldest school in the Cleveland Diocese and the oldest secondary school in Cleveland. 

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