On Wednesday, May 7th, County School students were presented with the results of several national exams in which they competed, including the National Spanish Exam, the National Latin Exam, the Medusa Mythology Exam, and the Maryland Math League Contest.
Headmaster Neil Mufson announced the results of seventh and eighth grade students who took the National Spanish Exam in an all-school assembly. Sofie Neil received the exam’s highest award, a gold certificate; Hanna Soulati and Paige Murphy received silver certificates; Henry Esterson, Kate Paris, Zach Ewing, and Julia Messenger received bronze certificates; Kristin Ketterman, Grace Hill, Zach Danels, Alexander Stecher-Scott, and Caroline Benson received certificates of honor. The National Spanish Exam is an online test that measures achievement and proficiency in the Spanish language of over 150,000 students nationally.
Four Country School students received honors for their performance on the National Latin Exam. Hanna Soulati received the Magna Cum Laude award; Zach Danels and Zach Ewing received the Cum Laude award; Cali Blizzard received a certificate of merit. Administered early this year, the National Latin Exam tests students’ knowledge of the Latin language as well as the mythology, daily life and customs of the Romans. The 2014 National Latin Exam was administered to over 140,000 students in the United States.
Eighth grader Zach Ewing received the Corona Olivae award for his results on the Medusa Mythology Exam. The national exam tests student knowledge of mythical figures and concepts.
Mufson presented certificates to eight students who participated in the Maryland Math League Contest: Kelley Hertelendy, Lucas Joshi, Helen Hutchinson, James Parkinson, Anna Roser, Sydney Nittle, Olivia Hershey, and Giselle Harris. The Math League Contest, which has over 100,000 students participating at each grade level, covers advanced arithmetic, basic geometry, and pre-algebra.