Baker’s well-established strength in Latin was on display again as Middle School students and recent alumni shined in the annual National Latin Exam, earning a host of medals.

The 40-question exam, taken by level, is taken annually by more than 150,000 Latin students worldwide.

Students in grades 6-8 and alumni earned Summa Cum Laude (gold medal), Maxima Cum Laude (silver medals), Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude recognition at various levels. Results are as follows:

Latin I

Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal): Zachary Vanderslice, Ben Levine, Owen Hanson, Anika Kaushikkar, Lisa Grimsted, Tian Valenzuela, Ezra Steinberg
Perfect Paper: Ezra Steinberg
Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal): Madeleine Ross, Erin Buchanan
Magna Cum Laude: Cate Chan, Harper Don, Zoe Zanussi, Toby Straus, Caroline Roche, Nadia Malik
Cum Laude: Ellie Wilson, Evan Carman, Nicholas Adams-Agresti, Allison Roche

Introduction to Latin

Purple Ribbon and Outstanding Achievement: Julia Hanson, Tomas Ramirez-Suarez, Gabi Sennett, Leo Goodman Rubin
Achievement: Augie Gallun, Quinn Turilli, Rachel Flatley, Lanie Wilson, Hannah Gallagher, Audrey Kackley, Elliot Robinson, Benicio Caro

Eight Baker alumni now studying at Evanston Township High School were among their school’s top finishers in the exam, including five of ETHS’s seven honorees in Latin IV.

Latin II

Magna Cum Laude: Zinnia Schwartz ’14

Latin III

Summa Cum Laude (Gold Medal): Ben Ballmer ’14
Magna Cum Laude: Jacob Glassman ’14

Latin IV

Maxima Cum Laude (Silver Medal): Rena Newman ’12
Magna Cum Laude: Sophie Haight ’13, Nina Kaushikkar ’14
Cum Laude: Allison Grimsted ’13, Lia Nelson ’13