Wakefield announces award recipients at Lower School

Lower School students at Wakefield Country Day School were notified this week about awards that they earned in the 2013 Exploratory Latin Exam. In grade four, Peter McMahon earned a Summa Cum Laude Certificate.

In grade five, Casey Poe got a Cum Laude Certificate; and in grade six, Eva Parios earned a Summa Cum Laude Certificate, Brooke Miller got a Magna Cum Laude Certificate, and Rachel Cieplak, Anna Schuster and Lily Shahida each earned a Cum Laude Certificate.

The Exploratory Latin Exam is a nationwide standardized test sponsored by The American Classical League. Awards are given according to the following grading criteria: Summa Cum Laude Certificate: 92 to 100 percent; Magna Cum Laude Certificate: 83 to 91 percent; and Cum Laude Certificate: 76 to 82 percent.

Designed for students in grades three to six, the exam aims are to promote knowledge of basic Latin vocabulary and grammar, as well as a general awareness of classical civilization. Students in grades five and six must answer additional questions on a special theme; this year’s theme was “Geography of the Ancient World.”