Middle School Latin Students Recognized for Excellence in Latin
2023 National Latin Examination In March, Shipley's Middle School Latin students took the 2023 National Latin Examination. This exam awards recognition for an individual student’s academic achievement by accuracy score on questions of Latin grammar recognition, vocabulary, Latin phrases, Roman history, mythology, geography, reading comprehension, English derivatives, and more. Shipley MS students were joined by over 100,000 other young scholars from all 50 US States, as well as 13 foreign countries including Australia, Belize, Brazil, Canada, China, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
Thirteen students earned Latin Award prizes and recognition for excellence.
SUMMA CUM LAUDE “With Highest Praise” Grade 7: Ellie Mulligan
Grade 8: Sophie Hansen
MAXIMA CUM LAUDE “With Very Great Praise” Grade 7: Ethan March Grade 8: Jackson Wiseman Shea Kelleher
MAGNA CUM LAUDE “With Great Praise” Grade 7: Finn Kelleher
CUM LAUDE “With Praise”
Grade 8: Amira Benarieb
HONORABLE MENTION Grade 7: Kate Ulrich Tia Farrell Ben Riggio Connon Straub Grade 8: Lucas van Binsbergen Billy Slawe
The Philadelphia Classical Society's 84th Annual Latin Week Competition - Traditional Artistry & Literary Projects on Classical Themes Students submitted an original interpretation or representation of an artifact, subject, or scene suggested by classical Greek or Roman mythology, history, archaeology, or literature. There are ten categories in the division.
A total of 30 Middle School students won Latin Awards and recognition for excellence:
SUMMA CUM LAUDE Grade 6 Paul Mattis - Costume (Life Size, Military) "Roman Shield and Sword" set *Best of Category Winner
Grade 7 Carolina Pollack - Model “Pandora’s Box” 3-D laser printed designs on stained wood with circuitry
Billy Slawe - Minecraft Building “Pont du Gard” (Roman Aqueduct)
Amira Benarieb - Literary: Poetry in English “Medusa”
MAGNA CUM LAUDE Grade 6:
Naya Marreddy - Drawing “Athena’s Owl”
Grade 7: Finn Kelleher - Costume (Military) “Roman Shield” Connor Straub - Sculpture “Gladiator” painted Roman theater mask Kate Ulrich - Mosaic (soft) “Colosseum” paper tesserae mosaic Tia Farrell - Drawing “Medusa” Maggie Coyne - Drawing “Cupid and Psyche”
Andrew Paul - 3-D laser printed “Roman Coins” (Nero, obverse and reverse) Evan Capobianco - Minecraft Building “A Roman Villa” Will Mattis - Mosaic (soft) “Magnifica Bestia” (Monkey, paper tesserae) Jonah Marciano - 3-D laser printed “Mors Caesari!” (2-sided, Roman Coin) Savannah Renzulli - 3-D laser printed “Ides of March” (2-sided, Roman Coin) Jackson Wiseman - Drawing “Dionysus” with unnamed female Shea Kelleher - Costume Military “Roman Armour” Jamie Haugen - Model “Medusa’s Lair”, her temple with 3-D laser printed Medusa
Grade 6: Matilda Hoffman - Model “Pandora’s Box, with Hope inside” Benjamin Polster - Digital Art “Hercules and the Hydra” (Abstract Art) Cameron Beller - Sculpture “Masked Actor” (Roman theater figurine) Joshua Huh - Costume (Military) “The Wings of Tigris” Roman gladiator’s helmet
Grade 7: Ethan March - Sculpture “Mars” painted Roman theater mask with helmet Ellie Mulligan - Sculpture “Neptune” painted Roman theater mask with wave Ben Riggio - Sculpture “Zeus” painted Roman theater mask with lightning bolt Kayden Aronson - Painting “A Roman Aqueduct”
Dylan Leven - Drawing “Aftermath of a Roman battle” Cole Feldman - Mosaic (soft) “Geometric detail” Fishbourne Villa, Roman floor design Lukas Farrell - Minecraft Building “Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii” Sophie Hansen - 3-D laser printed “Elephant Coin” Roman coin, 2-sided designs
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.