Student notes

Four Mirus Academy students have received awards recognizing their achievements in the 2019 National Latin Examination (NLE).

The NLE, administered by the American Classical League, is offered once a year in March. The 40-question exam tests students’ knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary, along with ancient Roman mythology, culture and history.

This year 139,000 elementary, middle, and high school students from all 50 U.S. states and 20 foreign countries sat for the exam including, for the first time, 14 Mirus Academy students.

At an assembly held on April 26, the following students were recognized and presented with their awards:

Intro to Latin: Amelia Donahue, Certificate of Achievement; Riley Hastey, Certificate of Outstanding Achievement and purple ribbon.

Latin I: William Hackelberg, Certificate Maxima Cum Laude (with very great praise) and silver medal.

Latin II: Jack Brown, Certificate Summa Cum Laude (with highest praise) and gold medal.

To earn a gold or silver medal, a student would have to get a near perfect score. About half of Mirus’s Latin students scored at or above the national average for their levels.

Mirus, a Christian classical school established 4½ years ago in Southwest Harbor, is in its second year at its Ellsworth location, with 25 students from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade.

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