Honors Sophomores at Roman Catholic High School for Boys recently took the National Latin Exam, sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League. The exam is a 40-question test offered to Latin I students. There are questions on grammar, comprehension, mythology, derivatives, literature, Roman life, history, geography, oral Latin, and Latin in use in the modern world.
The exam was taken by over 136,000 students in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe. Less than 1% of the students who take the test world-wide achieve a perfect score. At Roman Catholic High School, 36% of the students taking the test earned this honor.
In terms of perfect scores, the class of 2016 is the most successful Roman Latin class that has ever taken the National Latin Exam. The class of 2005 previously held the school record of 13 perfect scores. This year, the class of 2016 earned 22 perfect scores.