Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019. 11:03 am CST.
By BBN Staff: John Paul II Junior College (JPIIJC) awarded prizes for the National Latin Exam (NLE) at its honors assembly on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
For the third successive year, students at the Liberal Arts college, located in Benque Viejo del Carmen, took the prestigious examination.
75% of JPIIJC students taking the exam scored Magna Cum Laude or better.
Three students earned Silver Medal Maxima Cum Laude awards: first-years Andre Silva and Jason Uck and second-year Salvador Iglesias.
Two students earned the highest possible award on the exam, the Gold Medal Summa Cum Laude award: first-years Doris Tut and Maria Santos.
The National Latin Exam is sponsored by the American Classical League, which promotes the study of the Latin and Greek languages and ancient cultures.
Over 139,000 students took the NLE this year, including students in all 50 U.S. states and 20 countries worldwide including Australia, Belize, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Georgia, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe.
JPIIJC awards Associates of Arts degrees in Liberal Arts, English, Theology and Catechetics, and Business Administration.
All students complete a core curriculum that includes Philosophy, Theology and Humanities.
The college is unique in offering Latin, as well as an Outdoor Leadership Adventure during which students camp, hike, and experience nature at Mountain Pine Ridge.
The college is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.
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