National Junior Classical League’s National

Classical Etymology Exam

NEWS RELEASE: Heather Higdon, Director of Communications 

INDIAN HILL, OH  (February 9, 2021) – The Indian Hill School District  announced five ditrict students earned Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals during the National Junior Classical League’s National Classical Etymology Exam (NCEE).

Photo Identifying Indian Hill Students earning Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards in prestigious NCEE . (Provided)

The five Indian Hill Schools students are from both the Indian Hill Middle School and the Indian Hill High School. The NCEE is designed to test a student’s ability to handle both Latin and Greek derivatives and their usage in the English language. 

“I am always impressed by the commitment and dedication of our Indian Hill Latin students to take what they learn in the classroom and extend that learning for their personal improvement,” said Indian Hill High School Latin Teacher Melissa Burgess. “Having a familiarity with Latin and Greek roots will be an academic and personal benefit to them as readers and learners.”  

Students earned the following accolades:

Novice Level

Gold Medal – Grace Zhou

Silver Medal – JC Chen

Intermediate Level 

Gold Medal – Elsa Zhou

Silver Medal – Arjun Verma

Advanced Level

Bronze Medal – Sophie Sawyers

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