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Vol. LXIII, No. 26
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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Children of Princeton residents who received their undergraduate degrees this spring include Smith College graduate Jacqueline Lee, daughter of James and Elizabeth Lee; Davidson College graduate Brian Moran, son of Tim and Leslie Moran; and Carnegie Mellon University graduate Paul Gilbert Castellana, son of Ellen Gilbert and Frank Castellana.


Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart recently announced that Princeton resident Caitlin Kelmar received a gold medal award in the 2009 National Latin Exam program, attaining summa cum laude recognition for her score in the Latin I exam. The exam covers areas such as grammar, comprehension, mythology, life, history, derivatives, and questions based on a short passage in Latin. The eighth-grader’s perfect score landed her in the top percentile of more than 149,000 students in the United States and 13 foreign countries who took this year’s examination. Caitlin is one of three Stuart students who earned summa cum laude recognition on the 2009 test; two other students earned silver awards. “I am extremely proud of Caitlin’s accomplishments as well as all the other Stuart students whose scores are well above the national average,” said Upper and Middle School Latin teacher Faige Lonstein.


Princeton High School (PHS) teacher Kathy Lewis has announced that 77 PHS students earned awards on the 2009 National Latin Exam. Ms. Lewis noted that special recognition goes to Eleanor Wright who, as she did on the Latin II exam, earned a perfect score on the Latin III. In total there were 15 gold medals, 29 silver medals, 16 magna cum laude awards, and 16 cum laude awards.

Gold medalists (summa cum laude) included Juliette Calvarin, Eleanor Wright, Franziska Pernice, Katie Zhang, Aleksandra Taranov, Ola Hadaya, Tarick Hadaya, William Sandberg, Matthew Hartman, Louise Eisenach, Yael Davidov, Sam Dercon, Daniel Taub, Elizabeth Karnaukh, and Emma Honore.

Silver medalists (maxima cum laude) were Pranjal Vachaspati, Theresa Gebert, Angela Shin, Sofia Berlin, Marina Mellis, Carolyn Calderbank, Brandon Lee, Katherine Li, Katie Wang, Grace Rosen, Sophia deBaun, Josiah Dunham, Rachel Bergman, Andrew Khanarian, Ericka Kruse, Anjali Mehta, Katelyn Bechler, Pooja Joshi, Molly Ashmore, Kostyantin Victorov, Allison Chen, Lucy Stone, Helena Ord, Timothy Vasseur, Teryn Mitchell, Benjamin Strauss, Sy-Dar Liou, Hallie Lampert, and Matt Hoffman.

Placing magna cum laude were Chris Dunnett, Agnes Reimitz, Susan Liao, Olivia Podolsky, Margare Mattes, Margaret Athens, Imran Qasir, Philip Chan, Joanna Casey, James Page, June Zhang, Benjamin Dobkin, Meryl Stone, Abby Jones, Michael Treves, and Emily Kalish. Cum laude winners were Carol Little, Avital Drucker, Zixiang Chen, Sydney Krueger, Johnathan Yao, Jakob Thomas, Peter Deardorff, Maxwell Dickey, Itamar Shatz, Stephanie Klockenbrink, Talya Nakash, Brandon Carreno, Calvin Brasor, Ivana Wang, Kim Sohl, and Pauline Miller.

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