National Junior Classical League (NJCL) hosts a few on-line contests during the course of the year.


The National Classical Etymology Exam


From the NJCL website:
"The National Classical Etymology Exam (NCEE) is designed to test a student's ability to handle both Latin and Greek derivatives and their usage in the English language."

Who should consider the NCEE?

If you
...are interested in expanding your understanding of how English words came from Latin and/or Greek roots;
...signed up for Latin wholly or partially because you know Latin (and Greek) hold the keys to decoding, learning, and understanding some great English vocabulary;
...are training to be a Language Expert on the Certamen team;
...are training to be a Language Expert on the Agon team;
...are preparing to take the Latin Derivatives test at Regional, State, or National Forum;
...are preparing to take the Greek Derivatives test at Regional, State, or National Forum;
...are a word nerd,
then the NCEE should interest you.

You will find more information, study materials, and a practice test at the NCEE site, which you can visit by clicking here.

NCEE Regular Registration Window:
September 3, 2014 - October 17, 2014 [Existing Latin Club funds will cover your NCEE registration fee if you register with Mr. Robie during this window.]
NCEE Late Registration Window:
October 18, 2014 - October 27, 2014 [Students registering during this window must pay $5 to take the exam.]
NCEE Really Late Registration:
October 29, 2014 - When we take the exam [Students registering during this window must pay $8 to take the exam.]

When will WSHS students take the exam?
To be determined.

The National Roman Civilization Exam


From the NJCL website:
"The National Roman Civilization Exam (NRCE) is designed to test a student's knowledge of ancient Roman society."

Who should consider the NRCE?

If you
...are interested in expanding your understanding of Roman history, culture, and geography;
...are training to be a History Expert on the Certamen team;
...are preparing to take the History of the Monarchy and Republic test at Regional, State, or National Forum;
...are preparing to take the History of the Empire test at Regional, State, or National Forum;
...are preparing to take the Customs test at Regional, State, or National Forum,
then the NRCE should interest you.

You will find more information, study materials, and a practice test at the NRCE site, which you can visit by clicking here.

NRCE Regular Registration Window:
November 3, 2014 - January 30, 2015 [Existing Latin Club funds will cover your NRCE registration fee if you register with Mr. Robie during this window.]
NRCE Late Registration Window:
January 31, 2015 - February 05, 2015 [Students registering during this window must pay $5 to take the exam.]
NRCE Really Late Registration:
February 11, 2015 - When we take the exam [Students registering during this window must pay $8 to take the exam.]

When will WSHS students take the exam?
To be determined.

The National Latin Vocabulary Exam


From the NJCL website:
"The National Latin Vocabulary Exam (NLVE) is designed to test a student's knowledge of Latin vocabulary and is based solely on specific lists of Latin vocabulary relevant to a particular student's level of Latin.

Who should consider the NLVE?

If you
...are interested in expanding your Latin vocabulary;
...are training to be a Language Expert on the Certamen team;
...are preparing to take the Latin I, Latin II, or Advanced Vocabulary test at Regional, State, or National Forum,
then the NLVE should interest you.

You will find more information and study material at the NLVE site, which you can visit by clicking here.

NLVE Regular Registration Window:
November 3, 2014 - January 30, 2015 [Existing Latin Club funds will cover your NRCE registration fee if you register with Mr. Robie during this window.]
NLVE Late Registration Window:
January 31, 2015 - February 05, 2015 [Students registering during this window must pay $5 to take the exam.]
NLVE Really Late Registration:
February 11, 2015 - When we take the exam [Students registering during this window must pay $8 to take the exam.]

When will WSHS students take the exam?
To be determined.

The Medusa Mythology Exam is another award opportunity.


Not an online test, but a traditional paper-and-pencil exam, the Medusa Mythology Exam (MME) is for the inner Mythian in all of us!

Who should consider the MME?

If you
...are fascinated by the myths of the Greeks and Romans and want to delve more deeply into these tales;
...are training to be a Myth Expert on the Certamen or Agon team;
...are preparing to take the Mythology test at Regional, State, or National Forum,
then the MME should interest you.

You will find more information and study material at the MME site, which you can visit by clicking here.

MME Regular Registration Window:
October 14, 2014 - January 30, 2015 [Existing Latin Club funds will cover your MME registration fee if you register with Mr. Robie during this window.]
MME Late Registration Window:
January 31, 2015 - February 05, 2015 [Students registering during this window must pay $5 to take the exam.]

When will WSHS students take the exam?
To be determined.

The National Greek Exam is yet another award opportunity.


Another paper-and-pencil test, the National Greek Exam (NGE) is for those Classics students who expand beyond Latin to engage in an independent study of Classical Greek language.

Who should consider the NGE?

If you
...are bored with how easy Latin is and want a REAL challenge;
...are somewhat self-loathing and like to inflict additional mental pain upon your person;
...are training to be a Language Expert on the Agon team;
...are preparing to take the Greek Derivatives test at Regional, State, or National Forum,
then the NGE should interest you.

You will find more information and study material at the NGE site, which you can visit by clicking here.

NGE Regular Registration Window:
October 14, 2014 - December 12, 2014 [Existing Latin Club funds will cover your NGE registration fee if you register with Mr. Robie during this window.]

When will WSHS students take the exam?
To be determined.