Again ... from Commercial Appeal (see below):

Cordova High School's Latin students topped last year's achievements with some of the highest scores in the school's history.

Earning perfect scores on the National Latin Exam were Vamsikrishna Vennam, Juan Dopico, Jaime Hopkins and Joel Mosny.

Also earning gold medals were Ashley Fish, Ebone Ingram, Midori Eng, Kelsey Gilliam, Nishita Baxi, Dionne Humphrey, Brad Yale, Trung Nguyen, Jennifer Tucker, Joseph Hayden and Kristyn Smith.

Earning silver medals were Meredith Joe, Jacob Burks, Meaghan Michalchuk, Danielle Rhein, Russell Powers, Jessica Tucker, Alicia Queen and Daniel Partain.

Fourteen other students received certificates of merit.

Latin students also competed in the annual Tennessee Junior Classical League Convention in Clarksville. Anchored by senior Victoria Parnell, an accomplished French student during her years at CHS, the Cordova JCL captured the third place overall trophy (middle division).

Parnell placed in Derivatives and Vocabulary. Kyle Gillespie placed in the essay contest, and Alicia Queen placed in Dramatic Latin.

In addition to Parnell and Gillespie, Michael Chang, Austin Canfield, and Jessica Tucker placed in athletics. The Cordova JCL delegation placed fifth in the state in the publicity contest.

Jason Nabors is a Latin teacher and sponsor of the Junior Classical League at Cordova High School.