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2020 Graduate Wins National Latin Exam Scholarship

Shady Side Academy recent graduate Giri Viswanathan '20 is one of 16 recipients nationally of the 2020 National Latin Exam (NLE) Scholarship, worth $2,000.

The National Latin Exam awards the scholarships annually to qualifying high school seniors who won gold medals on the intermediate to advanced NLE during their senior year. Viswanathan has received a gold medal every year since he was in seventh grade, and earned his final gold medal this spring on the Latin V exam as a senior. Applicants must agree to take at least one course per semester of Latin or classical Greek in their first year of college. Learn more at

Viswanathan plans to attend Yale University this fall.

Congratulations, Giri!