School happenings: Wilton High School

Etymology exams

Thirty Wilton High School Latin and Greek students took the National Classical Etymology Examination, designed to test their ability to analyze and interpret both Latin and Greek derivative words and their usage in the English language. This was the second year Wilton students participated in the examination and more than half of those tested earned awards — six earned gold medals, four earned silver and six earned bronze.

Biology symposium

Wilton High School Marine Biology Club members recently presented at Earthplace's Water Quality Symposium in Westport.

Catherine Sanna, Griffin King and Celine Orabi spoke about the winter flounder research they have been a part of for three years, under the guidance of Earthplace staff and science teacher Suzanne Steadham.

Juniors Emma Helman, Vedika Karadikar and Kyle Rubin Nash spokeabout their flounder study findings in Norwalk Harbor, as part of their AP Biology research project.

Senior Luke Bingaman presented his investigation into the water chemistry of the Indian River in Westport done as part of his internship with Earthplace.

Toy drive

In December, the Wilton High School Spanish Honor Society held a toy drive for El Centro Hispano, also known as The Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury. The society was able to donate 30 new toys and a bicycle, which were be distributed to children during the center’s Tres Reyes cultural celebration on Jan. 9.