Before Thanksgiving break, 25 Latin students attended the statewide Latin Convention in Richmond. While there, students compete in academic, artistic, and oratorical contests in between lectures, certamina, a dance, reenactments, and a Roman banquet.
Our kids did OUTSTANDING this year, and I thought you all might like to see the results. These are statewide contests against students from all over Virginia, so they are pretty neat contests to place in.
- Olivia Gibson, 2nd place in jewelry making
- Karina Long, 2nd place in the poster contest
- Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann, 2nd place in textiles
- Emma Blackman, 3rd in photography
- Ellis Lucas, 3rd in illustrations
- 4 other students placed in the top 10 in their category
- Maggie Kauffman, 2nd in Latin Oratory (she had to memorize an authentic Latin speech and recite it before a panel of judges!)
- Ellis Lucas, 6th in Roman Life
- Samuel Stoke, 7th in both Latin Mottoes and Geography
- Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann, 3rd in Latin Literature