The University City High School Latin Club picked up "a ton of awards" at this weekend's state Latin convention (Missouri Junior Classical League), according to UCHS Latin Teacher, Jennifer Ice.
The most prestigious award the group nabbed was the Advanced Certamen (Latin Quiz Bowl) Champions. Students defeated SLUH in the very first round of competition, and went on to defeat Desmet and then Pembroke Hill, and then finally defeated MICDS in the final round. The team, consisting of Elliot Wilson, Ethan Farber, Anna Soifer, and Daniel Politte has worked hard all year, said Ice.
"We've studied every "B" lunch and most every "C" lunch as well--and these kids really deserved to win. I am so unbelievably proud of them," Ice stated.
Additionally, Ethan Farber was elected state Parliamentarian. Ethan, Grace Deitzler, and Matthew Robinson all received scholarships to attend the National Junior Classical League Convention this summer.
Other awards include:
Caroline Martinez, 1st place, dramatic interpretation level 1
Jacob Martinez, 1st place, dramatic interpretation level 1
Ethan Farber, 1st place, dramatic interpretation level 3 prose
Daniel Politte, 2nd place, dramatic interpretation level 3 prose
Elliot Wilson, 1st place, dramatic interpretation level 3 poetry
Jacob Stueck, 2nd place, dramatic interpretation level 3 poetry
Anna Soifer, 1st place, dramatic interpretation level 3 poetry
Luke Babich, 1st place, modern myth
Matthew Robinson, 2nd place, modern myth
Caroline Martinez, 3rd place, modern myth
Anna Soifer, 1st place painting
Salenia Shaw, 1st place t-shirt design
Ethan Farber, 3rd place, Latin derivatives
Anna Soifer, 4th place, Latin derivatives
Elliot Wilson, 5th place, Latin grammar
Elliot Wilson, 2nd place, Latin reading comprehension
Daniel Politte, 1st place, Roman History and Culture
Anna Soider, 1st place, Roman History and Culture
Luke Babich, 3rd place, Roman History and Culture
Ethan Farber, 3rd Place, Mythology Luke Babich, 3rd place, Mythology