On Friday, April 7, seven Latin students from ESK attended the Tennessee Junior Classical League (TJCL) Latin Convention at Austin Peay University. Students spent the day interacting with other fellow Latin students from across the state and competition in a variety of competitions and contests. The morning session was dedicated to academic testing in areas related to the study of Latin and Classical studies. In the Latin grammar test (1/2 Intro level) ESK students Luke Vesser, Rockne Ullrich, Paolo Spica, and Harper Grace Miller placed 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th (respectively) overall. In addition, Beckham Spiller placed 10th in the Latin Derivates and Latin Vocabulary tests, and Rockne Ullrich placed 12th in the Mythology test.
In the afternoon session, 8th grade students Adam Wise, Max Webb and Beckham Spiller competed in the highly competitive Certamen competition (a Latin Quiz game that is the cornerstone of the JCL conference). These Latin students won third place in their division (Novice level) and received a trophy for the ESK trophy case! Congratulations to all of the ESK Latin students! Gratulamur vobis de hac victoria! (“We congratulate you for this victory!”)