Twenty-four students from Valparaiso High School were among 324 high school and college Latin students who attended the Indiana Junior Classical League Convention March 10-11 at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Students from sixteen Indiana schools participated in academic, creative arts and graphic arts contests, and competed in certamen, a quiz-bowl like competition, publicity and membership contests. The students also participated in general assemblies and attended a Roman banquet dressed in traditional Roman garb.
Individually, students earned dozens of 1st-3rd places ribbons in different contests and over 150 top ten certificates. Three students earned Individual Achievement awards for their outstanding accomplishments: Jacob Mathews in Academics, Larissa Chavarria in Graphic Arts, and Elli Bezotte in Creative Arts.
VALPARAISO — The Valparaiso High School Latin Club competed at the Indiana Junior Classical League's 29th annual Indiana Certamen Invitational at Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis. Nine schools from around the state brought a total of 19 teams to compete at the event. Valparaiso entered five teams in the event. The Novice team of Patrick Caron, John Gross and captain Elena Thompson earned fifth place. In the Intermediate division, the team of Larissa Chavarria, Tiffany Johnson, Noah Hendershott and captain Alita Caron earned seventh. Intermediate Hope Ferkull stood her ground as her own team at her first invitational.
On Saturday, the Valparaiso High School Latin Club had 13 students compete at the Indiana Junior Classical League’s 35th Annual Hoosier Certamen Invitational at Herron High School in Indianapolis. Certamen is a Jeopardy-style buzzer competition that tests students’ knowledge of Roman culture, history, mythology, and Latin grammar. At this invitational, eight different Indiana schools submitted a total of 29 teams in three divisions.
John McDowell, Erin Rockhill, Tiffany Johnson, & Emily McGuire speak at Pine's Village.
VALPARAISO — The classics are alive and thriving at Valparaiso High School. In fact, you could say they have a lot of a-peel.
Members of the VHS Latin Club spoke Thursday to resident at the Pines Village Retirement Communities about three Greek myths with a common theme of a golden apple.
The wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Atalanta and Hippomenes, and Golden Apples of the Hesperides all involve love, lust, discord and deception. The students shared the stories with the residents and spoke about artwork that depicted scenes from them.