TMI Latin students score Area first

Students from TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas took first place in their division at the Area B Texas State Junior Classical League Convention, held Feb. 18 in Reagan High School.

Through points accumulated in individual competitions, the TMI team placed first over 14 other schools, including Saint Mary’s Hall (second place), Johnson High School (third) and Incarnate Word High School (fourth), as well as Marshall, Churchill, Canyon, O’Connor, St. Anthony’s, Central Catholic, Stevens, MacArthur, Mt. Zion Senior Academy and Roosevelt.

Earning first-place honors for TMI were Matt Perz, Reading Comprehension 1/2A; Collin Shinkle, Latin Oratory IV; and Grace Westerman. Receiving second-place awards were Douglas Carter, Reading Comprehension Prose IF; Chris Clark, Grammar 1/2B. Alex Hager, Reading Comprehension V; Maddy Herrera, Latin Vocabulary ½A; Stephen Santos, Roman Life IV; and Susannah Wright, Roman History III. Third-place honors went to Katie Hazzard, Roman Life IV; and Elizabeth Holmes, Grammar ½A.

Other TMI students earning Top-10 places were Phillip Blair, Jake Fox, Katie Hazzard, Emily Kercheville, Garrett Riesz and Blake Smithson.