On Saturday, February 27, 2021, TMI Latin students competed at the annual Texas State Junior Classical League (TSJCL) Area B Convention, which is a part of the National Junior Classical League – an organization of middle school and senior high school students sponsored by the American Classical League. It is the largest Classical organization in the world today. Its purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity. With that purpose in mind, San Antonio area Latin teachers collaborated to ensure the convention took place despite COVID restrictions, and so the convention was held online. Thanks to the efforts of so many people, area Latin students could still test their mettle and compete against 26 area schools. As expected, TMI Latin students shone in their academics: 63% of our US Latin students who competed and 100% of our MS Latin students who competed earned top 5 awards. Here are the results:

1st Place
Gabby Beck, Geography and Monuments of the Ancient World, Level 4
Isabella Dubois, Latin Vocabulary, Level 1/2 B
Isabella Lopez, Latin Oratory, Level 1/2 B
Olivia Talley, Derivatives and Decathlon, Level 1/2 B

2nd Place
Henry Burgos, Reading Comprehension and Decathlon, Level 1/2 A
Sarah Joy Dudley, Reading Comprehension, Level 1/2 B
Devin Khemalaap, Latin Vocabulary, Level 3
Justin Khemalaap, Latin Grammar, Level 2

3rd Place
Hannah Jackson, Roman Life, Level 2
Indigo Keener, Reading Comprehension (Prose), Level 4
Calista Kelner, Latin Vocabulary, Level 2
Auden Murphy, Sight Recitation, Level 3

4th Place
Gabby Beck, Decathlon, Level 4
Noah Kitayama, Mythology, Level 1/2 A
Maria Kyle, Latin Oratory, Level 3
Carson Moore, Reading Comprehension, Level 3

5th Place
Grace Gaiser, Latin Derivatives, Level 4
Zoey Gates, Reading Comprehension, Level 2
Lawson Runge, Greek History, Level 2

Congratulations to all our winners and a special thanks to Ms. Claudia Clark and Mr. Alleyne Rogers for going the extra mile to help provide our students with opportunities to shine at the local level. On to the state convention! Go Panthers!

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