In the World Language Department of Arlington Public Schools, we seek to develop in
students the ability to communicate effectively, think critically, and participate actively
and responsibly in a multilingual global society.
Latin Students Compete at MassJCL State Convention
A group of Latin students attended the Massachusetts Junior Classical State Convention last weekend, where they participated in a number of competitions including chariot races, a toga parade, gladiator games, and artistic expressions.
Two students reported back on the event:
"State Convention was very fun! The two and a half days we spent there were filled with many activities, all related to Latin language, culture, literature, or mythology. Friday night there were academic tests, which were challenging, but very rewarding in the end. We did best in Certamen, a challenging contest with three teams racing to answer Latin related questions. We, as a team, got second place in the intermediate division of the Open Certamen. State Convention is also great if you've got an artistic side. Along with a talent show, art and literature can be submitted before Convention. As the smallest school there, we had to work hard to make ourselves known. But once we started mingling with the MassJCL's government, our 'small school' became a big hit. All in all, States inspired us to reform our own club's government and make a larger place for us in the state level organization as a whole."
- Kira Solovay & Samantha Stephens