This past weekend on April 5-6, the 2019 Texas State Junior Classical League (TSJCL) State Convention was held at Anderson High School in Austin, Texas.
Thirty TMI Episcopal students, 20 middle school students and 10 upper school students, joined over 1,500 other top Latin students from around the state to test their academic mettle. Our students brought numerous awards and we are incredibly proud of all their efforts. A special word of thanks is extended to Mr. Mark Cross, who helped our Latin teachers, Claudia Clark and Alleyne Rogers, in caring for our students over the weekend.
Below is the list of awards from the convention:
Pentathlon: Five subject general knowledge exam
cum Laude: Ahmad Al-Hakeem, Garrett Greiner, Hannah Jackson, Montserrat Martinez, Pedro Mejido, Abby Panther, Sean Power, Karina Samuel
Magna cum Laude: Andrew Cubriel, Ethan Galdau, Justin Khemalaap, Flint Rose
Maxima cum Laude: Owen Bruhn, Lennox Cross, Claire Harthan, Devin Khemalaap, Maria Kyle
Summa cum Laude: Zoey Gates, Indigo Keener, Emily Kitayama, Bridget Lynch, Aaron Mills
Individual Subject Tests:
Owen Bruhn, 4th place, Roman History Level 1/2 B
Lennox Cross, 2nd place, Greek History Level 1/2B
Zoey Gates, 2nd place, Reading Comprehension Level 1/2A and 3rd place, Latin Vocabulary Level 1/2A
Garrett Greiner, 2nd place, Reading Comprehension level IV Prose
Hannah Jackson, 1st place, Roman Life Level 1/2 A and 5th place, in Mottoes and Abbreviations Level 1/2A
Emily Kitayama, 4th place, Latin Derivatives Level 1/2A
Justin Khemalaap, 3rd place, Decathlon Level 1/2A and 3rd place, Elementary Grammar Level 1/2A
Maria Kyle, 4th place, Sight Recitation Level 1/2B
Bridget Lynch, 1st place, Roman Life level V and 3rd place, Decathlon level V
Montserrat Martinez, 5th place, Classical Art & Architecture Level IV
Kate McDaniel, 3rd place, Latin Oratory Level 1/2B
Aaron Mills, 5th place, Roman Life Level III
Abby Panther, 3rd place, Latin Oratory Level 1/2A
Karina Samuel, 2nd place, Greek History level V and 4th place, Greek Life and Literature level V
In addition the Middle School placed 9th overall in the state middle school division.
The TSJCL fosters the study of ancient Greek and Latin topics in the modern age. The TSJCL is one of more than 1,000 chapters of the National Junior Classical League (NJCL), an international organization that believes an acquaintance with the civilization of Greece and Rome helps us understand and appraise this world of today, which is indebted to the ancient civilization in its government and laws, literature, language and arts. The JCL experience develops responsibility, fosters brotherhood, promotes enthusiasm, encourages competition, inspires dedication and enriches our students' total growth. The NJCL is one of the largest student driven organizations in the world, comprising of more than 45,000 students.