Latin students from TMI Episcopal brought home honors in many categories from the Texas State Junior Classical League (JCL) convention, held April 13-15 at Naaman Forest High School in Garland.
Accompanied by TMI Latin teachers Claudia Clark and Alleyne Rogers, 15 TMI students earned Top 10 places in multiple subject-area tests at their respective levels of study.
More than 1,800 students from all over the state attended the convention, which included academic competitions as well as art, music and play contests. Texas State JCL is divided into five area by geographical location; TMI students previous attended and won awards at the Area B (South Texas) convention, held Feb. 24 at Reagan High School.
The Texas State JCL is one of more than 1,000 chapters of the National Junior Classical League (NJCL), an international organization dedicated to the study of Latin and Greek classics. Founded in 1936, the NJCL is one of the largest student-driven organizations in the world with more than 45,000 middle- and high-school student members.
Honors: Pentathlon Cum Laude: Annie Mosis, Carson Moore Magna cum Laude: Ahmad Al-Hakeem, Owen Bruhn, Devin Khemalaap, Jessica Mims, Karina Samuel, Roberto Quintanilla Maxima cum Laude: Garrett Greiner, Lucas Prado, Madison Sherburne Summa cum Laude: Lennox Cross, Maria Kyle, Bridget Lynch, Aaron Mills
Subject Area Tests: 9th place Roman Life Level 1/2 A Carson Moore 8th place Geography of the Ancient World 1/2 A Roberto Quintanilla 8th place Roman History 1/2 A Owen Bruhn 7th place Mythology 1/2A: Maria Kyle 6th place Decathlon 1/2A: Owen Bruhn 5th place Reading Comprehension Advanced Prose III: Garrett Greiner 5th place Roman Life II: Aaron Mills 4th place Elementary Grammar 1/2 A Devin Khemalaap 4th place Vocabulary 1/2 A Devin Khemalaap 2nd place Roman Life IV: Bridget Lynch 1st place Reading Comprehension 1/2A: Ahmad Al-Hakeem 1st place Greek History 1/2A: Lennox Cross