MATHCOUNTS Team Wins First!
Congratulations to the Middle School MATHCOUNTS team! The seventh and eighth graders won first place in the MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition at LSU. With 13 schools and 115 students competing, Episcopal’s Autumn Reynolds placed seventh individually. The team, which is coached by Middle School math teacher James Moroney, now qualifies for the state competition. This is Episcopal’s first time returning to the state competition in many years, making the achievement even more special. MATHCOUNTS is a national organization which seeks to make learning math fun and to encourage a love of math among Middle School students. The state competition is set for March 6th in Pineville.
Congratulations to the Episcopal MATHCOUNTS team:
Autumn Reynolds (8th)
Joie Lee (7th)
Hayden Singh (8th)
Joey Roth (8th)
Ivy Jiang (8th)
Luke Stelly (7th)
Hayden Willett (8th)
Noah Vincent (8th)
Ahebwa Muhumuza (8th)
Ayush Patel (8th)
Episcopal Team Places Second at Baton Rouge High Mu Alpha Theta Tournament
On Saturday, February 1st, Episcopal placed second in Division 1 at the Baton Rouge High Mu Alpha Theta math tournament. The tournament was attended by 222 students from 16 schools. Episcopal brought 39 students in grades fifth through twelfth that competed in subjects from Algebra 1 to Calculus BC. Click here to see the individual results and a gallery of photos from the event. To read about the team's first place finish at the Catholic High Mu Alpha Theta tournament, click here.
!Felicidades a Todos! Episcopal Spanish Students Achieve Outstanding Results at the 2020 Louisiana Spanish Convention by Micheal Posey
The Louisiana Association of High School Spanish Clubs (LAHSSC) Convention brings together high school Spanish clubs from throughout the state for a fun weekend of competitions and events. All students participate in a variety of activities, ranging from linguistic, literary and cultural elements of the Hispanic world. “¡Descubre La Diferencia!” (“Discover the Difference!”) was the theme of this year’s convention.
A delegation of Upper School Spanish students participated and earned prizes in competitions, which consisted of language studies and cultural intelligence including artwork, theater and talent, literary recitation, sight-reading, and multiple levels of grammar and vocabulary. Each member of the Episcopal delegation medaled in at least one category. The winning results of Episcopal students are as follows:
The delegation was led by Upper School Spanish teachers, Dr. Victoria Alvarez and Micheal Posey.
Excelsior! 2020 National Classical Etymology Exam Winners Announced by Michael Posey
Who could have possibly vaticinated, or foretold, this year’s award winners of the National Classical Etymology Exam (NCEE)? If you are an Upper School Latin student, you could have easily identified this rare English word’s etymology from its Latin root, vates, which means prophet.
Congratulations to ten Episcopal students who medaled on this year’s examination of the NCEE.
Administered in October 2019, the NCEE is based on English vocabulary words that are derived from Latin and Greek, with emphasis on academic and SAT vocabulary words. The exam, organized by the National Junior Classical League, tests a student’s ability to handle both Latin and Greek derivatives and their usage in the English language. This is the tenth year of the exam and over 4,000+ students participated. This year's winners are:
National Honor Society Inductees
Congratulations to the newest members of the National Honor Society!
The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization which recognizes high school students who excel in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. Juniors and seniors who have maintained a 3.67 GPA in the core classes (foreign language, science, social studies, mathematics and English) and who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and character to a faculty council are selected for membership.