Parade_Line-up1 or 2-Veni, Vidi, Vici! Episcopal Junior Classical Convention attendees line-up for the annual procession. Student delegates for this year’s annual LJCL Convention were: Judie Williams, Phoebe Connors, Megan MacMilan, Brenley Rinaudo, Emily Frazer, Kenny Schafer, Wilson Russ, John Pojman, Eason Guirard, and Mackenzie Bell.
Ten Upper School Episcopal students recently attended the annual Louisiana Junior Classical League Convention in Baton Rouge, La. on March 10-12.
The Certamen team (think Jeopardy! for the Classics set) of Megan MacMilan, John Pojman, Eason Guirard and Phoebe Connors, placed fifth at the State level. Individual students also captured awards including Megan MacMilan, fifth place in the Latin Derivatives academic test; and John Pojman, third place in Latin vocabulary. At the LJCL Convention, students participated in academic, creative and graphic arts contests as well as an afternoon of Olympika athletic games, a Roman toga-themed banquet, dance and karaoke.
The theme for the 2017 was LJCL Convention is “Omnis Ars Imitatio Natura Est.” (All art is but an imitation of nature – Seneca the Younger). The Episcopal delegation was accompanied by Upper School Latin and Spanish teacher Micheal Posey.
Certamen: The Certamen team of Eason Guirard, captain, John Pojman, Megan MacMilan and Phoebe Connors, took home fifth place honors. Certamen is a game of fast recall of facts about classical civilizations and its peoples, languages, and cultures.