Latin Convention rewards students with success

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By: Kayla Kirk, Staff Writer

Through November 23-24, James River Latin students brought home trophies from the Virginia Junior Classical League Latin Convention. Each and every student worked hard on their projects and did great, earning the individual trophies for first place in Spirit, T-shirts, and Roll Call. They also donated over $300 to the Wounded Warrior Project by selling extra club T-shirts from previous years and camo bandannas.

“Students were required to make two projects to enter into competition and they were required to take three tests on topics like Roman History, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Derivatives, Mythology, [and] Geography,” said Mrs Dollings, Latin teacher and Latin Club sponsor.

Categories include testing in  Roman History, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Derivatives, Mythology and Geography. They could also compete in Latin and English Oratory, Costume Contest, Storytelling, and Sight Latin Reading

“They have to work together as a group for certain events and they help, support, and encourage each other in their individual competitions. There’s something about cheering your heart out for 20 minutes straight, taking tests that are incredibly hard, having the courage to audition and perform in front of judges and peers, staying up late and getting up early together that makes strong friendships,” Mrs Dollings said.