On Saturday, October 13, 27 Atlanta Classical Latin students took part in the Georgia Junior Classical League Fall Forum at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee. This was the second year in which Atlanta Classical attended this annual event. Our students learned much about the ancient world in many academic workshops (including Sextus Inquit, a Latin version of “Simon Says” taught by junior Reece Hughes) and competed with their peers from other Georgia schools in academics, sports, and art.
The theme for this year was apes non sunt solitaria natura (“bees are not of a solitary nature”) and an illustrated quotation of this (painted by juniors Isabella Sheehan and Charlotte Taylor, with the assistance of others) won 3rd place. Our school’s banner (constructed by junior Darden Braun with help from others) featured a scene of bees conjugating the verb “to be” in Latin, and was judged 5th best out of 15 submitted banners. Our most glorious victories were in basketball and Harry Potter trivia (first place). Individually, senior Aurora Santifer won second place in the photography competition.
The next GJCL event is the State Convention at Rock Eagle 4H camp from Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14, 2019.