LAMP Latin delegation
LAMP sends delegation of students to State Latin Convention
Posted on 04/17/2018
LAMP Latin delegation

A delegation of Loveless Academic Magnet Program High students made the school and city proud at the State Latin Convention sponsored by the Alabama Junior Classical League.

The LAMP students joined 430 students from 18 schools across the state at the convention held at Oak Mountain High. The convention included mock Olympic games, written and oral academic contests, a toga banquet, a game called certamen that tests knowledge of classical civilizations, a club fundraiser, games, door prizes and a dance.  

The delegation included delegation chair Evanthi Hettiaratchi, Emily Frances Marshall, Minkjung Cho, Priscilla Udomprasert, Banks Mitchell, Joe Gerard, Faris Hague and Ben Kim. Several of them placed in contests and otherwise distinguished themselves.

 

In Olympic events, Hettiaratchi won first place in Tethys’ Task, or the Jug Hold. In academic events, Cho won third place in Vocabulary; Udomprasert won third place in Greek and Latin Derivatives; Marshall won third place in Roman Private Life & Customs; Kim won third place in Mottoes, Abbreviations, Phrases & Quotations; Hague won first place in Mottoes, Abbreviations, Phrases & Quotations; and Hettiaratchi won third place in Mythology.

 

The club t-shirt designed by Katherine Walcott won third place. Cho designed and made convention souvenir buttons. Udomprasert and Cho manned the table to sell the buttons. Gerard and Mitchell advertised the buttons throughout the crowd and brought in many customers.

Tori Smith conclude a successful year as state president of ACJL by presiding over the Constitutional Convention. Latin Club members now look forward to next year’s convention at Samford University.