A piece on Classics Day at the College of the Holy Cross ... probably more appropriate as a calendar item at Classics Central, but I know one of the teachers who reads rc might find this useful:

Holy Cross will hold the 34th annual Classics Day on April 25. Designed to familiarize students with the Holy Cross Classics department, its faculty and current students, the event features a variety of activities relating to the study of Roman culture.

Approximately 400 students will attend the event this year. Participants include Boston College High School, Classical High School (Providence, RI), Coyle Cassidy High School (Taunton), Holyoke High School, Lunenburg High School, St. Bernard’s Central Catholic High School (Fitchburg, Mass.), St. George’s School (Newport, RI), St. Mark’s School (Southborough, Mass.), St. Sebastian’s School (Needham) and Walpole High School.

The schedule of events is as follows:

* Welcoming Address
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m., Hogan Campus Center Ballroom

* "The Malleable Monarch: Agamemnon from Homer to Hollywood" (Lecture by Professor Timothy Joseph, of the Classics department)
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Hogan Campus Center Ballroom

* Upper and Lower Division Certamen (Certamen is Latin for "competition." Student teams will compete College Bowl style, answering questions concerning Roman history, mythology, culture and the Latin language.)
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Hogan Campus Center

* Costume Contest
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Hogan Campus Center Ballroom

* Chariot Races (Student teams build their own chariots. Each team consists of a rider and student "horses.")
11:30 a.m. - Noon, Hart Center

* Lunch
Noon - 1 p.m., Kimball Dining Hall

* Final Round Certamen
1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Hogan Campus Center Ballroom

* Awards Presentation
2 p.m. - 2:15 p.m., Hogan Campus Center Ballroom