For its ninth time, St. Mary's participated in the Tennessee Junior Classical League (TJCL) convention, which was held at Rossview High School in Clarksville.
Fifty-four students from St. Mary's attended the convention with Upper School Latin teacher Jenny Fields and Middle School Latin teacher Dr. Patrick McFadden.
Several Germantown residents were winners.
Convention competitions included all sorts of events, like academic tests and costume, essay and photography contests.
Overall, St. Mary's took home the following group awards: First place in Scrapbook Sweepstakes, first in Spirit, second in Group Costume, second in Skit, second in 880 Relay, third in Publicity, fifth in Scrapbook, and fifth in Banner.
The following St. Mary's students won individual awards:
Alix House of Germantown in Dramatic Latin (Advanced Prose) 3, Essay 1 and Acrylic and Oil 5;
Lavanya Mittal of Germantown in English Oratory 2 and Acrylic and Oil 4;
Annie Ostrow of Germantown in 100 IM 1
Formed in 1955, the TJCL and its parent organization, the National Junior Classical League, are nonprofit fraternal organizations whose purpose is to promote appreciation and enthusiasm for studying Latin and the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome. This year's convention had almost 800 delegates from nearly 30 schools -- all there to celebrate the classics.
In other school "Latin news," St. Mary's announced its newest inductees to the National Latin Honor Society. New members include Alix House from Germantown.
St. Mary's students also garnered awards on the National Latin Exam. Silver medal maxima cum laude winners and Germantown residents include Alix House, Missy Johnson and Annie Ostrow. Magna cum laude winners include Lavanya Mittal. Cum laude winners and Germantown residents include Sasha Joyce and Catherine Vaughn.