Lyons Township High School Latin students recently competed at the annual Illinois Junior Classical League state convention.
Twenty-nine Latin students served as delegates to the convention, attending a banquet dressed in togas, leading a discussion on Roman art and architecture and competing in Latin academic contests such as mythology, grammar and vocabulary. Sixteen students returned with awards.
Student names are listed by year, with the place they earned in the specific category. The students are at varying Latin Levels.
SENIORS, Latin Level IV
Michael Forberg: 1st, Roman History
Meghan Murphy: 5th, Decathlon
Madeline Simms: 4th, T-shirt design
JUNIORS, Latin Level III
Sam Okkema: 4th, Reading Comprehension
Zach Szczesniak: 1st, Large Models
SOPHOMORES, Latin Level II (Except where indicated.)
Dana Dombrowski: 1st, Costume, Latin Level I
Erin Hamilton: 1st, Reading Comprehension and 5th, Latin Vocabulary
Nicholas Hojnar: 5th, Art & Architecture and 5th, Large Models
Madie Janik: 5th, Art & Architecture and 5th, Private Life
Brenden Kelley: 5th, Grammar
Emily Markert: 4th, Art & Architecture
Claire Meany: 4th, Private Life and 2nd, Drawing
Alison Valentino:1st, T-shirt design
Byron Winans: 2nd, Jewelry
FRESHMAN, Latin Level I
Audrey Ashburn: 1st, Costume and 5th, Mythology test and 1st, Art & Architecture
Andrea Serrano: 1st, Costume and 3rd, Mythology and 2nd, Art & Architecture