TAMPA St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School won first place in the “Ludi” and creative categories at the Florida Junior Classical League State Latin Forum in Orlando.
In the academic category, St. John’s won second place trophy and was awarded the first in state trophy for the event.
The April 11 competition involved 25 seventh- and eighth-graders who took several academic tests, entered creative projects and participated in numerous “Olympic” events over three days.
Also this year, five projects were chosen as “Best in Show:” eighth-grader Sarah Jennewein was selected for her illustrated book on the Punic Wars, and classmate Jonathan Maya was selected for his mosaic of a horse’s head. The team was comprised of Davis Bak, Carolina Cassedy, Carlin Dixon, Carson Eckhard, Michelle Ferlita, Bradley French, Marie Harwell, Nick Hearing, Hugh Hickman, Amelia Hicks, Margaret Hicks, Sarah Jennewein, Catherine Johnson, Michael Lennartz, Davis Mathews, Lance Maulsby, Jonathan Maya, Catherine Migliore, Emma Platt, John Robbins, Joseph Shahum, Glenn Shell, Kyle Singletary, Angela Vari and Drew Valenti.
The Florida Junior Classical League is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the study of Latin, Greek, and classical civilization.
St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School is the second oldest Episcopal school in Florida, celebrating its 62nd year.