TAMPA – On April 3, 25 seventh- and eighth-graders from St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School headed to Orlando to compete in the Florida Junior Classical League and Classical Association of Florida’s State Latin Forum.
The students were eager to defend their title and bring home the championship for the fourth year in a row, especially since they had successfully defended their regional title for the 10th year in a row in February. Over the course of three days, the students took a variety of academic tests, entered creative projects for judging, and participated in numerous events. At the end of the competition, St. John’s had earned first place in the Ludi category. In the academic and creative categories, St. John’s earned the second place trophy, securing first in the state overall .
The team was composed of Kelsey Barton, Alex Blau, Lech Dunser, Ellie Elorza, Michelle Ferlita, Bradley French, Amelia Hicks, Margaret Hicks, Adam Hutchinson, Sebastian Italiano, Catherine Johnson, Michael Lennartz, Lillie Lowry, Grayson Maddox, Davis Mathews, Lance Maulsby, Emma Platt, George Robbins, John Robbins, Sarah Sbar, Carson Schrils, Joseph Shahum, Glenn Shell, Kyle Singletary and Kristin Werdine.