Williston Latin students participated in the Pioneer Valley Classical Association’s Classics Day 2012, which was held again this year at Mount Holyoke College on Friday, January 20th.
This year over 300 students attended Classics Day from different schools throughout Western Massachusetts, and another large turnout is expected this year. The schedule for the day began with nine different workshops held by college and university professors, University of Massachusetts graduate students, and high school teachers.
The day’s schedule included various quiz contests with teams of four competing in the subjects of mythology, beginning, intermediate, and advanced Latin language and culture. There were also contests for individuals competing in oral recitations in five categories. Students competed in the costume contest or the art contest, which will be judged in the following six categories: Mosaics, Models (non-military), Posters, Paintings/Drawings, Military Models, and Sculpture.
This year, Latin students participated in a docent-led tour of the Mount Holyoke Art Museum’s current exhibition, “Reconstructing Antiquity,” which features objects from the Yale University and Mount Holyoke College Art Museums. The exhibition is organized around the themes of mythology, daily life in the ancient world, and representations of ancient women.
The following students received awards this year:
David Fitch ’17: Second Place
Latin III (Emily Cavazuti ’14, Rachel Deena ’13, Sam Fallon ’12, Hunter Snyder ’12), Third Place
Maitri Dalal ’16, First Place
Cade Zawacki ’15, First Place; Isabel Post ’16, Second Place
Isabel Post ’16 and Amelia DeFrancis ’16, Third Place
Novice Level: Henning Fischel ’17 and Nicholas Hill ’17, Tied for Third Place
Kat Kaisla ’13 and Jilly Lim ’13, First Place