FHS Latin Team Delivers “Praecellens” Performance at State Competition

FHS Latin students traveled to Atascocita High School in Houston to compete in the 2016 Texas State Junior Classical League Convention over the weekend. Thirty students from FHS competed against approximately 1,700 other Latin and Greek students from around the state. All attendees took the Pentathlon Exam which tests student knowledge in five categories: Grammar, Vocabulary, Roman Life, Reading Comprehension, and Ancient Geography. Below are the results:

Academic Contests

Clara Baker – 6th, Classical Art Level II

Ashton Bayliss – 10th, Roman Life Level II

Emily Bayliss – 9th, Vocabulary Level I

Kennedy McLeod – 8th, Greek History Level IV

Samantha Morris – 7th, Greek Life & Literature Level IV; 9th, Latin Literature Level IV

Jowie Patano – 10th, Greek Derivatives Level I

McKenna Rattan – 10th, Mythology Level IV

Destiny Timms – 7th, Sight Recitation Level I

Jordyn Wainscott – 10th, Latin Literature Level I

Pentathlon Exam

Summa Cum Laude – Timothy Toledo

Maxima Cum Laude – Trisha Bolla, Destiny Timms, Shania Williams

Magna Cum Laude – Nathan Broyles, Emily Bayliss, Christopher Jerabek, Haley Mimms, Samantha Morris, McKenna Rattan, Caleb Starr, Jordyn Wainscott, Jane Whiting

Cum Laude – Clara Baker, Ashton Bayliss, Katie Chaffin, Rachel Johnson, Kandace, Kerr, Ashley Lang, Katrina Matilac, Kennedy McLeod, Jowie Patano, Molly Smith, Lexi Voorhies, Brayden Young

Classical Civilization (Art) Contests

Katie Chaffin – 4th, State T-shirt Design

Kandace Kerr – 4th, Miscellaneous Art

Katrina Matilac – 7th, Electronic Artwork

Kennedy McLeod – 1st, Sculpture

Molly Smith – 3rd, Polychromatic; 4th, Traditional Scrapbook

Lexi Voorhies – 2nd, Pottery

Taylor Williams – 6th, Digital Photography

Ludi (Sports)

5th Place in Volleyball

Congratulations to all these students on their tremendous success this year!