The busy Latin competition season is underway! The Area F Latin Tournament is
coming up February 24 and 25 at Westwood High School (12400 Mellow
Meadow Drive, Austin, TX 78750). Area F is made up of a number of events
including multiple-choice tests on subjects like Latin Grammar, derivatives,
mythology, and Roman daily life, etc. There are also athletic “Olympika” events
and team sports, as well as creative and art contests. Area F is an excellent
opportunity for your student to use some of the Latin knowledge he or she has
acquired and compete in a fun way against students of the same level from around
the city. Winners receive ribbons, certificates, and sometimes medals and
scholarships in honor of their accomplishments! Competition in JCL Latin events
—whether you win or lose— looks very good on scholarship and college
applications, and it brings greater depth and meaning to an already robust
curriculum. We hope your student will participate in this event. WHS has always
done very well in the past, and we look forward to doing as well or better in the
future with your help.
Certamen players are the only people who need to come on both Friday and
Saturday. All others will come only on Saturday morning and may leave as soon
as their events are finished, or they may choose to stay until the awards ceremony
at 4 pm. Each student is responsible for his/her transportation to and from the
tournament as well as finding lunch. Dress is casual and, once we are at the
school, we will be told where to meet. Visit the competition website for a
schedule of events, maps, etc. http://areafjcl.weebly.com/area-convention.html
Certamen Players Only:
WHS will have a brief practice from 4-4:30. After that, the team will eat dinner at
a place to be determined. Parents are also invited to attend! Students will also
have to bring their own money for this. After we eat, we will go to Westwood
High School at 6:00. If you are not eating with the team, you will also need to be
at Rouse by 6:00.
We are looking forward to another great year at Area F! If you have any
questions, please call. Thank you for your support – Valete!
Magister Aabbe and Magistra Cannon
Sign up flyer here.