Middle School

Middle school Latin collects accolades at CA State Latin Convention

At last month’s State Latin Convention, held by the California Junior Classical League, middle school Latin students collected a huge number of awards and recognitions, including placing first in the state among Large Middle School delegations. Middle school Latin was also named March’s Club of the Month by the National Junior Classical League for a Julius Caesar-themed scavenger hunt that students created to recognized the Ides of March.

Full results are as follows:

Chapter Awards

First in Publicity: There were no other middle school entries, so Harker was judged against the high schools.

First in Spirit

First in Digital Scrapbook (Moxi Zhu, grade 6, historian)

Second in Banner

Second in T-shirt (art by Charlene Li, grade 8)

Chapter Awards: Certamen

MS1 (Vihaan Shrivastava, Kyle Xu, Leo Zhang, all grade 6) placed Third in the state.

MS2 (Rebecca Ding, Ryo Sugaya, Heidi Wang, Ethan Weyn, all grade 7) placed Second.

MS3 (eighth graders Jacob Chung, Rory Hu, Shreyas Karnam, Zahra Syed, with Lucas Yuan playing in the qualifying rounds) placed First.

Individual Awards, MS1

Joshua Lin: Second in Reading Comprehension

Vihaan Shrivastava: First in Ancient Geography, First in Roman History, Second in Daily Life, Second in Illustrated Quotations

Danielle Xiong, grade 6: Third in Mythology

Kyle Xu: Third in Mythology

Leo Zhang: First in Classical Art, First in Pentathlon, Third in Daily Life, Third in Tennis

Moxi Zhu: First in Illustrated Quotations

Individual Awards, MS2

Rebecca Ding, grade 7: Third in Reading Comprehension, Third in Latin Oratory

Chelsea Jin, grade 7 : First in Mottoes, Quotes, and Abbreviations, Second in Classical Art

Reyansh Malla, grade 7: Second in Daily Life, Second in Board Games, Third in Ancient Geography, Third in Roman History

Ravi Saxena, grade 7: First in Grammar

Ryo Sugaya: First in Pentathlon, Third in Grammar

Heidi Wang: First in Classical Art, First in Mythology, Second in Sight Latin Reading

Ethan Weyn: First in Ancient Geography, Second in Mythology, Second in Pentathlon

Tavish Yergera, grade 7: First place in Open Certamen

Eric Zhang, grade 7: Second in Roman History

Individual Awards, MS3 (all grade 8)

Shridhar Chaware: First in Reading Comprehension

Jacob Chung: First in Ancient Geography, First in Pentathlon, Second in Grammar, Second in Dramatic Interpretation, Second in Sight Latin Reading, Second in Maps, Third in English Slogan

Matthew Deng, grade 8: Third in Daily Life

Rory Hu: First in Reading Comprehension, First in Dramatic Interpretation, First in Sight Latin Reading, First in Essay

Shreyas Karnam: First in Classical Art, First in Grammar, First in Latin Oratory, Second in Vocabulary, Second in Latin Slogan, Third in Essay, Third in Digital Art

Patricia Li: First in Classical Art

Zahra Syed: First in Vocabulary, Second in Ancient Geography, Second in Essay, Third in Sight Latin Reading

Top Score Awards

Top Score, Classical Art: Shreyas Karnam and Patricia Li (tie)

Top Score, Pentathlon: Jacob Chung

Top Score, Grammar 2: Shreyas Karnam

Sweepstakes Awards

MS2 Individual Academic winner: Heidi Wang

MS3 Individual Academic winner: Jacob Chung

MS3 Individual Arts winner: Shreyas Karnam

MS 3 Individual Combined winner: Jacob Chung

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