By Lisa Masoni, middle school Latin teacher
Students attending the State Latin Convention at St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco April 21-22 had a lot of fun at workshops, sports, assemblies and competitions. In addition to dozens of individual awards (listed below, for those who like all the details!) the Harker delegation (middle school and high school combined) had the top individual at four of the seven levels of competition.
At the middle school 2 (MS2) level, Akhilesh Chegu, grade 7, was the individual academic and individual overall champion.
At the middle school 3 (MS3) level, Sara Yen, grade 8, was the individual academic champion, while Anna Vazhaeparambil was individual arts and individual overall champion.
Both middle and upper school placed first in the state (in their respective small delegation categories) due to the effort and enthusiasm of all the delegates.
The middle school delegation took second for Scrapbook and T-Shirt Design. In MS2 certamen, the team of Malar Bala, Akhilesh Chegu, Madelyn Jin, Brandon Park, Ann Ryan and Thresia Vazhaeparambil, all grade 7, took second place, and in MS3 certamen, the all-grade 8 team of Jason Lin, Akshay Manglik, Anna Vazhaeparambil, Maria Vazhaeparambil and Sara Yen placed first.
MS1 awards (Latin 1A/grade 6):
Katelyn Abellera: First in Reading Comprehension I, first in Sight Latin Reading
Rupert Chen: Third in History
Andrew Fu: Third in Mythology
Jacob Huang: First in Vocabulary (tie)
Michelle Jin: Second in History
Sukrit Kalsi: Played on the first place open certamen team
Jeremy Ko: Played on the second place open certamen team
Edward Sun: First in Vocabulary (tie)
Anthony Tong: Third in Grammar 1, third in high school mixed doubles tennis
Trisha Variyar: First in Mottoes, Abbreviations and Quotes, second in Daily Life, second in Sight Latin Reading
MS2 awards (Latin 1B/grade 7):
Akhilesh Chegu: First in Sight Latin Reading, second in Latin Oratory, third in Derivatives, third in Vocabulary
Madelyn Jin: Second in Derivatives
Brandon Park: First in Mythology
Ann Ryan: Second in Dramatic Interpretation (Girls)
Thresia Vazhaeparambil: First in Latin Oratory, third in Daily Life
MS3 awards (Latin 2M/grade 8):
Jason Lin: Second in Mythology, third in Pentathlon, third in Latin Oratory, third in Sight Latin Reading
Akshay Manglik: First in Derivatives, first in Dramatic Interpretation (Boys)
Anna Vazhaeparambil: First in Dramatic Interpretation (Girls), first in Sight Latin Reading, first in Cartoons, first in Greeting Cards, second in Pentathlon, third in Vocabulary
Maria Vazhaeparambil: First in Reading Comprehension II, second in Derivatives, second in Vocabulary, second in Greeting Cards
Sara Yen: First in Grammar II, first in Pentathlon, first in Vocabulary, second in Sight Latin Reading