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RHS Latin Club Excels at Harvard University’s Invitational Certamen Tournament


April 28,2015

Ridgewood NJ. The RHS Advanced Latin Academic Team competed at Harvard University’s Invitational Certamen Tournament in March, testing their skills against the nation’s top teams.   In their best showing yet at the national level, RHS outscored all but five teams, finishing in sixth place and besting major contenders who had defeated them in past meets. They moved onto to take second place at the New Jersey Junior Classical League 2015 Convention state championships on April 25. In individual academic, artistic and athletic contests RHS excelled, taking first place ribbons in five academic categories as well as several second and third place ribbons, as follows:

Academic Awards:                  Audrey Gao, Second Place, Roman Life, Intermediate Charlotte Kahan, First Place,     Roman Life, Advanced
Peter Psathas, First Place, Mythology, Advanced; Second Place, Latin Grammar, Advanced; Second Place, Latin Vocabulary, Advanced
Anthony  Tokarz, First Place   , Roman History, Advanced; First Place, Latin Vocabulary, Advanced; First, Place, Latin Oratory, Advanced; Third Place, Roman Life, Advanced
Jeff Zachem, Second Place, Latin Oratory, Advanced
Art and Design:                      
Poyani Bavishi, Second Place, Impromptu Art; Second Place, Hand-drawn Classical Bookmark
Athletic Events:                      
James Psathas, Second Place, 100-Meter, Advanced Boys
The Latin Club advisor is Catherine Venturini. Photo 1: Team Captain Peter Psathas, Poyani Bavishi, Sophie Simpson and James Psathas pose in Harvard Yard. Photo 2: The team at the state championships.

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