Veni, vidi, vici :RHS Advanced Latin Academic Team wins Northern Regional championship then State title in the Latin Quiz Bowl
Ridgewood NJ, The RHS Advanced Latin Academic Team won the Northern Regional championship on March 14, then won the State title in the Latin Quiz Bowl (Certamen) on April 5. Captain Britta Potter led teammates Ben Bechtold, Charlotte Kahan and Peter Psathas to victory over the Southern Region (Cherry Hill West High School) and the Central Region (PACTA, a consortium of homeschoolers). The team will next attempt a National title in July at Emory University in Atlanta.
Team members also performed very well in individual exams, as follows:
Chris Criscitiello, 1st place in Mythology
Anthony Tokarz finished in 1st place in three categories: Roman History, Latin Oratory and Latin Vocabulary/English Derivatives
Britta Potter took 1st place in Latin Grammar, tied for 2nd in Mythology with Ben Bechtold, and took 3rd place in Latin Vocabulary/English derivatives
Ben Bechtold tied for 2nd place in Mythology with Britta Potter
Sophie Simpson, 2nd place in Roman Life
Charlotte Kahan took 3rd place in 2 categories: Roman History and Roman Life
Jeff Zachem, 2nd place in Latin Oratory
Elizabeth O’Keefe, 3rd place in Impromptu Art
Advisors are Stephanie Gigante and Catherine Venturini.