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Lander Classics students win big at Colorado/Wyoming State Contest

Four local students traveled to Estes Park, Colo., last week to compete in the annual Colorado State Junior Classical League Convention and returned to Lander with numerous awards. Cassie Marple, Fiachra Rottinghaus, Marietta Mortensen, and Bernadette Holmes made the three day trip and together won over 35 awards in competitions ranging from academic tests to Latin oratory to art with a Classical theme. The team, which represented the Lander Chapter of the National Junior Classical League, not only placed 5th out of all schools in the Upper Level competitive Classical Quiz bowl, but was also awarded one of the top three school trophies for the most points won per student. Out of approximately 250 student competitors, three of the Lander students placed in the Top Ten Overall for points. *Awards won by Lander included:* *Catherine Marple*- 3rd Place Overall Sweepstakes, 1st Place Roman History Level I, 1st Place Roman Life Level I, 1st Place Latin Dramatic Interpretation Level I, 1st Place Latin Oratory Level I, 1st Place English Oratory Level I, 1st Place Painting, 1st Place Pencil Drawing, 1st Place Sculpture, 2nd Place Ink Drawing, 3rd Place Charcoal, 2nd Place Video, and 4th Place Psyche’s Task Race [image: img_1306.jpg] *Marple's award-winning painting* *Fiachra Rottinghaus*- 8th Place Overall Sweepstakes, 1st Place Latin Oratory Advanced, 2nd Place Latin Dramatic Interpretation Advanced, 2nd Place Latin Vocabulary Level 4+, 2nd Place Latin Vocabulary Overall, 2nd Place Derivatives Level 4+, 3rd Place Derivatives Overall, 3rd Place Latin Reading Comprehension Advanced, 3rd Place Promotional Poster *Marietta Mortensen*- 10th Place Overall Sweepstakes, 1st Place Latin Oratory Level II, 1st Place Latin Dramatic Interpretation Level II, 1st Place English Oratory Level II, 1st Place Greek History Level II, 5th Place Greek History Overall, 2nd Place Mottoes and Proverbs Level II, 1st Place Girls Discus Throw *Bernadette Holmes*- 2nd Place English Oratory Level I, 3rd Place Latin Oratory Level I, 4th Place Latin Vocabulary Level I, 3rd Place Girls Discus Throw, 4th Place Psyche’s Task Race The Lander Chapter of JCL is open to students in grades 6-12 who study Latin, Greek, or Classical Civilizations. The group currently has thirteen members and is growing. Anyone interested in joining or starting a chapter in another part of Wyoming should contact the State Chair at malloryannhayes@hotmail.com. *h/t Mallory Ann Owens / Pitchengine Communities* #county10 #news