Collinsville High School Latin Teacher James Stark reported a successful day for CHS students who attended the Illinois Junior Classical League South Convention at Pekin Community High School.
The team excelled in academic and artistic categories and remains undefeated champions in the Tug-of-War competition. CHS’s Hannah Herman was elected as IJCL South Treasurer for the upcoming school year.
Mr. Stark is continually impressed by the determination and dedication of his Latin students.
“Our school had the unique problem of having too many students who wanted to take an academic test, and as a result, I had to turn some away who may also have performed well. I’m working with the committee to change the rules here so that I can get more students in testing. Hannah Herman, for example, was so motivated to test that she actually competed against the Latin 3 students even though she is in Latin 2 – it was the only place where we had an open slot,” said Stark.
The following students received recognition:
CHS ranked 3rd Place for overall art performance.
Tyler Garner & Dominique Bacchetti – 3rd Place Couple Costume
Julia Eversman – 3rd Place in Paintings
Nicole Pacheco – 3rd Place in Sculpture
Mackenzie Lawrence – 2nd Place in Illustrations
Melanie Johnson – 2nd Place is Mosaics
Laila Elkerdawy – 1st Place in Illustrations
Kristyn Mitchell – 1st Place in Photography
CHS ranked 2nd for overall academic performance.
Gabriel Duncan – 3rd Place Level 1 Mythology Exam
Julia Eversman – 3rd Place Level 1 Roman Life
Nathan Thompson – 3rd Place Level 2 Mythology Exam
Isabella Schubert – 2nd Place Level 1 Vocab Exam
Leanne Collier & Kristyn Mitchell tied for 2nd Place Level 2 Roman Life
Lesly Ramirez – 1st place Level 1 Vocab Exam
Annika Cosgrove – 1st Place Level 3 Mythology Exam
Jason Landfried – 1st Place Level 3 Roman Life Exam
Kenny Denson – 1st Place Level 4 Roman Life Exam
Jacob Sorge – 1st Place Level 4 Vocabulary Exam
The CHS upper level certamen (academic bowl) team earned 2nd Place.
The team members were:
The CHS skit team received 1st Place for their performance. The skit was written by: Julia Eversmann, Melanie Johnson, Tyler Garner, Hannah Herman, Jason Landfried, and Jacob Sorge. It was performed by Jahvon Linen, Tyler Garner, Gabrielle Smith, Hannah Herman, Kenneth Denson, Annika Cosgrove, Jason Landfried, Dominique Bacchetti, and Jacob Sorge.