CT State Latin Day

The 34th annual Connecticut State Latin Day was held Friday at the Holiday Hill resort in Prospect.  Latin students, most clad in togas, from 52 middle and high schools from across the state took part in the day-long event that included activities that reflected ancient Greek and Roman culture.  Students competed in academic competitions in grammar, history, mythology, and geography, and took part in workshops like sculpting, fresco, Roman coins, calligraphy and Greek dancing. There were also athletic games and competitions including tug-of-war, discus (Frisbee) and a decimated marathon of 2.6 miles. Students were able to rotate through various games like volleyball, bocce and badminton throughout the day.

The day concluded with chariot races with chariots built by the students. The annual event is run by the Classical Association of Connecticut, a state-wide organization for Latin and Greek teachers and professors. “We do Latin Day to let people know that Latin is alive and well,” said Amy White, chairperson of the event and a Latin teacher at Ellington High School. The theme of this year’s event was “Non semper ea sunt quae videntur” (Things aren’t always what they  seem.)

PROSPECT 05/01/15 Dressed in togas, Mark Zebrowski (right) pulls the rope with classmate Luke Devine (second from right) as they fight against Stratford High School in a tug-of war contest at the 34th annual Connecticut State Latin Day at the Holiday Hill resort in Prospect Friday. Latin students from fifty-two middle and high schools across Connecticut competed in academic and athletic contests throughout the day. Rocky Hill won this heat of the tug-of-war.  CLOE POISSON|cpoisson@courant.com

PROSPECT 05/01/15 Dressed in togas, Rocky Hill High School students Mark Zebrowski (right) pulls the rope with classmate Luke Devine (second from right) as they fight against Stratford High School in a tug-of war contest at the 34th annual Connecticut State Latin Day at the Holiday Hill resort in Prospect Friday.  Rocky Hill won this heat of the tug-of-war. CLOE POISSON|cpoisson@courant.com

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