As you know Latin is one of the subjects unique to classical curriculum. Sometimes people will ask me why we would teach Latin at ICA. Click here for a fantastic answer to that question.
Earlier this year our Latin teacher, Mrs. Bartel, challenged our students to enter a Latin fable-writing contest sponsored by New St. Andrews college, a school specifically designed for the classically-trained student.
Junior High and High School students from classical schools all over the United States submitted a 100- to 200-word original fable in Latin, along with an English translation of the work. Compositions were graded based on the student's ability to accurately use Latin vocabulary and forms of speech, the student's creativity in subject matter and their writing style.
I am delighted to say one of our 8th grade students, Molly Mills, was named one of the semi-finalists in the competition! Mrs. Bartel is thrilled, and so proud of Molly and each of her students who submitted their fables to the competition.
Congratulate Molly when you see her next and thank Mrs. Bartel for training our students well!
cura ut valeas,
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