Four Christendom College students won top spots in the Classical Association of the Middle West and South’s national Latin translation contest. Amongst hundreds of other competitors, Christendom College was the only school to have four students place in the top two levels of the intermediate contest.
Sophomores Cecilia Gallagher and John Martz were among the five first-place winners at the intermediate level, while freshman Garrett Boord earned second-place honors. At the advanced level, senior Robert Johnson earned a certificate of commendation.
“Our students’ success against some of the best Classics departments in the country is a testament to their exceptional Latin scholarship and to the vitality of our program. In the top two levels of the intermediate contest, no other school had as many students place,” says Dr. Andrew Beer, assistant professor of classical and early Christian studies at Christendom.
Thirty different schools from nineteen different states, along with Ontario, Canada, participated in the contest this year, resulting in one hundred and eighty-one exams submitted at the intermediate level and one hundred and seventy-one submitted at the advanced level.
Some of the winners are members of the Christendom College chapter of the national classics honor society Eta Sigma Phi (ΗΣΦ), which seeks to foster the study of the ancient classics, to enhance the appreciation of Greek and Roman culture, and to promote good will and friendship among classical students at the college.