Eight HHSS students advance to classical junior league national competition
Eight Harlingen High School South students advanced to the National Junior Classical League National Competition, which will be held at North Dakota State University in July.
The students attended the state competition in Austin this month, where they competed against students from 46 other high schools in Texas.
The National Junior Classical League is sponsored by the American Classical League and composed of junior and senior high school competitors who participate in the understanding of ancient Greece and Rome and compete on several subjects including latin oratory, classical art and ancient geography.
The eight prizewinners are all students of Latin in Mrs. Marie Garza’s class at Harlingen High School South.
“I also want to extend my sincere gratitude to Ms. Alma Rodriguez for helping me coach these students with Roman and Greek History and for being a great co-sponsor as well as Mr. Marcos Almanza for his willingness to accompany us and help us during the state competition for all the years that Harlingen High School South has attended,” Garza said.
The following are the name of the eight students who advanced to the national event:
Salome Quintanilla, Maxima Cum Laude
Level 1: 10th place in reading comprehension
Judith De La Garza
Level 3: 10th place in Latin oratory; 10th place in mottoes and quotations
Valeria Montero, Cum Laude
Level 4: 5th place in mottoes and quotations
Alexander Castillo, Cum Laude
Level 3: 7th place in advanced level Greek history
Level 1: 6th place in classical art
Level 3: 9th place in classical art and 10th place in illustrated quotations
Alyssa Rios, Maxima Cum Laude
Gold in pentathlon - Level 2
Lorynn Vera, Magna Cum Laude
Silver in pentathlon - Level 2
Victoria Saenz, Cum Laude
Dalilah Sanchez, Cum Laude
Click here for scores and other relevant information about the state competition.