Published on April 10, 2012
Samford's Classics Department will host the 57th Annual Convention of the Alabama Junior Classical League April 13-14.
Approximately 500 students from 18 high schools will take part in two days of events focused on ancient Greece and Rome.
Student competitions are a highlight of the convention, and this year will include Athletic, Academic and Artistic Olympiads, Latin Club Scrapbook, Latin Club T-Shirt, Costume Contest, Mythology Stand-Down and Certamen quiz competition.
The AJCL also will present its Perry Teaching Award and Praytor Student Scholarship during the convention.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.