Samford To Host Hundreds of Classics Students April 13-14
Posted by Sean Flynt on 2012-04-10Samford'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.
ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.