ODA Students Excel in State Latin Forum

Sixteen studious Out-of-Door Upper and Middle School Latin students traveled to Orlando for the three-day 2019 Florida Junior Classical League (FJCL) State Latin Forum competition Sixteen studious Out-of-Door Upper and Middle School Latin students traveled to Orlando for the three-day 2019 Florida Junior Classical League (FJCL) State Latin Forum competition. ODA had several “firsts,” including the first sibling team in Olympika, Kelsey Lugannani ‘20 and Cameron Lugannani ‘23; first-time competition attendees Josh Cohen 20, Kelsey Lugannani ‘20, and Susan Pacer ‘20; and the first time ODA has had voting delegates –  Arya Bulusu ‘20, Nina Dinh ‘20, Mira Khazanchi ‘20, Catie Pacer ’23, Johnny Robinson ‘23, and Ian Strang ‘23.
Students who choose to participate in this State-level competition must do their studying and project preparation outside of their regular class time. Upper School students in the JCL Club were able to use club time in addition to time outside of school to prepare for their events, and students who were not in the club worked independently, stopping in periodically for help or a check-in with Ms. Fafalios or Mr. LeBras. All of these students attended the Regional competition in February, and since that time, have continued studying and refining the projects they began in the Fall of 2018.

The students participated in a combination of academic, creative, Certamen, and Olympika (athletic/spirit) events. In addition to these competitive events, students also attended many of the optional offerings, including the talent show, karaoke, a lecture on ancient philosophy, and a fun-filled Friday night dance.

Congratulations to our Upper School Delegates: Arya Bulusu ‘20, Josh Cohen ‘20, Nina Dinh ‘20, Maram Faqqouseh ‘20, Mira Khazanchi ‘20, Kelsey Lugannani ‘20, Susan Pacer ‘20, and Ashley Sciame ‘20.
Arya Bulusu: 5th place Derivatives Advanced, 7th place Drawing 10-12, 5th place Open Certamen (Jeopardy Team), 4th place Mystery Test
Josh Cohen: 4th place Prose Dramatic Interpretation Advanced
Nina Dinh: 9th place PMAQ Advanced (phrases, mottoes, abbreviations, quotations), 8th place Charts & Posters 10-12, 4th place Open Certamen, 5th place Shuttle Run (Olympika event)
Maram Faqqouseh: 10th place PMAQ Advanced, 3rd place Charts & Posters (10-12)
Mira Khazanchi: 9th place Customs Advanced, 3rd place Models (10-12); 5th place Open Certamen
Kelsey Lugannani: 6th place Venus & Adonis (Olympika event)
Susan Pacer: 9th place Customs Advanced
Ashley Sciame: 6th place Modern Myth (10-12), 2nd place Open Certamen
Congratulations to our Middle School Delegates: Joseph Clarke ‘24, Cameron Lugannani ‘23, Christopher Nightingale ‘24, William Nightingale ‘24, Catie Pacer ‘23, Johnny Robinson ‘23, Alex Ross ‘24, and Ian Strang ‘23.

Joseph Clarke: 1st place History of the Empire (Level ½), 7th place Hellenic History (Level ½), 5th place Open Certamen.
Cameron Lugannani: 5th place Charts & Posters (5-9), 6th place Venus & Adonis (Olympika event)
Chris Nightingale: 6th place PMAQ (Level ½), 6th place Open Certamen
Johnny Robinson: 4th place Maps (5-9)

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