Wakefield students earn awards at national Latin convention

Students from Wakefield Country Day School in Flint Hill took part in the weeklong annual National Junior Classical League Convention at Emory University in Atlanta recently. The 22 students earned 145 awards during the convention, according to a news release from the school.

Wakefield student Brier Clough. president of the Virginia delegation, brought home two first place awards in mosaics and sculpture.

Lucas Dumez finished in seventh place overall, winning several swimming events and competing in all areas of the convention.

Douglas Griffin and Zoe Porterfield earned first place in several of their events and ended their week in 18th and 22nd place overall respectively.

Tony Elar earned a first place finish in the open Certamen event.

Other top two winners were Anna Schuster, Aaron Corbett, Brooke Miller, Jackson Romine, and Gray Galeone.

The convention was attended by 1,700 students from across the nation July 28 through Aug. 1. Competitions included Latin sight-reading test, history, cultural knowledge, arts and crafts and athletic events.