Holy Trinity students excel in Latin competition


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Fefe Montalvo and Arias Deukmedjian have put Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy on the academic map with standout showings in the National Junior Classical League Latin Convention held at North Dakota State University.

The competition draws approximately 1,200 of the brightest students from around the country. Ten students from Holy Trinity participated in the event.

Montalvo finished first in Latin Grammar 1 and first in Sight Latin Reading I. He also placed second in Dramatic Interpretation I Male and second in Latin Reading Comprehension I. Montalvo was fourth in Novice Certamen, fifth in Latin Derivatives I, ninth in Latin Vocabulary I and 10th in the Academic Heptathlon.

Montalvo also earned a spot on Florida’s novice team in the Certamen Tournament. It is a game of speed and knowledge similar to a brain bowl. Only five students in the state were chosen for the squad.

Montalvo was the first Holy Trinity student to qualify for the Florida team. He was required to attend multiple practices and a training camp during the summer with other students from Florida. The Florida squad placed fourth.

Deukmedjian was first in Latin Literature I and third in Large Models 7-9.

Priya Gutta finished second in Dramatic Interpretation II Female, second in Ludi Chess and fourth in Hellenic History II.

William Graham placed second in Ancient Geography I and third in Maps Constructed.

Charlotte Varnes was second in Greek Derivatives IV and third in Digital Scrapbooks.

Esha Patel was fourth in Dramatic Interpretation Prose Female.

Aidan Johnson was fourth in Large Models 7-9.

Milli Patel was fifth in Dramatic Interpretation I Female, eighth in Greek Life and Literature I and eighth in Hellenic History I.

Brianna Ramnath was fifth in Greek Derivatives II and eighth in Mosaics 7-9.

Colin McLaughlin was sixth in Ancient Geography IV.