TMI Latin students place high in state contests

Latin students from TMI Episcopal brought home honors in many categories from the Texas State Junior Classical League (JCL) convention, held April 13-15 at Naaman Forest High School in Garland.

tmi-latin_winners.pngAccompanied by TMI Latin teachers Claudia Clark and Alleyne Rogers, 15 TMI students earned Top 10 places in multiple subject-area tests at their respective levels of study.

Seventh-grader Lennox Cross won first place in Greek History, and seventh-grader Ahmad Al-Hakeem, first in Reading Comprehension. Junior Bridget Lynch claimed second in Roman Life, and seventh-grader Devin Khemalaap earned fourths in both Elementary Grammar and Vocabulary. Freshman Aaron Mills took fifth in Roman Life, and sophomore Garrett Greiner, fifth in Reading Comprehension Advanced Prose. Seventh-grader Owen Bruhn earned sixth in Decathlon (questions from 10 areas) and eighth in Roman History, and seventh-grader Maria Kyle took seventh in Mythology. Seventh-grader Roberto Quintanilla earned eighth in Geography of the Ancient World and seventh-grader Carson Moore, ninth in Roman Life.

Students also took a general Latin subject test called the Pentathlon.  Those receiving special recognition include:  Summa Cum Laude, Lennox Cross, Marie Kyle, Bridget Lynch and Aaron Mills; Maxima Cum Laude, Garrett Greiner, Lucas Prado and Madison Sherburne; Magna Cum Laude,  Ahmad Al-Hakeem, Owen Bruhn, Devin Khemalaap, Jessica Mims, Karina Samuel and Roberto Quintanilla; Cum Laude, Annie Mosis and Carson Moore.

More than 1,800 students from all over the state attended the convention, which included academic competitions as well as art, music and play contests.

Texas State JCL is divided into five area by geographical location; TMI students previous attended and won awards at the Area B (South Texas) convention, held Feb. 24 at Reagan High School.

The Texas State JCL is one of more than 1,000 chapters of the National Junior Classical League (NJCL), an international organization dedicated to the study of Latin and Greek classics. Founded in 1936, the NJCL is one of the largest student-driven organizations in the world with more than 45,000 middle- and high-school student members.

Founded in 1893 by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, TMI Episcopal is a private, co-educational, college-preparatory school for grades 6-12, with optional military (JROTC) and boarding programs. For information, visit or call 210-698-7171.