08 Mar 2016

CHS Junior Classical League Makes Mark At State Convention

Twenty-five Latin students of the CHS Junior Classical League, as well as many alumni attended the annual State Junior Classical League Convention at the Holiday Inn South in Baton Rouge from Friday, March 4 to Sunday, March 6. The club members participated and placed in many competitions including academic, creative and graphic arts, Olympika (athletic events), Certamen (Latin quiz bowl) and Spirit.

Catholic had two students serve as state officers this past year, Jacob Summerville as Editor and Joseph Sotile as Technology Coordinator. Two CHS students were elected this weekend for 2016-2017 year, Jacob Summerville as President and Chris Alumbaugh as Parliamentarian.

Gerard Fontenelle í´12, was elected as President of the Louisiana Senior Classical League, the college version of JCL. Drew Alvarez í´15, was elected as Treasurer. Kurt Ristroph í´12, continues to serve as Certamen Chair for the State Convention.

As a club, CHS placed 3rd overall in Club Sweepstakes, including 1st in the Website Contest, 3rd in Publicity, 3rd in Spirit and 1st in the Service Contest. The Bears won Club of the Month for the month of December for our successful Latin Prayer and Carol Service.

Two students placed in the top ten for Individual Sweepstakes, Marshall St. Amant, 10th place and Andre Aguillard, 8th place. In Creative Arts, Trevor Thibodeaux won 1st place overall. In Graphic Arts, Jacob Summerville received 10th place overall.

Catholicí´s Novice Certamen team led by Francis Dinh, Kevin Oubre, Marshall St. Amant, Jakob Greer and Austin Cook brought home the 1st place trophy. Lower and upper teams both took 3rd place. Roman Corripio won 3rd place at the Thatí´s Entertainment talent show with a solo performance on clarinet.

The CHS JCL certainly embodied this yearí´s Convention theme of íÍubi concordia, ibi victoriaíñ (where there is unity, there is victory).