Holy Cross to Host 40th Annual Classics Day for High School Students

April 5th, 2012 by 


The College of the Holy Cross will hold its 40th annual Classics Day on Thursday, April 12. The day features a series of events relating to the study of Roman culture, and is designed to familiarize students with the Holy Cross classics department, its faculty, and current students.  

This year nearly 500 students from 21 high schools all over New England have registered for the event. Participating high schools include: Acton-Boxborough High School, Boston College High School, Classical High School (Providence, R.I.), Cohasset High School, Doherty Memorial High School (Worcester), Holyoke High School, Hopkinton High School, Littleton High School, Lunenburg High School, Newman School (Boston), North Middlesex High School (Townsend), Portsmouth Abbey (Portsmouth, R.I.), Rectory School (Pomfret, Conn.), St. Sebastian’s School (Needham), Shrewsbury High School, Ursuline Academy (Dedham), Wachusett Reg. High School (Holden), Walpole High School, Wayland High School, Westminster School (Simsbury, Conn.), and Worcester Academy.   

The schedule of events is as follows:  

  • Registration
    9 – 9:30 a.m., Hogan 3rd Floor Lobby
  • Welcoming Address
    9:30 – 9:45 a.m., Hogan Ballroom
  • Upper and Lower Divisions Certamen
          10 – 11 a.m., rooms to be assigned
    Certamen is Latin for “competition.” Student teams will compete College Bowl style, answering questions concerning Roman history, mythology, culture and the Latin language.
  • Costume Contest
    10 – 11 a.m., Hogan Ballroom
    Students dress as any person, god, goddess, or object from Ancient Roman or Greek society and are judged on creativity, presentation, and knowledge of character
  • Chariot Race
    11 – 11:30 a.m., Hart Center
    Student teams build their own chariots. 
  • Lunch
    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Kimball Dining Hall
  • Final Round Certamen
    12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Hogan Ballroom
  • Awards  Presentation
    1:30 – 1:45 p.m., Hogan Ballroom

  

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