Holy Cross to Host 41st Annual Classics Day for High School Students

March 28th, 2013 by 


Students race their chariots at last year's Classics Day.

The College of the Holy Cross will hold its 41st annual Classics Day on Thursday, April 4. The day features a series of events relating to both the study and experience of ancient Roman culture, and is designed to familiarize students with the Holy Cross classics department, its faculty and current students.

This year, a record number 610 students from 23 high schools across the Northeast plan to attend the event. Participating schools include: Acton-Boxborough High School (Mass.), AMSA Charter School (Marlborough, Mass.), Arlington High School (Mass.), Bishop Stang High School (North Dartmouth, Mass.), Boston College High School, Boston Preparatory Charter School, Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School (Penn.), Classical High School (Providence, R.I.), Doherty Memorial High School (Worcester, Mass.), Holyoke High School (Mass.), Hopkinton High School (Mass.), Littleton High School (Mass.), Newman School (Boston, Mass.), North Middlesex Regional High School (Townsend, Mass.), Northbridge High School (Whitinsville, Mass.), Portsmouth Abbey School (Portsmouth, R.I.), Rectory School (Pomfret, Conn.), St. Mark’s School (Southborough, Mass.), St. Sebastian’s School (Needham, Mass.), Sherwood School (Sterling, Mass.), Shrewsbury High School (Mass.), Wachusett Regional High School (Holden, Mass.) and Westminster School (Simsbury, Conn.).

The schedule of events is as follows:

  • Registration
    9 – 9:15 a.m., Hogan 3rd Floor Lobby
  • Welcoming Address
    9:15 – 9:20 a.m., Hogan Ballroom
  • Manuscripts Challenge
    9:20 – 9:50 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 and race 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

For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

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