Holy Cross to Host Record Number of High School Students for Classics Day

April 7th, 2014 by 

Classics Day

The College of the Holy Cross will hold its 42nd annual Classics Day on Thursday, April 10. 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 855 students from 28 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 Guertin High School (Nashua, N.H.), Boston College High School, Burncoat High School (Worcester, Mass.), Classical High School (Providence, R.I.), Doherty Memorial High School (Worcester, Mass.), Holyoke High School (Mass.), Hopkinton High School (Mass.), Littleton High School (Mass.), Lunenburg High School (Mass.), Lynn English High School (Mass.), Milton High School (Mass.), Needham High School (Mass.), Newman School (Boston, Mass.), Newton Country Day School (Mass.), Northbridge High School (Whitinsville, Mass.), Pembroke High School (Mass.), Reading Memorial High School (Mass.), The Rectory School (Pomfret, Conn.), The Rivers School (Weston, Mass.), St. Sebastian’s School (Needham, Mass.), Shrewsbury High School (Mass.), Ursuline Academy (Dedham, Mass.), Wachusett Regional High School (Holden, Mass.), Walpole High School (Mass.), Westborough High School (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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