In May, some middle and upper school Latin students were fortunate enough to attend and win several awards at the Philadelphia Classical Society’s annual Art Competition.
Founded in 1924 to promote the teaching of Latin and Greek, the competition helps honor the creativity of Latin students in the Philadelphia area.
Facilitated by middle mchool Latin teacher Ms. Lauren Faralli and upper school Latin teacher Dr. Andrew Fenton, Form II students Will Suter, Connor Simpkins, Kevin Covington, Xan Matuch, Braiden DeLacy, and Devon Li and Form IV student Jack Suter attended the event without the limitations of a virtual ceremony.
Students competed in the areas of model, painting, drawing, mosaic, and needlework. All of the boys who were chosen were acknowledged for their impressive understanding of ancient Latin culture and their dedication to the language.
Three of the seven Haverford participants who received an award additionally received the “Best in Category” award, given to individuals whose projects stood out amongst their competitors.
All who participated in the event found pride in their submissions and found it to be a fun academic experience.
“The luncheon was very nice. We all sat together at Haverford tables and talked in Latin,” Fourth Former Jack Suter said.
“I am especially proud of Jack Suter’s model of the tomb of Eurysaces. He worked hard researching this Late Republican Roman tomb and its occupant and made a really terrific model in the technically demanding medium of cardboard.”Dr. Andrew Fenton
Suter was especially proud of his submission of a 3-D model of the Tomb of Eurysaces the Baker, a prominent monument in Rome.
Dr. Andrew Fenton said, “I am especially proud of Jack Suter’s model of the tomb of Eurysaces. He worked hard researching this Late Republican Roman tomb and its occupant and made a really terrific model in the technically demanding medium of cardboard. I’m glad he had the opportunity to work on something that inspired him and that he produced something so cool!”