Wildcats Conquer at Classics Day


Once again, Williston’s Latin students came, saw and conquered Classics Day at Mount Holyoke College. Students attended workshops, examined the classical antiquities of the Mount Holyoke Museum of Art, and distinguished themselves in the many competitions held throughout the day.  Classics Day is hosted by the Pioneer Valley Classical Association and was attended by Middle and High School Latin students from a variety of regional schools including Academy Hill, MacDuffie, Berkshire Country Day, Lenox, Northampton High School, and Amherst Regional. Will and I were grateful to Mimi King for joining us as a chaperone.

Thirteen of our students won nine prizes in eight categories:

Art Contests:

Drawing 1st prize to Molly Kinstle ’21; 2nd prize to Charlie Blumberg ’21

Military 1st prize to Dane Moliterno ’23

Models 1st prize to Eric Albanese ’20 and Jason Albanese ’20

Mosaic 2nd prize to Liam Coughlin ’21

Certamen (A language, literature, history and culture trivia game, sort of like “Jeopardy.”)

Level 3 Certamen

1st prize won by Oscar DeFrancis ’20, Julia Farnham ’20, Dylan Fulcher-Melendy ’20, and Nat Markey ’20.

(Level 3 is the most challenging level, so winning this level is like winning the top prize among all the certamina).

Costume Contest

3rd Prize to Noel Song ’21 (she portrayed Heinrich Schliemann, famous 19th century archaeologist)

Oral Interpretation (Latin passages recited aloud from memory):

Advanced Poetry: 2nd prize to Nat Markey ’20

Novice: 1st Prize to Max Graff ’23