Salvete Omnes! (Hello Everyone!) from the Latin Club

Latin Club got off to a great start this year as the students commemorated the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.  In August of 79 AD Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in layers and layers of ash.  Today archaeologists are still uncovering and excavating these ancient cities which have been almost perfectly preserved by the ash.

Students from all grade levels gathered together on a Saturday evening in September and recited the creed of the National Junior Classical League, watched student-made videos from Latin Convention last year, played Latin-themed bingo and ate a cake shaped like Mt. Vesuvius (with smoke and all!)  The evening finished off with an impromptu Ultimate Frisbee game on the school’s  U. Needless to say, all of the members are even more excited to be involved with Latin club this year than last year!

Latin Club is open to all students in any grade level taking Latin as a class. Not only do students taking Latin learn about the language itself, but they also learn about the history and culture of the Romans.  Latin club offers a warm welcome to all of its newest members and future students interested in signing up. All members of Latin club are invited to attend the Fall Forum on October 19 at the Marist School.  The Fall Forum is an event that brings together Latin clubs from all over Georgia and offers them opportunities to compete in Latin-themed competitions, attend workshops and spend time with other students that have an important common interest…Latin! Email Ms. Freeman at rfreeman@btcatholic.org if you are interested in attending. Valete!

Article by Avery M. and Leann K. (Latin Club Secretaries)