photo from Wilton High School
Thank you all for attending CSLD 2019! We had 44 schools and 1289 total people attend (1330 registered). Once again the weather was uncooperative but like good Romans we soldiered on!
RESULTS: We put medals, ribbons, and certificates in the mail last Friday, so everyone should be receiving those prizes quite soon. For academic contest winners, we included students’ original scantrons with certificates; ribbons were mailed for athletic contests and tunica contest (winners here); display project winners win medals (winners here). Some medals were picked up at Latin Day. If you have questions or issues, please email Drew (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Congratulations to Alessia Ricigliano from Southington, who won the William J. Mayer Opus Optimum Best in Show Award for her painting “Icarus”!
Congratulations also to New Canaan High School for winning the Nancy Lister Summa Cum Virtute Best in Spirit Award! This is the second consecutive year for NCHS!
OUR COMMUNITY: We remind teachers to support Latin Day by ensuring that everyone is doing their part at the the event. This includes making sure students are wearing appropriate Roman dress, directing chaperones to their proper assignments, and pushing students toward a range of activities. Every year we get complaints about these matters, and while many many schools do a great job, it is ultimately up to each Latin teacher to make these expectations clear.
PICTURES: Now that we’ve put our media waiver in place, we are hoping to collect some great photos from Latin Day for the website and brochure. If you or your students are willing to share their pictures, please put them in the google photos album below. Be sure you do not include images of anyone with a red circle pin visible. Be aware that this album will be publicly available. https://photos.app.goo.gl/1ftWwwH5nNpUo9qk7
SURVEY: You can fill out the online (google form) version of the survey here: https://forms.gle/ZRsH1JYUhAnpMBLq6. We value your feedback.
FINAL MEETING: The CSLD committee final meeting will be June 8th in Glastonbury. Please reply to the wrap-up email or indicate your interest in the survey if you’re interested in attending.
PRESS LINK: Here is the link to a story on CSLD from the Waterbury-based Republican-American (beware of paywall):
GRATIAS VOBIS: Thank you to everyone who helped make this year a success. Thank you to the certamen-ers, judges, presenters, workshoppers, and chaperones. Thanks to the students who helped run workshops this year. Thank you to Mary Sersanti for running Costumes and the Tunica Contest once again. Thanks to Barbara Joliat for coordinating judging for banners, chariots, and military standards.
Thank you to the tireless members of the CSLD 2019 Committee: Nina Barclay, Sarah Frechette, Jan Frazier (academic contests co-chair), Paul Giblin (treasurer and academic contests co-chair), Cristina Corona (certamen chair), David Sterry-Brine (press and declamation chair), Stephany Pascetta (presentations chair), Julia Fedoryk (projects chair), and Clement Kuehn (workshops chair).
Thank you also to Classconn’s board and members for supporting the Classics (Guys, Classconn membership is $20 and you get a $20 discount on CSLD Registration! They didn’t even ask me to write that; it’s a no-brainer http://classconn.org/membership-temp)
We hope CSLD 2019 was a great event for you and your students. We hope you’ll be back next spring.
Drew Warchut & Arlette de Koning
Co-Chairs, Connecticut State Latin Day 2019