Declamation Rules Clarification

Declamation, a long-lived Latin Day tradition, returns with a few changes to the rules.
There will be no specifically designated declamation passages at Latin Day per level.  Instead, students may prepare to recite from memory any passage used for the COLT Poetry Contest. Students must bring 5 copies of their passage for the judges’ reference. Copies of the scanned poetry can be found from the below links.  Remember that placing in the top 3 in declamation will accrue points for the school toward the Nancy Lister Award.
Students will once again be competing in Lower and Upper levels. Lower Declamation will consist of Latin I and II students, while upper declamation will consist of Latin III+ students. While you may choose any poem, please remember, passage length and difficulty will be considered as part of contest judging.
The below links are arranged into levels suggested by COLT.
 
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Certamen Question Bank

Salvete!

Remember that our CSLD Registration deadline (4/2) is coming up in a week and a half!  Get those permission slips collected and beg your Department Chair for bus money!  If you have any last-minute issues, like figuring the price for your chaperones for example, you can reach out to me directly at warchut@gmail.com.  And don’t forget your CSLD T-shirt order!  Where else can you get a cool t-shirt for just $10?  Maybe get an extra one for your Chair as a thank you for that bus money?!

CERTAMEN: We know that certamen is a popular event, and teachers often seek resources to use for preparation.  This year we’re going to try posting a database of questions from which the actual event questions will be pulled.  So as of now everyone will have the bank of questions and an equal opportunity to prepare using them.  The questions, which are also on the certamen page, are categorized thus:

 

Have fun preparing!

Declamation Contest

This year, Declamation, a long-lived Latin Day tradition, returns with a few changes to the rules:
There will be no designated declamation passages at Latin Day.  Instead, students may prepare to recite from memory any passage used for the COLT Poetry Contest. Students must bring 5 copies of their passage for the judges’ reference. Copies of the scanned poetry can be found from the below links. Students should choose passages which match their level in Latin. Passage length and difficulty will be considered as part of contest judging.  Remember that placing in the top 3 in declamation will accrue points for the school toward the Nancy Lister Award.   Bona Fortuna!
 

Electronic Registration Option

Salvete!

First, today marks exactly one month until the deadline for registration.  Registrations and checks must be postmarked before or on 4/2/18.  This is a hard deadline this year (no late fee), and no registrations will be accepted after then.

Second, this year we will be accepting registration to CSLD via a Google Form.  You may use the electronic form OR use the traditional paper form.  In either case you will still need to mail a check for payment when you submit your registration (follow the instructions for calculating your total carefully).  The formatting is a bit clunky, so if you are confused about the directions, you can refer to the paper registration form.  Double check your form before submitting.

As with all new ventures, there will be some growing pains, so please be understanding, and please send us any feedback for how to improve the process (ctstatelatinday@gmail.com).

CSLD Electronic Registration Google Form

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