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Classics Day at Holy Cross
Caroline Killilea '23, Communications Intern

On Friday, April 1, Ursuline Latin students and Junior Classical League members attended Classics Day at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, an annual event held in celebration of Roman culture for Latin students across Massachusetts. Classics Day gives high schoolers the opportunity to both learn about Holy Cross’s Classics department and take part in a variety of exciting activities like an art contest, a costume contest, and certamen, a Classics-themed trivia game. The assigned theme for this year’s art contest was “rebirth,” and students Emily Helm ‘24, Charlotte Ramsay ‘24, and Lindsey Moynihan ‘25 entered beautiful pottery and art pieces. Ursuline also had an Upper Level and Lower Level Certamen team, both of which exercised their Latin knowledge by answering questions related to grammar, Roman history, and mythology. Emily Helm ‘24, Abigail Carlo ‘25, Alison Irving ‘26, and Madeline Downey ‘26 were members of the Lower Level Certamen team, which took home second place after a fierce battle with St. Sebastian’s School and Classical Academy. Brigid Ryan ‘23, Emma Dooley ‘23, Sophia Vernacchio ‘23, and Caroline Killilea ‘23 comprised the Upper Level Certamen Team. The group’s wonderful chaperones, Magistra Lyon (to whom special thanks are owed for driving the minibus) and Ms. Iolli, ensured the day went off without a hitch, and Ms. Iolli treated everyone to an ice cream at Dairy Queen on the way back to Ursuline. A great time was had by all, from getting to know students from other schools to learning new facts about Latin and Roman life. Holy Cross Classics Day 2022 was quite a success!