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Friday, August 17, 2018 7:08 pm

Latin Certamen

For the first time, Blair hosted the innaugural Certamen, a Latin competition established in the area by the Maryland Junior Classical League. Students from counties across the region participated in the event, as well as Latin games and a costume competition.

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Country School students get in the zone for the Certamen.

Country School students get in the zone for the Certamen.1Picture by Sam HowellsSpirited Latin students talk before the Certamen.2Picture by Sam HowellsBlair Latin students figure out last minute details for the Certamen.3Picture by Sam HowellsBlair student and Certamen organizer Kevin Ho speaks about the day's schedule with participants.4Picture by Sam HowellsUniversity of Maryland Latin teacher, Professor Judith Hallett talks to the participating students.5Picture by Sam HowellsAdvanced level Latin students compete.6Picture by Sam HowellsA student "buzzes" in a response in the Latin III competition.7Picture by Sam HowellsCountry School students debate an answer.8Picture by Sam HowellsTwo Certamen participants play an old cultural game.9Picture by Sam HowellsMaryland Junior Classic League president, Elliott Rebello gives announcements about upcoming Latin events.10Picture by Sam HowellsBlair students Kevin Ho and Shira Gorin prepare to announce the winners of the Latin fashion show and Certamen.11Picture by Sam HowellsMr. Johnson awards a group of students for their strong score in the Certamen.12Picture by Sam HowellsThe winning Advanced level Latin team from St. John's College High School poses for photos.13Picture by Sam Howells

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