TJCL Torch Pre-State Torch 2019 - Page 6

Fall Festivus Every year schools across West Tennessee participate in the Fall Festivus in November. This year’s Fall Festivus was held in Memphis University School. Fall Festivus is a day of fun- illed for all cohorts of Latin enthusiasts. Some of the competitions include academic tests (both vocabulary and mythology), mythology spelling bee, art competitions, costume competitions, olympika, and even STEM activities such as the catapult. For the non-competitive type, there is a movie with a classical theme playing, with its own trivia quiz. Overall, Fall Festivus has something for all kinds of people and gives a taste of what TJCL state convention is like. Saksham Saksena, Houston High School Houston High Results: Daniel Uh: 3rd Place in Movie Contest Jesse Carr: 3rd Place Team in Open Certamen Elliot Frankel: 1st Place Team in Open Certamen Kylan Hebron: 2nd Place Team in Medium Catapult Sylvan Paul: 2nd Place Team in Medium Catapult Saksham Saksena: 1st Place in Vocabulary, 1st Place in Costume Contest, 3rd Place in Mythology Parth Sinojia: 2nd Place Team in Medium Catapult Maya Chambers: 1st Place Team in Open Certamen, 2nd Place in Mythology Spelling Bee, 2nd Place in Mythology Jaime Kim: 2nd Place Team in Open Certamen Andy Hines: 3rd Place Team in Open Certamen