Latin Club sees much success at recent Certamens

From left to right: Jasmine Whittaker, Katie Lyon, Phoebe Barrett, Sarah Barrett, Meredith Nicol, Waverly Griffin, Darwin Smythe. Back row from left to right: Abigail Searles, Nathan Gair, John Keenan

From left to right: Jasmine Whittaker, Katie Lyon, Phoebe Barrett, Sarah Barrett, Meredith Nicol, Waverly Griffin, Darwin Smythe. Back row from left to right: Abigail Searles, Nathan Gair, John Keenan

It is with tremendous pride that The Riverside School announces the success and achievement of the Latin Club at the Phillips Exeter Classical Forum on April 2.

Riverside continues to be boldly represented by its alumni on the recently elected board of the Vermont Junior Classical League. The newly elected members are, Joleil Whitney ’14, president, replacing outgoing president, Angela Kubicke ’14, Waverly Griffin ‘17 as Vice President and MacKay Breton ’16 is the new secretary.

Riverside took 1st and 3rd in novice Certamen, 1st in costume, and 1st in spirit. BecauseRiverside's A and B team both won their first round, they actually sparred off against each other and Dover School in round two.

As well, The Riverside’s A Team, composed of Sarah Barrett, John Keenan, Meredith Nicol, and Waverly Griffin spent the previous weekend of March 26 at the Harvard Certamen and made it to the semifinals in competitions against high school students from around the United States.

Riverside's Latin Club is organized by parent volunteers and led by student captains, Katie Lyon and Waverly Griffin and co-coaches, Nathan Gair '02 and former Latin teacher, Roy Starling. These students, in addition to the other members, Sarah Barrett, Phoebe Barrett, Darwin Smyth, Abby Searles, Holden Larsen, John Keenan, Jasmine Whittaker, and Meredith Nicol thrive in showing off their love of learning classics by participating in celebratory and competitive events with other Latin scholars around the region and the country!

The team is currently raising funds to travel to and participate in the Annual Forum of the National Junior Classical League in Bloomington, Indiana.