John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

My smart nephew

My nephew David is currently out in California at the National Junior Classical League convention, competing in the national Certamen tournament as a member of the Virginia state team. (Certamen is a quiz bowl-style competition with a classics theme.) He's the Latin grammar expert; other members of the team specialize in other areas, such as mythology, Roman history, etymology, and so on. And by all accounts he's doing very well; the Virginia team made it into the finals with the highest point total from the prelims. Go him!

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