Blue Ridge High Latin team takes 2nd place at Spring Forum

GREER, S.C. – Thirteen Latin Students from Blue Ridge High School, accompanied by their Latin teacher, Jim Westcot, parent Mark Johnson, and Furman University classics professor Randall Childree, recently competed at the annual Spring Forum of the South Carolina Junior Classical League.

The group brought back the second place trophy for overall sweepstakes points, outclassing a number of delegations larger than itself.

Students competed in several areas of competition, including written tests, graphic arts, costumes, oratory and dramatic interpretation, certamen (academic team) and olympika.

Pictured are (left to right): Sarah Lefever (11th grade), Jordan Grissop (10th grade), Brock Cooper (9th grade), MecKenzie Whittier (10th grade), Kelli Pentecost (11th grade), Amber Hampton (11th grade), Judson Snyder ( 10th grade), Jake Wilson (11th grade), Skye Hill (10th grade), Marc Western (11th grade), Miles Johnson (10th grade), David Dunlap (9th grade), and Charles Williams (12th grade).