I always find it interesting that newspapers even cover this at all … some excerpts from assorted reports …
From the Nevada coverage:
Not only is Latin not dead, it’s making a comeback, said Sherry Jankowski, Meadows Latin teacher and league state chairwoman. Some teachers believe that as the basis for western European languages and culture, the classics can help students understand their own language and history better, she said. Students who take Latin also often score higher on the verbal section of the SAT, she said. “There’s a lot of order and structure to the language and, therefore, it helps the kids see the order and structure behind their own languages, even though they would have never learned their first language in that way,” Jankowski said.
- * Latin lovers gather at convention (Las Vegas Sun)
The coverage from Tampa seems a bit late:
Whoever said Latin was dead should have attended the Region 7 Latin Forum with 13 Brandon High School Junior Classical League members and their sponsor, Latin teacher Bill Seaman, Jan. 31 at Robinson High School.
- Brandon High Has Latin Success (News and Tribune)
Indiana coverage was a bit more timely:
Thirty-two members of the Crown Point High School Latin Club traveled to Indiana University the weekend of March 13 and 14 to compete at the Indiana Junior Classical League State Convention.
The team brought back an estimated 450 certificates for performances in individual competitions.
- Latin Club reaps honors in statewide competition (Post Tribune)