Holy Cross to Host 44th Annual Classics Day for High School Students

The College of the Holy Cross will hold its 44th annual Classics Day on Thursday, April 7. The day features a series of events relating to both the study and experience of ancient Roman culture and is designed to familiarize students with the Holy Cross classics department, its faculty, and current students.

This year, approximately 500 students from 22 high schools across the Northeast plan to attend the event. Participating schools include:

Algonquin Regional High School, (Northborough, Mass.), Arlington High School (Arlington, Mass.), Boston College High School (Boston, Mass.), Bradford Christian Academy (Haverhill, Mass.), Burncoat High School (Worcester, Mass.), Doherty Memorial High School (Worcester, Mass.), Holyoke High School (Holyoke, Mass.), Littleton High School (Littleton, Mass.), Lynn English High School (Lynn, Mass.), Minnechaug Regional High School (Wilbraham, Mass.), Nazareth Academy (Wakefield, Mass.), Newman School (Boston, Mass.), Newton Country Day School (Newton, Mass.), Pembroke High School (Pembroke, Mass.), Rectory School (Pomfret, Conn.), St. Sebastian’s School (Needham, Mass.), Shrewsbury High School (Shrewsbury, Mass.), Silver Lake Regional High School (Kingston, Mass.), Trivuum School (Lancaster, Mass.), Wachusett Regional High School (Holden, Mass.), Walpole High School (Walpole, Mass.), Westford Academy (Westford, Mass.).

The schedule of events is as follows:

Registration 9 – 9:20 a.m., Hogan Campus Center, 3rd Floor Lobby

Welcoming Address 9:30 – 9:30 a.m., Hogan Ballroom Professor Timothy Joseph, chair of the department of classics, will give the address.

Opening Remarks 9:30 – 9:40 a.m., Hogan Ballroom Charles Schufreid ’17, chair of Classics Day will give the opening remarks.

Manuscripts Challenge 9:40 – 10 a.m., Hogan Ballroom

Upper and Lower Divisions Certamen 10:15 – 11:30 a.m., Assigned Rooms Certamen is Latin for “competition.” Student teams will compete College Bowl style, answering questions concerning Roman history, mythology, culture and the Latin language.

Costume Contest 10:15 – 11:30 a.m., Hogan Ballroom Students dress as any person, god, goddess, or object from Ancient Roman or Greek society and are judged on creativity, presentation, and knowledge of character.

Art Contest Judging 10:15 – 11:30 a.m., Hogan Ballroom Lounge*

Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Kimball Dining Hall

Final Round Certamen 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Hogan Ballroom

Awards Presentation 1:30 – 1:45 p.m., Hogan Ballroom

*Please note: Due to construction on the Holy Cross campus, the Art Contest will be held in place of the Chariot Race.