South Latin Club heading to Nationals


Harlingen High School South Latin Club team members will compete in the National Junior Classical League Competition this summer in Troy, Alabama, on July 24-29.

The South Hawk’s Latin Team was awarded the Lower Division Sweepstakes Championship – this is the second year in a row the team wins this award.

The following students advanced to compete at the national competition:

Individual Academic & Classical Civilization
Tristan Powell -Advanced Grammar –  1st Place
Monica Perez –  Geography of the Ancient World –  2nd Place
Alexander Castillo – Greek History –  3rd Place
Tiffany Yeupell –  Miscellaneous Art – 6th Place
Hemma Uzoh – Latin Literature – 7th Place
Celestial Martinez – Vocal Solo – 4th Place & Classical Art History – 7th Place
Jailene Gonzalez – Vocabulary Level 2 – 8th Place & Reading Comprehension Level 2 – 9th Place
Shall Be Johnston – Reading Comprehension Level 1 –  8th Place
Valeria Montero – Mottoes and Abbreviations – 8th Place
Heather Lucente – Roman Life Level 2 – 9th Place

Maxima Cum Laude – Alexander Castillo
Magna Cum Laude – Hemma Uzoh, Mariel Calara, and Carol Escorza
Cum Laude – Jailene Gonzalez and Heather Lucente

Honorable Mention:
Anakaren Ledesma (Pentathlon) Joshua Amisadai Martinez (Roman Life & Pentathlon), Ariana Nelson, (Mythology).

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