Franklin High School Junior Classical League Scores Wins In National Competition

Members of the Franklin High School Junior Classical League came up winners in a recent national tournament.

Club advisor Jennifer Jones accompanied the students to the tournament, held the week of July 25 at North Dakota State University.

Jones said in an email that the Franklin team:

  • won 13th for its publication.
  • won 6th for its scrapbook.
  • helped New Jersey win 2nd in spirit .
  • won 10th for its website.
  • won 5th for its activity binder.

Individually, Jones wrote:

  • Alex Pagnetti won a national JCL scholarship (in absentia)
  • Nia Abdullah won 14th in Hellenic History, 7th place in her Essay, 8th place in impromptu art, and 8th in 200 meter girls’ track and performed in That’s Entertainment (national talent show) where she recited a poem
  • Angela Gallagher won 8th place in Friscus (discus), 22nd in classical art, and 27th in mythology
  • Tiffany Williams won 15th place in Hellenic History, 27th in academic heptathlon, 7th in jewelry, 9th in black pencil drawing, 4th place in the marathon (a short version), and 9th place in the 100 meter track
  • Vincent Villuri won 19th place in Classical Greek, 21st in Hellenic history, 21st in Greek Derivatives, 28th place in Roman life, 23rd place in Greek life and literature, 29th place in Classical Art, 2nd place in costume, 7th place in 800 meter track
  • Uma Surampudi won 13th place in friscus, and 24th in classical art
  • Shira Levine won 6th place in her essay, 6th place in small models, 8th place in pottery, 10th place in acrylic/oil, and 10th place in shot put, and
  • Justin Kahagi won 14th place in shot put, 11th place in friscus, 11th place in the 200 meter track, 17th place in Hellenic history, 27th place in mythology, and 29th place in mottoes.

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