Many Maine delegates placed in the Essay Contest: Emma Dexter, of Greely, earned a first place, Audrie French, of Hampden, placed seventh, Fantasia Perez, of Winthrop, placed eighth, Noah Burby, of Hampden, placed ninth, and Molly Swalec, of Hampden, placed 10th. Winthrop’s Samantha Neumann received a ninth place award for her local scrapbook. Joey Tierney, of Winthrop, placed 11th in the Sight Latin Reading competition.
Two Maine teachers received free registration to the convention through the Miller Fellowship, given to teachers who are attending the convention for the first time. They were Katherine Collins of Gardiner Area High School and Ross Shaler of Winthrop High School.
Other teachers attending the convention were Ben Johnson of Hampden Academy for his 10th convention and Seth Knowles of Greely, who has attended 16 conventions. Other adults attending were Alyssa Sohns of the University of Southern Maine and retired teacher Margaret Cook, who has attended 35 conventions. Cook received the Mildred Sterling award for longtime service to the Junior Classical League, presented by her former student, Seth Knowles.
Sponsors and chaperones of the Maine delegation from left are Ross Shaler (Winthrop High School), Ben Johnson (Hampden Academy), Katie Collins (Gardiner Area High School), Margaret Cook (retired), and Seth Knowles (Greely High School). Contributed photo
Other students who attended the convention were Maine Junior Classical League President Colby Kreider of Nokomis; Nathan Cyr, Duncan Lary and Julia Vine from Greely, Aidan Babbitt and Andrew Terry of Hampden, and Emma Dwelle of Winthrop.