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RPA students won many awards at the recent Cascadia Junior Classical League Convention

COURTESY PHOTO: RORY MURTAUGH - RPA students in grades 5-12 show off their awards from the Cascadia Junior Classical League Convention.

Renaissance Public Academy students in grades 5 through 12 recently competed at the Cascadia Junior Classical League Convention.

The JCL Convention is a Latin competition that draws schools with Latin programs and JCL chapters from all over the Pacific Northwest to compete in events like Ancient Geography, Roman History and even long jump and shot put.

RPA students came away from the event with quite a few awards.

"I was thrilled with the group and their successes," Murtaugh said. "It was great for so many first attendees to win so many awards. Everyone is really looking forward to next year."

But it wasn't all competition, there was plenty of time for participants to engage in community.

"One night we did a campfire, and my Latin teacher Rory Murtaugh busted out his guitar and started to sing with the group," said RPA student and first-time attendee Kianna Santos.

The full list of RPA's wins is as follows:


Meghan Habeck  - Mythology (2nd)

Thomas Butler - Roman History (2nd)

Kielee Caul - Ancient Geography (2nd), Latin Literature (2nd), Mottoes, Quotations & Abbreviations (1st), Roman History (3rd), Gladiatorial Combat (1st), 100 Meter Dash (1st)

Marcous Nutt - Latin Literature (1st), Roman Life (2nd)

Kasia Regele - Latin Grammar (3rd), 100 Meters (3rd)


Kiah Restvedt - Roman History (3rd), Gladiatorial Combat (1st)

Leyla Trout - Ancient Geography (1st)


Dominic Robles - Art Misc. (1st), Small Models (3rd)

Wyatt Goodson - Mottoes, Quotations & Abbreviations (3rd), Mythology (3rd), Catapult (2nd), Sportsmanship Award

Emma Helmig - Long Jump (2nd), Shot Put (1st), Catapult (2nd)

Lily Goodson - Mythology (3rd), Dramatic Interpretation (1st), Catapult (2nd)

Kristen Wohlers
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