2020 Vergilian Society Translation Contest Results

Open only to secondary-level students of Latin (including home-schooled), the contest sets a passage from Vergil’s Aeneid for translation. In addition, contestants are required to answer several questions, and write a 3-4 paragraph essay based on the text set. Cash prizes are awarded to the top ten papers. Certificates of Commendation are sent to excellent papers.

Thank you to the 98 students from 11 schools who participated in this year’s exam. Results below are listed in descending order of performance. Special thanks go to this year’s team of scorers: Claire Bishop (Charlotte Christian School); Sarah Harrell (BASIS Independent Fremont); Amy Leonard (Grady High School); and Patrick Yaggy (BASIS Tucson North).

Top Award Winners – $50 prize & membership in the Society

  • David Chen, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Christine Conklin, teacher)
  • Joseph Amsbary, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Patricia Lister, teacher)
  • Andrew DeWeese, Charlotte Latin School (Lawrence Wall, teacher)
  • Emily Ye, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Christine Conklin, teacher)
  • Roland Long, Covington Latin School (Kelly Kusch, teacher)

Runner-Up Award Winners – $25 prize & membership in the Society

  • Fengyuan Wang, Regis High School (Dave Bonagura, teacher)
  • Caitlin Filep, BASIS Tucson North (Patrick Yaggy, teacher)
  • Meghna Gopalan, BASIS Tucson North (Patrick Yaggy, teacher)
  • Michelle Luh, The Meadows School (Kristian Lorenzo, teacher)
  • Justine Han, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Christine Conklin, teacher)

Certificates of Commendation

  • Joy Chung, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Christine Conklin, teacher)
  • Paige Graf, Covington Latin School (Kelly Kusch, teacher)
  • Alesya Dewland, BASIS Tucson North (Patrick Yaggy, teacher)
  • Maliah Bricking, Summit Country Day School (Lisa Mays, teacher)
  • Samuel Wang, John Burroughs School (Avery Springer, teacher)
  • Charles Brush, Regis High School (Dave Bonagura, teacher)
  • David Cha, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Christine Conklin, teacher)
  • Max Samulka, St. Sebastian’s School (Sean Albertson, teacher)
  • Alessandro Barbiellini, St. Sebastian’s School (Sean Albertson, teacher)
  • Jackson Wilds, BASIS Tucson North (Patrick Yaggy, teacher)
  • Cathy Liang, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Christine Conklin, teacher)
  • Patrick Puma, Regis High School (Dave Bonagura, teacher)
  • Nathaniel Doty, John Burroughs School (Avery Springer, teacher)
  • Jacob Wilusz, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Christine Conklin, teacher)
  • Rayna Schoenberg, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Christine Conklin, teacher)
  • Jungmin Shin, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Christine Conklin, teacher)
  • Lenae Joe, The Meadows School (Kristian Lorenzo, teacher)
  • Aimee Feng, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Christine Conklin, teacher)
  • Liesel Brehmer, Charlotte Christian School (Claire Bishop, teacher)

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