Given annually, The Rudolph Masciantonio Prize for Inclusive Excellence in Latin and the Classical Humanities will be awarded to a high school student from an historically underrepresented group who has excelled in the study of Latin for at least two years (as evidenced by high performance on The Vergilian Society’s Keely Lake Memorial Translation Exam and the completion of an accompanying essay of application).
Applicants should be high-school Latin and/or Classical Humanities students who have completed at least two years of related coursework; come from a background traditionally underrepresented in the field of Classics; and have competed in and performed highly on The Vergilian Society’s annual Keely Lake Memorial Translation Exam. (N.B.: While participation in this Exam is free, it is open only to students whose teacher is a current member of The Vergilian Society.)
In addition, applicants should submit a short essay (no more than 750 words) on the following topic:
“Briefly explain how you came to the study of Latin and/or Classical Humanities despite the statistical underrepresentation in those fields of people from your particular background. Feel free to highlight both challenges and triumphs, and to elaborate on what Classics means to you personally as a result.”
For more information contact 2nd Vice-President Tom Garvey: tgarvey at themeadowsschool.org