Berkshire Country Day School Classics Day Awards

LENOX/STOCKBRIDGE, MA (01/22/2019) (readMedia)-- Berkshire Country Day School's Upper School Latin students (Grades 7 and 8) joined the Pioneer Valley Classical Association annual Classics Day at Mount Holyoke College on January 18, 2019. BCD's Latin students enjoyed participating in workshops and contests with their peers (in grades seven through twelve) from Academy Hill, Belchertown, Herberg Middle School, Lenox Memorial High, MacDuffie, Northampton High, Pittsfield High, and Williston. The BCD students were accompanied by Latin teacher Eugénie Fawcett and English teacher James Fawcett. BCD students received the following awards.


Sculpture: First Place: seventh grader Juliana Mills (Pittsfield)

Mosaics: First Place: seventh graders Kate Metcalf (Ghent, NY) and Hanna Wellenstein (Pittsfield); Third Place: eighth graders Genevieve Syrett (Great Barrington) and Samantha Seeley (Pittsfield and Richmond)

Military: Second Place: seventh grader Teddy St. John (Pittsfield)

Costumes: Second Place: eighth graders Petra Orloff (East Chatham, NY), Isaac Scribner (Great Barrington and Pittsfield), and Samantha Seeley, The Three Fates


Advanced Poetry – First Place: eighth grader Sam Creelan (East Chatham, NY)

Intermediate Prose – Second Place: eighth grader Daniel Ciejek (Lee); Third Place: eighth grader Isaac Scribner

Novice – Third Place (tied): eighth graders Kate Metcalf and Hanna Wellenstein


Latin 1 – First Place (out of 9): eighth graders Daniel Ciejek, Sam Creelan, Rafi Karpowitz (Hudson, NY), and Eli Mamousette (Craryville, NY)

Myth – Third Place (out of 9): eighth graders Lana Messinger (Chatham, NY and Ghent, NY), Petra Orloff, Samantha Seeley, and Genevieve Syrett

Novice – Second Place (out of 3): seventh graders Penelope Mitchell (Pittsfield and Richmond), Allison Slater (East Chatham, NY), Zane Sylvester (Spencertown, NY), and Hanna Wellenstein

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