Josiah Meadows, a 7th-grader homeschooled in Athens, GA, won the Phaedrus Latin Composition Contest’s $500 first place prize for his fable, which is 30 lines of dactylic hexameter titled “De Noctua et Corvo” or "The Owl and the Raven."
The $300 second-place prize was awarded to Aidan Chivers, an 11th-grader from Bristol, England.
The $200 third-place prize goes to Daniel Jekel, a 10th-grader in Woodinville, WA, who attends Providence Classical Christian School.
A total of 22 students qualified as Finalists, and 127 other students were named Semi-Finalists. Students from 20 states, 2 countries, and 31 schools and home schools participated in the contest. This year’s fifth annual contest attracted more students than any previous year, with a total of 275 students in all participating.
New Saint Andrews College, a classical Christian college in Moscow, ID, started the contest for Latin teachers in both traditional and home schools to improve their students’ Latin achievement. This contest is administered completely online and designed for teachers to use in their lesson plans. Teachers can sign up for next year’s contest after September 1st at www.phaedruslatincontest.org or call (208) 882-1566 for more information.