For the first time in school history, Upper School Latin students took first place in Senior Division Academics at the Florida Junior Classical League state forum in Orlando, April 3-6. Competing against 47 other Florida schools, Saint Stephen’s took home the trophy for academics and finished third overall – also a school record. The Middle School team placed third in Academics and third in the overall sweepstakes of the Junior Division. All 42 Falcons in attendance placed in the top 15 in their chosen contests and three students (Tyler Kadivar, Matthew Thomas and Michael Thomas) took first place in both of their contests. The four SSES certamen teams also had impressive results that included a third-place finish in the Advanced Division, and second place in the Intermediate Division. The four seniors on the team (Carter Beckstein, Graham Beckstein, Colton Melnick and Matthew Thomas) were members of the team that captured first place in Academics five years ago in the Junior Division. It was fitting that they went out achieving the same accolade in the Senior Division. In addition to these impressive accomplishments, sophomore Annie Class was elected to the office of parliamentarian for the FJCL. This marks the eighth consecutive year that a Saint Stephen’s student has served as a state officer.