For the fifth year in a row, Saint Stephen’s Latin students returned from the National Junior Classical League’s annual convention with national championship recognition. Sophomores Tyler Kadivar and Michael Thomas were part of the Florida team that won the title at the Intermediate Level of Certamen – a Jeopardy-style quiz. The convention in late July brought together more than 1,200 students from around the nation in Fargo, N.D. for academic testing, creative arts projects (including oral and written competitions) and athletics. As usual, Saint Stephen’s students shone brightly in all three parts of the competition, with 19 students collecting at least one top-10 finish. Kadivar and Thomas added their names to the list of consecutive Saint Stephen’s national champions that already includes: Joseph Class, Ethan Leuchter, and Maryann Placheril (Advanced 2015); Kassandra Haakman (Novice 2016), Matthew Thomas (Advanced 2017), and Sophia Berry (Novice 2018).
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