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Indian Hill High School students earn national accolades in Latin

IHHS Students at NJCL Convention

In a crowd of 1,100 students in attendance – Indian Hill High School stood out.

Eight Indian Hill High School (IHHS) students who attended the 66th Annual National Junior Classical League Convention each brought home at least one top-five award. The students engaged in competition July 26 through July 31 at North Dakota State University. IHHS students Alex Sheldon, Ellie Jutze, Avery Valz, Graham Pierce, Maggie Jutze, Alison Ma, Olivia Sheldon, and Kim Zwolshen were part of the Ohio delegation of 52 students.

“The experience of a national competition allows our students to show their dedication and enthusiasm for Latin and the classical world through their academic and artistic endeavors,” said Indian Hill High School Latin teacher Melissa Burgess. “The entire Latin department is so proud of the accomplishments of these students.”

Individual results were as follows:

Ellie Jutze
Graphic Arts:
3rd place – Small Models Grades 7-9

Olympika:
3rd place – 100 Yard Backstroke Junior Girls
3rd place – 100 Yard Medley Junior Girls
3rd place – 50 Yard Backstroke Junior Girls
4th place – 50 Yard Butterfly Junior Girls

Maggie Jutze – 6th overall in Olympika contest
Graphic Arts:
2nd place – Charts: Constructed Grades 11-12

Olympika:
1st place – 50 Yard Breaststroke Senior Girls
2nd place – 100 Yard Medley Senior Girls
2nd place – 200 Yard Freestyle Senior Girls
3rd place – 100 Yard Freestyle Senior Girls
4th place – 50 Yard Butterfly Senior Girls
4th place – 50 Yard Freestyle Senior Girls

Alison Ma - 7th overall in the Graphic Arts contest
Creative Arts:
3rd place – Sight Latin Reading – Prose White

Graphic Arts:
1st place – Mixed Media Grade 11
2nd place – Black Pencil Grades 10-12
2nd place – Chalk/Pastel Grades 10-12
3rd place – Decorative Stitching/Textiles Grades 11-12
3rd place – Impromptu Art, Grade 11
5th place – Acrylic/Oil, Grade 11

Graham Pierce
Graphic Arts:
2nd place – Maps: Drawn Grades 8-10
3rd place – Charts: Drawn Grades 6-10

Alex Sheldon - 8th overall in the Graphic Arts contest
Academics:
5th Place – Latin Literature, Level I

Graphic Arts:
1st place – Watercolor Grades 7-9
2nd place – Colored Pencil Grades 6-9
3rd place – Maps: Drawn Grades 8-10
4th place – Charts: Constructed Grades 8-10
5th place – Black Pencil Grades 7-9
5th place – Charcoal Grades 7-9
5th place – Ink Grades 7-9
5th place – Mosaics grades 7-9

Olivia Sheldon - 3rd overall in the Graphic Arts contest
Graphic Arts:
1st place – Acrylic/Oil grade 11
1st place – Illustrated Quotes grades 11-12
1st place – Watercolor grades 11-12
2nd place – Decorative Stitching/Textiles grades 11-12
2nd place – Jewelry grades 10-12
3rd place – Charts: Constructed grades 11-12
3rd place – Colored Pencil grades 11-12
4th place – Ink grades 11-12
5th place – Chalk/Pastel grades 10-12
5th place – Charts: Drawn grades 11-12
5th place – Mosaics grades 11-12

Avery Valz
Graphic Arts:
4th place – Impromptu Art, grade 9

Kim Zwolshen
Graphic Arts:
1st place – Black Pencil grades 10-12
1st place – Charcoal grades 10-12
3rd place – Acrylic/Oil grade 11
3rd place – Small Models grades 11-12
5th place – Ink grades 11-12

Photo caption: Indian Hill High School students brought home top awards during the 66th National Junior Classical League Convention July 2019.