Gooden students recently placed at the Junior Classical League certamen competition. Eighth-grader Desmond T. achieved second place in the state for Classical Art and sixth-grader Claire X. received second place in the state for Mythology at the MS-1 level.
All nine students who participated qualified for the state semifinal round of competitive Certamen.
Certamen is a quiz-bowl-style game for students of Latin, Greek, and classical civilizations. It allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of the ancient peoples, languages, and cultures, and the relationships between those topics and the modern world. The matches are fun, competitive, informative, and compelling for students.
Under the guidance of our drama teacher, Ms. Rogers, three Gooden School students competed - and placed - in the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California (DTASC) annual Shakespeare competition for high school and middle school students.
More than 50 regional schools and 250 students were competing this year.
Mary (seventh grade) won first place in the Junior Varsity monologue competition
Roman (sixth grade) placed fourth in the Middle School competition
Uma (sixth grade) tied at fifth in the Middle School competition
Congratulations to our students and Ms. Rogers for their success.