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‘Classic’ performance at St Andrews

Classically minded school pupils from all over Scotland gathered at the University of St Andrews yesterday (Wednesday 18th June, 2002) to take part in the traditional Annual Recitation and Project Competition.

More than 100 youngsters travelled from Fife, Perthshire, Tayside and Angus to perform recitals and short dramas in ancient Greek and Latin, competing against their contemporaries for cash and trophy prizes.

The competition, which has been running for over 20 years, was organised by The Tayside Branch of the Classical Association in conjunction with the University of St Andrews’ School of Greek, Latin And Ancient History.

This year, it attracted entrants from secondary schools throughout Scotland, including Madras College, Kirkcaldy High School, Glenalmond College and Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen.

The competition awarded prizes at junior, intermediate and senior level – the older pupils performed readings of Latin and Greek poetry and prose while the Juniors performed a short play on the Trojan War in Latin. The judging panel consisted of members of staff from the School of Greek, Latin & Ancient History.

The winners were:

JUNIOR LATIN First prize: Madras College A– Poppy Open, Sarah Dennis, Mei Shan Li, Lizete Druke, Emma Toon Second prize: Madras College C– Marina Zheleva, Helen Anderson, Jacqueline Sneddon, Ruth Campbell, Jenny Falconer

INTERMEDIATE LATIN First prize: Beki Muinde (St Margaret’s School for Girls) Second prize: Tom Corcoran (Madras College) Third prize: Holly Nicholl (Harris Academy)

SENIOR LATIN First prize: Richard Hart (Glenalmond College) Second prize: Elizabeth Lawrenson (Madras College)

GREEK First: Hannah Bredin (Madras College) Second: Antonia Brandt (Glenalmond College)

SENIOR PROJECT COMPETITION First: Kilgraston School (Amy Maitland Gardner, Sarah Maitland Gardner, Mhoraig Grossart, Sinead Esler, Camilla Balfour) Second: Madras College (Hannah Bredin, Elizabeth Lawrenson, Alison Vaughan)

JUNIOR PROJECT COMPETITION: First: Lynnette McCallum (Kirkcaldy High School)

ENDS

For further information about the competition, please contact Jason König, School Liaison Officer for the School of Greek Latin And Ancient History on 01334 462618.

Issued by Beattie Media On behalf of the University of St Andrews Contact Gayle Cook 01334 467227, mobile 07900 050103, or email gec3@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: classics comp winners 190603 View the latest University news at http://www.st- andrews.ac.uk/extrel/press.htm

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