The Area of Classical Learning is pleased to announce the results of our recent participation in this year’s Regional Forum of the Junior Classical League (JCL). This past weekend, our chapter’s delegation of over 50 students from grades 6 through 12 competed against 350 of central Florida’s finest students from a dozen different schools in a host of contests that were academic, creative, dramatic, and physical in nature.
Our students individually took home 20 golds, 11 silvers, and 14 bronzes; but given the difficulty of the contests, their twenty-six 4th and 5th place finishes are also remarkable. In team competition (Certamen) they took 2nd and 4th place in Level I, 3rd place in Advanced. Especially notable, were Kiri F., Jack G., Mercia S., Zachary V., and Ryleigh W., who placed in every category in which they competed.
The Geneva varsity girls soccer team won their first ever district championship on Friday. The win capped off a great season for the girls, who were undefeated in the district. Their record led to the first place seeding heading into the district playoffs and a first-round bye. The girls played Circle Christian in the semifinals in a hotly contested game that ended with a 2 – 0 Geneva win. The girls then earned a 2 – 0 win against International Community School in the finals on Friday night. The game was intensely close, and we had a large excited crowd on hand to help cheer our girls to victory. This was a great team effort, and we are proud of all the girls who helped make the team successful.
Also of note, we had six girls placed on our all-district teams. First team selections were Clara Miller (12th), Taylor Talesnick (10th) and Anna Foreman (9th). Second team selections were Emily Costar (10th), Raquel Smith (11th) and Ellie Shafer (10th).
The girls play the regional quarterfinals on Tuesday, February 6, at the Geneva athletic campus at 6:00 pm. As district winners, the girls will host Orangewood Christian. Come out and support your Geneva Knight girls soccer team!