The Classical Fair was held on February 24 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in conjunction with the Bulldog Dash 5K Race as it has become the tradition for the last three years.
Latin Club is an extracurricular school program that has grown from twenty-seven members to forty-one members for Latin and Greek students in a year. Charles Gammel’s six-year running Latin Club provides Scholars Academy with profound language study that allows students to excel beyond their normal Latin class coursework
Latin Club co-President Emily Dixon explained that the importance of Classical Fair is to reach out to young students and showcase that Spanish classes aren’t the only foreign language options offered at Scholars Academy.
Latin Club co-President Braxton Sizemore said, “Classical Fair is one of the most important events in the spring at the Scholars Academy, because it allows students who are passionate about the classics to pass on their knowledge to the next generation of Scholars students.”
“Younger kids from Jerger, Scott, and Harper come not only to have a good time, but also to learn a little more about the cultures of the ancient world,” said Sizemore.
Every station was student-planned and student-operated at the event: Greek dancing, flower crowns, pot painting, gladiator training and fighting, candy mummy making, and face painting.
“I think the Greek pottery station best represents the Classical era because everyone is really familiar with the red and black Greek pots. Getting to make and put your own spin on it is really cool,” said Dixon.
“[Classical Fair] provides leadership opportunities to the students who are involved and working. It increases comradery in members of the club as they are achieving a common goal,” stated Gammel.
Gammel expressed that his favorite part is watching students work together to make the whole event happen.
“My favorite station is definitely the marshmallow mummy station! It is so fun, and also really informational about the process of mummification in ancient Egypt,” said Sizemore.
Dixon said, “My favorite station at Classical Fair has to be Greek dancing!”
Sizemore added, “I love seeing all the little kids running around and whacking each other with pool noodles in gladiator combat!”