Certamen

Overview Brian Briggs

The Certamen

Veniemus, Videbimus, Vincemus!

The Certamen (ker-ta-men) team prepares students for competition at Junior Classical League events. Students learn all aspects of classical society, history and mythology, and test their knowledge against high school teams from across the state.  Events include: academic tests (e.g. history, mythology, grammar, vocabulary, Roman daily life); speech events; catapult and chariot; essay and story writing. The premier event is the Certamen, a team quiz contest.

Meetings: Fridays, 3-4pm

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Certamen at CARCER 2018

On Sat March 3rd, 2018, Dr. Briggs and 16 SF certamen students traveled to the California Regional Certamina Rounds (CARCER). CARCER is a certamen tournament held simultaneously in one location in Northern California and one in Southern California. We had a team of four students competing in each of the four high school levels. The top nine teams overall advance to the semi-final round at Latin Convention in April.

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SFHS Advances at CARCER (the California Regional Certamina Rounds)

Congratulations to our Certamen Team on advancing to the Semi-Final Round of CARCER (the California Regional Certamina Rounds).

This last Saturday (Feb 6th) the Certamen team competed at St Ignatius Prep in San Francisco. CARCER is held at two schools, one in Northern California and one in Southern California, simultaneously. The top nine teams in each category (middle school 1, 2 and 3; high school 1,2,3 and advanced) advance to the semi-finals.