Published on April 10, 2012  

Samford's Classics Department will host the 57th Annual Convention of the Alabama Junior Classical League April 13-14.

Approximately 500 students from 18 high schools will take part in two days of events focused on ancient Greece and Rome.

Student competitions are a highlight of the convention, and this year will include Athletic, Academic and Artistic Olympiads, Latin Club Scrapbook, Latin Club T-Shirt, Costume Contest, Mythology Stand-Down and Certamen quiz competition.

The AJCL also will present its Perry Teaching Award and Praytor Student Scholarship during the convention.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.