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Homeschooler Excels at Latin Contest

BOYCE � For 11-year-old Emma Leahy, competing in the 50th National Junior Classical League contest this summer was a lesson in learning and life.

By winning first place in the state competition in 2002, Leahy won the right to join 1,600 other Latin students at the competition, held in Texas July 28 through Aug. 2. Leahy is a member of the Clarke County Home School group, which studies with retired Handley High School Latin teacher Susan Schearer.

Emma has completed her first year of Latin studies. Her attempt at the Virginia State Classical League competition was also a first for her, but it didn�t quite prepare her for the pressure and complexity of the national contest. Read more…

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