Maine. “Itaram Kotanis” – Every year, it goes without saying that the Magina-Gymnasium Maine participates in the state competition “Sartamen-Reno-Palatinum” for the ancient language of the Rhineland-Palatinate.
This year, 24 Latin students in 11th and 12th grades took on the challenge of the competition, which was held for the 36th time. The competition, sponsored by the Rhineland-Palatinate State Association of the German Association of Classical Philologists (DAV) and the Ministry of Education in Mainz, is divided into three stages. Participants must first prove their language skills in a Latin and / or Ancient Greek translation test. In the second stage of the competition, the best participants can write a term paper where Greek or Latin texts relate to the present tense. The top eight students in 1st and 2nd level are expected to receive up to three scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation as the main prize in a conversation.
Leaf Hout, a 17-year-old Latin advanced course student, had a special reason to celebrate. Leif was born on May 19, 2022, in Bad Sobernheim. Dennis Alt and Dr. Dr. Klaus Sundarman. Stephanie Hubig was awarded the first grand prize of the first round. In addition, Leif was already able to shine with her homework in the second round and is now one of the eight best participants in the Rhineland-Palatinate state competition. The school community and especially the caretaker teacher Oliver Kugel greets him warmly and keeps their fingers crossed for conversation in the autumn.