2022 TJCL Champions
MUS Latin students finished in first place overall in the 66th Tennessee Junior Classical League State Convention held April 22-23 at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. This marks the Bubones’ 13th consecutive victory in the competition (excluding 2020 and 2021 when in-person conventions were canceled).
“The last in-person TJCL State Convention happened all the way back in 2019,” said Classical and Modern Languages Chair Ryan Sellers. “Therefore, only a handful of students in our delegation – current 11th and 12th graders who attended as eighth and ninth graders – had ever participated in a convention. What we lacked in experience, however, we made up for in dedication and enthusiasm, and we're very proud of our students for working so hard to continue the tradition of excellence for which the MUS Latin program is known.”
A total of 28 MUS students made the trip to Clarksville, and they combined to score 1549 points in the in-person competition. Another six Owls who did not make the trip combined to score 68 points in this year's virtual competition.
All three Certamen teams made the finals. The Novice team (Latin I) finished in second place, losing a tough double-overtime, sudden-death match to MBA. The Intermediate team (Latin II) finished in first place. The Advanced team (Latin III-IV-V) finished in second place, falling in the end to a very strong team from Hume-Fogg.
MUS had six of the top 10 individual scorers at the convention:
1st place (tie): Alan Zhou ’24 and Bryan Ding ’24
5th place (tie): Everett Sego ’24 and Rushil Komeravelli ’25
9th place: Forest Rudd ’22
10th place: Alan Cheng ’25
Alyaan Salman ’23 was elected to serve as TJCL Communications Coordinator for the 2022-23 school year.