Bubones Victors in Language Fair

A contingent of 13 Owl Latin students left the University of Memphis Language Fair victorious in both the team and individual competitions on Saturday, April 6.
The team of Will Gramm ’24, Wilson Pace ’26, and George Willmott ’26 finished first in the Culture Bowl – a cross-language, quiz bowl-style tournament. The trio defeated a strong Houston High School team in the final round by a score of 280 to 195.

"The University of Memphis Culture Bowl covers an extremely broad range of material related to language, geography, history, art, and religion,” Classical and Modern Languages Chair Ryan Sellers said. “Will, George, and Wilson faced questions on everything from the shape of the Nepalese flag to the derivation of the name of the African nation of Liberia, and they worked very well together to come away with a commanding victory."


Culture Bowl (qualifying exam individual scores)
1st place - Wilson Pace
3rd place - Will Gramm

Greek and Roman History and Mythology Test
1st place - Will Gramm
2nd place - George Willmott
3rd place - Wilson Pace

Latin Vocabulary Test, Level 3
1st place - Wilson Pace
2nd place - George Willmott

Latin Vocabulary Test, Level 5
1st place - Will Gramm

Latin Poetry Recitation
1st place - Will Gramm

Latin Translation Contest, Level 2
1st place - Abdullah Khwaja ’27 
2nd place - Coleman Russell ’27 
3rd place - Arqish Heerani ’27
Latin Translation Contest, Level 3
1st place - Luke Tjiong ’26 
2nd place - Henry Phan ’26 
3rd place - Charles Doughtie ’26 

Latin Translation Contest, Level 4
1st place - Ammar Duldul ’25 
2nd place - Whitt Stockburger ’25 
3rd place - Davis Rudd ’25

Latin Translation Contest, Level 5
1st place - Alan Zhou ’24 
2nd place - Will Gramm