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06/18/2020 at 01:51AM

Good highschool extracurriculars for students interested in classics?
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What would be some good extracurriculars for a tenth grader who is condsidering majoring in classics in college? Are there any besides reading classics or learning latin and greek? Are there any that would offer leadership opportunities?

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06/18/2020 at 09:47AM

Hi!

A friend of mine applied for Classics and she did a variety of things. Aside from teaching herself Greek and Latin she started a Greek Mythology club for the younger students at school and would hold presentations about Greek Mythology in the senior school. The club for the younger students was held during lunch time and was extremely positively received. She wrote a play based around Greek Mythology for them to perform and it was an excellent thing for her to do. You could also look at conservation or archiving.

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06/18/2020 at 11:11PM

The other answers have good ideas but if you're truly interested in the classics you should look into the Junior Classical League. You should see if you can join or start a chapter at your school. If not you can become a member-at-large in your state and still be able to attend competitions and conventions.

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06/18/2020 at 02:08PM

I agree that you can try to start a Greek Mythology club, a Philosophy club, or even an Ancient history/Ancient Rome club. You should learn Latin and Greek in school, possibly also a romance language if that is an option. You should look at ways to get involved in a conservatory or some other classics-related activity outside of school. See if there is an acting group if that is something that interests you where you could get involved in a production of Julius Caesar or some other Greek/Roman/Latin type of activity. There might also be an online or local Latin discussion group you can join.

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