Merion Mercy Students Take Home Awards During Latin Week Competition

In February, 27 local public and private middle schools and high schools participated in the Philadelphia Classical Society’s 85th annual Latin Week competition. Among them were four Merion Mercy Academy students—Natalia Assetto ‘25, Charlotte Kissko ‘27, Ella Cait Lisowski ‘24, and Keiko Nguyen ‘25—each of whom took home an award for their project: 

Assetto - “Earth Gods” - Best in Category for Sketch & Drawing

Lisowski - “Orpheus & Eurydice” - Best in Category for Needlework

Kissko - “Minotaur” - Grade 9 Sketch & Drawing category 

Nguyen - “Pythia” - Digital Art

All awardees were recognized at an awards luncheon on April 27, 2024.

According to Latin teacher Suzanne Walker three of the four students study Latin at Merion Mercy. While Assetto does not take Latin, she created her work as part of an assignment for her Classical Mythology course taught by Caitlin Mattera. 

For the 2023-24 contests, students were eligible for 22 categories within traditional arts, digital arts, literary contests, and exams.


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