The Novice team.

Homestead team wins 1st

Homestead Junior Classical League members headed to Cathedral High School, Indianapolis, along with schools throughout the state, to compete in the year's first Certamen Invitational, an academic game similar to Jeopardy.
Every Thursday after school, students would meet to practice and play with mock questions to prepare for the knowledge-based game. Questions pertaining Roman/Greek culture, grammar, mythology and more were asked.
There are three levels of difficulty in Certamen - Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. For some members, this meet would be their first competition, but they did not let that discourage them.
Certamen is played a total of three rounds, not including the final round. During the first three games, teams play against each other, trying to gain the most points. Each question is worth 10 points, and if the team answers that question correctly, it is followed by two bonus questions, each worth five points.
After the three rounds are over, the teams from each level with the three highest scores move onto the final championship round, where previous scores are exempted. The team with the highest score in the end is crowned winner.
HHS took two teams to Cathedral High School, one Novice team and one Advanced team. After a challenging three games, the Advanced team earned 6th place while the Novice team moved onto the final round. In the final round, the team of four gathered 115 points, enough to win itself a 1st place trophy.
With the next competition in three weeks, which Homestead will be hosting, students will be practicing and studying harder than ever.

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