HILLSDALE, Mich., May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillsdale College congratulates three students who competed in the 2016 Eta Sigma Phi Maurine Dallas Watkins Sight Translation Contests, held during the Eta Sigma Phi National Convention in Monmouth, Ill. Hillsdale students placed first in Advanced Greek and swept the Koine Greek category by taking first, second, and third places.
"All three participants performed admirably, especially considering that they are all juniors," said Joseph Garnjobst, chair of the Classics department at Hillsdale College. "The field was very competitive with schools with very strong Classics programs, such as the University of Texas, the University of California, Davis, Washington University in St. Louis, and St. Olaf College. We're proud of our students' accomplishments. These prizes are a testament to their hard work and their dedication."
Junior Noah Diekemper took first place in the 67th Annual Greek Translation Contest in Advanced Greek and Koine Greek, receiving The Lawrence Crowson Prize for his finish in the advanced category. He also placed 2nd in the 66th Annual Latin Translation Contest. Juniors Anne Begin and Rachelle Ferguson placed 2nd and 3rd in Koine Greek, finishing Hillsdale's clean sweep of the category.
During the convention, Begin delivered a paper titled "Counterfactuals in Thucydides' Pylos Narrative." It was one of four papers from across the nation selected for presentation. Begin, who received a scholarship to study in Italy this summer through the Vergilian Society, will be delivering another paper at the Society for Classical Studies in Toronto next January.
Hillsdale began competing in the Eta Sigma Phi translation contests in 2001. Since then, the College has built a 15-year winning streak, winning at least one prize every year of the competition.
More about Hillsdale College's nationally recognized Classics program, is available at www.hillsdale.edu.
About Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an educational outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 3.4 million.
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