CPL Award for Outstanding Promotional Activity Previous Winners

  • 2019-2020
    K-12: Sherri Madden (Westminster CCS, SC)
    College/University: Donna Clevinger (Mississippi State University)

  • 2018-2019
    K-12: Leigh Grace Rouyer (St. Joseph's Academy, LA) for "T-O-G-A! Ancient Greek and Roman  Summer Camp"
    College/University: Salvador Bartera (Mississippi State University) for “Classical Week 2018: Sophocles' Oedipus Rex”

  • 2017-2018
    K-12: David Withun (Savannah Classical Academy) and Benjamin Payne (Savannah Classical Academy) and Michele Valerie Ronnick (Wayne State University)
    College/University: Laury Ward (Hillsdale College)

  • 2016-2017
    K-12: Ian Hochberg, St. Stephens' & St. Agnes School
    College/University: Robert Holschuh Simmons, Monmouth College

  • 2015-2016
    K-12: Nicoletta Villa-Sella,
    Linsly School (Wheeling, WV), for organizing an attractive program (in the true sense) for the West Virginia Junior Classical League convention. ​Cynthia White, University of Arizona.
    College/University: Cynthia White, University of Arizona, for organizing a large-scale K-12 "bridge" outreach in conjunction with the joint Classics Department and University of Arizona Art Museum exhibit entitled "Rome: The Legacy of an Eternal City" (September 2015 - January 2016).​

  • 2014-2015
    Mark Keith, Riverbend High School, for his Ursus Summer Latin Program, a four-day camp for elementary school students in grades 2-5.
    College/University: Robert Holschuh-Simmons, Monmouth College was recognized for organizing a large-scale Classics Day, which includes Greek and Roman military drills, interactive Olympic events, archaeology-inspired activities, gladiatorial combat, a chariot race, and more.

  • 2013-2014
    K-12: Magister Sandy Hughes of Bearden High School in Knoxville, TN for creating the Knoxville County Latin Fair, now in its seventh year.
    College/University: University of North Carolina at Greensboro Classical Society (with Robert Holschuh Simmons as advisor) for organizing sixteen classically-oriented events, many with multiple components, for the enlightenment and edification of roughly 1,000 attendees at Classics Day on November 16, 2013. here for the flyer and pictorial highlights of the event. ​

  • 2012-2013
    K-12: West Virginia JCL for inviting Dr. Jonathan Zarecki to be the keynote speaker on the training of a legionary of the imperial army. (sponsor: Nicoletta Villa-Sella, Linsly School, Wheeling, WV)
    College/University: Undergraduate presentation by Catherine Mitchell (a Wayne State University senior who is majoring in Classics) of her study concerning the use and meaning of the myth of Medea in the plot of *Salvage theBones* [Bloomsbury], a novel by Jesmyn Ward, at Source Booksellers, an independent book store in Detroit that specializes in African American books/topics. (sponsor: Michelle Ronnick, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI)

  • 2011-2012: "Cheering on the Charlotte Panthers: Roman-Style!" Master's Academy in Charlotte, NC (sponsor: Sherri Madden)

  • 2010-2011: Presentation of ancient flower myths in Carrington Place, assisted living center, February 17, 2011, Master's Academy in Charlotte, NC (sponsor: Sherri Madden)

  • 2009-2010: Saturday Latin Workshop at AFLTA Festival in Little Rock, Arkansas, February 20, 2010 (Maureen Stover, sponsor); honorable mention to Ancient Roman Art Booth at Festival in the Park in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 24-27, 2009 (Sherri Madden, sponsor)

  • 2008-2009: The Terence Award for the Best Use of Latin in a Film, eClassics (Andrew Reinhard, sponsor); honorable mention to the Roman Family Fun Day at Jackson Park, Master's Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina (Sherri Madden, sponsor)

  • 2007-2008: Knights of the Tiber Cantors, the Latin Club at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, OH (Stergios Lazos and Daniel Cavoli, sponsors)

  • 2006-2007: Latin Enrichment Day, Master's Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina (Sherri Madden, sponsor)

  • 2005-2006: Andrew O'Brien at St. Paul's Episcopal School, Metairie, LA, and Stephen L. Pearce at Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, LA (the usual CPL awards were replaced this year by special awards for two high-school Latin programs struggling to recover from Hurricane Katrina)

  • 2004-2005: Saturnalia Festival, Parkview High School in Georgia (Robert Patrick, sponsor)

  • 2003-2004: Orange County JCL in North Carolina (Peggie Murray, sponsor)

  • 2002-2003: NW Guilford High School in Greensboro, North Carolina (Sarah Wright, sponsor)

  • 2001-2002: Elizabeth City High School in North Carolina (Mary Carroll, sponsor)

  • 2000-2001: Mount Vernon High School in Indiana (Judy Grebe, sponsor)

  • 1999-2000: Monmouth High School Latin Club in Illinois (Jackie Urban, sponsor)

  • 1998-1999: Mount Vernon High School in Indiana (Judy Grebe, sponsor)