On the last weekend in January, LPS students along with students from schools in Wisconsin and Illinois compete at the state Junior Classical League convention in Madison. The students compete in
- the classical areas of Greek and Roman history
- literature and private life
- Greek and Latin derivatives
- Latin grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension
In addition there is an impromptu essay competition, an impromptu art contest, and competition in all sorts of arts and crafts.
Finally, there is the yearly Certamen competition. Four-student teams from each school compete against each other, three at a time in the preliminaries, and three in the finals. Each round consists of 20 toss-up questions with two bonuses each. Whichever team answers the toss-up correctly first gets a chance at the two bonus questions.
Year after year our students have demonstrated that LPS is serving them well by giving them a fine classical background necessary for effective ministerial studies. The first we attended our state's JCL convention there were 175 attendees. Eleven years later 640 attended. That is strong evidence that more and more people are realizing the benefit of a true classical education, what it means for the development of the mind, the understanding of culture and the building of character. Thank God for the great blessing we have! LPS had students participating at all four levels of competition.
The results of the competition can be downloaded through the posted documents on the right.