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Christian Fellowship for Classical Studies

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We regret to announce that the MMXX Lone Star Classical Convention has been canceled. Those who have already registered will receive a full refund. This decision was made out of respect for the ban that Austin has placed on large gatherings and out of concern for those among us who may be susceptible to COVID-19. While this cancellation comes as a disappointment, we must remember at this time that our actions as individuals can have far-reaching consequences on those around us. As Christians we are called to “look not only to [our] own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4). May God’s abundant grace hold you all in health and peace.

Please contact Karen Moore at kmoore@gracetx.org with any questions.

The Christian Fellowship for Classical Studies
Presents the MMXX Lone Star
Classical Convention

Purpose

The Christian Fellowship for Classical Studies is a student organization whose purpose is to provide opportunities for strengthening Christian community and fellowship among students to promote the enjoyment of classical language and culture, from ancient to present, as seen through a biblical worldview.

Participation is open to all students of classical education in secondary schools or home school settings. The content of all events is designed to complement the studies of classical schools, with a focus on ancient and Medieval history and literature. Our events are designed to include support for both Greek and Latin studies and will embrace both sacred and secular content.

Information

We invite students of classical secondary schools to a weekend of enjoyment as we explore the theme of AMICITIA with friends new and old from across the Lone Star State. Participants will engage in a number of events both social and competitive that celebrate their common studies in the classical world.

Dates: April 17-18, 2020

Location: Regents School of Austin

Student Registration: $50 (by the Ides of March) | $60 after March 15
Teacher Registration: $30

*Meals Included with Registration Fee*

Additional questions may be directed to kmoore@gracetx.org

Featured Speaker

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Louis Markos

Dr. Louis Markos is Professor in English at Houston Baptist University, where he also holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. He earned his B.A. in English and History from Colgate University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan. Dr. Markos specializes in British romantic poetry, literary theory, and the classics. He teaches courses in all three of these areas, as well as in Victorian poetry and prose, 17th-century poetry and prose, mythology, epic, and film. He received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the University of Michigan and was named the Opal Goolsby Teacher of the Year at Houston Baptist University. Dr. Markos is also the author of numerous books and articles, most recently in Christianity Today; The Rise of the Bible-Teaching, Plato-Loving, Homeschool Elitists.

Download Contest Descriptions and Guidelines

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Logo Competition

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The Christian Fellowship for Classical Studies needs an official logo for our student organization! The board of CFCS invites classical students to design a logo that reflects the CFCS purpose statement. Submissions ought to portray a classical style and biblical worldview. Entries may be hand drawn or digitally crafted. All entries should be submitted by March 1st via email to kmoore@gracetx.org.

Winners will receive free registration to the 2020 Lone Star Classical Convention, a convention t-shirt, and a novella. The runner-up will receive a t-shirt and a novella.

CFCS Convention Program

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Saturday, April 18
Saturday, April 18
Saturday, April 18
Late Registration
7:30 am - 8:00 am
Late Registration

Art Registration
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Art Registration in Dance Room
Art Registration
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Art Registration in Dance Room

Art Registration in Dance Room

Breakfast for Students
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast for Students
7:30 am - 8:30 am

Proctor Assignments for Academic Tests
8:00 am - 8:30 am
All teachers must be in attendance!
Proctor Assignments for Academic Tests

All teachers must be in attendance!

School Basecamp
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
School Basecamp in Hearth Room
School Basecamp
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
School Basecamp in Hearth Room

School Basecamp in Hearth Room

Academic Contests
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Minores, Maiores, Optimates in Rooms Assigned by Level
Academic Contests
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Minores, Maiores, Optimates in Rooms Assigned by Level

Minores, Maiores, Optimates in Rooms Assigned by Level

Meeting for Art Judges
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Meeting for Art Judges in Dance Room
Meeting for Art Judges

Meeting for Art Judges in Dance Room

Meeting for Declamation Judges
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Meeting for Declamation Judges in Math Classrooms
Meeting for Declamation Judges

Meeting for Declamation Judges in Math Classrooms

Olympika
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Olympika: Track & Field
Olympika
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Olympika: Track & Field

Olympika: Track – 100, 200, 440 Relay Field – Frisbee & Softball Throw, Running Long Jump

Prepared Declamation
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minores & Maiores only; Rooms Assigned by Level
Prepared Declamation
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minores & Maiores only; Rooms Assigned by Level

Minores & Maiores only; Rooms Assigned by Level

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Declamation
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
in Amphitheater (Optimates only)
Public Declamation
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
in Amphitheater (Optimates only)

Optimates Declamation Ex Tempore Team Declamation

Ludi
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free & Organized Ludi
Ludi
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free & Organized Ludi

Free Ludi: 4 square, gaga pit Organized Ludi: basketball, ultimate frisbee, capture the flag

Seminar II: Dr. Markos on De Amicitia
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
in Gallery
Seminar II: Dr. Markos on De Amicitia
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
in Gallery

Seminar II: Dr. Markos on De Amicitia

Art Viewing & Pick Up
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
in Dance Room
Art Viewing & Pick Up
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
in Dance Room

Seminar III: Socratic Discussion w/ Dr. Markos
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Maiores & Optimates, grades 9-12 only
Seminar III: Socratic Discussion w/ Dr. Markos
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Maiores & Optimates, grades 9-12 only

Maiores & Optimates, grades 9-12 only

Awards Ceremony
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Awards Ceremony
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration