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Winter 2015

Requiescat in pace, Max Meador.

The Classical Association of Virginia lost another dedicated member over the holiday season.   Max Meador, CAV member and former treasurer, died on Tuesday, December 22, 2015.  He had a stroke in November and complications from that caused his death.  He had retired from teaching at Virginia Episcopal School.  For further information, please see the Tharp Funeral home webpage.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to the Peakland United Methodist Church Foundation for the Future Fund, Virginia Episcopal School, Westminster Canterbury Employee Scholarship Fund, or another charity of your choice.

Requiescat in pace, Dr. Lisa Auanger.

It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that I inform you all of the passing of one of our beloved Latin educators, Dr. Lisa Auanger.  She lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, surrounded by family and friends.  Many of you had the pleasure of meeting her at one of the many classical events she attended or at a workshop that she was presenting.  A short list of her contributions includes teaching at Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, VA; secretary of Classical Association of Virginia; JCL sponsor; FLAVA presenter; and Hampton Roads Latin Day presenter.  Her memorial service was held in Hampton on Friday, December 18, 2015; you may view the program here and here.  A scholarship is being established in her honor; more details will be provided on the CAV website and in the spring newsletter.

Latin Tournament, Classical Essay and Latin Essay Contest
Information Now Available

Please visit the Tournament and Contests page to view the 2016 topics and information for each of these contests.  Encourage your students to participate in these events.

Released Tests available for CAV Latin Tournament

Tournament Director Kevin Jefferson has graciously and thoroughly compiled all of the tests and keys for the CAV Latin tournament from 2005 - 2015.  They are available here on Google Drive.  Keys are also available. 

Awards and Recognition Updates

Please visit the Awards and Recognition page to find out more information about how to nominate someone you know for the Angela Lloyd Book Award or the Jane Hall Service Award.  Check back soon for updates for the other awards!

2016 CAMWS Meeting will be in Williamsburg! 

The 112th meeting of CAMWS will take place in Williamsburg, Virginia, at the invitation of the College of William and Mary from March 16-19, 2016. Please mark your calendar. We look forward to seeing you there. The meeting will take place at the Colonial Willamsburg Resort; the conference hotel is the Williamsburg Lodge, which offers its guests daily complimentary admissions tickets to Colonial Williamsburg, so consider making this meeting an opportunity for a family vacation. The room rate is $139/night plus tax.  For more information, visit the CAMWS site.

Do you know a colleague who received an award?  Have you been honored recently?

We would like to announce that starting in the summer issue of 2015, we will start printing a list of CAV members who have earned honors that year in the classics, such as in teaching, publication, etc. or those who have retired from teaching.  So throughout the year, please send us information concerning your honors as you receive them to the newsletter editor, Adriene Cunningham, at

President's Message
 Dear Colleagues,

       “Welcome to Rome.” Were I Prospero, I might whisk the members of CAV to Rome for our fall meeting.  But I cannot.  So I invite you to the next best thing: an afternoon in Italy, Egypt, and all points in between alongside Cleopatra, Antony, Octavius, Lepidus, Enobarbus, and many others, through the magic of the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton. 
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Do you have a program, event or product that would be of interest to classics teachers in Virginia?

If you would like something posted on the CAV website, please submit it to the website editor, Charlaine D. Lunsford.  Please send any additions, corrections or announcements to  Make sure "CAV" is in the subject.

Revisions of CAV's Constitution and By-Laws

The membership of the Classical Association of Virginia approved the following revised documents at its spring meeting at the University of Richmond:




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To join, just log on to Facebook and do a search for "Classical Association of Virginia". Click "join" and one of our administrators will add you to the list!

Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit ~ Vergil's Aeneid, I.203

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