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Winter 2014

New Lurlene W. Todd Teacher of the Year Award Chair

We would like to send congratulations to Dr. Andrew Becker of Virginia Tech who has accepted the task of heading the selection committee for this award.  We thank Mark Keith for his many years of service in this role and wish him well as our new Vice President.  Visit the Awards and Recognition page to get the 2015 information and forms.

Classical Essay Topics Announced

The topics for the 2015 Classical Essay Contest have been announced.  You may find them and all pertinent information on the Tournament and Contests page. 
New CAV News Editor

We would like to send congratulations to Adrienne Cunningham who has accepted the task of editing our newsletter.  We thank Lindsay Herndon for her many years of service and wish Adrienne good luck in this new endeavor.  All submissions for the newsletter should now be sent to  Remember, the deadline for the Winter 2014 newsletter is November 1st.

Latin Essay Topics Announced

The topics for the 2015 Arthur F. Stocker Latin Essay Contest have been announced.  You may find them and all pertinent information on the Tournament and Contests page.  Remember, there is no fee for students to participate in this contest.


Please congratulate the following individuals who received awards from the CAV at the Spring meeting.
  • 2014 Angela Lloyd Book Award - Donna Dollings (James River H.S.)
  • 2014 Jane Harriman Hall Service Award - Mark Keith (Riverbend H.S.)
  • 2014 Wayne Wray Student Scholarship - Rachel Dubit (Rockbridge H.S.)

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, Lindsay Herndon, at

2014 Governor's Latin Academy

It was another great summer for the Summer Residential Governor's academy in Latin.  Check out this article on the Randolph-Macon website for photos and a profile of some of the instructors and student reactions. Here's the link:

President's Message
 Dear Colleagues,

     We are delighted and honored that CAMWS-SS has chosen to hold its 94th meeting at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center, at the invitation of the University of Mary Washington and the National Latin Exam, on October 16-18.  No doubt the meeting will—as always—offer entertaining and informative talks on both scholarly and pedagogical topics, with ample opportunity to reconnect with old friends from other states.  Better still, as gracious hosts, let’s make new friends.     Read more

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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:




All members of CAV are invited to join our new group on Facebook for updates on information, pictures, dialogue with other members, and more!

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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