Gold Coast Prep

2020 Certamen Regional Champions!

Posted on February 27, 2020

teens holding trophyCongratulations to the Gold Coast Prep Latin Team!  We’re going to State! The Gold Coast Prep team advanced to the Illinois State finals, clinching first place in the 2019-2020 Illinois Certamen League Junior High Division – Chicagoland Region by defeating their topmost rival, Whitney Young, over three rounds of play during the last several months. This was our sixth 1st place win in the last seven years! Moreover, one of our team members won MVP four of those years!

Certamen, meaning “contest” in Latin, exists at the junior high, high school, and collegiate levels and is regarded as a Latin Quiz Bowl. Teams of four players compete head to head answering questions about the Latin language (grammar, vocabulary, usage), Roman culture, history, and literature, and Greek and Roman mythology. The state of Illinois is divided up into regions; winners of each region battle for the State Championship.