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First Annual Stanford Certamen Tournament For HIgh Schoolers

The Stanford Classics Department is delighted to invite high schoolers to our First Annual Stanford Certamen, which will be held from Friday, October 11, 2019 until Saturday, Oct 12, 2019.

We’re very excited to host bring some of the brightest and most passionate Classics enthusiasts to our campus to partake in a day where we celebrate and enjoy the classics, competition, and camaraderie. Though our tournament is limited this first year to high schoolers residing in the western United States, we look forward to growing to include all Latin students across the nation.

All other information about preparation and the tournament, including how to register, may also be found on this website at the “Stanford Certamen” tab, under the “Events” dropdown menu. Registration can be found at, and will be open until September 21st. Since we’re expecting a large amount of interest, we can’t guarantee each team that registers a spot until September 23rd. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at,, and

We hope to see you there!


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