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Fall 2016

2017 Contest Materials Available
Information (syllabi, registration forms, etc.) for all of the Latin contests is now available.  Visit the Tournament and Contests tab for materials for the Latin Tournament, Classical Essay and Latin Essay contests.  Please encourage your students to participate in these activities and promote them to your colleagues as well.

2017 Awards Information Available

Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or student for one of the CAV awards.  On the Awards and Recognition page, you will find descriptions and nomination information for the Jane Hall, Angela Lloyd, Lurlene Todd and Wayne Wray awards. 

New Officers, Leaders

At the same meeting, we elected officers for the 2016-2018 term.  Mark Keith was elected president, Liane Houghtalin as vice president and Andrea Weiskopf as treasurer.  They are succeeding Fred Franko, Mark Keith and Liane Houghtalin, respectively.  Also, Patrick Bradley, who has chaired the Classical Essay Contest for 14 years, has passed the reins to Nadia Ghosheh.  We thank all of them for their past service and expect great things from the new leadership!

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 - 2016.  They are available here on Google Drive.  Keys are also available. 

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

When notified, we print 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

      How quickly the summer days seem to pass when we are relaxing, reading, traveling, and doing all those other things we don't have the time or energy to do when we are teaching the rest of the year!  With the end of summer comes the return to the classrooms, for most of us, and an opportunity to begin our tasks again, fresh, excited, and hopefully a little different from the year before.  In what other profession besides teaching is the chance of creativity and the observation of evolution so prevalent?
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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:




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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