Latin Club begins work on play, hopes to use money to finance activities

Colin Gregory, Staff Writer

On Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Fixed Forum, the Blue Valley Latin Club will perform a play satiring the story of the Minotaur. The performance will act as a fundraiser to cover costs involved with attending the Kansas Junior Classical League convention held in April. The convention is an annual meeting that brings together many Latin and Greek students across the state.
The play will be open for anyone to attend, though it will be entirely in Latin.
“The students in the Latin 3 and 4 classes will be the only ones in the actual play,” Latin Club president senior Patrick Carabello said. “However, the club itself is open to anyone who wants to come. We do tons of fun activities — ultimate frisbee for example — and it really helps you enjoy Latin as a language.”
First-year Latin teacher Rachel Cunning says that the atmosphere of BV has been great.
“I love working here,” she said. “I love the students, faculty, everything. I feel like I won the lottery.”
Cunning said she enjoys helping the Latin Club for one main reason.
“I get to be my geeky self,” she said. “It’s great to act that way in front of kids that share my passion for the language.”