Chicago Grammar School

2019 Certamen Regional Champions!

Congratulations to the CGS Latin Team!  We’re going to State! The Chicago Grammar School team advanced to the Illinois State finals, clinching first place in the 2018-2019 Illinois Certamen League Junior High Division – Chicagoland Region by defeating topmost rival, Whitney Young over three rounds of play over the last several months. 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.