No, they're not meerkats. That's my favorite 8th grader second from the right, with other members of the Silva Jucunda ("pleasant forest") team from Cedar Tree, who placed first in the Latin I level of competition at the regional Latin Olympika. They narrowly edged out the other CT team in the final round. Cedar Tree also swept the Intro level. What can I say? I'm very proud. They are competitive and eager to prove themselves, but without taking themselves too seriously. "Bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria."