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Pius Students Live Out Latin Lesson
May 27th, 2010
The Georgia Bulletin
By Stephen O'Kane, Staff Writer
ATLANTA—Last fall, St. Pius X Latin honors teacher Susan Belmonte asked her students for ideas for a class video project. Several months later, students were lining up around the track to participate in the school’s first chariot race.
“I wanted the project to be student-driven, not simply assigned by me,” said Belmonte. “We narrowed the topic down to entertainment and then more specifically gladiatorial fights and chariot races. A student casually asked if we could have an actual chariot race. That was the spark!”
She then spoke with Mark Kelly, athletic director, and Principal Steve Spellman, as well as the parents and others who needed to provide permission.
Read the full article on The Georgia Bulletin website.