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SPX Latin III Honors students to host
chariot race TODAY!
March 29th, 2011

The Latin III Honors Students of St. Pius X Catholic High School will host and participate in a chariot race on Tuesday, March 29.  The second annual event will be held at Maloof Stadium on the campus of St. Pius X at 9:45am.  Gates will open at 9:30am.  In the event of inclement weather, March 31 will serve as the make-up date.

The students of Susan Belmonte have designed and built their chariots.  The event features five “factions” consisting of one charioteer and three “horses.”  The “horses” are students in the class.  There will be two heats of one half-lap around the track, with the championship as the Premiere Event. 

The project also incorporates a video element as the event will be webcast at www.GHSA.tv/stpius.  St. Pius X Director of Athletics Mark Kelly will announce the event. 

The chariot race will kick off with a procession and music.  There will also be a winner’s circle in which the victors will receive a laurel wreath to wear on their head in the Ancient Roman tradition.  Fans will consist of other members of the St. Pius X student body, as well as family members of the chariot race participants. 

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