Ashton Murphy has been studying Latin since the fourth grade at Grace Academy in Georgetown, Texas.  After seven years of Latin studies, she was named as an overall top-performing Latin student at the national convention of the National Junior Classical League this August.  In this interview, Ashton describes her love of Latin, the benefits and fun it has brought here and even recites a portion of a speech by Cicero (in Latin) that she recited in recent Latin oratory competitions.  Interestingly, she cites observing the enthusiasm for Latin in older students as a primary cause of her early love of Latin.  Now as a rising junior, she is sure to inspire younger Latin students, parents and teachers.  If you have a Latin student or Latin class, be sure to have them listen to Ashton’s Latin adventure.  Ashton says she might be headed for a career in journalism or law…but also loves art.  I imagine she will be able to do several things well… Karen Moore, Ashton’s Latin teacher, also joins this interview.

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