Northsiders performed extraordinarily well at the 2014 National Junior Classical League Convention at Emory University last week. The novice certamen team, comprised of Northsiders Samir A., Jenny L., Andres C., Sam K., and Atif O., won second place in the entire nation in a playoff nail-biter against Florida. Lina K., Samir A., and Devyn R. won national first-place awards in academic testing and creative arts. Illinois also won the coveted spirit prize for medium-sized delegations. Stay tuned for more news and pictures from a fantastic week!