Spelling Bees to Classics at Harvard
November 11, 2020
Podcast Episode #46
Athena Lao went to Harvard University and studied the Classics.
We were curious, Why Classics?
It turns out that when Athena was in middle school in Athena, Georgia, she participated in Spelling Bees. During those competitions, she discovered that her competitors were studying Latin to “figure the spelling” of words by knowing the Latin roots of the words.
Athena said, “Oh! I want to study Latin too”. So, Athena started taking Latin class in her high school.
(Bonus: Her Latin teacher said that after finishing her work, Athena could take a nap in class!)
The more she studied Latin, she not only became a better Speller, but she started to enjoy deciphering the roots of words.
This love for Latin broadened her interest in “All things Ancient” - hence her decision to pursue Classics at Harvard.
We have captured all this and more, In the Podcast with Athena about Harvard:
If you are college-bound, this Podcast is a must listen to be inspired and motivated about your own future.