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University of Iowa News Release

May 8, 2006

UI Student Wins Classics Scholarship

Catherine Wilson, a junior studying classics in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is one of six students nationwide to win a $1,000 Manson A. Stewart Scholarship from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South.

Wilson, an Ames native, is a 2002 graduate of Ames High School and the daughter of Barbara and Martin Wilson of Ames. Her academic focus is Latin and she hopes to teach high school Latin after completing her UI degree.

"I believe that learning Latin at a younger age can help students to better understand the English language as well as provide a solid foundation for learning Romance languages," she said. "Also, I had excellent high school teachers, and I think that high school students really benefit from dedicated teachers."

The Classical Association of the Middle West and South is an organization of university, college and K-12 teachers of Latin, Greek, and all other studies that focus on the world of classical antiquity. Founded in 1905 at the University of Chicago, it is the largest of the regional classical associations, covering 31 states and three Canadian provinces.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Media: Mary Geraghty Kenyon, 319-384-0011, mary-kenyon@uiowa.edu or Lesly Huffman, 319-384-0077, lesly-huffman@uiowa.edu; Program: Carin Green, associate professor of classics, 319-335-2325, carin-green@uiowa.edu