Emeline McClellan studies Classics (Ancient Greek and Latin) at the University of Georgia. She has won numerous departmental, regional, and national awards for achievements in Classics. In May 2020, she placed among the top 5 (the top 3.5%) in the Advanced-Level Latin Translation Competition offered by the Classical Association of the Midwest and South (CAMWS). In April 2020, she earned the Lawrence Crowson Prize as the first-place winner in Eta Sigma Phi’s national Advanced Greek Maurine Dallas Watkins Sight Translation Contest. In the same month, she placed second in Eta Sigma Phi’s national Koine Greek Maurine Dallas Watkins Sight Translation Contest; she earned a perfect score on the American Classical League’s national Attic Prose Exam; and she achieved highest honors on the ACL’s national Iliad Exam. In 2019, as a second-year student, she received the Manson A. Steward Undergraduate Award offered by CAMWS to second- or third-year undergraduates studying Classics. Also in 2019, she earned the highest score on the CAMWS Intermediate College Greek Exam, and in 2018 she achieved a perfect score on the National College Greek Exam. In 2018, the University of Georgia Classics Department gave her the Edward E. Best Award to recognize “Tithonus and Helen: A Comparative View of Sappho’s Exempla” as the best undergraduate paper written during the 2018-2019 academic year. In both 2018 and 2019, she received the Gantz Prize from the University of Georgia Classics Department for the best translation of Attic Greek prose and poetry in the Gantz Prize Competition.
From 2016 to 2019, Miss McClellan volunteered as a literature and composition tutor in her local homeschool community. She led high school students in active online discussions of literature, created her own essay prompts, and offered individual feedback on drafts. She also led middle school students in book discussions, crafted writing assignments, and met with students individually to practice smooth sentence structure, paragraph unity, and coherent development of ideas.