Hanover High students got a taste of ancient Rome on May 16 when engineering classes built and raced chariots and competed in other ancient games. Spectators, happy to be out of class on a beautiful day, surrounded the field in front of the school. The teams of students competed in several events, including driving a chariot blindfolded, guided only by the passenger’s instructions, and using student-made catapults and slingshots to hit a target. Doc DeFranzo played the part of Caesar, dressed in full Roman toga, crown and sandals. The HHS band played rousing music to accompany the games.
As Engineering teacher Mr. Faria said in announcing the event, “Rome has not seen excitement at this level since the last invasion of the barbarian hordes.”