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Jay Su '25 wins 2024 Stinnecke Prize

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Published Date

May 16, 2024


The Department of Classics is delighted to announce Renxiangyu (Jay) Su '25 as the winner of this year's Stinnecke Prize! 

One of the university's oldest awards, the Stinnecke Exam Prize comes with a one-time stipend of $3,000 and is given to the sophomore or junior in any department who receives the highest marks on a three hour examination involving translation of Greek and Latin passages as well as grammatical questions on both languages. The prize was established at Princeton in 1870 by the will of the late Henry A. Stinnecke, Class of 1861, and is judged by a national panel of classicists.

Students are expected to have at least 108-level competence in both languages, demonstrated through questions on the Odes of Horace, Eclogues of Vergil, and the Latin Grammar and Prosody, as well as the Anabasis of Xenophon; or Plato’s Euthyphro, Crito, Apology, and Phaedo, and the Greek Grammar. Last year's winner was Henry D. Cammerzell '25.

We congratulate Mr. Su and invite all qualified first and second year students to consider sitting for next year's prize.