Latin lost language in Iowa

"We’ll come to Xavier if you teach us Latin." said the granddaughters of Justin Kramer, who is teaches the language at one of only two schools in the state of Iowa."

Xavier High School, the Catholic school where Kramer teaches, continues the practice because of Latin's historic importance to Catholicism. Valley High School in West Des Moines, a public school, is the only other school teaching Latin in the state.