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Shaker Heights sponsor Ms. Murphy has planned a North/Central Bus to NJCL Convention (5-7-18)
  • As Ohio is the host state this year, we are asking all Ohio students to arrive to convention early to help other states unpack. Therefore, the North/Central bus will leave at 6 am on Sunday, July 22nd from Shaker Heights High School (north parking lot) and head to Columbus for pick up at 8:15ish from the Polaris parking lot by the food court.
  • Cost:  $100. Please write checks to Nora Murphy
  • Mail:  Nora Murphy 15915 Onaway Rd. Shaker Hts. Ohio 44120
  • Return: 9 AM departure from convention.
The three newly appointed gubernators have planned spring service events for each region!
  • South: South Guber Ryan Burns is hosting an event on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:15am-12:00pm at Hands against Hunger (located at the Hope Factory 2430 E. Kemper Road Cincinnati, OH 45241) where students will be packaging food for hungry children worldwide. He asks that attendees please bring $1 or more to donate to the organization. To sign up, please view his Sign Up Genius. You also must have and fill out a volunteer permission form  and registration form.
  • Central:  Central Guber Ali Winter is hosting an event at the NNEMAP Food Pantry (677 E 11th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211) on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10:00am-1:00pm. Attendees will have a fun day of giving back with JCL friends. Please view this flier for more details.
  • North: North Guber Emma Davis is hosting an event at Hubbard Valley Park (8600 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville, OH 44273) on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm. Students should be prepared for a great day of cleaning up the park. Please view this flier for more details.

Information about the NJCL Summer Convention, July 23-28, at Miami University (Oxford OH). (3/16/18)

Information about the tryouts for the OH Competitive Certamen teams. (3/16-18)

On Tuesday, April 10th 2018, The OJCL community suffered an immense tragedy with the passing of Seven Hills student Kyle Plush. Charlie Dwight, Seven Hills Latin Club president, wrote the following  about Kyle:

Ave Atque Vale, Kyle

“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years.” On April 10th, 2018, the Seven Hills community and Latin Club suffered a tremendous loss. Sophomore Kyle Plush passed away in a tragic accident. However, the 16 short years he was alive — and certainly the three years he participated in our Latin Club — were filled with an infinite amount of enthusiasm, energy, and pure joy. Every question he asked brought us laughter, every suggestion he made brought us improvement, and every smile that lit up his face brought us happiness. Kyle was also remarkably intelligent. Everyone appreciated his extraordinary memory — as only a freshman, he got the highest score of our entire club on the OJCL Mythology test. There was no class he did not participate in, no teacher he did not impress, and no discussion that was not improved by his insightful comments.But what truly defined Kyle was the passion and enthusiasm with which he tackled everything he did. He spent hours reading D’Aulaire’s and Edith Hamilton’s Mythology. He showed up to every club meeting, worked on every club project, and constantly asked if there was anything else he could do to help.No matter the situation, Kyle could always improve your day: with a smile, a laugh, and a “Hello!” in the hallway. We will all be forever grateful that Kyle was a part of our lives. (4-15-18)

Latin in the Summer?  Ita Vero!  (Yes, please, and thank you!) (3/16/18)

  • Larry Dean is again running a summer Latin program at Summit for 15 days, Mon June 11 – Fri June 29, 8:30-12:30.
  • It is intended for motivated students, regardless of their level of Latin – from beginners entering the 7th grade to advanced scholars who have graduated.
  • Students can sign up/show up anytime.
  • It is a great learning environment, with motivated students from throughout the Cincinnati area and sometimes even from other parts of OH – and they all have the same joy of learning and love of the classics.
  • Here is the link to the program description from the Summit Summer catalogue, p. 8 ( and here in the link to the registration page ( Please call me at (513) 502-0108 if you have questions.



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