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Congratulations to 2nd VP Andrew Cahall on his election to the NJCL Executive Board as Communications Coordinator! As such, the position of OJCL 2nd Vice President is now vacant and needs to be filled by appointment. Find the application here. Please contact Krish with any questions at (8-21-2019)
–A couple of quick reminders:
-Delegates may not apply for a position that their chapter currently holds
-Delegates MUST have permission from their sponsor and their parent to apply
-Only ONE delegate from each school may apply for 2nd Vice President
-The deadline for submitting an application is Sunday, September 8th, 11:59 pm

Congrats to the 2019 OH Competitive Certamen Teams for the NJCL Convention!! (6-28-19)

  • novice:  Sawyer Huckabee (Hoban), Wali Khan (Summit), Nicholas Stanis (Summit), Jude Yovichin (Hoban)
  • intermediate:  Irene Calderon (Summit), Will Corbin (Shaker), Jimmy Fraley (Summit), Kendall Richard (Summit)
  • advanced:  Grant Bruner (Sycamore), Peter Hattemer (Walnut Hills), Matt Shiavone (Shaker), Alan Zhang (Walnut Hills) 
  • 2019 OH Certamen Tryouts – Final Results


Pre-National Picnics! 

North: June 21 at Horseshoe Lake (17499 S Park Blvd, Shaker Heights) from 12-2:30 pm.  North Pre Nats picnic Info

Central: July 21 at the Columbus Academy Outdoor Classroom (4300 Cherry Bottom Rd) from 1:30-3:30 pm.  Please RSVP to Bea Sull at  Central Prenats picnic Info

South: July 19 at Ault Park (3600 Observatory Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208) from 1:00-3:00 pm. Please RSVP here. South Pre Nats picnic Info



Want to be on the OH competitive certamen team this summer at the NCL Convention in Fargo?  Click here for more info!

The 2019 OJCL Spring Torch is out!  Check it out here! (6-3-19)

Attending Nationals at NDSU? Please buy a spirit package! You will need to select a shirt size. All items will be distributed to delegates at NDSU (you still need to provide an address, but nothing will be shipped to you). All student delegates are REQUIRED to purchase a spirit package. Adult sponsors and chaperones are encouraged to do so.  Use this link to purchase your spirit package! Purchase by 6-21-19!  (5-28-19)


2019 Spring Service Events!

North– at the Greater Cleveland Foodbank (15500 South Waterloo Rd Cleveland, OH 44110) on June 6, from 12-2 pm. Please sign up using the link on the flyer below!

North Spring Service 2019


Central– NNEMAP Food Pantry, 10 AM – 1 PM June 1st. Please sign up using the link on the flyer below! 

Central Spring Service 2019


South – Matthew 25 Ministries on June 8 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Please sign up using the link on the flyer below!

South Spring Service 2019


Sat May 4, 9-11ish am, Mt. Notre Dame Certamen – all the Upper Level questions will be AP related to help with the AP Latin Exam on the 17th!  Here is the flier. (4/24/19)

We hope you are excited for NJCL Convention!  It is from Friday, July 26 to Wednesday, July 31.  The flights from Ohio leave early in the morning on Thursday, July 25, and the flights from Fargo leave early in the morning on Wednesday, July 31. Here are the flights which Larry Dean is taking. Students are not required to take these flights, but he will chaperone any students who are on these flights. Here are the flights that Columbus teachers are taking. (n.b. The North is traveling in school groups, not as a collective.  Students should contact their adviser.) (4-8-19)

Interested in becoming a member of the OJCL Executive Board?  Consider applying for the position of Editor or Historian!  Here is the form to apply.  It is due on Tuesday, April 30 by 11:59 P.M. (4-6-19)

Certamen in the spring? Euge! The Ursuline certamen is Saturday, April 6th!  Registration starts at 9:00 AM, play begins around 9:30 AM, and everything should be wrapped up by about noon. (4-4-19)

The OJCL Sponsors’ Meeting is Saturday, April 6th from 10:30am-12:15pm at The Wellington School. We will meet in the Middle School Commons, you should come to the Events entrance (3-28-19)

Here are the NJCL T-Shirt Design Contest Guidelines! Submissions are due by 11:59 P.M. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 to! (3-25-19)

Interested in joining the 2019-2020 OJCL Executive Board? Apply to be a Gubernator! Fill out this form by Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019. (3-10-19)

Going to NJCL Convention? Here is the information about the 2019 OJCL Scholarship to Nationals! Due 11:59 P.M. on April 5, 2019. (3-7-19)

2019_One Page Convention Schedule (with map and fellowship rooms) (3-5-19)

The wait is over! Here is the Winter 2019 OJCL Torch edited by Editor Allie Hinnenkamp! (3-3-19)

The 69th OJCL Convention Program by Secretary Andrew Cahall is here! (3-1-19)

Congratulations to this year’s OSCL Book and Packet Award winners! They are:

Full Scholarship: Sarah Hoag of Medina
Half Scholarship: Ellie Kammerer of Mercy McAuley
Half Scholarship: Kathryn Sullivan of Summit Country Day
The OSCL extends its gratitude to all applicants. (1-17-19)
View the Fall Service of the Season Contest results here! (1-12-19)


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