The National Junior Classical League is hosting this summer’s Convention in Troy, Alabama at Troy University!

Curious what NJCL Convention is like? View a highlight video from last year’s Nationals at Indiana University from President Joseph Delamerced, and check out Dean’s Blog!


Here is the link for Nationals attendees to order the spirit package (state t-shirts + materials for spirit), only $15:  Ohio Junior Classical League National Spirit Package 2017.

NJCL T-shirt Contest!  We are seeking the best designs from across the state of Ohio to help design this year’s shirt for  Nationals at Troy University! Enter for the opportunity to see your own design on our state t-shirt!  Read over the rules and guidelines, and send submissions to Treasurer Grant Bruner at treasurer@ojcl.org.

Pre-Nationals Picnics (click for more details):

Click here for information about the national convention, including how to register and the cost.

Click here for information about the Summer Latin Program at Summit – this is especially good for students interested in certamen.

Click here for information about tryouts for the OH Competitive Certamen teams.

See below for information about transportation!

Info about the Cincinnati bus to/from Troy University:   Larry Dean (513-502-0108, dean_l@summitcds.org) is organizing a Cincinnati bus to/from Troy University (AL) for the 2017 NJCL Convention.  2 THINGS ARE REQUIRED:   SIGN UP GENIUS (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eaeae292-cincinnati) AND THE CHECK FOR $154.50.

  • NO SPOT IS RESERVED UNTIL I RECEIVE THE CHECK TO OJCL – teachers/adults ride for free
  • 56 seats are on the charter bus
  • The bus will leave Summit on Sun July 23 at 6 am.
  • After about 9 hours, we will visit Jasmine Hill in Montgomery AL (http://jasminehill.org/).  The cost is $6.  There will be a 1 hour guided tour and then about 1 hour to wander around.  We will then make the 1 hour trip to Troy University
  • The bus will leave Troy University on Sat July 29 at 9 am.
  • Cost:  send a check for $154.50 made out to ‘Ohio Junior Classical League’ to ‘3098 Losantiville Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45213.’
  • You will need to sign up for the Pre-Convention Housing ($50) for Sun July 29 at Troy University.  This includes a Sun evening dinner.

Info about the Cleveland/Columbus plane + bus from Atlanta to Troy University:

  • Frontier flight on Sunday July 23:  F9 1364, leaving Cleveland at 2:14 pm, arriving Atlanta 4:12.  Contact Nora Murphy with questions:  murphy_n@shaker.org
  • Delta flights on Saturday, July 29
    • to Cleveland leaving at 12:30
    • to Columbus leaving at 12:55
  • Chartered bus from Atlanta to Troy and back.  Contact Daniel Cavoli if you want a spot on the bus. djcavoli@sehs.net

Excited for Nationals? Watch this 30-second video with clips from the National Convention at IU!

Congratulations to all the winners of the $100 NJCL Convention Scholarships sponsored by the OJCL! The quality of applications and additional funds from the OJCL Student Account allowed the committee to award more than the standard 10 scholarships. There are 18 recipients of the scholarship, and they are:

  1. Abby Almaguer (Summit)
  2. Alex Almaguer (Summit)
  3. Gautam Apte (Shaker Heights)
  4. Julia Cardinal (McAuley)
  5. Julia Dean (Summit)
  6. Joseph Delamerced (Summit)
  7. Charlie Dwight (Seven Hills)
  8. Katlyn Havlin (McAuley)
  9. Brian Johnson (Shaker Heights)
  10. Ellie Kammerer (McAuley)
  11. Taylor McGowan (Columbus Academy)
  12. Jordan Pazol (Shaker Heights)
  13. Jaden Quilty (Ursuline)
  14. Matt Schiavone (Shaker Heights)
  15. Hannah Shane (Shaker Heights)
  16. Jason Suh (Shaker Heights)
  17. Sam Katz (Shaker Heights)
  18. Hanna Zandvakili (Indian Hill)

Click here for information about the national convention, including how to register and the cost.

Click here for information about the Summer Latin Program at Summit – this is especially good for students interested in certamen.

Click here for information about tryouts for the OH Competitive Certamen teams.

Apply for 1 of 10 $100 scholarships to the 2017 NJCL Convention. Click here for the application.  Deadline is March 10.

Looking to get an idea of what happens at NJCL Convention? Check out our famous “Dean’s Blog!”


Watch a highlight video of the 2016 NJCL Convention below from 2nd VP Joseph Delamerced!

For those people going to Nationals, here is the link to order the spirit package (state t-shirts + materials for spirit), only $15:  Ohio Junior Classical League National Spirit Package 2016.

Info about the Cincinnati bus to/from IU:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eaeae292-cincinnati
Info about the Cleveland/Columbus bus to/from IU: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4BADAA2AA7FF2-ojcl

Announcement: OH Competitive Certamen Teams at NJCL 2016 at IU! Thanks to all players who participated in the tryout process!

  • Novice:  Cesar Olivera Cerpa (St. Edward), Ellie Kammerer (McAuley), Joshua Pearson (Indian Hills), Kathryn Sullivan (Summit)
  • Intermediate:  John Brady (St. Edward), Julia Dean (Summit), Owen Kranz (St. Edward), Alan Zhang (Walnut Hills)
  • Advanced:  Charlie Dwight (Seven Hills), Peter Hattemer (Walnut Hills), Sam Katz (Shaker), and Tullus Dean (Summit) & Matthew McMillan (Shaker) will will share the ‘Hist/Cult’ spot

Excited for Nationals? Check out this 30-second promotional by 2nd Vice President Joseph Delamerced (Summit).

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This summer, the NJCL Convention is from Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  Students and teachers stay in the student dormitories (girls and boys in separate housing) and eat in the student dining halls.  All events are on the campus, within walking distance.  Much of the campus is completely devoted to the National Convention.

OJCL delegates with O-H-I-O.
O-H! I-O!

Activities at Convention include:  academic tests, certamen, graphic arts, dramatic performances, team sports (volleyball, soccer, etc.), swimming, track & field, chess tournament, dances, toga parade, Talent Show, Latin-related workshops and presentations, and much more!

See more information about the NJCL Convention below. Contact Larry Dean (513-502-0108) if you have questions or head to the NJCL Convention Overview.
If you’d like a personal insight into what Convention is like, consider checking out our famous “Dean’s Blog!” Here is Dean’s Blog of the 2015 NJCL Convention at Trinity University.

Registration for NJCL Convention has closed as of June 6.


OJCL $100 SCHOLARSHIPS TO 2016 NJCL:  Congratulations to the winners of the $100 OJCL Scholarships to attend the NJCL Convention at Indiana University (Bloomington IN)!  Checks for the winners will be mailed this week.  The quality of the applications and extra money in the OJCL student fund allow the organization to give out a record high 19 scholarships.  (3-14-2016)

  1. Gautam Apte (Shaker)
  2. Julia Cardinal (McAuley)
  3. Hali Clark (Summit)
  4. Julia Dean (Summit)
  5. Tullus Dean (Summit)
  6. Joseph Delamerced (Summit)
  7. Lindsey Dierig (Turpin)
  8. Charlie Dwight (Seven Hills)
  9. David Fiora (Turpin)
  10. Brian Johnson (Shaker)
  11. Katlyn Havlin (McAuley)
  12. Maria Henriquez (Turpin)
  13. Ellie Kammerer (McAuley)
  14. Vishnu Kasturi (Shaker)
  15. Sam Katz (Shaker)
  16. Caroline Klette (Summit)
  17. Adam Sichel (Indian Hill)
  18. Jocelyn Ting (Shaker)
  19. Sara Zandvakili (Indian Hill)

Latin in the Summer? At Summit?  Eugepae!!!

  • Larry Dean is again running a summer Latin program here at Summit for 15 days, Mon June 13 – Fri July 1, 8:30-12:30.
  • It is intended for motivated students, regardless of their level of Latin – from beginners in the 6th 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 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 from the Summit webpage: http://www.summitcds.org/programs/academic-summer-school.cfm.  Please call Larry Dean at 502-0108 if you have questions.

NATIONAL CONVENTION: The State Latin Convention in Columbus was a great experience!  Below is some information about this event.  Please contact Larry Dean (513-502-0108) if you have questions or check out the NJCL Convention Overview.

  • The National Junior Classical League Convention is held every summer on a college campus.  Here is the link to the website on the convention: http://njcl.org/pages/convention-registration. This summer, it is Mon July 25 – Sat July 30 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  Students and teachers stay in the student dormitories (girls and boys in separate housing) and eat in the student dining halls.  All events are on the campus, within walking distance.  Much of the campus is completely devoted to the National Convention.
  • Larry Dean will again organize bus for Summit students and other Cincinnati area Latin students (around $30), and Nora Murphy & Christy Bening will do the same for the Cleveland/Columbus students (price TBA).  The Cincinnati bus will leave on the morning of Sun July 24. Students are not required to travel with the group, but it is a bonding experience and a good time.  You will need to pay for ‘Pre-Convention Housing’ ($55) if you travel with the group since we are arriving a day early.
  • About 1,600 Latin students from across the country – from rookie 7th graders to veteran seniors who have graduated – participate in the National Convention.  OH always has a large delegation of students, teachers, and parents, usually a little over 100.
  • All OH teachers (from schools like Indian Hill and and McAuley and Moeller and Shaker and St. Edward and Summit) chaperone and help the students – the ratio of students to chaperones at the convention is about 8 to 1.
  • The cost is $495 for registration, housing, and food. Here is the link to the online registration (it is at the very bottom of the page):  http://njcl.org/pages/convention-registration. You do this on your own; unlike State Convention, teachers do not sign up the students.  You will then be emailed a registration packet, which your child will need to bring to school to be signed by me.  The price for convention increases on April 3.
  • Activities at Convention:  academic tests, certamen, graphic arts, dramatic performances, team sports (volleyball, soccer, etc), swimming, track & field, chess tournament, dances, toga parade, Talent Show, Latin-related workshops and presentations, and much more!
  • Students are supervised, but there is a lot of freedom at the National Convention.  Students need to be responsible for their conduct and act in an appropriate manner.  It is a school function, and all the Summit rules of conduct apply to the week-long event.  We have never had a problem with student behavior in the past.  All students have enjoyed themselves at Convention.


Below is older NJCL information from previous Conventions.

Dean’s Blog of the 2015 NJCL Convention at Trinity University

Dean’s Blog of the 2014 NJCL Convention at Emory University

 

2015 NJCL Convention Update (7-4-15)

  1. Cincinnati people: There will be a bus to/from the Louisville airport. It will leave Summit at 5 am on Sun July 26 for the 8:18 am flight. It will then leave Louisville at around 1 pm on Sat Aug 1 for the 12:01 arrival of the flight. Please indicate your intention to take the bus both ways through this online sign up (checks for around $50, made out to OJCL, can be handed to me as the student boards the bus, I am still working out the final details):http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eaeae292-cincinnati1
  2. Everyone, SUN JULY 26: There will be a bus + a van or smaller bus for anyone interested in transportation from the San Antonio airport to Alamo/Riverwalk to Trinity on Sun July 26. The bus will leave the airport at 1:30 pm and get to campus around 6:30. All students arriving on Sun July 26 need to do the pre-convention housing – contact the NJCL if you have not signed up for that. Please make sure that you have done the SignUpGenius and sent the check for $14 so I know how big the 2nd van/bus needs to be:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eaeae292-cincinnati
  3. Everyone, SAT AUG 1: The OJCL has ordered 2 40 person buses for Sat Aug 1 – one will arrive at Trinity at 5 am (for the 7 am flight of the Cincinnati group), one will arrive at Trinity at 6 am (for the 8 am flight of the Cleveland group). The cost is $10 – cash or check to OJCL. THIS WILL BE COLLECTED AT CONVENTION, SO BRING THE $ OR THE CHECK WITH YOU, DO NOT SEND THIS TO ME. THERE IS NO SIGN UP FOR THIS, JUST BRING CASH/CHECK TO CONVENTION AND THERE WILL BE A SPOT FOR YOU.
  4. REQUIRED FOR OJCL’ERS: Treasurer Kelly Thaxton and President Lindsey Dierig have created an Etsy account for participants to get the state tshirt + spirit stuff. The price is $19.20. Sign up and pay online here: https://www.etsy.com/il-en/listing/236260927/ohio-delegation-njcl-package?ref=shop_home_active_1&ulsfg=true.
    Here is a message from Kelly about spirit: “Salvete! NJCL Convention is just around the corner and it’s time for everybody to order their spirit packages. You can order the package through the etsy link above, and it comes with 2 t-shirts. One of the shirts is the required state shirt that every delegate must have. Each day of convention has a different spirit theme, and the spirit package has the necessary items to go along with those themes, so we’re asking that everybody orders their package by July 8th. We also need delegates to bring a toga, one white t-shirt, and one blue t-shirt. Thank you and see you at convention!”
  1. Announcement: OH Competitive Certamen Teams at Trinity! Thanks to all players – 24 students from 7 different schools – who participated in the tryout process!
  • Novice:  John Brady (St. Edward), Julia Dean (Summit), Owen Kranz (St. Edward)
  • Intermediate, Gautam Apte (Shaker) will share ‘Language’ spot, Julia Cardinal (McAuley) will share ‘Hist/Cult’ spot, Charlie Dwight (Seven Hills) will share ‘Language’ spot, Peter Hattemer (Walnut Hills), Caroline Klette (Summit), Michael Warden (Summit) will share ‘Hist/Cult’ spot
  • Advanced:  Sameer Apte (Shaker), Will Beatrez (St. Edward), Jesse Campbell (Summit) will sub for ‘Lang’ and ‘Lang/Lit’ spot, Tullus Dean (Summit), Alex Lathem (Westlake) will sub for ‘Myth’ spot, Matthew McMillan (Shaker) will sub for ‘Hist/Cult’ spot, Ben Robertson (Shaker) 

OJCL Regional Summer Picnics:  These events are for all OJCL students, especially those who are attending the National Convention at Trinity University! (6-15-15)

  • Columbus:  1-4 pm, SAT JULY 11 (NEW DATE), Blendon Woods Metro Park (4265 E. Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43017) – flier – contact person is Central Gubernator Andrew Zhang (seguber@ojcl.org)
  • Cleveland:  1-4 pm, SUN JULY 5 (NEW DATE), Upper Edgewater Park – flier – contact persons are Northeast Guberator Vishnu Kasturi (neguber@ojcl.org) and Northwest Gubernator Bradley Katcher (nwguber@ojcl.org)
  • Cincinnati:  1-4 pm, Sat July 11, Ault Park (3600 Observatory Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208) – flier – the link for food sign ups is http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44ada62fa0ff2-southwest
     – contact person is Southwest Gubernator Julia Cardinal (swguber@ojcl.org

 

OJCL Bus at Nationals:  Sun July 26, 1:30-6:30 – San Antonio airport to Alamo/Riverwalk to Trinity:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eaeae292-cincinnati.  Check must be received before spot is reserved. (5-29-15)

Interested in Competitive Certamen at the NJCL Convention in San Antonio?  Click here for information on tryouts.  (4-23-15)

Latin in the Summer?  EUGEPAE!! (4-23-15)

  • Larry Dean (Summit) is again running a summer Latin program in Cincinnati for 18 days, Mon June 8 – Wed July 1, 8:30-12:30.
  • It is intended for motivated students, regardless of their level of Latin – from beginners in the 6th 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 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 from the Summit webpage:  http://www.summitcds.org/summerprograms/academic-summer-school.cfm.  Please call Larry Dean at 513-502-0108 if you have questions.

Congratulations to the winners of the $100 OJCL Scholarships to attend the NJCL Convention at Trinity University (San Antonio TX)!  Checks for the winners will be mailed this week.  (4-11-2015)

  1. Hannah Barrett (Shaker)
  2. Will Beatrez (St. Edward)
  3. Jesse Campbell (Summit)
  4. Julia Cardinal (McAuley)
  5. Hali Clark (Summit)
  6. Julia Dean (Summit)
  7. Tullus Dean (Summit)
  8. Joseph Delamerced (Summit)
  9. Charlie Dwight (Seven Hills)
  10. Brian Johnson (Shaker)
  11. Allison Kao (Shaker)
  12. Srivishnu Kasturi (Shaker)
  13. Bradley Katcher (Westlake)
  14. Sam Katz (Shaker)
  15. Ben Robertson (Shaker) 
  16. Elisa Stanis (Summit)
  17. Jocelyn Ting (Shaker)
  18. Sara Zandvakili (Indian Hill)

Here are some important documents for the convention:

The bus from Cincinnati:

  • the final list of riders on the bus
  • the bus will leave Summit at 7 am on Sun July 27, arrive at Stone Mountain around 4 pm for a 2-3 hours stay, arrive at Emory around 7-8 pm
  • the bus will leave Emory at 7 am on Sat Aug 2, arrive at Summit around 4 pm
  • food:  all meals will be in the dining hall at Emory, beginning with dinner Sun July 27 and ending with breakfast on Sat Aug 2 – students must have $ for any food from 7 am – 8 pm on Sun July 27 and from 7 am – 4ish pm on Sat Aug 2
  • Stone Mountain info:  http://www.stonemountainpark.com/

Congratulations to the 2014 OH Competitive Certamen Teams!

OH Spirit for the 2014 NJCL Convention – Treasurer Lindsey Dierig has created a document which illustrates the OH spirit stuff for convention and a summary of OH spirit at Emory.  Here is what every OJCL delegate should bring:

  • black t-shirt
  • flannel shirt
  • boots
  • purple t-shirt (if you do not have a purple shirt, then bring a gold or white one)
  • WHITE toga
  • belt
  • red t-shirt (if you do not have a red shirt, then bring a white one)

OH T-Shirts for the 2014 NJCL Convention:  All OJCL delegates must purchase the state t-shirt.

  • It will be worn on Tues, the 2nd day of convention.
  • Order the $12.50 shirt through this Etsy account [deadline is July 7!]:  https://www.etsy.com/search?q=ojcl&ship_to=US.
  • Even though the Etsy account requires you to fill out a shipping address, all tshirts will be distributed at the OH fellowship meeting down at Emory.
  • All tshirts will be distributed at the OH fellowship meeting down at Emory.

Here is the complete list of 2014 OH people attending Emory NJCL.

Dean’s Blog from the 2013 NJCL Convention at UNLV

 

OLD INFORMATION FROM LAST SUMMER, 2013 NJCL CONVENTION

Here is a list of important reminders about the UNLV Convention. (7/18/13)

Here is a suggested packing list for the 2013 NJCL at UNLV created by OJCL Treasurer Narayan Sundararajan. (7/9/13)

Below are the OH Competitive Certamen Teams for the 2013 NJCL Convention at UNLV.  Congratulationes et Optimam Fortunam! (7/3/2013)

Novice

  1. Tullus Dean (Summit)
  2. Patrick Fox (St. Edward)
  3. Soren Gran (St. Edward)
  4. Sam Katz (Shaker Heights)

Intermediate

  1. Will Beatrez (St. Edward)
  2. Alex Lathem (Westlake)
  3. Matthew McMillan (Shaker Heights)
  4. Anav Sood (Shaker Heights)

Advanced

  1. Tino Delamerced (Summit)
  2. Jesse Campbell (Summit)
  3. Mollie Effler (McAuley)
  4. Ben Robertson (Shaker Heights)
  5. Adam Sichel (Indian Hill)

*Tino and Adam will play in every round; Mollie, Ben, and Jesse will rotate in different rounds

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s $100 OJCL Scholarship for the 2013 NJCL Convention at UNLV.

  • It was quite a big pool of applicants, so the committee decided to give 16 total.
  • The list includes academic scholars, classically inspired artists, leaders, and all-around JCL’ers.
  • The essays for the Level 1’s were excellent, with insightful and funny comparisons to Martial, Augustus, Ancus Marcius, and Julius Caesar.

Here is the list of the winners:

  1. Will Beatrez (St. Edward)
  2. Jesse Campbell (Summit)
  3. Tullus Dean (Summit)
  4. Joseph Delamerced (Summit)
  5. Tino Delamerced (Summit)
  6. Will Emery (Granville)
  7. Allison Kao (Shaker Heights)
  8. Sam Katz (Shaker Heights)
  9. Caroline Klette (Summit)
  10. Regina Merrill (Summit)
  11. Mohammad Patel (Lakota West)
  12. Ben Robertson (Shaker Heights)
  13. Heather Smith (Shaker Heights)
  14. Anav Sood (Shaker Heights)
  15. Elisa Stanis (Summit)
  16. Connor Tomshack (St. Edward)