The Winter Edition of the OJCL Torch is here! Check it out now!

  • 41 pages – our biggest issue to date! Features a fun Beginner’s Guide to Convention as well as local club updates.
  • N.B.: Joomag works on mobile!
  • A special thank you to WJCL Editor Margot Armbruster for submitting an article! The Ohio JCL always appreciates the work of the Wisconsin JCL. Additionally, we’d like to thank Michael Bono of the North Carolina JCL for co-writing an article with our OJCL Treasurer and Dr. McCoskey of Miami University for offering insight into their Classics program.
  • Guest writers: Alex Almaguer, Samantha Blackwelder, Nathan Brunner, Olivia Burdette, Katlyn Havlin, Bebe Hodges, Ellie Kammerer, Katherine Overberg, Gabe Sekeres, and Maddy Taylor. Thank you for submitting articles!

The OJCL Torch is the official publication of the Ohio Junior Classical League.  It is published three times a year: in the fall (late September), the winter (mid-February before State Convention), and the spring (mid-May).

The OJCL Torch is proudly written by members of the JCL! If you’d like to submit an article, please send it to Editor Lynn Ahrens (Ursuline Academy) at editor@ojcl.org.

View editions by year:  2016-2017 (Lynn Ahrens)
2015-2016 (Josh Young)     2014-2015 (Dustin Argo)
2013-2014 (Jane Klaus)     2012-2013 (Regina Merrill)     2011-2012 (Susan Wallace)
NJCL’s official publication, TORCH: U.S.
OJCL-exclusive blog from a Latin teacher, Dean’s Blog

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2016-2017 SEASONAL EDITIONS

Winter Edition, by Editor Lynn Ahrens (Ursuline).

  • 41 pages – our biggest issue to date!
  • Features a fun Beginner’s Guide to Convention as well as local club updates.
  • N.B.: Joomag works on mobile!
  • A special thank you to WJCL Editor Margot Armbruster for submitting an article! The Ohio JCL always appreciates the work of the Wisconsin JCL. Additionally, we’d like to thank Michael Bono of the North Carolina JCL for co-writing an article with our OJCL Treasurer.
  • Guest writers: Alex Almaguer, Samantha Blackwelder, Nathan Brunner, Olivia Burdette, Katlyn Havlin, Bebe Hodges, Ellie Kammerer, Katherine Overberg, Gabe Sekeres, and Maddy Taylor. Thank you for submitting articles!

Fall Edition, by Editor Lynn Ahrens (Ursuline).

  • Features a recap of NJCL 2016 (including the spectacular cheers developed by delegates) and a preview of the events to come this year.
  • N.B.: Joomag works on mobile!
  • Guest writer: Andrew Phillips. Thank you for submitting an article!

2015-2016 SEASONAL EDITIONS

Spring Edition, by Editor Josh Young (Indian Hill).

  • Features the winning State Convention music video and commercial, an update on Upper Certamen predictions, and an introduction to the new Executive Board.
  • N.B.: Joomag works on mobile!
  • A special thank you to NJCL 1st Vice President Michael Kearney (our very first Wisconsin writer!) for submitting an artilcle!
  • Guest writers: Yash Agrawal, Natalie More, and Lauren Robinson. Thank you for submitting articles!
  • Guest Ludi analyst: Adam Sichel.

Winter Edition, by Editor Josh Young (Indian Hill).

  • Features videos and a gallery of pictures of the new hotel (the Doubletree), Upper Certamen predictions from “expert analysts,” and an ode to a special Latin teacher.
  • On mobile? Here is a .pdf version to use.
  • Guest writers: Hali Clark, Joseph Delamerced, Sam Katz, Caroline Klette, Rohit Musti, Kelsie Parker, and Maggie Sullivan. Thank you for submitting articles!
  • Guest Certamen analysts: Tullus Dean and Adam Sichel.

Fall Edition, by Editor Josh Young (Indian Hill).

  • Features videos of the Ohio delegation from the summer NJCL Convention at Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas) and a calendar of upcoming events.
  • A special thank you to NJCL Historian Hannah Barrett for submitting an article to us!
  • Guest writers: Joshua Bazzoli, Tullus Dean, Tim Goldenberg, and Kasey Saciliano. Thank you for submitting articles!

2014-2015 SEASONAL EDITIONS

Spring Edition, by Editor Dustin Argo (Summit).

  • Features a Graphic Arts “how-to list” as well as new information about the 2015-2016 Executive Board.
  • Guest writer: Jared Bulla. Thank you for submitting an article!

Winter Edition, by Editor Dustin Argo (Summit).

  • Features tips and information about running for the Executive Board.
  • Guest writers: Jennifer Fohl, Blake Himes, Jason Long, and Adelaide Tsueda. Thank you for submitting articles!

Fall Edition, by Editor Dustin Argo (Summit).

  • Features an honoring of a former OJCL State Chair.

2013-2014 SEASONAL EDITIONS

Spring Edition, by Editor Jane Klaus (Ursuline Academy).

  • Features information about the new Promotional Video Contest.

Winter Edition, by Editor Jane Klaus (Ursuline Academy).

  • Features service updates throughout Ohio, which include a “Gallic Wars” canned food drive and a toga-themed trick-or-treat.
  • Guest writers: Tullus Dean, Mary Dickman, Lydia Seiter, Mary Weisgerber. Thank you for submitting articles!

Fall Edition, by Editor Jane Klaus (Ursuline Academy).

  • Features detailed information about the 3 regional Make-A-Difference Day (MADD) events, articles about NJCL Convention, and much more.

2012-2013 SEASONAL EDITIONS

Spring Edition, by Editor Regina Merrill (Summit).

  • Features OJCL State Convention highlights and several articles about Nationals.

Winter Edition, by Editor Regina Merrill (Summit).

  • Features information about the MADDs and updates regarding the OJCL Constitution.
  • Guest writers: Rachel Koize, Kyle Matz, John Rowe, and Natalie Twitchell. Thank you for submitting articles!

Fall Edition, by Editor Regina Merrill (Summit).

  • Features recognition of awards at National Convention and service updates.

2011-2012 SEASONAL EDITIONS

Spring Edition, by Editor Susan Wallace (Madeira HS).

  • Features the infectious love of Latin and JCL as well as an invitation to NJCL Convention.

Winter Edition, by Editor Susan Wallace (Madeira HS).

  • Features several amazing service events throughout Ohio and the legendary Tino describing Certamen.
  • Guest writers: Tino Delamerced, Mike Gegel, Kelly McBride, and Natalie Whitsett. Thank you for submitting articles!

Fall Edition, by Editor Susan Wallace (Madeira HS).

  • Features a calendar for the MADDs and information about the indispensable OSCL.
  • Guest writers: Burke Evans and Lydia Seiter. Thank you for submitting articles!

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Can’t get enough of JCL news? TORCH: U.S. is the official publication of the National Junior Classical League. Click here to view the most recent edition.

Want more? Check out our yearly insider news source for NJCL Convention, exclusive to the OJCL: “Dean’s Blog!”

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

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

Dean’s Blog of the 2013 NJCL Convention at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Dean’s Blog of the 2012 NJCL Convention at Wake Forest University.

Dean’s Blog of the 2011 NJCL Convention at Eastern Kentucky University.