It takes all of us to achieve our vision.

The Ohio Junior Classical League is made up of dedicated student officers and adult volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure the best possible experience every year. Elected by members of the OJCL, student officers work with three incredible State Chairs in order to seek the best with the highest as their goal.

If you’re curious about our roles, check out the Constitution and By-Laws.

If you’d like to ask us a question, please contact us.

Previous Executive Boards

President Brian Johnson

Joseph Delamerced
Grade: 11
School: The Summit Country Day School
Favorite Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Favorite Part of JCL: Fall Forum’s Impromptu Art event, in which any group can win with the right amount of pipe cleaners.

1st Vice President Caroline Klette

1st Vice President
Caroline Klette
Grade: 11
School: The Summit Country Day School
Favorite Animal: Red panda
Favorite Part of JCL: The photographers! JCLers take so many good photos of each other, especially at Nationals.

2nd Vice President Aquila Simmons

2nd Vice President
Aquila Simmons
Grade: 10
School: The Wellington School
Favorite Band: Coldplay
Favorite Part of JCL: All the talented students I’ve met and the wonderful friends I’ve made.

Secretary Lynn Ahrens

Lynn Ahrens
Grade: 11
School: Ursuline Academy
Favorite Board Game: Monopoly
Favorite Part of JCL: The bazaar, where JCLers amaze me with their amazing Classics puns and creative t-shirts.

Treasurer Grant Bruner

Grant Bruner
Grade: 10
School: Sycamore High School
Favorite Roman Emperor: Trajan
Favorite Part of JCL: The sense of community and pride that emerges inside and between schools at JCL events.

Parliamentarian Julia Dean

Julia Dean
Grade: 10
School: The Summit Country Day School
Favorite Teacher: Larry Dean Lisa Mays
Favorite Part of JCL: Playing Certamen! Side note: I’m a big fan of bonus visuals.

Historian Ellie Kammerer

Ellie Kammerr
Grade: 10
School: McAuley High School

Editor Taylor McGowan

Taylor McGowan
Grade: 11
School: Columbus Academy

North Gubernator Owen Kranz

North Gubernator
Owen Kranz
Grade: 11
School: St. Edward High School
Favorite Food: Mac and cheese in a waffle
Favorite Part of JCL: Meeting new people from all over the country at Nationals.

Central Gubernator Marcus Grewal

Central Gubernator
Marcus Grewal
Grade: 10
School: Columbus Academy
Favorite Music Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Favorite Part of JCL: The passionate and welcoming community which proves that Latin is by no means “dead.”

South Gubernator Hanna Zandvakili

South Gubernator
Hanna Zandvakili
Grade: 10
School: Indian Hill High School
Favorite ActorDylan O’Brien
Favorite Part of JCL: How we all come together to make each other feel welcome while sharing the love we all have for Latin.

The State Chairs:

Important dates for the OJCL Executive Board:

  • April 22, 2017 (12:30-3:00): Changeover Meeting at The Wellington School (Columbus)
  • July 24 – 29, 2017: NJCL Convention at Troy University (Troy, AL)
  • September 16, 2017: Fall Planning Meeting, 10 am at The Wellington School (Columbus)
  • October 7, 2017:  2nd Annual Fall Forum at Columbus Academy
  • January 6, 2018 (begins 10 AM): Winter Planning Meeting at the Doubletree Hotel
  • March 9-11, 2018: OJCL Convention – All officers are expected to arrive soon after 6 pm on Thursday, March 8.
  • April 21, 2018 (12:30-3:00): Changeover Meeting (on Rome’s birthday!)

Ohio Senior Classical League (OSCL) – all the OSCL officers

  • President –  Hannah Young, formerly of Madeira, now at The Ohio State University –
  • Vice President – Nick Price, formerly of Indian Hill, now at Hope College –
  • Treasurer – Ryan Divine, formerly of Covington Latin, now at University of Cincinnati –
  • Secretary – Jason Long, formerly of Madeira, now at University of Cincinnati –
  • Parliamentarian – Tullus Dean, of Summit, will attend Xavier University –
  • Historian – Jennifer Whitehead, of Summit –
  • Editor – Margaret Kammerer, formerly of of McAuley, now at University of Cincinnati –
  • OSCL Primary Adviser – Lindsay Pappas, formerly of Ursuline Academy, formerly of University of Notre Dame, now at Indiana University –
  • OSCL Secondary Adviser – Michelle Martinez, formerly of Walnut Hills, formerly of University of Cincinnati, now at University of Illinois –