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

Minutes of Executive Board Meetings

President Grant Bruner

Grant Bruner
Grade: 12
School: Sycamore High School
Favorite Emperor: Trajan
Favorite Part of JCL: The sense of community and pride that emerges inside and between schools at JCL events (and, of course, spirit!).

1st Vice President Hanna Zandvakili

1st Vice President
Hanna Zandvakili
Grade: 12
School: Indian Hill High School
Favorite Actor: Dylan 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.

2nd Vice President Julia Dean

2nd Vice President
Julia Dean
Grade: 12
School: Summit Country Day
Favorite Dog Breed: Corgi
Favorite Part of JCL: The dances.

Secretary Andrew Cahall

Andrew Cahall
Grade: 11
School: Columbus Academy
Favorite Food: Crabcakes
Favorite Part of JCL: Hanging out with people who are equally obsessed with classics.

Treasurer Katlyn Havlin

Katlyn Havlin
Grade: 12
School: McAuley
Favorite Band: Panic! at the Disco
Favorite Part of JCL: If I could only pick one thing, SPIRIT!

Parliamentarian Marcus Grewal

Marcus Grewal
Grade: 12
School: Columbus Academy
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie dough
Favorite Part of JCL: Our silly traditions (ooooh, ahhhhh) and welcoming atmosphere.

Historian Lucia Boadas Pena

Lucia Boadas Peña
Grade: 11
School: Madeira
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Part of JCL: Losing my voice cheering at General Assemblies!

Editor Allie Hinnenkamp

Allie Hinnenkamp
Grade: 12
School: Ursuline Academy
Favorite Catullus Poem: Catullus 12
Favorite Part of JCL: The variety of contests and activities held throughout the year.

North Gubernator Emma Davis

North Gubernator
Emma Davis
Grade: 12
School: Medina
Favorite Musical: Phantom at the Opera
Favorite Part of JCL: The nerdy, wonderful people I’ve met and the lifelong friends I’ve made.

Central Gubernator Ali Winter

Central Gubernator
Ali Winter
Grade: 11
School: Wellington
Favorite Part of JCL: Meeting a bunch of fun Latin nerds

Fun Fact: I have an obscene amount of knowledge about the English monarchy


South Gubernator Ryan Burns

South Gubernator
Ryan Burns
Grade: 11
School: Summit Country Day
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Part of JCL: Nationals certamen- the competition is intense and I meet lots of new friends.

The State Chairs (

Important dates for the OJCL Executive Board:

  • 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!)
  • July 23-28:  NJCL Convention at Miami University (Oxford, OH)
  • Sept 15, 2018:  Fall Planning Meeting
OJCL Executive Board 2017-2018
OJCL Executive Board 2017-2018! Top row (L-R): Aquila, Marcus, Grant; Middle row (L-R): Hanna, Joseph, Jason, Taylor; Bottom row (L-R): Caroline, Ellie, Julia [Not Pictured: Owen]

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

2018-2019 OSCL Executive Board

  • President: Jason Long (University of Cincinnati, formerly of Madeira) –
  • Vice-President: Ryan Divine (University of Cincinnati, formerly of Covington Latin) –
  • Secretary: Tullus Dean (Xavier University, formerly of Summit) –
  • Treasurer: Margaret Kammerer (University of Cincinnati, formerly of McAuley) –
  • Parliamentarian: Julia Cardinal (Duquesne University, formerly of McAuley) –
  • Historian:  Meredith Modlin (currently at Shaker Heights, college TBD) –
  • Editor: Kirby Cross (currently at Madeira, college TBD) –
  • OSCL Primary Adviser Lindsay Pappas (Latin teacher at Bedford North Lawrence High School (IN), formerly of Ursuline Academy, formerly of University of Notre Dame, formerly of Indiana University) –
  • OSCL Secondary Adviser Michelle Martinez (Latin teacher at Walnut Hills, formerly of Walnut Hills, formerly of University of Cincinnati, formerly of University of Illinois) –