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2023 State Convention Theme:

omnium enim rerum principia parva sunt

“For the beginnings of all things are small”

(Cicero, De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum V.58)

Latest Announcements:

Indian Hill Certamen, Sat Dec 10, 9-11ish, the usual format.  Here are the study guides which will provide the basis for most of the questions.  11/16/22

2023 Topics for the State Convention! (11/16/22)

  • Music Video topic: Cincinnatus
  • Commercial topic: Sacred Chickens of Rome  
  • Monologue: Orpheus and Eurydice 
  • Comic Panel Story Telling: Asclepius 
  • Costume: A Journey to the Underworld: The Sixth Book of Virgil’s Aeneid  (N.B. Contestant(s) must choose a character from ancient Latin or Greek literature that relates to the theme above.  If students compete as a pair, the two characters they choose must have a connection to the theme and to each other)
  • Passages for Creative Arts Contests:
  • Dramatic Interpretation and the Recitation

This year most contests will be in person however, pre-convention contest remain unchanged as to how they will be submitted. For Creative Art, Monologue and English Oratory will take place before convention online similar to last year; all other creatives will be in person. Graphic Arts will be my judged in person. (11/16/22)

Central Region Make a Difference Day! This Saturday, November 12th from 8:45-Noon. Contact Central Guber Eva with questions!

OCC OJCL Fall Forum

 

Fall Forum Schedule

  • 9:00-9:25 Check In 
  • 9:25-9:45 Opening General Assembly
  • 10:00-11:00  Keynote Speaker George O’Connor
  • 11:00-1:00 Impromptu Art and Testing
    • 11:45-12:15 Snacks
  • 1:00-1:45 Lunch & Service
  • 1:45-3:00 Ludi (Olympika, Certudi, Ultimate Frisbee) 
  • 3:00-4:00 Open Certamen
  • 4:00-4:30 Colloquia 
    • 4:00-4:10 Colloquia Session 1 
    • 4:15-4:25 Colloquia Session 2
  • 4:30-5:00 Closing General Assembly & Awards
 
The applications for Gubernators (regional service-coordinators) have re-opened. Because there were no applicants in the first round, all schools are permitted to sponsor a student. The application is due by 11:59 pm on Monday 16 May and results will be announced following our meeting on May 23rd. Please email Parliamentarian Wali Khan with questions! (4-25-22)
 
2022 OJCL Scholarship to Nationals DEADLINE EXTENDED! Due 11:59 P.M. on April 8, 2022. (4-1-22)
 
Applications are now available for the appointed offices and the Treasurer vacancy! Here is the application for Treasurer and Gubernators, it is due by 11:59 pm on April 5th. Results will be announced on April 10th and appointees should plan to be at the change-over meeting in Columbus on April 23rd. Here is the application for Editor and Historian, it is due by 11:59 pm on April 14th. results will be announced on April 23rd. Contact Parliamentarian Wali Khan with questions! (3-27-22)
 
 
Going to NJCL Convention? Here is the information about the 2022 OJCL Scholarship to Nationals! Due 11:59 P.M. on April 1, 2022. (3-9-22)
 
ELECTIONS UPDATE: The State of Emergency offices this year are Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Parliamentarian. State of Emergency occurs when there are fewer than two candidates pre-filed for a particular office, and some of the restrictions regarding who can run for office are dropped.
Students interested in running State of Emergency should complete the attached State of Emergency form and submit a scan or picture, along with typed answers to the questions on the blank Pre-File form to president@ojcl.org by 11:59 on Wednesday, March 9. They should also be prepared to speak to their qualifications during virtual NomCom on Thursday night. (3-4-22)

Want to submit to the Winter Torch? Fill out this form by February 5th at 11:59 PM! (1-23-22) 

South Make a Difference Day!

We will be preserving a trail and removing invasive species at California Woods Nature Preserve on December 4th, 2021, from 1-4 PM. Click here for a flyer. Please fill out the Google Form and waiver linked here. (11-22-21)

Interested in buying OJCL merch? Click here to visit our online shop. (10-11-21)

Click here for the OH 2021-2022 Certamen schedule (10-10-21)

Here is the Scavenger Hunt List

Sat Oct 9, 9:15 am – 4:30 pm (academic, service, artistic, social):  Fall ForumThis is a mini-convention, with an academic test, certamen, a talk by a Classics professor, impromptu art, and more.  Click here for the schedule and more information. You can arrive late or leave early.

 
Interested in playing Certamen this summer? Interested in trying out for Ohio’s Certamen teams for NJCL convention? Interested in finding out more about Certamen and connecting with fellow OJCLers? Interested in doing it for FREE?! Check out OJCL’s new Summer Certamen Camp, organized by current OSCLer and former OJCLer Alan Zhang! (5-29-21)
 
Gubernator applications for 2021-2022 are available! They are due by 11:59 pm on April 2nd. They will be voted on and notified on April 11th. Editor and Historian applications are now available and will be due at 11:59 pm on April 16th. They will be appointed and confirmed on April 24th,  following our changeover meeting. (3-15-21)
 
The Winter Torch is out! You can access it using this link: https://joom.ag/fa8C (3-4-21)
 
First Place: Lindsay Sutherland, Columbus Academy
Second Place: Abbi Acurio, Medina
Third Place: Jimmy Fraley, Summit
 
Important Elections update: The State of Emergency offices this year are First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. State of Emergency occurs when there are fewer than two candidates pre-filed for a particular office, and some of the restrictions regarding who can run for office are dropped.
Students interested in running State of Emergency should complete the attached State of Emergency form and submit a scan or picture, along with typed answers to the questions on the blank Pre-File form to parliamentarian@ojcl.org by 11:59 on Monday, March 1 (2-18-21)
 
Here are the Google Forms for submitting Modern Myth and Poetry. The deadline for both is Tuesday 2.16 at 11:59 pm (2-11-21)
 
Students interested in pre-filing for office can find the application here. (2-2-21)
–Some important reminders: Students may not pre-file for an office that a member of their delegation currently holds. Students MUST have permission from their sponsor and parent to pre-file and run. No more than TWO delegates per delegation may pre-file for office. Only ONE delegate from each school may pre-file for each respective office. No pre-convention campaigning. Candidates who pre-file may not appear on OJCL social media prior to convention or on the virtual “stage” during convention. (e.g. during their school’s roll call). Please contact parliamentarian@ojcl.org with any questions!
 
Check out the Convention page for updates about the 70th OJCL state convention (virtual)! (1-22-21)
 
Submit to Winter Photo of the Season! Submissions due February 7th. Click here for a flyer. (1-21-21)
 

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