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 Daniel Kim


Daniel Kim
Grade: 11
School: Sycamore
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip
Favorite Part of JCL: Getting to talk to so many people and growing the classics together as a community

First Vice President Philip Towbin

1st Vice President

Philip Towbin
Grade: 11
School: Sycamore
Favorite Animal: Mandarin Duck
Favorite Part of JCL: The people!

Second Vice President Hana Conte

2nd Vice President

Hana Conte
Grade: 10
School: Summit
Favorite God: Diana/Artemis
Favorite Part of JCL: Creative Arts competitions

Secretary Carter Riordan


Carter Riordan
Grade: 10
School: St. Edward
Favorite Movie: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Favorite Part of JCL: Hanging out with fellow classics-lovers

Treasurer Sabrina Bong


Sabrina Bong
Grade: 11
School: Wellington
Favorite Color: Forest Green
Favorite Part of JCL: The community and legacy

Parliamentarian Ella Chi


Ella Chi
Grade: 11
School: Sycamore
Favorite Animal: Pig
Favorite Part of JCL: Meeting new friends

Historian Kori McLane


Kori McLane
Grade: 11
School: Summit
Favorite Book: Enders Game
Favorite Part of JCL: Sitting on stage with the board

Editor Sai Harini Basava


Sai Harini Basava
Grade: 10
School: Seven Hills
Favorite Ancient Poet: Sappho
Favorite Part of JCL: Getting to meet people I would not have otherwise

North Guber Meredith Hurley

North Gubernator

Meredith Hurley
Grade: 11
School: Shaker Heights
Favorite Flower: Hyacinths
Favorite Part of JCL: Meeting new people who also love the classics

Central Guber Carolina Mize

Central Gubernator

Carolina Mize
Grade: 11
School: Columbus Academy
Favorite Book: The Alchemist
Favorite Part of JCL: Certamen

South Guber Ana Smith

South Gubernator

Ana Smith
Grade: 10
School: Walnut Hills
Favorite TV Show: Star Trek: Deep Space 9
Favorite Part of JCL: Meeting new people with similar interests

The State Chairs (

Important dates for the OJCL Executive Board:

  • April 20, 2024: Changeover Meeting
  • July 22-27, 2024: 71st NJCL Convention, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN
  • September 21, 2024: Fall Planning Meeting
  • September 28, 2024: Fall Forum
  • January 25, 2025: Winter Planning Meeting
  • March 7-9, 2025: 74th Annual OJCL State Convention
  • April 26, 2025: Changeover Meeting
  • July, 2025: 72nd NJCL Convention, Miami University, Oxford OH
OJCL Executive Board 2017-2018
OJCL Executive Board 2019-2020! Top row (L-R): Alex, Alan, Krish, Ryan, Craig; Bottom row (L-R): Hannah, Lucia, Maggie, Ali, Chloe, Bea

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

2023-2024 OSCL Executive Board

  • President: Ryan Burns (University of Pennsylvania, formerly of Summit) –
  • Vice-President: Allie Leech (University of Colorado-Boulder, formerly of Sycamore) –
  • Secretary: Kaitlyn Sansone (University of Evansville, formerly of Mercy McAuley) –
  • Treasurer: Eliza Russo (Ohio University, formerly of Mercy McAuley) –
  • Parliamentarian: Wali Khan (University of Cincinnati, formerly of Summit) –
  • Historian: Patrick Biernat (Fordham University, formerly of St. Xavier) –
  • Editor: Ty Wiggenhorn (University of Rochester, formerly of St. Edward) –
  • OSCL Primary Adviser Abbey Witzgall (At-large, formerly of University of Cincinnati, formerly of McAuley) –
  • OSCL Secondary Adviser Margaret Kammerer (Indiana University, formerly of University of Cincinnati, formerly of McAuley) –