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Junior Classical League

If you are not yet familiar with the JCL I would encourage you to check it out.  This is an organization dedicated to promoting the study of classics in secondary schools.  The Grace Academy Latin Club attended the Texas State JCL convention on March 26 – 27, 2010.  We had a blast!  We also had our best showing ever – our little school placed 5th in the HUGE state of Texas!  With more than 4,000 students attending from all over the Lone Star State (both public and private schools) that is worth “yahooing” over.  You can see our results on  the Latin page of the GA website (link provided in blogroll).  The JCL holds conventions each year on the area, state, and national level.  These provide a wide variety of competitions in areas such as: academics, oratory, vocals, art, drama, costume, and olympika to name a few.  I have found the JCL to be a great tool to not only encourage students not only in their studies, but encourage them to go beyond the classroom as they discover new facets of classical studies.  Joining JCL is easy – you need only five members and a Latin teacher/sponsor to get a club started.  I encourage you to visit the JCL website to learn more about the organizations in your area.

National Junior Classical League (NJCL) – www.njcl.org

Texas State Junior Classical League (TSJCL) – www.tsjcl.org

Grace Academy Latin Club – http://www.graceacademy-gt.org/page.aspx?id=49681

2 Responses to “Junior Classical League”

  • Ann G.:

    Congrats to Grace Academy and to you! We had a great time at Texas JCL as well. My son, Andrew, received Cum Laude in pentathalon and 9th place in Roman History. His highlight was definitely getting to meet the author of his Latin Alive! book. We look forward to Latin Alive!2 and more trips to JCL.

  • Karen Moore:

    Congratulations, Andrew! est mirabile!
    I enjoyed meeting you both as well. Hope to see you back at the 2011 TSJCL Convention!

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