CLUB & JCL
We, the members
of the Junior Classical League,
covenant to hand on the torch of classical civilization in the
We believe that an acquaintance with the civilization
of Greece and Rome will help us understand and appraise
this world of today, which is indebted to ancient civilization
in its government and laws, literature, language and arts.
We affirm the
JCL experience develops
responsibility, fosters brotherhood,
promotes enthusiasm, encourages competition, inspires
dedication, and enriches our total growth.
best, the highest our goal,
working for greatness through glories of old,
searching the realms of the golden past,
we follow the classics' truths that last.
truth, and fellowship,
we're growing everyday;
the friendly hand of JCL aids in every way.
In Rome's proud steps we're marching on
with every true colleague,
and forever we'll hold
to the Purple and Gold
of the JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE!
I'm hoping to
have regular Latin club meetings this year, either
on Monday or Wednesday afternoons. Most club
activities this fall will probably revolve around
certamen practice for competition. (See below.)
However, I am sure there will be playing cards in
Latin and other all Latin activities. We should also
elect new officers.
Formed in 1936, The Junior
Classical League is an organization of 5th
through high school
seniors sponsored by the
American Classical League. Composed of local and
state chapters across the United States, Canada, and
Australia, it is the largest Classical organization
in the world today with over 50,000 members. The
Junior Classical League encourages an interest in
and an appreciation for the language, literature,
and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. They hope to
impart an understanding of the debt of our own
culture to that of classical antiquity.
We are in Area
F of the Texas State Junior Classical League. You
can find out more information at the
Texas State Junior Classical League Website,
including rules for academic contests, certamen, and
classical civilization events, plus the JCL Creed
and the JCL Song. Rules for Area competition
are different from state, especially for classical
civilization events. But I guarantee there is
something for everyone.
Feel free to
download this year's current
certamen syllabus. The following is the current
schedule for events.
??, 2007: (to be announced--MIGHT IT BE US??)
??, 2007: (to be announced)
8, 2007: Certamen Competition, St. Andrew's
Upper, South Austin
- February 22-23, 2008:
Area F Convention, Pflugerville HS, Pflugerville
(North Austin metro
- April 11-12, 2008:
TSJCL State Convention, Atascocita HS,
Atascocita (Houston metro area)
I don't know
whether we will truly go to state this year, but
there's always the possibility, especially if I have
parental help organizing our getting there.
mention there is also NATIONAL competition?
The National Junior Classical League website
provides more information, old tests and keys, etc.
There is even a
Wikipedia page on the National Junior Classical
Lindzey is the Latin teacher for
Dripping Springs High School,
Dripping Springs, Texas. All questions and
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In fact, students and former students as well as parents are
encouraged to contact
These web pages last updated
August 25, 2007.