JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE 2018-2019 Scrapbook
The flora of the ancient world
TABLE OF CONTENTS
foreward LETTER FROM YOUR HISTORIAN...............I THE THEME EXPLAINED.............................II
CAMPAIGNING, OLYMPIKA AND LUDI....V SPIRIT.............................................................VI
certamen ..............................................XIII state convention GENERAL ASSEMBLIES...............................XVI OLYMPIKA AND ART................................XVII CANDIDACY..............................................XVIII THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT.........................XX TRANSITION..............................................XXII
AKF AND AMSA........................................XXIV BARNSTABLE AND BLA............................XXV BLS AND MOUNT GREYLOCK...............XXVI PEMBROKE AND WINCHESTER...........XXVII
LETTER FROM YOUR
IT HAS BEEN A YEAR TO REMEMBER.
TO MY FRIENDS OF MASSJCL, I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER MY MOST SINCERE GRATITUDE FOR ALLOWING ME TO SERVE AS YOUR HISTORIAN THIS YEAR. I HAVE DEEPLY ENJOYED GETTING TO PHOTOGRAPH ALL OF YOUR LOVELY FACES AT EACH OF OUR EVENTS THIS YEAR. THERE IS SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT BEING THE HISTORIAN IN THAT I CAN CATCH A GLIMPSE INTO THE WORLDS OF SO MANY JCLERS. WHILE I ALWAYS ENJOY TAKING A GROUP PHOTO FOR YOU ALL, MY FAVORITE ASPECT OF BEING HISTORIAN ARE THE CANDID MOMENTS I AM ABLE TO CAPTURE. THESE PHOTOS ALL DISPLAY A SENSE OF THE TRUE COMMUNITY, JOY, AND EXCITEMENT THAT COMES WITH BEING A JCLER. I HOPE THAT YOU CAN USE MY PHOTOS, AND NOW ALSO THE SCRAPBOOK, TO REMEMBER ALL OF THE MEMORIES YOU HAVE MADE AT MASSJCL EVENTS. FROM SINGING THE EVER-POPULAR JCL SONG TO MAKING NEW FRIENDS TO LEARNING ABOUT ANCIENT WONDERS, THERE IS SO MUCH OF JCL TO BE REMEMBERED.
EMMA COHEN MASSJCL HISTORIAN 2018-2019
THE THEME EXPLAINED
Botany and Flora of the Ancient World IN A WORLD OF EVER-GROWING, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY, IT IS EASY TO FORGET ABOUT THE THINGS GIVEN TO US ORGANICALLY BY NATURE. THEY APPEAR IN THE BACKGROUNDS OF OUR FAMILY PHOTOS, ON OUR PLATES AT DINNER, AND IN OUR HOMES ON HOLIDAYS-- PLANT LIFE HAS ALWAYS FOUND A WAY TO INTERTWINE WITH HUMAN LIFE. FOR ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS, PLANT LIFE FOUND ITSELF IN EVERY OUTLET OF EVERYDAY LIVING. FROM AGRICULTURE, TO ART, TO RELIGION, TO HOUSING, PLANTS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SEEN AS A GIFT OF NATURE-- ONE THAT HAS SECURED MANY BLESSINGS FOR HUMANITY, FOR THIS YEAR'S SCRAPBOOK, EACH EVENT IS COMPARED TO A PLANT USED BY ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS. LIKE EVERY EVENT HOSTED BY JCL, EACH PLANT HAS ITS OWN UNIQUE QUALITIES THAT ARE TIED TO THE EVENT. THE SCRAPBOOK AS A WHOLE IS SET UP TO MIMIC AN AGED BOTANICAL BOOK, WITH ART INSPIRED BY SCIENTIFIC DRAWINGS.
Divina natura dedit agros, ars humana aedificavit urbes DIVINE NATURE GAVE THE FIELDS, HUMAN ART BUILT THE CITIES
Indicates a clickable item Candidates at State Convention sing the JCL song (top), Christina Yee and Jonathan Yuan tell a joke (bottom)
July 23-28, 2018 Miami University, Oxford, OH NATIONALS IS THE EVENT THAT EVERY JCLER LOOKS FORWARD TO MOST EACH YEAR. WHETHER ITS BECAUSE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL TO A BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSITY, COMPETE IN AS MANY EVENTS AS THEY CAN, OR SIMPLY TO RECONNECT WITH FRIENDS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY, NATIONALS HAS A WAY OF TYING US ALL TOGETHER. THE 2018 NATIONAL CONVENTION WAS HOSTED AT THE BEAUTIFUL MIAMI UNIVERSITY IN OHIO, WHICH BECAME THE PLACE WHERE MANY FRIENDSHIPS BEGAN, MANY CHEERS WERE SHOUTED, AND MANY FIRST-TIME JCLERS BECAME JCLERS FOR LIFE.
EUROPEAN OLIVE Olea europaea
Spread to the Mediterranean around 6,000 years ago, the olive quickly became a universally essential crop to the Roman civilization. The Romans rewarded people with laurel wreaths for military victory and also awarded braided wreaths of olive branches to the citizens who were distinguished. Just as the olive was essential to all areas of the Roman empire, national convention ties together diverse students from all across country through their love for the classics.
The Spirit of Friendship
MASSJCLERS MAKING FRIENDS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY
PICTURED: MASSJCL AND MAINE JCL (TOP LEFT), CHLOE PHELY-BOBIN AND HER TRIVIA TEAM (TOP RIGHT), A KENTUCKY JCLER AND RACHEL WANG (BOTTOM LEFT), MICHAEL BANKS AND ANUSHREE IYENGAR (BOTTOM RIGHT)
Elizabeth Brown, Abby LeBlanc, Ruth Weaver
The advanced Certamen team
Chloe Phely-Bobin at the murder mystery
MassJCLers at Impromptu Art
William Ferreira at the escape room
Madelyn Bedard (left) and Ruth Weaver (right) at That's Entertainment
The advanced Certamen team: Nestoras Apodiakos, Dante Minutillo , Jon Yuan, and Ting Wei Lee
MASSJCL SWEPT CERTAMEN, EARNING SECOND PLACE IN NOVICE AND FIRST IN ADVANCED!
THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT RESULTS 1st place: Madelyn Bedard and Ruth Weaver of Massachusetts 2nd place: Owen Lockwood from Ohio 3rd place: Soren Adams from Kentuc
From fierce certamen battles to a baffling murder mystery to That's Entertainment, nationals never fails to provide endless opportunities to make new friends and try out activities.
ON THE Campaig trail
OlympikaÂ & Ludi The MassJCL ludi basketball team
JESSE HOGAN FOR HISTORIAN With Jacob Hane
Speaking at GA
Handing out business cards
The Olympika Field
Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, nihil deerit. CICERO
BLS JCL members flexing
Th MassJCL Stat Board
SPIRIT THEMES Tues: Oh, hi! O JCL ~ Stat Prid Day Wed: Mak new friends but keep th old, one is Purpl and th other is Gold Thurs: Cincinnatus had a farm Fri: Rock nâ€™ Roll JCL
BLS JCL members
We've Got Spirit UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF THEIR 2ND VP, AVERY POWERS, MASSJCL CHEERED AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS TO EXPRESS THEIR LOVE FOR THE CLASSICS, THEIR STATE, AND OF COURSE, CINNCINATUS
Students from Maynard School's chapter of MassJCL
Kickoff OCTOBER 13TH, 2018
Barnstabl High School
The Sarsaparille is a perennial evergreen climber with flexible stems. Bursting with color, the berries provide nourishment to many animals and are edible for humans. Kickoff is the first event of the year for MassJCL, and like the Sarsaparille, blooms in the early Autumn.
SARSAPARILLE Smilax aspera
Will Ferreira leads a technical workshop
Doug Ryan begins his performance
CELEBRATING WHAT MASSJCL IS ALL ABOUT...
Kickoff is MassJCL's first eventÂ of the year. For the officers, it is the first experiment planning an event, and for JCLers, it is a time to reconnect after a long summer.
Kickoff hosts entertainment, certamen, service events, catapult contests, and workshops. This year's entertainment was a presentation called "A Visit from a PompeiianÂ Slave," presented by Doug Ryan, a performer and classicis Georgia Wilson of Maynard listens to the service workshop
BLS students prepare for GA
Watch your head... CATAPULTS & BALLISTAE
quĂŚ regio in terris nostri non plena laboris?- Vergil
X Jess Schnizter
Prenguin Hall Academy students
CLASSICS DAY Matt Macasieb andAmy Rose of AMSA
Professor Scully of BU
DECEMBER 6TH, 2018 Bosto University
SICILIAN FIR Abies nebrodensis As Norther Italy is dominated by th alps, th regions throughout Italy hav vastly different flora. Nativ to Siciliy, th Sicilia Fir is a coniferious tree, meaning that it stays gree year round. Classics Day is MassJCL's winter event, and just as th Sicilia Fir provides color i a difficult season, Classics Day is a spark of classical joy i th middle of th year.
A DAY TO CELEBRATE THE CLASSICS in a collegiate environment
INTERACT WITH THIS YEAR'S PROGRAM
A annual event planned by the MassJCL First Vice President, Classics Day is a field trip into th city of Boston, during which students attend workshops by professors, scholars, and SCLers. Tied together with a tasty lunch and a skit contest, Classics Day is a MassJCL fan favorit event.
The MassJCL board knows nothing but wins
CLICK TO VIEW THE MASSJCL EXECUTIVE BOARD COIN WARS VIDEO
The BLS skit
Chloe Phely-Bobin of AMSA Barnstable High School performs a Mean Girls thened skit
Maynard school's skit
Jonah Hane of Mount Greylock
Penguin Hall's skit
other certamen events NERIUM Nerium Oleander
The Nerium is a beautiful pink flower, but beneath its beauty is the sting of toxicity. All parts of this plant are fatally toxic. Certamen, like the Nerium is a mixture of beauty and sting. While the competition is fierce, it is beautiuful to watch play. TheÂ Advanced Certamen Team after their first place nationals win
YALE CERTAMEN November 3rd
RESULTS The BLS Novice and advanced teams both places first!
RESULTS The BLS certamen teams swept, taking first place for all levels
All photos on this page are by Ms. Elizabeth Moguel of Boston Latin School, of her students
Emma Cohen and Madelyn Bedard
APRIL 26-28, 2018 Barnstabl High School CAROB Ceratonia siliqua Jess Schnitzer and Madelyn Bedard at Dollars for Scholars
A Maynard student on the runway
A flowering evergree tree, th carob is celebrated for its edibl pods and ornamental value. Used for timber, food for both humans and animals, and for decoration, th Carob is a versitl necessity for everyone. At states, every JCLer ca find a place wher they belong or an activity they enjoy. I that way, conventio is as universal as th Carob.
GENERAL Asse m b l i e s
Boston Latin School students recite the JCL creed Officers sing the JCL song
Sasha Sun sings the JCL song
Carina Layfield and Ashley Chou
BLS and BLA swim teams pose
AMSA swim team poses for a photo
Penguin Hall Academy girls start the race.
Rising Tide students hit the track
PhotosÂ by Ms. Moguel
The candidates prepare for open forum
Nora Penni Georgia Wilson delivers her speech
AMSA students campaign for their candidates
The certamen teams prepare for finals
NO TIME TO REST
Two JCLers prepare for a gladiator fight
AtÂ Stat Convention, ther is no end to the activities for JCLers to partak in. Aside fro classic JCL events, lik testing, graphic arts, olympika, and certamen, MassJCL conventio boasts a talent show, gladiator games, a murder mystery, a ice crea social, a fashio show, a kahoot, and more!
Penguin Hall's first state convention!
The MassJCL murder mystery event
1st: BLS 2nd: BLA 3rd: Stonybrook
1st: BLS 2nd: BLA 3rd: Duxbury
1st: BLS 2nd: BLA 3rd: AKF
BLS students flex their medals
The BLS advanced certamen team
The first place winner, Alice Zhang
The competitiors gget ready to go on stage
Sóżľ’la Chaves (AMSA)
The second and third place winners, Emma Donovan and Claudia Severance
Liv Eldridge (Barnstable) Claudia Severance
Listen to the song Claudia danced to
XXI Rising Tide Charter School
The worm is no easy challenge...
Boston Latin School prepares to cheer
Ashley Chou and Jess Schnitzer jump for joy
Here comes the AMSA chariot team
The BLA worm team
Evan Sheridan prepares for the worm
FROM ONE BOARD TO THE NEXT President: Jess Schnitzer (BLS) First Vice President: Lia van der Linde (BLA) 2nd Vice President: Chloe Phely-Bobin (AMSA) Secretary: Nora Penni (Barnstable)
Madelyn Bedard and Jess Schnitzer (top), Emma Cohen and Rachel Wang (bottom)
The new executive board is elected.
The newley elected board (top), the old board standing behind the new board (bottom)
Treasurer: Alex Chou (BLS) Parliamentarian: Luc Azar-Tanguay (BLS) Historian: Sara Rhouate (BLA) Editor: Georgia Wilson (Maynard) Technical Coordinator: Madelyn Bedard (AMSA)
Chloe Phely-Bobin and Avery Powers (top), Madelyn Bedard and William Ferreira (bottom)
BEST OF LUCK TO THE 2018-2019 MASSJCL OFFICERS
Georgia Wilson and her dad, of Maynard
LOCAL CHAPTERS ALPINE ROCK JASMINE Androsace alpina Endemic to the alps, the Alpine Rock Jasmine is truly a one of a kind beauty. The local chapters that make up MassJCL each have their own special qualities, that like the Alpine Rock Jasmine, can only be found in special places.
ABBEY KELLEY FOSTER CHARTER SCHOOL
"We are proud to be the Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Chapter in the Massachusetts and National Junior Classical League. The club started in 2007 with a group of students who were passionate about the classics. We are now one of the largest clubs at our school!"
ADVANCED MATH AND SCIENCE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL
"The mission of AMSAJCL is to promote a more thorough understanding of the classics through knowledge of Classical history, life, and literature, and to impart a better understanding of the practical and cultural value of the Classics."
BARNSTABLE HIGH SCHOOL
"Salvete Omnes! We are Barnstable JCL from Barnstable High School. We are the beholders of the one and only gladiator games. We are advised by our lord and savior Ms. Miklosó¿µ’!"
BOSTON LATIN ACADEMY
"The Boston Latin Academy Classics Club is the largest club at our school. Through spirit, service, and competition, the Classics Club fosters future leaders of today."
BOSTON LATIN SCHOOL
The Boston Latin School Junior Classical League is a organization which seeks to both promote knowledge of the classics in the modern world. Throughout the year, members of the BLSJCL attend many events such as Kickoff and State Convention to demonstrate their love and comprehension of the ideas of the ancient world.
MOUNT GREYLOCK REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
"Mt Greylock is a grades 7-12 regional school composed of students from Lanesborough, Williamstown, and Hancock. We may qualify as a medium-sized school, but our love for JCL is gigantic!"
PEMBROKE HIGH SCHOOL
Pembroke attended their first national convention this year in Ohio, bringing five delegates.
WINCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL
"We do typical Latin-y things (spreading our collective love of Latin, preparing for Kickoff, Classics Day, and the annual state convention, Certamen) along with other more unconventional Latin stuff."
C L I C K
T H E
P H O T O
L E A R N
A B O U T
T H E
O F F I C E R !
M A S S J C L
EXECUTIVE BOARD P R E S I D E N T C A R I N A L A Y F I E L D
( B L S )
1 S T V I C E P R E S I D E N T J E S S S C H N I T Z E R ( B L S )
2 N D V I C E P R E S I D E N T A V E R Y P O W E R S ( M T G )
P H O T O :
J E S S E
H O G A N
2 0 1 8 - 2 0 1 9
S E C R E T A R Y R U T H W E A V E R ( M T G )
H I S T O R I A N E M M A C O H E N ( A M S A )
T R E A S U R E R A S H L E Y C H O U ( B L S )
E D I T O R R A C H E L W A N G ( A M S A )
P A R L I A M E N T A R I A N M A D E L Y N B E D A R D ( A M S A )
T E C H N I C A L C O O R D I N A T O R W I L L I A M F E R R E I R A ( P E M R B O K E )
credits PHOTO CREDITS All photos were taken by Emma Cohen unless otherwise noted
Local historians responsible for the local photos are as follows: AKF: Ainsley Morgan AMSA: Deanna DeLorey and Lily Peck Barnstable: Chime Pelzom BLA: Sara Rhouate BLS: Alicia Yu Mount Greylock: Colette Stapp Pembroke: Caileigh Judson and Emma Cohen Winchester: Mary DeCamp
CONTENT CREDITS Inspiration for botanic drawings: The English Group
Music note and click drawing: Emma Cohen
Botanic drawings: Emma Cohen Paper texture background: Shutter-stock Borders: kisspng.com
Plant information: Botanical Society of America, Carnegie Mellon University botanical database
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