60th Virginia Junior Classical League Convention Greater Richmond Convention Center Richmond, Virginia November 24th & 25th, 2013
omnia enim rerum principia parva sunt “for the beginnings of all things are small” —Cicero, De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum V.58
Welcome From Your President Salvete VJCLers, Welcome to the 60th Virginia Junior Classical League Convention! Over the past several months, your VJCL and VSCL Executive Boards have been working diligently to make sure that this year’s convention is spectacular for all students in attendance! We hope that you not only participate in all of the possible competitions and activities offered at convention, but also that you take this year’s opportunity as a chance to get to know Latin students from across the state. Furthermore, I encourage you to take full advantage of the VJCL’s new suite of student resources. New to JCL? View one of our how-to videos on the VJCL’s YouTube channel! Looking for study sources? View the list of sources on the new VJCL student site! Lost in the convention center? Download this year’s new convention app! I and your board have been working vehemently to ensure that such resources will be available to VJCL delegates throughout the year. I would like to thank my fellow officers, co-chairs, VSCL officers, and school sponsors for their contributions to this convention. Because of their dedication, the Virginia Junior Classical League is one of the best JCLs in the nation, offering activities to over 4000 students across Virginia. “Omnia enim rerum principia parva sunt.” For the beginnings of all things are small. Seize this convention’s small beginnings and forge from them something extraordinary. Cum diligentia amicitia, Anwar Omeish 2012-13 VJCL President 3
LETTERS FROM FRIENDS
LETTERS FROM FRIENDS
Pledge of Allegiance Fidem meam obligo / vexillo / Civitatium Americae Foederatarum / et Rei Publicae, / pro qua stat, / uni nationi, / Deo ducente, / non dividendae, / cum libertate iustitiaque omnibus.
Junior Classical League Creed We, the members of the Junior Classical League, covenant to hand on the torch of classical civilization in the modern world. We believe an acquaintance with the civilizations of Greece and Rome will help us understand and appraise this world of today, which is indebted to the ancient civilizations 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.
Junior Classical League Song: The Purple and Gold Seeking the 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. In knowledge, truth, and fellowship We’re growing every day; 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.
2012-2013 EXECUTIVE BOARD Virginia Junior Classical League Officers President Anwar Omeish Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology 1st Vice President Abigail Gershman Herndon High School 2nd Vice President Brier Clough Wakefield Country Day School Secretary Natalie Revers St Stephenâ€™s & St Agnes School Parliamentarian Tashi Treadway John Handley High School Historian Jeong-In Seo Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology Editor Priya Gill Flint Hill School
Virginia Senior Classical League Officers President Sarah Keith Randolph-Macon College Vice President Woojin Kim Johns Hopkins University Secretary/Treasurer Taylor Johnson University of Virginia Editor Claire Niemann College of William & Mary Parliamentarian Tyler Heist University of Richmond
Virginia Junior Classical League Co-Chairs State Convention and Finances Debbie Brooks Hickory High School NJCL Convention Meghan Robertson Flint Hill School Officer Liaison Laurie Covington C.D. Hylton High School Computer Matters Margaret Pomfrey Highland Springs High School (Retired) Academics Adam Williams Flint Hill School
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH 8:00 am–9:30 am
Convention Registration Exhibit Hall Complex (Marshall Street), 1st Floor -Registration for all schools.
8:00 am–9:30 am
Creative Arts Registration Exhibit Hall Complex, 1st Floor -Register Latin Oratory, Dramatic Interp, English Oratory, Storytelling, Sight Reading, & Costume.
8:00 am–9:30 am
Graphic Arts Registration B15, 1st Floor -Make sure your identification tags are attached!
9:45 am–10:00 am
Spirit Contest (Large) Exhibit Hall A, 1st Floor
10:00 am–11:00 am
Salvete Assembly (Mandatory) Exhibit Hall A, 1st Floor Call to Order: Anwar Omeish, VJCL President Pledge of Allegiance: VJCL Officers JCL Creed: VJCL Officers JCL Song: VJCL Officers Welcome: Anwar Omeish, VJCL President Opening Remarks: Andrew Coffee, TJHSST Security Information: Ms. Debbie Brooks, VJCL Co-Chair Keynote Address: Lisa Sherman VJCL Officers’ Reports VSCL Report: Taylor Locks, VSCL President Announcements/Adjournment: Anwar Omeish, VJCL President
10:30 am–11:00 am
Chaperones’ Meeting E11C, 1st Floor
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Graphic Arts Registration B15, 1st Floor -Make sure your identification cards are attached!
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Discamus Session I Session 1: “Roman Holidays” Presented by Dr. Judith Hallett E21A, 2nd Floor Session 2: “Classical Heritage” Presented by Dr. James Arieti E21B, 2nd Floor Session 3: “Roman Army” Presented by Legio XX E22B, 2nd Floor Session 4: “The World Under Rome” Presented by Dr. Giuseppina Mattieti, E22A, 2nd Floor Session 5: “Technology of Rome” Presented by Legio XX E23A, 2nd Floor
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Latin Academy Reunion Food Court, 2nd Floor
11:00 am–12:30 pm
English Oratory E10A-D/E11A-C, 1st Floor
11:00 am–12:30 pm
Dramatic Interpretation B11-14/B16-19, 1st Floor
11:00 am–1:30 pm
Lunch Food Court, 2nd Floor
12:30 pm–2:00 pm
Test Session I Exhibit Hall A, 1st Floor Roman Life, Pentathlon, Reading Comprehension
1:00 pm–1:30 pm
Sponsors’ Meeting B10 (Amphitheater), 1st Floor (N.B. ALL sponsors must attend!)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Nominations Committee Meeting B10 (Amphitheater), 1st Floor -All pre-filed, vacancy, & state of emergency candidates must attend with their sponsors. -All schools must also have two voting delegates present to retain voting privileges in the election.
2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Latin Oratory B16-19, 1st Floor
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
That’s Entertainment Auditions Exhibit Hall A, 1st Floor
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Ludi Frivoli Area near Exhibit A, 1st Floor -Tabernae, puzzles, twister, Cerberus toss, dictionary games, etc.
2:00 pm–3:15 pm
Discamus Session II Session 1: “Roman Holidays” Presented by Dr. Judith Hallett E21A, 2nd Floor Session 2: “The Classical Heritage” Presented by Dr. James Arieti E21B, 2nd Floor Session 3: “Archaeology in Carsulae” PresentedbyNadiaGhosheh&KevinJefferson E21C, 2nd Floor Session 4: “The World Under Rome” Presented by Dr. Giuseppina Mattieti E22A, 2nd Floor Session 5: “Technology of Rome” Presented by Legio XX E23A, 2nd Floor
2:30 pm–4:00 pm
Costume Contest (Lower Div.) E10A-D, 1st Floor
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Amendments Committee Meeting B10 (Amphitheater), 1st Floor -Schools must have two voting delegates present to retain voting privileges for amendments. -Delegates DO have to be the same voting delegates that attended the nominations meeting.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Test Session II Exhibit Hall A, 1st Floor Latin Literature, Roman History, Derivatives, Latin Grammar
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Roman Banquet Grand Ballroom, B 21B-C, 2nd Floor
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Storytelling E10A-D/E11A-C, 1st Floor
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Test Session III Exhibit Hall A, 1st Floor Mythology, Ancient Geography, Mottoes, Latin Vocabulary
8:30 pm–11:30 pm
Dance! Grand Ballroom
8:30 pm–11:30 pm
Karaoke B10 (Amphitheater), 1st Floor
8:30 pm–10:30 pm
Impromptu Art Food Court, 2nd Floor
9:00 pm–10:30 pm
Costume Contest (Upper Div.) E10A-D, 1st Floor
11:00 pm–11:30 pm
VSCL Reception Exhibit Hall A -High school seniors, learn about SCL!
11:45 pm–12:15 am
Fellowship (MANDATORY) Location determined by sponsor
Call to Floors
Scisne? General Assembly & Fellowship at VJCL Convention are MANDATORY. 11
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH 8:30 am–8:45 am
Spirit Contest (Medium) Exhibit Hall A, 1st Floor -Check with your sponsor for your time.
8:45 am–9:45 am
General Assembly II (Mandatory) Exhibit Hall A, 1st Floor Call to Order: Anwar Omeish, VJCL President Pledge of Allegiance: VJCL Officers JCL Creed: VJCL Officers JCL Song: VJCL Officers Installation of VSCL Officers: Sarah Keith, VSCL President Election Info & Candidate Introduction: Tashi Treadway, VJCL Parliamentarian Candidates’ Speeches Invitation to 2014 NJCL Convention Closing Remarks: Bridgette Soucy, Midlothian High School Announcements/Adjournment: Anwar Omeish, VJCL President
9:30 am–12:00 pm
College Fair Area across from Registration Office
9:45 am–10:30 am
Creative & Graphic Arts Awards Exhibit Hall A, 1st Floor
10:00 am–11:00 am
Voting Registration Desk near Exhibit Hall A
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Graphic Arts Viewing B15, 1st Floor -DO NOT REMOVE PROJECTS!
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Open Certamen B11-14/B16-19, 1st Floor
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Sight Latin Reading E22A-B/E23A-B/E24A-B, 2nd Floor
10:30 am–11:30 am
Roll Call Platform between B14 & B15A
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH 10:30 am–11:30 am Discamus Session III Session 1: “Finding Nemo: An Epic Remix?” Presented by Dr. Rick Phillips E21A, 2nd Floor Session 2: “Crashing into Greek: From Alpha to Omega in an Hour” Presented by Emily Jusino E21B, 2nd Floor Session 3: “Archaeology in Carsulae” Presented by Nadia Ghosheh & Kevin Jefferson E21C, 2nd Floor Session 4: “Roman Army” Presented by Legio XX E11A, 1st Floor Session 5: “Celts” Presented by Legio XX E11B, 1st Floor 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Ludi Frivoli Area near Exhibit A, 1st Floor
11:30 am–12:30 pm Discamus Session IV Session 1: “Finding Nemo: An Epic Remix?” Presented by Dr. Rick Phillips E21A, 2nd Floor Session 2: “Crashing into Greek: From Alpha to Omega in an Hour” Presented by Emily Jusino E21B, 2nd Floor Session 3: “Roman Civilian Life” Presented by Legio XX E21C, 2nd Floor Session 4: “Celts” Presented by Legio XX E11B, 1st Floor 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Lunch Food Court, 2nd Floor
12:00 pm–2:30 pm
Graphic Arts Pick-Up B15, 1st Floor
12:30 pm–2:10 pm
Academic Awards E10A-C, 1st Floor
12:30 pm–2:15 pm
That’s Entertainment Exhibit Hall A, 1st Floor
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH 2:15 pm–2:30 pm
Spirit Contest (Small) Exhibit Hall A, 1st Floor
2:30 pm–3:45 pm
Valete Assembly (Mandatory) Exhibit Hall A, 1st Floor Call to Order: Anwar Omeish, VJCL President JCL Creed: VJCL Officers Opening Remarks: Ashley Mehra, Member-at-Large Publicity Awards: Abigail Gershman, VJCL 1st VP Scrapbook Awards: Jeong-In Seo, VJCL Historian Publications Awards: Priya Gill, VJCL Editor Spirit Awards: Brier Clough, VJCL 2nd VP Best in Show Awards: -Maureen O’Donnell Memorial Grammar Award -Bob Parks Memorial Mythology Award -Anne B. Covington Mosaic Award -Spirit of JCL Award -Individual Sweepstakes Awards -Mary Julia Pomfrey Award for Graphic Arts -Hughlings H. Himwich Award for Academics -Susan S. Schearer Award for Creative Arts -Annie Aldridge Book Award for Overall Achievement Installation of 2012-13 VJCL Officers JCL Song: 2012-13 & 13-14 VJCL Officers Announcements/Adjournment: 2013-14 VJCL President
3:45 pm–4:15 pm
Meeting of Old & New Officers Exhibit Hall A, 1st Floor
Scisne? 110 Virginia delegates participated in the 2013 NJCL Convention at UNLV. Let’s make that even more at Emory in 2014! 16
RECURRING EVENTS General Assemblies (MANDATORY) Sunday, 10:00-11:00 am - Salvete Monday, 8:45-9:45 am - General Assembly II Monday, 2:30-3:45 pm - Valete Discamus Sessions Sunday, 11:00 am-12:00 pm - Session I Sunday, 2:00-3:15 pm - Session II Monday, 10:30-11:30 am - Session III Monday, 11:30 am-12:30 pm - Session IV Test Sessions Sunday, 12:30-2:00 pm - Session I Roman Life, Pentathlon, Reading Comp. Sunday, 4:00-6:00 pm - Session II Latin Literature, Roman History, Derivatives, Latin Grammar Sunday, 7:00-9:00 pm - Session III Mythology, Ancient Geography, Mottoes, Latin Vocabulary Creative Arts Sunday, 8:00-9:30 am - Registration Sunday, 11:00 am-12:30 pm - English Oratory Sunday, 11:00 am-12:30 pm - Dramatic Interp. Sunday, 2:30-4:00 pm - Costume Contest (Lower) Sunday, 6:00-8:00 pm - Storytelling Sunday, 8:30-10:30 pm - Impromptu Art Sunday, 9:00-10:30 pm - Costume Contest (Upper) Monday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm - Sight Latin Reading Graphic Arts Sunday, 8:00-9:30 am - Registration Sunday, 11:00 am-12:30 pm - Registration Monday, 9:45-10:30 am - Awards Monday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm - Viewing Monday, 12:00-2:30 pm - Pick-Up Elections Sunday, 2:00-3:00 pm - Nominations Comm. Meeting Monday, 8:45-9:45 am - Speeches at GA II Monday, 10:00-11:00 am - Voting Monday, 2:30-3:45 pm - Installation Monday, 3:45-4:15 pm - Meeting of Old & New Officers Thatâ€™s Entertainment Sunday, 2:00-4:00 pm - Auditions Monday, 12:30-2:15 pm - Performances
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES: KEYNOTE Ms. Lisa Sherman Growing up in the Washington D.C. area, Lisa Sherman balanced her interests in Classics and politics from a young age. She began studying Latin in 7th grade at the Sidwell Friends School and enjoyed reading Vergil, Horace, Cicero and other Roman authors so much that she went on to major in Classics at Grinnell College in Iowa. The highlight of Lisa’s collegiate classical study was participating in the College Year in Athens program in Greece. Although she enjoyed studying Classics, Lisa realized her career would be in politics when she interned in a congressional office in high school. During summers and after college, Lisa worked in various capacities for Sen. Tom Harkin (IA) and former U.S. Rep. Darlene Hooley (OR). At 25, Lisa began her tenure with California State Assemblywoman Susan Davis as campaign manager, helping Davis defeat a popular three-term incumbent congressman and win a seat in the U.S. House in a Republican year. Upon Davis’ election, Lisa moved back to D.C. and started her current position in 2001 as Davis’ chief of staff where she coordinates the functions of the office and specializes in election reform. Lisa credits her classical education with giving her the ability to focus on detail, handle pressure and do the writing and editing a political career requires. A regular speaker at political workshops, Lisa also serves as a trainer through programs run by the Congressional Management Foundation, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House, EMILY’s List, Stanford in Washington, the Robert Wood Johnson Fellows program and UC-San Diego’s extension program.
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES: DISCAMUS Dr. Judith Hallett Dr. Judith P. Hallett, Professor of Classics and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park, received her BA from Wellesley College and her MA and PhD from Harvard University. She has published widely in the areas of Latin language and literature; women, the family and sexuality in Greco-Roman antiquity; and the study and reception of classics in the Anglophone world. A new collection of essays from Routledge—Domina Illustris: Latin Literature, Gender and Reception, edited by Donald Lateiner, Barbara Gold and Judith Perkins—celebrates her academic career. Ms. Emily Jusino Emily Jusino graduated from William and Mary with a BA in classics and theater, and she recently defended her dissertation on Sophocles at the University of Chicago. She spent nearly a decade working at the Governor’s Latin Academy as a teacher and then as director. Her classes there included Latin Composition, Sight-reading, Roman Religion, and Ancient Greek. Her discamus will teach you the basics of Greek and start you on your way to speaking Greek like an educated Roman (no prior experience necessary). Mr. Kevin Jefferson Kevin Jefferson has been Latin teacher and Latin Club sponsor at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville, Virginia since 2011. He is Director of Student Programs for Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute, through which he has directed several LatinSummer programs for elementary and middle school students. He holds a B.A. in Classics from the University of Virginia. His interests include archaeology, spoken Latin, Greek & Latin epic, and chili.
Ms. Nadia Ghosheh Nadia Ghosheh is currently a PostBaccalaureate student at Georgetown University preparing to earn her masters in Classical Literature or Archaeology. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2012 with a B.A. in Classics and taught Latin from 2012-3 in Loudoun County. Over the past two summers, she has studied Roman archaeological sites and this past summer participated at a dig in Carsulae, Italy. Legio XX The Twentieth Legion was founded in 1991 to recreate the soldiers of the Roman Army for public demonstrations and living history displays. Their troops demonstrate the tactics of the day and the use of the legionaryâ€™s various weapons. In addition, they will sometimes spend a day or weekend living like their ancient counterparts did on campaign. There is also a civilian contingent which displays daily life in the ancient Roman world. Dr. Rick Phillips Dr. Rick Phillips has been teaching Classical Studies at Virginia Teach since 2003 where he regularly teaches classes on Greek and Roman mythology as well as Greek and Latin. His research relates to topics of magic in the ancient world. In 2009 he published a book entitled In Pursuit of Invisibility: Ritual Texts from Late Roman Egypt. He is currently working on a Latin reader on magic in the Roman world. Dr. James Arieti Dr. James Arieti (B.A., Grinnell College, 1969; PhD, Stanford University, 1972) is the Graves H. Thompson Professor of Classics at Hampden-Sydney College, where he has taught since 1978. Previously he taught at Stanford, Pennsylvania State, and Cornell. He is the author of ten books that span philosophy, literature, and the Classical tradition, and has delivered over 90 papers at conferences and universities, publishing nearly 40 articles on various subjects. His doctoral dissertation dealt with the translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek, and he is currently working on a book on Hebrew and Greek thought.
UPCOMING EVENTS RIVERBEND HIGH SCHOOL CERTAMEN Riverbend HS, Spotsylvania December 14th, 2013
FLINT HILL CERTAMEN Flint Hill Upper School, Oakton January 11th, 2014
SPOTSYLVANIA CERTAMEN Spotsylvania February 1st, 2014
W.T. WOODSON CERTAMEN Woodson HS, Fairfax March 15th, 2014
CLASSICS DAY AT U.VA. U.Va., Charlottesville March 22nd, 2014
VSCL STATE FINALS CERTAMEN Flint Hill Lower School, Oakton April 26th, 2014 21
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