Torch:U.S. LXV Spring 2016 - Page 6


Spring 2016 · Torch: U.S. · STATE UPDATES


February’s area conventions revealed fierce JCL spirit as students engaged in academic, artistic, and Olympika competitions. Each area brought talented and dedicated certamen teams from many different high schools to battle it out for a spot in the certamen roster at the state convention. As Texas’ five area conventions come to a close, the TSJCL looks ahead to the state convention of thousands of classics students on April 22nd and 23rd at Atascocita High School in Humble, Texas. With additions like the new Globus Rex game and swimming competition, this year’s TSJCL convention promises to be one for the scrapbooks. This year’s theme: “sine amicitia, vitam esse nullam,” “without friendship, life is nothing.” The TSJCL encourages all its members to express their friendship and passion for Latin in many different ways—whether through spirit, testing, certamen, arts, or sports, TSJCLers plan to prove their deep love for the classics at the upcoming convention.

Katherine Salinas, Texas JCL Editor


Salvete Y’all!

The Louisiana JCL is getting fired up for our upcoming State Convention! 19 delegations from around my great state are joining together to compete through tests, Olympika, arts, and of course SPIRIT!!! We will reunite with old friends as well as making new ones; fellowship is what lies at the heart of JCL Convention. Our Convention will be from March 4-6 so Louisiana’s going crazy with excitement right now! Lastly,our entire state hopes to see as many of y’all as we can during nationals this summer! See y’all then!

Valete Amici!

Jacob Summerville, Louisisana JCL Editor




National Committee Honorary and Emeritus

National Committee Emeritus Members

Francis O’Brien, 103 Livingston Ct., North Wales, PA 19454

Marcella Stitt, 700 Monterey Place 211, Hutchinson, KS 67502

James F. Minter, 200 West 79th St. #4J, New York, NY 10024

June S. LeRay, 7265 County Route 13, Bath, NY 14810

Terrance E. DePasquale, 501 Stirrup Dr., Greensburg, PA 15601

Judith L. Hahn, 9037 Grosse Point Circle, Tampa, FL 33635

Richard J. Beaton, 648 McLaurin, Griffin, GA 30224

Elaine K. Tears, 211 E. Washington St., Bath, NY 14810

Sherwin D. Little, 3727 Cornell Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241

Prudence P. Moreland, 926 Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Sue T. Robertson, 12211 Diamond Hill Dr., Midlothian, VA 23113

Kathy Elifrits, 19 Brandywine Court, Highland Heights, KY 41076

Laura M. Giles, 6824 Rochelle Lane, Amarillo, TX 79109

Liz Bouis, 1575 Ridenour Parkway NW #2313 Kennesaw, GA 30152

Penny Cipolone, 253 Lincoln Ave, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097

Stephen Gentle, 10770 Wellerwoods Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45242

Gaylan DuBose, 1304 Fairbanks Drive, Austin, TX 78752

Edward Long, 615 Harper Road, Clarksville, TN 37043

Susan Marquis, 7082 N. Garfield, Gladstone, MO 64118

Jim O’Neil, 37 Flint Road, Acton, MA 01720

Martha Altieri, 31442 Old San Juan Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Christine Conklin, 5614 Queensbury Avenue, Springfield, VA 22151

David Volk,1122 Oak Street North, Fargo, ND 58102

Jeremy M. Walker, 209 Maple Street, Crown Point, IN 46307

National Committee Honorary Members

Donna J. Gerard, 12235 Cross Creek, Dallas, TX 75243

Susan H. Bowman, 627 Joan Circle, Salem, VA 24135

Joseph Gilpin, 6418 Glen Abbey Lane, Bradenton, FL 34202

Susan S. Schearer, 300 Westminster-Canterbury Drive, Apt. 201, Winchester, VA 22603

Kendra Henry, 3908 Coral Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80917

Virginia M. Jones, 3050 Crooked Stick Drive, Cumming, GA 30041

Randy Thompson, 1703 Encino Spring, San Antonio, TX 78259

Nora MacDonald, 10715 Durland Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Dobbie Vasquez, 2112 Myrtle Place, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Kevin Fu, 1395 Folkstone Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Above: Northside College Prep, from Illinois, and two Brookfield Academy teams compete in the finals of the Brookfield Academy Novice Certamen tournament.