Torch:U.S. LXV Summer 2016 - Page 5


MassJCL’s 60th Annual State Convention has come to a close. We had 17 schools from all across the state came to Barnstable High School for a fun-filled, competitive, and amazing weekend. Delegates got the chance to show their true passion for the classics in any way they wished. Some rocked the Academic tests, some sailed through Creative contests, some nailed Graphic Arts, and some dashed through Olympika.

We introduced a new event called Project Runway to our convention for the first time. It was a resounding success and everyone enjoyed it. In addition, MassJCL has welcomed a few new schools to the party, which is a testament to the ever-growing MassJCL family and the influence of the Classics.

Schools also got the chance to compete in spirit twice during this convention. Our spirit themes were Monster Mash and Classical Baes. Barnstable High School was filled with the voices of over four hundred enthusiastic JCLers.

The winners at this convention were Boston Latin School, Winchester High School, and Boston Latin Academy who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. MassJCLers also voted in a new executive board.

With State Convention ending JCL for this school year, MassJCLers are counting down the days until Kickoff and a new JCL season!

Shreya Murthy, Massachusetts JCL Editor


Kentucky JCL held its 2016 State Convention during the weekend of March 4-6. There were tons of fun events and spirit contests, but the biggest news of the weekend was the candidates running for state office. Torch Editor, a position for which no one had run for the last three years, was contested by not only one, but two candidates: incumbent Editor Micah Gray and Braeden Bowen. Even more suprisingly, nobody ran for the positions of 2nd Vice President or

Historian. President candidate Ruthie Dworin, 1st Vice President candidate Rebecca Goldberg, Parliamentarian candidate Soren Adams, and Communications Coordinator candidate Isabella Knoop all ran unopposed. It was a well-fought campaign, but in the end, Micah edged out Braeden to retain his position as Editor. After the convention, Braeden Bowen and Isabelle Elwood joined the state board

as Historian and 2nd Vice President respectively. Congratulations to our new board!

Ruthie Dworin, Kentucky JCL President


After a successful State Convention at Indiana University in March, the Indiana Junior Classical League is prepared to host National Convention at IU in July. Our video invitation, information about tourist attractions, and a free Latin app can be found at We look forward to seeing you all next month!

Mary Piper, Indiana JCL Editor


VOICES · Torch: U.S. · Summer 2016


Left: Massachusetts JCL during spirit