Torch:U.S. LXV Winter 2014-2015 - Page 2

Junior Classical League Directory

NJCL Officers 2015–2016

President Brier Anne Clough

First Vice President Michael Kearney

Second Vice President Hanna Seariac

Communications Coordinator Jon Nozik

Parliamentarian Amanda Hansen

Historian Hannah Barrett

Editor Woojin Lee

NSCL Officers 2015-2016

President Trace Turner

Vice President Kathryn Szymanski

Secretary Maddie Briner

Treasurer Jon Gumz

Parliamentarian Bob McDonald

Editor Jack Godar

Historian Sarah Christian

National Committee 2015-2016

Chair, Contests, Creative Arts Amy Elifrits

Vice Chair, Contests, Graphic Arts Melissa Burgess

Secretary, Communications Dobbie Vasquez

Contests, Olympika/SCL Tony Martin

Contests, Digital Tom Reed

Public Relations/Membership Catherine Sturgill

Contests, Certamen William Lee

Convention Advisor Sue Robertson

Programs/Scholastic Services Sherry Jankowski

Constitutional Advisor Dennis Webb

Contests, Academics David Jackson

Publications Caitlin Johnston

Administrator/Ex-Officio Sherwin Little

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Winter 2015-2016 · Torch: U.S.

Here We Go! On an Adventure!

The NJCL convention has been held in Indiana five times already and four at the University in Bloomington, However, each convention is a new experience. For those who will be going to their 20th convention or their first next year, we ask you to join us in Indiana.

Indiana is known for Hoosiers, the Indy 500, and corn. Lots of corn. Indiana also reminds us of Indiana Jones, an archaeologist who goes on many adventures. The NJCL convention is always an adventure because it is always a new experience. Next year, at the 64th NJCL convention, challenge yourself to experience something new. Join the officers in their own quests starting on page 8.

Written in the Stars

Winter is the perfect time to go to the observatory and view the sky. To some the observatory may be a favorite childhood memory, and to others astronomy may be a future career option. For the JCL, astronomy and the classics have close connections. Learn from Joey Chatelain on how the two are related and how you can get involved with astronomy. Read about one JCL delegate's experience with astronomy.

Torch:U.S. Policy

The Torch:U.S. is published four times yearly as the official magazine of the National Junior Classical League. Issues are published in fall, winter, spring, and summer. The ideas expressed in the Opinion section are the comments of the Torch:U.S. and its staff and should not necessarily be considered the policy of the National Junior Classical League, its officers, or the National Committee. Readers are encouraged to express their opinions on any subject relevant to the classics or JCL in the Voices Section. Your name and address or title must be included with your submission. All names will be published. Submissions may be sent to the editor or the advisor (see addresses to the left).

Photo Credits

Caitlin Johnston, Hannah Barrett, Dennis Webb, Woojin Lee, Eric Wang, Julia Shin

Torch:U.S. Staff


Woojin Lee


Caitlin Johnston