Torch:U.S. LXV Winter 2014-2015 - Page 6


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The GJCL held its annual kick-off event, Fall Forum, on Oct. 10 at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School. More than 500 students from all across the state could meet up, enjoy the festivities, and partake in the multitude of activities, including a classics photo booth, Certamen matches, testing and essay competitions. The first general assembly was met with riotous uproars of school spirit and standards waving in the air, and as President Ashley Choo-Hen gaveled to adjourn the session, it signified the inception of an unforgettable day for the GJCL. In particular, the gladiator battle shows were highly popular, as students engaged in head-to-head combat with foam weapons and dozens of spectators gathered to cheer on their friends and vie for an opportunity to compete. Many entertaining workshops included Greek dancing and the Roman feast, as JCLers shared the spirit of camaraderie while meeting new friends and participating in a wide array of miscellaneous workshops that catered to all interests. Delegates also participated in a special service project for MUST Ministries to decorate lunch bag donations for those in need in order to brighten someone’s day and leave a meaningful impact through JCL service projects. A special workshop featured a reunion of all delegates of Praetoria, the annual leadership conference held in September to initiate partnerships amongst schools and sharing ideas to strengthen JCL chapters. The crafts workshops guided students in the step-by-step process to make their own Roman helmets, cookie coins, signet rings, mosaics, and bullae as small keepsakes from their experience at Fall Forum. Furthermore, the officers led workshops to share tips on publicity and running for office, beginning preparations for passing on the torch to the next

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

Anne B. Covington, 1305 Canterbury Ln., Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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: Georgia JCLers in the Host competition