Torch:U.S. LXVII Fall 2017 - Page 2

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. It is entered as third-class material from the Oxford, Ohio, Post Office. 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

Dennis Webb, Ryan Vinson, Steve Gentle, Tashi Treadway, Caitlin Johnston, Becki Bush

Torch:U.S. Staff


Jade Woods


Kurt Ristroph, Caitlin Johnston

"Ad Troiam"


2017-2018 NJCL Editor

To Troy we went! The National Junior Classical League's 2017 convention at Troy University in Alabama was one for the ages, and this issue of the Torch:U.S. recaps it all for you to relive again and again. Watch the winning dramatic interpretation performance, read one last message from the outgoing NJCL officers, or peruse the Awards section to revel in your triumphs at this convention. Learn about the officer elections, listen to the podcast, or read the full breakdown of the week in the Convention Recap. And, no matter which aspect of convention you enjoyed the most, get ready for a great year of fostering brotherhood,promoting enthusiasm, encouraging competition, inspiring dedication and enriching our total growth!


Junior Classical League Directory

NJCL Officers 2017–2018

President Mark Bechthold

First Vice President Timothy Han

Second Vice President Collin Kane

Communications Coordinator Lynn Ahrens

Parliamentarian Sarah Lee

Historian Ana Ohnersorgen

Editor Jade Woods

NSCL Officers 2017-2018

President Jack Godar

Vice President Grace McIntire

Secretary Alexandra Pasamihalis

Treasurer Drew Alvarez

Parliamentarian Thiru Vinayagam

Editor Laci Lisenby

Historian Susie Szymanski

National Committee 2017-2018

Chair; Public Relations/Membership Catherine Sturgill

Vice Chair; Contests, Academics David Jackson

Secretary; Communications Dobbie Vasquez

Contests, Olympika/SCL Kyle McGimsey

Contests, Digital Generosa Sangco-Jackson

Contests, Creative Arts Seth Knowles

Contests, Certamen William Lee

Convention Advisor Sue Robertson

Programs/Scholastic Services Sherry Doerfler Jankowski

Constitutional Advisor Dennis Webb

Contests, Graphic Arts Melissa Burgess

Publications Kurt Ristroph

Administrator/Ex-Officio Sherwin Little 860 NW Washington Boulevard, Suite A Hamilton, OH 45013

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