Torch:U.S. LXVII Fall 2017 - Page 9

SPONSOR AWARDS · Torch:U.S. · Fall 2017


Miss Amy Elifrits from Lakota East High School in Ohio and Mr. Ken Andino from Flint Hill School in Virginia were recognized as "Summa Cum Laude Junior Classical League Sponsors” at the sponsors' banquet during the 64th annual National JCL Convention held at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. This “Master JCL Sponsor” designation is based upon extraordinary service to the JCL on the local, state, and national levels. Teachers who have achieved this distinction have been sponsors of local JCL chapters for 12 or more years. They have performed distinguished service to their respective state JCL chapters through service as state chairs, sponsoring student state officers, and/or hosting state JCL functions. In addition, these sponsors have attended at least 10 national JCL conventions where they have presented

workshops, sponsored national students officers, and/or chaired a national competition or event. Over the past 14 years, 115 sponsors from the National JCL organization have been so honored.

Also at the banquet, Mr. Tony Martin from

Indianapolis, Indiana was recognized as a “Maxima Cum Laude Junior Classical League Chaperone.” In order to receive the Chaperone award, chaperones must have chaperoned students at National Convention for at least four years and must have fully participated in those conventions as judges, proctors, assistants, or door guards. Such individuals are indispensable to the organization; without them, students would not be able to attend convention, and convention itself would not run as efficiently and effectively as it does. There currently are 21 members in this national “hall of fame.”

Sponsor Awards

Left: SCL group picture. Photo: Kevin Rutherford.

Below: Neha Patel Anderson presents Ken Andino with the Summa Cum Laude Award.

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