Torch:U.S. Volume LXIV Winter 2014-2015 - Page 6

Above: Massachusetts JCLers at Mt. Greylock Regional High School attend the Kick-off Event. Here, they build trebuchets and compete for which one can launch an 8-lb ball the farthest.





On Nov. 8 the Kentucky Junior Classical League held its annual Fall Forum, which is basically state convention in a day, a preview for state convention in February, and a way to hold us over. We all crave it. On this day at Covington Latin School in Covington, Ky., we practiced cheers with some of our favorite Ohio JCL-ers, played dodgeball and ninja in the far too echoey gym, took a fascinating tour of the adjacent cathedral--which rivals those in Europe--got far too competitive over a scavenger hunt designed to make people socialize, listened to the very interesting lectures of grad students from the University of Cincinnati, played Certamen, worked on a service project, and debuted Certudi, the ingenious meshing of Certamen and Ludi stolen from the brilliant mind of Ali Murray from Illinois JCL. There was fun to be had all around.

Aside from Fall Forum, the KJCL has been very busy. Local chapters have participated in the AIDS and NEDA (National Eating Disorder Awareness) Walks, taught third-graders about mythology, carved pumpkins for local charities, made grand floats for homecoming parades, and trick-or-treated for UNICEF, raising over $100. A good number of KJCL-ers joined Ohio JCL-ers at Kings Island for a publicity stunt in which they performed JCL cheers in front of the scary people, thereby scaring them. Mostly, we have been missing NJCL. Why is it so far away? Ruiqi He, this is my personal plea to you on behalf of the entire KJCL: can you make NJCL like next weekend? We miss everyone!

Ruthie Dworin, Kentucky JCL Editor

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