November Club of the Month Results
First Place, St. Stephens and St. Agnes School, Virginia
St. Stephens and St. Agnes JCL was very active throughout November. To begin, they collected over twelve thousand pounds of candy for their Mattie Miracle candy drive. They participated in the VJCL state convention canned food drive “Cannoseum” tying for first in total cans brought. Later in the month they held their own Saintsgiving, making sandwiches for a local food bank. They implemented their tutoring program in engaging younger students. They held their November Latin Loquenda, spoken word event, and inducted this year’s National Latin Honor Society members. In preparing for state convention they held “spirit castra” for several days after school to prepare props and cheers and even drove over to their middle school to include them in the process. Their hard work paid off, with a first place Spirit finish at VJCL convention. They innovated their own Spirit “King and Queen” awards to motivate their JCLers to be as spirited as possible which were awarded at their convention cool down meeting at the end of the month.
Second Place, Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts
During November MGJCL held their Change for Change jars project. Later in the month they completed their clubs November service project making cranes for cancer. Additionally, they participated in the Letters to soldiers focus project. During the month, their own local state officer took the time to read myths to the younger kids. Finally in addition to preparing for classics day and making their own “Which officer are you quiz?” to attract new JCLers, they volunteered at the local Lanesboro Tree Lighting.
Third Place, Stanton College Preparatory, Florida
Stanton College preparatory started off the month collecting over 250 books as part of the FJCL book drive to support Gigi’s Playhouse. Throughout the month, the certamen teams held innovated practices such as meeting to study then taking a team ice skating trip in Florida. IN class they implemented their own Kindness rocks project through which they wrote motivational and supportive messages featuring a Latin phrase or two which were placed in the downtown area. During the month they attended the FJCL Fall Forum event and participated in the Project Linus service event there. Finally they held their own Ludi Plebeii festivities featuring gladiator fights, food, t-shirt designs, and fun.
During the month of November, Upper Dublin JCL supported two families during the holiday season, contributing to buying presents and gift wrapping for five children. Additionally, they held a Roman Cooking event with 20 people meeting after school to make roman pastries and learn about the roman history of cooking. Finally, they held a Thankful thanksgiving meeting with 30 people meeting after school to decorate turkeys in latin and to start planning saturnalia in December.
Easton High JCL made cranes as part of their stat- wide service project. Additionally, they held their own wnter clothing drive and attended the local Eleanor Roosevelt Certamen tournament.
Oak Hall JCL collected books for Gigi’s playhouse as a part of a FJCL project. Additionally they raised cans for their own canned food drive, collecting over 100 cans. They attended FJCL fall forum and participated in Project Linus. Finally they participated in the school’s International festival, setting up their own classics booth.
During the month of November, Boston Latin School had participated in several volunteer events including the local Spartan Race, the Boston River Run, and the We are Boston Gala. They participated in the Operation Gratitude Focus project and successfully completed their Yankee Candle fundraiser. They had a strong showing at Yale Certamen and completed their club banner.
Miramonte High JCL put hour of work into thanking their classics teacher. Additionally they participated in Miramonte’s first cultural fair. Finally they prepared hard and were awarded with success at the regional Ludi Novembres event.
Hume-Fogg JCL worked for several hours to surprise their teacher with a huge card. They held their November Ludi party with lots of food, fun, and games.
During November, Flint Hill JCL held their own Empty Bowls service project, creating pottery featuring classics inspired designs to be donated to benefit the hungry. Throughout the month they held weekly meetings and prepared for state convention where they went on to place third in spirit for large delegations.
Gilbert Classical JCL participated in Operation Gratitude this month. Additionally they attended the Arizona Fall Forum at Arizona State University. Finally they dressed up and paraded around the school and even created temples and other creations out of marshmallows to celebrate the Roman festival of Lemuria.