October Club of the Month Results
Third Place, Boston Latin School, Massachusetts
- During the month of October BLS JCL member volunteered at the Kids Really Rock event, created to bring together kids and families of all backgrounds from across greater-Boston to celebrate kindness, community and creativity. There were 2 stages with live music all day, and hands-on art and activities for kids of all ages. They also participated at the WBUR fundraising event, supporting local NPR and WBUR radio. BLS JCL members took phone calls and accepted pledges of donations over the phone. The event spanned three days, at the end of each day, they received tours of the station. Furthermore they volunteered at the Boston Firefighters Local 718 10K Memorial Road Race serving as course marshals, directing runners and handing out water. Other than these events, BLSJCL members celebrated Armulistrium in the dining hall in kicking off their Yankee Candle Fundraiser. Finally, they hosted a scavenger hunt in welcoming new students to the school.
Third Place, Hume-Fogg High School, Tennessee
- Hume-Fogg JCL supported the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society participating in their Light the Night walk- especially supporting the Leukemia survivor in their chapter. They also participated in the latin candy facts focus project and represented Tennessee spirit at lunch in costume taking part in #NJCLSpookySpirit.
Third Place, Mt. Greylock School, Massachusetts
- Last month Mt. Greylock JCL participated in a variety of projects including letters to elders with Latin quotes, positive sayings, and drawings as well as making letters to soldiers through Operation Gratitude. The club even hosted their own October Community Service Party. Finally, Mt. Greylock hosted the Mass JCL Kickoff Event with their executive board organizing and running the event and many of their members staying all day to setup and takedown the successful day.
Third Place, St. Stephens and St. Agnes School, Virginia
- This past month St. Stephens and St. Agnes JCL hosted the annual Virginia Kick-off Certamen event, collecting cans as a component of this event. Throughout the month they held meetings, making sure to prep JCLers for the spirit competition at the VJCL state convention. They also took a field trip to see Antony and Cleopatra at the Folger theater, organized their Latina Loquenda spoken word event, and helped the entire senior class to dress up in togas for homecoming week. Finally they have set up a tutoring/mentoring system through which older students help out their younger JCLers.
Second Place, Enka High School, North Carolina
- Last Month Enka JCL traveled to the French Broad River in Asheville, NC to collect trash and debris in the river. They teamed up with local organization Green Works which organizes community service events to help the environment. The event lasted all day with students wading and kayaking up and down the river. In welcoming new JCLers, the club hosted a welcome breakfast with over forty members in attendance. Around Halloween the club took a field trip to the Haunted Farm, one of their favorite annual club events. Finally, they participated in the classical candy focus project with their own CandyGrams which were used as a fundraiser to help pay for their bus and hotel to/at Fall Forum.
First Place, Advanced Math and Science Academy, Massachusetts
- During the month of October AMSA JCL ran a school-wide Canned Food Drive, raising cans that to be sent forward as a part of a MassJCL-wide. In addition, they ran their first meeting making Cranes for Cancer Patients to be donated later in the year. Lastly, they participated in their school's UNICEF Trick or Treat event, dressed in togas. At MassJCL Kickoff, AMSA was recognized with the highest percent of any chapter in attendance at the service activity. During the month the club also ran a Pumpkin Painting/Gourd Garnishing activity during which members painted images inspired by the JCL and the Classics onto pumpkins and various other cucurbitaceae. To add onto this event, they participated in #NJCLSpookySpirit, with their officers dressing up in costume, altering one of their cheers, and filming a video combining Halloween and the classics. FInally AMSA participated in the classics candy facts focus project, handing out the notes along with the candy Halloween night.
- Stanton Preparatory School, Florida
Stanton JCL held a book drive in conjunction with the FJCL monthly theme. Additionally, they gave out candy gift backs participating in the Halloween Candy Facts focus project. Finally, they hosted a “spoopy” Halloween meeting and their own beach certamen event.
- Homestead High School, Wisconsin
Homestead JCL collected socks for SAFE Haven of Racine as part of “Socktober.” Furthermore, they participated in their homecoming parade with their president riding their authentic chariot. Finally, they hosted the WJCL board meeting during which they provided snacks, drinks, and capture the Helen amongst other events.
Meadows JCL participated in the giving thanks to soldiers focus project, making banners for returning soldiers. Furthermore, they hosted their regional convention and even drove to and attended California JCL’s SCRAM event.
- Flint Hill School, Virginia
Flint Hill JCL held a togas and mini golf event to attract middle schoolers to join the classics program. Additionally, they collected pumpkins which were used in the family oriented community event at Spirit Alley during which kids were able to draw mythological figures, spooky images, or Flint Hill support slogans on their pumpkins.
- Boston Latin Academy, Massachusetts
BLA JCL volunteered at a local police Halloween party in addition to attending the MassJCL Kickoff event and holding board meetings.
- Collierville High School, Tennessee
Collierville JCL participated in the Letters to Soldiers focus project, coloring Halloween themed pictures to send to soldiers overseas.