NJCL Whitebook is out! 03/04/2011
YAY! Everything for the next JCL convention is out! Sign up! Go have fun!!!!
I am so excited!!!! Man I can't believe it's here again...
NJCL convention recap 08/06/2010
NJCl Convention is over! It was from July 27-Aug 2 and held at North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. I took a sleeper train with my mom to Miwaulkee, WI, spent the night at my second cousins, and drove to Fargo. We picked up a friend and her mom at minneapolis and drove them the rest of the way.
It was amazing! WEll, that is, except for the tornado warning on the first night! Yes, I said Tornado Warning, as in being woken up by an alarm at 1:00 in the morning and driven down to a cold, clammy LEAKY basement. At 2:something, we went back to our rooms. Great welcome.
The convention was run well, The Campus was great (well, the buildings were very far apart) and the food was good. I had ice cream every day.
On the first day (tuesday), I participated in Swimming Olympika, a competitive swimming competition which counts for Overall sweepstakes points at the Convention (BTW, for Sweepstakes, 1st= 10 points, 2nd=8, and so on down to 5th). I did not do very well. Then we stayed up until 12:30 for fellowship, where we found out that Virginia had Lady "VAVA" shirts as a parody of Lady Gaga, who was portrayed on the shirt as a Cyclops. Ha ha. WE even had a spirit cheer singing Bad Romance!
The next day, we one the first day of Spirit. We ended up winning overall spirit.
There were also some Creative ARts that day. Then the days flew by, I participated in lots of stuff, and got to know some really nice people. And most of them were people I just hadn't gotten to know from Virginia!
Everybody was amused by the daily Convention Ear, published by the Indispensable Senior Classical league, and we are all grateful to their staying up all night to make the convention run smoothly.
To see about Certamen results, check the Certamen page.
I did moderately well at the Convention. For more information, check out NJCL.ORg
NJCL convention and VAcation 06/25/2010
Well...This years NJCL Convention will be held in Fargo, North Dakota. Well, not the summer vacations most kids look forward to. (N. Dakota: Home of the Largest model of a Buffalo!!!!!) So a friend of mine tells me she is going to Prague and PAris for vacation. Guess where I'm going??
Fargo North Dakota!!!
And so I gotta STUDY STUDY STUDY! because I am doing just about everything there.
:P pant pant
Oh guess what! The forms for NJCL convention packets are now available at NJCL.org! Quick! Sign up! Come! BE awesome!
About JCL 12/10/2009
Go NJCL! NJCL, the National Junior Classical League is a wonderful organization for Latin students around the country! Each summer, the NJCL holds a convention where delegates may participate in many competitions, from tests to costume to Latin Oratory to Certamen! See for yourself at jcl.org. JCL activities offer great opportunities for meeting new people and learning more Classics. The Picture is of one of the Virginia Junior Classical League's Spirit Banners at the NJCL Convention at UC Davis, CA, July 2009. Virginia won the overall Spirit Award. That means that we cheered loud and crazily, had awesome costumes, and were Really Spirited!
Unfortunately, you have to be in seventh grade or higher to participate in the Convention, but I sneaked in because I was twelve already in July!!! Hooray! The Convention is rather intimidating at first, especially because you have to stay up for the MANDATORY meetings that end at midnight, and Jet lag doesn't help much. :( But it is Awesome All the Same!