WHAT IS A JCL CONVENTION?
The WA/BC JCL convention is held yearly on a high school
campus and open to SCL and JCL members in the Pacific
Northwest. It is a time to exchange ideas, hear noted
speakers, participate in workshops, compete in academic,
graphic arts, and creative arts contests and to meet JCL
students from the United States and Canada.
WHERE & WHEN IS CONVENTION?
Convention will be held from April 26th to April 29th, 2013
at Warm Beach Camp.
Warm Beach Camp
20800 Marine Drive
Stanwood, Washington 98292
Directions [from the Warm Beach Camp site]
Every convention has a theme, a muse and guiding
principle. This year's theme comes from Horace.
"Quid sit futurum cras, fuge quaerere, et quem fors dierum cumque dabit, lucro appone."
Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.
Horace, Odes I.9
WHAT OF SPIRIT?
All schools are encouraged to participate in the
spirit contest. Throughout the day, undercover judges
will be looking for your chapters pride. Here are
Saturday - Purple and Gold, make it bold.
Sunday - School Colors, that unify.
During the final General Assembly, an overall spirit
award will be presented to the chapter that has
accumulated the most points throughout the weekend. Roll
call awards will also be given during the final General
|AND THE NEWS.
Membership within the JCL means a commitment to
excellences in education for those involved. Benefits
for Students of JCL instructors includes access to all
JCL events such as state and regional based conventions,
the National JCL convention and other JCL sponsored
|LET'S TALK EVENTS.
It wouldn't be a convention, without exciting
events and workshops. Below is a list of events to
participate in, as well as guidelines and any judging
criteria. Click on any of the events
to learn more.
- That's Entertainment
Imagine a talent show that is more then just another talent show? That’s Entertainment is the show in which JCL delegates compete for giveaway and cash prizes. To learn more (Click here
- Academic Contests
Academic Testing is a cornerstone event of a JCL convention. This activity focuses on JCLers exercising their comprehension and retention of Latin, classical history, literature and arts. To learn more (Click here
- Academic Sources
Are you interested in the sources we use to make the tests? We have compiled a list of books you can use to study, and get the best score. To learn more (Coming Soon).
- Catapult Contest
Ready, Set, Fire! For anyone who is interested in the fine art of warfare weaponry, we have the classical event for you. Research and build your finest weapon; test your might in a contest of distance and glory! To learn more (Click here
This is where the quick thinking battle it out, with buzzers in hand, and classics on the mind, if you have never been to Certamen before, imagine teams of students challenging themselves to answer questions as quickly as possible… we think it might take your breath away. To learn more (Click here
SEMINARS and WORKSHOPS are presentations given by specialists on a particular topic. These aim to help with the expansion of knowledge and understanding of a given topic or field of interest. Both sponsors and delegates should attend seminars.
- Costume Contest
The Costume Contest is a popular event, aimed for those who are looking to create a classical attire, to showcase their textile talents. To learn more (Click here
Elections take place every convention to elect a governing board of students for JCL officers. These officers will guide the convention the following year, with their vision and talent. Contact the Parliamentarian if you have any questions.
- Essay Contest
Participants in the Essay Contest will examine translated passages of Latin authors and/or images of classical importance regarding a major aspect of Roman civilization. Each student will then write an expository essay based on a given thesis statement. To learn more (Click here
Sponsors and Chaperones may choose to ask students to meet during convention to discuss goals and expectations. Use this time to see how everything is going, and provide convention feedback.
- Graphic Arts
If you are an artist, this event is for you. JCL delegates before the convention prepare art pieces. At convention, register each piece at convention. Judging takes place at convention, results are announced and awards given. To learn more (Click Here
- Impromptu Art
This contest is designed to challenge a participant’s artistic skills by asking the contestant to create a piece of art extemporaneously. Supplies are given, and prompt/theme is announced at the event. To learn more (Click here
- Oratory Events
This contest test students’ ability to recite a memorized passage. Passages are given before convention, and students are asked to recite the passage at convention. To learn more (Click here
- Olympika - Track/Field
These events are athletic based, and test the physical talents. To learn more (Click here
- Olympika - Swimming
This event is NOT being held this year.
- Publicity Contest
The purpose of the National Publicity Contest is to promote Latin to those not already aware of its value, all publicity items must be essentially about JCL and/or Latin or classical studies. To learn more (Click here
- Roll Call
During the opening ceremony, schools are asked to send two representatives to the stage to announce their chapter’s participation. Schools are encouraged be as creative as possible, within the time limit. To learn more (Click here
- Roman Procession
Before the Banquet, all JCL delegates and sponsors are asked to dress in their finest roman attire. There will be a short procession, to the banquet hall. Costumes need not to be extravagant, but should reflect your personal “roman” style.
- Roman Banquet
The banquet is the final dinner for Saturday. Attendees are requested to wear their finest roman attire. Roman slaves will be helping cater your meals, as your refresh and reflect on the events of the day.
- Sight Latin Reading
Students will receive a passage at the event, and asked to spend 10 minutes reading/translating/reciting the passage. Then will be asked to recite the passage with all inflections and pronunciations as required by the content of the passage. To learn more (Click here
- Skit Contests
A group activity, skits are an opportunity for students of drama or interpretation arts to create a skit, classical themed in nature, and showcase their group’s talent. Final three skits will be hosted at the That’s Entertainment event. To learn more (Click here
- Spirit Contest
Energy is the name of this game. Throughout convention, secret undercover judges will be around, looking for delegations with the most spirit. Look for the two spirit day themes, and showcase your school pride, or your Purple and Gold. To learn more (Click here
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