Junior Classical League

The National Junior Classical League is an organization of junior high and high school students sponsored by the American Classical League. It is composed of local and state chapters made up of students of Latin and classicalJCL humanities and is the largest classical organization in the world today. Its purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to give students some understanding of the debt of their own culture to that of classical antiquity. The state chapter for Indiana is the IJCL.

JCL Creed
We, the members of the Junior Classical League, covenant to hand on the torch of classical civilization in the modern world.

We believe an acquaintance with the civilizations of Greece and Rome will help us understand and appraise this world of today, which is indebted to ancient civilization in its government and laws, literature, language, and arts.

We affirm the JCL experience develops responsibility, fosters brotherhood, promotes enthusiasm, encourages competition, inspires dedication, and enriches our total growth.

JCL Song
In knowledge, truth, and fellowship,Seeking the best, the highest our goal,
Working for greatness through glories of old,
Searching the realms of the golden past,
we follow the classic’s truths that last.

We’re growing everyday;
The friendly hand of J-C-L aids in every way.
In Rome’s proud steps we’re marching on
With every true colleague,
And forever we’ll hold to the Purple and Gold
Of the Junior Classical League.

Latin Pledge of Allegiance
Fidem meam obligo
Vexillo Civitatium
Americae Foederatarum.
Et Rei Publicae pro qua stat,
Uni nationi, Deo ducente, non dividendae,
Cum libertate, istuiaque omnibus.


Meeting:  Every other Monday starting at 2:30 p.m. in room 160.

Sponsor:  Mrs. Alldredge

Officers:
President - Kyle Helming
Vice President - Zach Plumlee
Secretary - Brooklynn Pace
Historian/Media - Nathaniel Tang