Junior Classical League and Certamen!

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Marnie Sturm

The National Junior Classical League (NJCL) is a national organization of middle and high school students who are enrolled in a full-year classics course. At Sage Ridge, this includes Latin and Greek for students in grades 7-12. With over 50,000 members and 1,200 chapters, the NJCL is one of the largest academic youth organizations in the world. Sage Ridge is a chapter of the larger Nevada JCL, along with three other schools in Nevada.

The purpose of the National Junior Classical League, and in extension, the Nevada Junior Classical League, is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity. Learn more here.

Last Friday,17 September, Grade 9 students Andrew Barth, Sitara Reganti and Nanki Sandhu hosted Certamen, a "quiz-bowl style game for students of Latin, Greek, and classical civilizations", for a small but dedicated group of 6th graders. The original set of questions for the game was certain to be too challenging for the 6th graders, who were just beginning Latin study, but Andrew, Sitara and Nanki went above and beyond to create questions on the fly that matched the 6th graders' knowledge and make sure everyone had a great time!

Andrew Barth, Grade 9

             Andrew Barth, Grade 9

Nanki Sandhu, Grade 9

               Nanki Sandhu, Grade 9







Sitara Reganti, Grade 9

Sitara Reganti, Grade 9

Join JCL!

You are all invited to join the Sage Ridge Junior Classical League, a chapter of the National Junior Classical League, an organization of middle school and high school students which  encourages an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. Please see the attached Fall Welcome Letter for more information about JCL, event dates, etc.

To register for JCL, please tell your Latin teacher (me!) that you would like to join. SRS will be covering all registration costs this year. You do not have to be part of either the Middle School or Upper School JCL Clubs to join JCL. Registration is now open until 1 October.

In the coming months, we have a few exciting events hosted by both Nevada JCL and SRS JCL. Please see below for more details.

SRS JCL & PA Community Cleanup Event - 16 October

As part of Nevada JCL's monthly service events, Sage Ridge JCL in partnership with the SRS Parent's Association and KTMB will be hosting a community cleanup event at Bartley Ranch Regional Park. This event will take place on October 16 from 1-3pm and is open to all SRS families grades 6+. Students in grades 6-7 must have a parent or guardian with them for this event. School van transportation will be provided for students grades 8+. Please RSVP here for the event: bit.ly/OctoberCleanup

For more information about JCL, please visit the Nevada JCL website (www.nvjcl.org) and the National JCL website (www.njcl.org).

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