Student Leadership: Junior Classical League

Ana Ohnersorgen, Class of 2018, tells her JCL story.

When I was in grade 6, I realized that all of the "cool" big kids at my school loved JCL. At the time, I had no clue what the JCL was, all I knew is that I wanted to take part in the fun. That drove my decision to take Latin, which turned out to be one of the most important academic choices that I have made. I immediately fell in love with the JCL culture, and soon pushed myself to become even more involved in this great program. That turned into my decision to run for Nevada State Historian, a position I happily held for two terms. Finally, I had the privilege of being the National JCL Historian.

Being a member on the National Board was such an incredible experience. I worked with an incredible team from all around the country in order to plan and execute the National Convention. Together, we worked throughout the entire year to ensure that National Convention would be fun, exciting, and hold up to its amazing reputation. We also planned other National events, such as National Classics week, and publicized activities that JCLers from all over could partake in. When I was not working with other members of the board, I stayed busy with historian-specific tasks. I collected digital media from all JCL events that occurred across the nation during my term. I used photos to put together a National Scrapbook, and I used videos to assemble a promotional video for the JCL. I also ran a national photo competition -- Photo of the Month -- in which State and Local Historians submitted their favorite JCL picture each month, and I selected one that best captures the spirit of JCL.

The JCL has had such a positive impact on my life, and I would highly recommend it to any student. Even though Nevada is one of the smallest JCL states, we are one of the power states, and that is because we have wonderful and strongly developed JCL programs. One of those incredible chapters is, of course, Sage Ridge School JCL. Our insanely smart and dedicated Latin teachers have proven again and again that they will help everyone achieve all their JCL dreams.

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