The Massachusetts Junior Classical League (MAJCL) is an organization centered in Massachusetts which aims to increase the promotion of Classical studies in the modern world. The MAJCL is a member of the national organization, the National Junior Classical League, which is the main governing body of all state JCL chapters. The MAJCL is also the parent organization of a variety of JCL and Classics clubs centered at various schools within the state. The MAJCL hosts a wide variety of events and activities throughout the year for students in Massachusetts to enjoy. Every October, we host a Kick Off event to start off the MAJCL year with the launching of catapults and ballistae. We then host Classics Day, which is a set of workshops for students to learn more about various topics of antiquity. MAJCL then holds its annual Praetoria event, meant to encourage strong leaders in school chapters to run for office at the State level. Finally, we hold our biggest event, State Convention, in April. This convention is the culmination of the MAJCL year and provides great opportunities for both competition and camaraderie. Massachusetts also continues to represent the state well at National Convention, which is held at various universities every year for a week in July, where students from around the country gather to compete and demonstrate their passion for the Classics.
The Spirit of the JCL Photo Credits: Jesse Hogan
The JCL offers a fun and wholesome experience to any student, no matter what their interests are. We host competitions for a range of skill sets, including academic testing, drawing and painting, speaking and rhetoric, and sporting events. The JCL also provides opportunities to show passion and dedication through Spirit at conventions and publicity of classics-related activities. We also hold elections for officer positions, so leadership and responsibility are highly encouraged as members of this organization. Finally, the JCL provides a platform for every student to find their passion and connect with others who share similar goals, and ideas. We pride ourself in our ability to support and guide students into becoming stronger and more mature individuals who appreciate the lasting legacy of Classical civilizations on our world today.
The Massachusetts Banner Photo Credits: Jesse Hogan
THE 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 civilization of Greece and Rome will help us understand and appraise this world of today, Which is indebted to the 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.
THE JCL SONG  Seeking the best, the highest our goal Working for greatness through glories of old. Searching the realms of the golden past, We follow the classics' truths that last In knowledge, truth, and fellowship, we're growing everyday The friendly hand of JCL aids in every way. In Rome's proud steps we're marching on, with every true colleague, And for ever we'll hold to the Purple and Gold, of the Junior Classical League.
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