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Latin Honor Society

Latin Honor Society

The National Junior Classical League is an organization for middle and high school students in classical courses. NJCL proudly holds the honor of being one of the largest academic youth organizations in the world. There are over 50,000 members in approximately 1,200 chapters, located in almost every state and in several foreign countries. Established in 1936, the organization seeks to promote the study of Latin and Greek, to benefits students and teachers alike, and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of classical antiquity.
 
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. 
 
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 every day 
The friendly hand of JCL 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. 
 

NATIONAL 
JUNIOR 
CLASSICAL 
LEAGUE 
ESTABLISHED 1936 
422 WELLS MILL DRIVE 
MIAMI UNIVERSITY 
OXFORD, OH 45056 
TELEPHONE: (513) 529-7741 
FAX: (513) 529-7742 
WWW.NJCL.ORG