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Latin Honor Society

Latin Honor Society

National Junior Classical League Latin Honor Society

Stratford High School Chapter

The Stratford High School Chapter of the National Junior Classical League (SJCL) founded in 2010 seeks to promote involvement, interest, and scholarship in Classical studies.  Each year, our chapter recognizes students at the high school level who demonstrate outstanding achievement in Latin.

Membership is restricted to those students who are actively engaged in the study of Latin in a secondary school at the time of induction. Membership shall be based on scholarship, leadership in activities, interest in Latin and exemplify good citizenship.  Candidates must be enrolled in the fourth semester of Latin II or higher level of Latin, maintain an A average (90-100) in the Latin course for a semester (based upon the semester grade average) and have grades of a B average or better (80 and above) in all other subjects, as well as an averaged cumulative grade of B- (80 or above) in all subjects.

Advisor/Contact Info:  Ms. Harkenreader, Room 219
Meeting Dates: To be announced

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
OF THE NATIONAL JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE
Amended August, 2006

CONSTITUTION

Preamble

We, the members of the National Junior Classical League, in order to promote cooperation among the several state organizations, to establish a basis for order and to increase unity, promote friendship and encourage understanding among the several members, do hereby ordain and establish this constitution.

ARTICLE I

Name: The name of this organization shall be the National Junior Classical League.

ARTICLE II

Purpose: The purpose of this organization shall be to promote a more thorough knowledge of classical life, history and literature; to impart a better understanding of the practical and cultural value of the classics; to interest other students in the classical languages and literature, government, laws, and arts; and as members of the organization, to pattern our citizenship in respect to family, school and nation after the best examples of the classical civilizations.

ARTICLE III

Authority for Operation

Section 1. This Constitution, in conjunction with the Bylaws and Manual of the National Junior Classical League and Robert's Rules of Order, shall be the authority for the operation of the National Junior Classical League.

Section 2. American Classical League: The Committee on the National Junior and Senior Classical Leagues is a standing committee of The American Classical League, and no section of this Constitution or its bylaws shall be construed so as to conflict with the Constitution, Bylaws or Acts of The American Classical League. The American Classical League Constitution and Bylaws govern the appointment of the members of the Committee on the National Junior and Senior Classical Leagues.

Section 3. Executive Board: The Committee of the National Junior and Senior Classical Leagues is responsible for working with the National Junior Classical League officers and their sponsors. The National Junior Classical League Executive Board includes the National Committee and the national officers. The Executive Board shall act as an agent through which National Junior Classical League business between conventions may be conducted. The President of the National Junior Classical League shall act as Chair.

ARTICLE IV

Section 1. Individual Membership: Individual membership in this organization shall be of three kinds: member of a chapter, member-at-large, and long distance member. All members shall be taking or have taken a classical language or a course in the classical humanities. Membership may be granted to others at the discretion of the chapter, state/provincial or national organization.

A. Member-at-Large: A student who has no local chapter may become an active member at- large by affiliating properly with his/her state/provincial organization and applying to the National Junior Classical League or, if no state/provincial organization exists, by applying to the National Junior Classical League.

Section 2. Chapter: A chapter shall be comprised of at least five individual members who qualify and shall affiliate properly with their state organization and the National Junior Classical League. Each chapter shall have a qualified sponsor.

Section 3. Sponsors: A local chapter must be sponsored by a Latin teacher, by a teacher of the classical humanities, or by another adult high school graduate who is of legal age according to his state's statutes and who resides in the vicinity.

Section 4. Good standing of sponsors: A sponsor must be a member of The American Classical League, responsible for his chapter's activities, and accountable for the welfare of his chapter's members during any chapter activity in which some or all may participate.

 

BYLAWS

I. Good Standing:

A. Chapters, members-at-large and long distance members shall be admitted to the National Junior Classical League upon proper payment of annual dues. Thereafter, in order to remain in good standing and be able to sponsor a candidate for NJCL office and to vote at the NJCL Convention, they shall pay dues for the school year preceding the convention, postmarked by their state dues deadline, but no later than July 1, sending them to The American Classical League, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.

B. In order for a state/province to remain in good standing, the state/provincial chair must file the procedure, or changes in procedure, for election of state/provincial chairs by July 1 each year.

II. Dues

A. Individual member dues shall be two dollars ($2.00) with rates for chapter dues varying depending on the date of payment. If a chapter pays member dues by December 1, chapter dues shall be waived. If a chapter pays it dues after December 1 and before April 1, the chapter dues shall be ten dollars ($10.00). If a chapter pays its dues after April 1 and before July 1, the chapter dues shall be twenty dollars ($20.00). All individual member dues and chapter dues must be received by July 1 of each year.

B. Members-at-large pay two dollars ($2.00) annual dues and may subscribe to TORCH: U.S. on an individual basis.

C. Long Distance Learners pay two dollars ($2.00) annual dues.

III. Subscription to TORCH: U.S.

After national dues have been paid, the individual subscription rate shall be one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50 which shall be paid to The American Classical League).

IV. Conventions

This organization shall convene annually for a national convention. The Convention Advisor will represent the National Committee in the quest for sites for the annual NJCL convention. He or she will present all proposed bids for convention sites to the members of the committee for their approval. Whenever possible the site of the convention should rotate annually so as to cover each of the four sections of the United States in four years. The time of the annual convention shall be fixed to suit the convenience of the school at which the convention is to be held. The actual dates of the convention must be announced during the preceding convention.

THE STRATFORD JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE HONOR SOCIETY

Qualifications for membership in the SJCL Honor Society:

THE STRATFORD JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE HONOR SOCIETY

 

Qualifications for membership in the SJCL Honor Society:

 

SECTION I

1.      Membership is restricted to those students who are actively engaged in the study of Latin in a secondary school at the time of induction.

2.      Membership shall be based on scholarship, leadership in activities, interest in Latin and exemplify good citizenship.

3.      Candidates must be enrolled in the fourth semester of Latin II or higher level of Latin.

4.      Candidates must have maintained an A average (90-100) in the Latin course for a semester (based upon the semester grade average) and have grades of a B average or better (80 and above) in all other subjects at the time of selection, as well as an averaged cumulative grade of B- (80 or above) in all subjects for work awarded secondary school credit.  Latin may not be used to calculate this average.

5.      Students must maintain an A average (90-100) in the final semester of their Latin course in order to wear the Latin Honor Society honor cord at graduation.

6.  Members must belong to a Chapter that is in good standing with the National Junior Classical League

SECTION II

1.      The SJCLHS does not conduct business with students or parents.  All local decisions concerning membership are to be handled by the Chapter Sponsor in accordance with school policies, which include decisions made by the Board of Education, the Principal or the Department Chair.

SECTION III

1.      All students enrolled in the SJCL Honor Society will receive an 8 1/2 x 11 parchment certificate, gold seal, and membership card.

2.      All enrolled students are eligible to apply for NJCL scholarships and to attend the NJCL yearly convention

3.      The school principal will receive a letter from the national office of the Junior Classical League with the names of the students enrolled this academic year.

 

SECTION IV

1.       A member may be removed from the SJCLHS at the discretion of the Chapter Sponsor for failure to maintain an honor average in Latin, misconduct or insubordination or other serious infraction.