2019 GJCL Scrapbook :)

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An elegantly designed, Studio-Ghibli-themed collection of the best GJCL moments of last year's conventions and more!

(Made by Helen Liu)

2019-2020 Scrapbook

By Historian Helen Liu, 19-20

Spirited in

Away

FARGODOME


Table of Contents

A note about the art

Theme Explanation

Historian's Note

Meet the Officers

National Convention 2019

Praetoria

Fall Forum

Eastside Certamen

Lupercalia Certamen

A Virtual World

State Convention

Photos of the Months

Local Schools

Credits

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A note about the art

in this scrapbook

All the art in this

scrapbook is my own

original fan art.

However, all the

characters and settings

are based off the

movie Spirited Away,

which is the theme for

my scrapbook (Theme

Explanation is on the

next page). To the left

are a of the few

methods that I used to

draw out the artwork.

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Spirited Away is a popular movie created by Studio Ghibli, well-known animation film studio. Heavily

influenced by Japanese mythology and folklore, Hayao Miyazaki wrote and directed this fantasy film,

where the main character Chihiro ends up in a world of spirits and tries to save her parents, who have

turned into pigs (more information on this movie are in the references at the end of this scrapbook).

This year's NJCL Convention theme is Omnes...summa ope niti decet, ne vitam silentio transeant.

(Sallust, Bellum Catilinae 1.1) "It befits all to strive with greatest effort, lest they pass their lives in silence."

In Spirited Away, Chihiro definitely embodies the essence of this quote. She develops from a scared child

to a hardworking and brave character who is willing to sacrifice for those that she cares about. At all

times, Chihiro strives with her greatest effort for those she cares for, making sure she positively impacts

every person and spirit she meets.

I have always loved Studio Ghibli movies, not only because of the beautiful and extremely detailed

animation but also because of the smooth incorporation of mythology and fantasy into each movie. While

Japanese myths are different from Greek myths, there are still many aspects that are the same for both

cultures: the world began as Chaos, food eaten in the Underworld affects the one who ate it (Persephone;

Izanagi), and that the sun and moon are siblings (Apollo and Artemis; Tsukuyomi and Amaterasu). I

specifically chose to connect Greek mythology to the mythology of another culture because now, more

than ever, is the time to learn about and empathize with those of other cultures. When we listen to the

stories of other people, these stories "can stimulate, amaze and inspire their listeners" (Miyazaki).

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With that being said, I hope this scrapbook reminds you of the beautiful memories we have shared

together this year and that you'll be inspired to strive with your greatest effort to live passionately and to

love others.


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click on me to learn more

about the characters!

also known as

Jastorian

still occasionally eats

lunchables

being a national

officer gives him main

character status

bloodstream is

composed of boba

loves Marvel

being president

also gives her

main character

status

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Certamen god

also an amazing editor

and 1st VP

loves to pet dogs and

cats

both have a very large

appetite

very LOUD

is a tik-toker

golden retriever

energy

both are strong and

sassy women


secretly a

VSCO girl

mArcHiNg

bAnD nErd

both actually 5

year old

energy

confused 24/7

smart and can also

draw

both are ~baby~ by

personality, grandma

by age

falls asleep anytime,

anywhere

always talking about her

cats

takes quality pictures or

ugly selfies

both have grandma energy

dO yOu wANt tO sEe

a mAGic tRicK??

very artsy and is good

at piano

loves ultimate frisbee

dragon bromance

with Jason

collects coins

can access the

settings in Coca-Cola

vending machines

both work hard and

don't know how to

properly wear a toga

super crafty

very chill and nice

probably secretly has

6 arms (like Kamaji)

so she can crotchet

really fast

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National Convention

North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

National Convention is the highlight of many

JCLers' summers. Each person travels to an

unknown university, ready to meet new friends,

yell at the top of their lungs in the stadium, and

make lifelong memories together for a week.

National Convention marks the start of their JCL

journey for some newbies and the end for many

graduating seniors. No matter how many times

you've been to National Convention, this one week

never fails to be one of the best weeks of your life.

July 26-31, 2019

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At the beginning of

Spirited Away, Chihiro

and her parents come

across this tunnel that

leads to the spirit world.

Where does our tunnel

lead to? Are you ready to

begin our adventure?

click this picture for

my National

Convention video!


We're Spirited!

to learn

click

cheers

spirit

Boh with

and the

mouse

officers!

GJCL

2VP Anita Singh cheering

G-E-something-A!

(away)

Day 1: You betcha it’s

State T-Shirt Day!

Thank you to Coca-Cola for

sending us these caps!

Coke Polar Bear going bananas for GJCL

Vivi Lu, Christine Jeong, Braxton Sizemore, and Emma Mason

show off some snazzy Coke gear

You walk into the Fargodome. Immediately, you hear the

cheers of thousands of JCLers, from Texas to Massachussetts to

North Dakota. This is the Junior Classical League; this is home.

GJCL family photo!

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Can you feel the

?

Day 2: Planet of the Apes

Grace Shen waves her honey stick for Georgia

buzz buzz

Sec. Christine

Jeong paints a

honey pot at

Braxton Sizemore and Pres. Emma Mason

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Day 2's spirit was

based off of last

year's NJCL

convention theme:

"apes non sunt

solitaria natura."

Bees are not of a

solitary nature, and

neither are JCLers.

Day 3: Violets are Purple, Honey is Gold

the propmaking

party

share a laugh while reciting the JCL creed

the cutest JCL officers as Winnie the Pooh characters


cheer during the parade to

JCLers

Fargodome

intermediate certamen team is ready to

The

their opponents!

beat

Day 4: Day in Old Rome – It’s

Poseidon’s World

Who better to be Poseidon than our very

own River Spirit/Editor Eric Yao?

Certamen

Composed entirely of students from

Walton High School, the intermediate and advanced

Certamen teams have studied hard to try and outcompete

the other states.

The advanced certamen team smiles for a picture.

Jump, shake

your praeda!

Boh mouse and the soot sprites

are ready to go in their togas!

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the click

for picture

reaction his

video!

picture is linked to his

This

Instagram!

campaign

is incomplete without

TE

Squirrel with Mr. Ward

Brown

crowds when

The

see they

Sizemore stuns the

Braxton

with Billie Eilish

audience

Jason for Historian!

Last year,

our very own

Jason Juang

ran for NJCL

Historian

and won!

His scrapbook placed 2nd!

That's Entertainment!

Jackson

Hamel and

Jacob Sloman

serenade the

crowd with

"Amarillo by

Morning."

Georgia had 4

amazing

performers, with

Kelly Jeong

placing 1st

overall!

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Georgia's talent


Lu, master of certamen and

Vivi

races to the finish line

swimming,

Braxton delivers the most important

Weatherman

of the day.

news

draw on paper inserts for

JCLers

supplies donations.

school

Service

Ludi and Olympika

Twins or just friends?

Vires acquirit eundo.

- Virgil

Six-armed Kamaji

and Ashley would

be useful right

about now :(.

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Georgia tries to beat Wisconsin in Ludi basketball


decorate mockcampaign

Students

posters

Praetoria

September 29, 2019

Rock Eagle 4-H Center

Pictures from Vivi Lu

and Clara Clifton

Praetoria is the first official GJCL event of the school year. However,

only one student from each school is allowed to participate. Like

Chihiro, these JCLers are ready to explore their own bathhouse, the

Rock Eagle 4-H Center, and make new friends at Praetoria.

The soot sprites want

to join the B squad!!

While only the president and 1st vice

president are allowed to attend

Praetoria, the rest of the officers

gather Sunday afternoon for an

annual post-Praetoria meeting!

After entering the spirit world,

Chihiro's parents turn into pigs...uh

oh! She wanders the town until she

comes across this big, magnificent

bathhouse. What could be inside?

Reviews from Actual Praetoria Attendees!

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"Praetoria

but make it

praemafia

"

- Kelly Jeong

"Praetoria:

where Latin

leadership meets

competitive

crabwalking"

- Conor Thomas

"So much fun

and learned

a lot!

- Kaya Holmes


Fall Forum

In Spirited Away, these bath tokens represent the different

herbal baths that the customers can request. In our JCL

Bathhouse (aka Wheeler High School), these tokens will

represent the different activities at Fall Forum!

Fall Forum Activities 2019

Service Project

Gladiator Combat

October 26, 2019

Wheeler High School

Ludi/Olympika Events

Officer Workshops

Choose a bath token!

The only thing better than State Convention is a

mini-State Convention, and Fall Forum is just

that! Held at the president's school each year, Fall

Forum gives new JCLers a taste of what's to come

in the spring: workshops, Ludi and olympika,

Certamen, academic testing, and more.

Roman Feast

Hand Woven Bracelets

Host/ess Contest

Roman Helmets

Walton JCL cheers before GA begins

General Assembly

Certamen

Impromptu Art

Tali

Ancient Graffiti

Coin Cookies

Mosaics

Sextus Dicit

Ancient Cooking

Greek Dancing

Sigilia Soap Carving

GJCL Crafts

Welcome,

!

2VP Anita x Lin, a

bathhouse worker,

will guide you to

where you need to be.

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recite the Olympika Oath so the omnipresent and

JCLers

SCLers don't penalize them.

omniscient

mascot Pocky the

GJCL

waits for GA to begin.

Hedgehog

principal gives an inspiring speech before

Wheeler's

festivities begin.

the

General

Assembly I

Tiktoks with

the GJCL? I

think yes.

Service Project:

Operation Gratitude

At Fall Forum this year,

JCLers made paracord

bracelets and wrote

encouraging letters for

the Military, Veterans,

and First Responders. In

total, the GJCL made 84

bracelets and wrote 38

letters! St. Pius X was

recognized for their

outstanding contribution

in materials and

volunteers.

Writing letters for Operation Gratitude

14 Making paracord bracelets

Thank you to all the

participants!


team struggles in tug-of-war as the other team is

This

too strong!

just

anxiously watch the

Players

Will it go in the hoop?

ball.

Students battle to "death" with pool noodles in gladitorial combat

Photo from Justin Wells

Ludi and

Olympika

Bump, set, spike! The other players run to help the ball over the net.

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Host contestants pose at the photo booth!


the fringe for his

Cutting

helmet

many So

options!

do I Where

start?

One of the features of Fall Forum are all the different workshops

that students can go to. From dancing to making your own helmet,

these activities are definitely a highlight of the day.

Roman Helmets

Workshops

Hand Woven Bracelets

Soap Carving

These girls pose in their snazzy new helmets!

Coin Cookies

Officer Workshops

Certamen

16 GJCL Crafts

Certamen players are ready to compete!

Posing with a goose soap carving!


Officers hand out awards from testing and other contests

Roman Helmets seen at GA II

click for our Fall Forum recap video!

General

Assembly II

Congratulations to our

new hostess Ashley! We

can't wait to work with

you this year.

Alabama JCL

president, Isabel

Silwal, visits and

plans Alabama's

first Fall Forum

ever!

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GJCL officers panic as they drop Pocky, their mascot

(zoom into their faces for a surprise)


Gwinnett's one-man team

North

first place!

wins

Adams Mr.

awards

prepares

Certamen Tournaments

Eastside High School

Eastside Certamen

November 16, 2019

Advanced top-scorer Vivi Lu collects her 2nd place plaque

An advanced team looks over a picture question

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Josh, Eric, and Aric share a fist bump after getting the toss-up right


focuses on

Wheeler

game their

Lupercalia Certamen

Walton High School

February 8, 2020

Excited to play certamen, many GJCLers gathered at

Walton on a Saturday afternoon to compete. However,

it began snowing! For a warm state like Georgia, snow

is a rare and exciting sight to see. To avoid icy roads

for everyone's safety, the tournament was cut short

and players were sent home early.

Although Certamen

tournaments are not the

main events of the year,

they are still fun and

exciting. Like Chihiro,

running through the

flower garden non-stop to

find her parents, these

players continually strive

to be the best team.

Snow much fun! JCLers take pictures in the snow.

Certamen chair Dr. Davidson teases the players

WJCL President, Madeline Z., embraces the flurries

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One last round before we were snowed out!


A Virtual World

As with many other JCLs across the country, our year was cut short due to the COVID-19 outbreak. School

was online for the rest of the year, and most importantly, State Convention was cancelled. While it is

unfortunate many seniors never got to say their goodbyes and JCLers were devastated that they couldn't

go to Rock Eagle like normal, we tried to engage everyone online as much as possible!

March 12, 2020:

State Con is

cancelled.

The saddest Instagram post

I've ever had to make :(.

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Nothing

better

than

memes

to make

peole

feel

better :).

An

interactive

bingo for

GJCLers!


Jigolooo,

jigolooo

jig-,

Click to see what your

officers did in quarantine ;)

Wash your hands with

soap and warm water for

at least 20 seconds! That's

enough time to recite the

Jigolo cheer once.

Wear a mask whenever

you go out! This will help

protect you and others.

Social distance

at your toga

parties! Make

sure to follow

CDC guidelines,

stay at least 6

feet apart, and

wear your mask!

It's best to hang out in an outdoors

environment and in small groups!

Send your

JCLove

virtually!

"Gutta cavat lapidem" (Dripping water hollows out stone). If we persist in wearing masks

and staying mindful about our actions, hopefully, wel'll be able to see the results!

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2020 Virtual GJCL Convention

In order to ensure the safety and health of GJCLers, the state of Georgia was on lockdown until

April 28. During this period of isolation, we are like Boh, Yubaba's baby, who is locked away in

his playroom and isolated for his entire life so he doesn't come in contact with germs or

anything dangerous. While Boh is saved by Chihiro and is able to explore a part of the spirit

world with her, hopefully, we'll be able to adventure freely soon.

When traveling through the

spirit world, Boh is

transformed into a mouse.

Thank you to everyone

who submitted videos

from past State

Conventions to help me

make this video!

Zoom

meeting to

plan for

our first

virtual

convention

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Is That...Entertainment?

Nurseries have toys, but we have the Internet.

What content did the GJCL Board make during

quarantine? Get ready to be entertained :).

4th Place:

Megan

Chang,

Walton JCL

Want to see your officers'

good and cursed photos?

Meme contest results can be

found in the Alae

Part 1 Part 2

More memes for you :)

The last edition of the Alae from Eric Yao...we're

sad to see Pocky go :(

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Candidacy

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 GJCL Board! Running for

office virtually has been an interesting experience, but we are

so proud of you. Can't wait to see what the future holds!

"Per aspera ad astra." These hardworking

candidates are the embodiment of this quote.

Open Forum

Zoom

2020-2021 GJCL Board!

President Sanjay

Srihari

Secretary Akshadha

Lagisetti

1st Vice President

Kaya Holmes

Historian

Richenelle Isip

2nd Vice President

Anna Myrhe

Editor Meghana

Ramineni

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Virtual Induction!

Parliamentarian

Rebecca Lee

Webmaster Conor

Thomas


include rulers as

Photos

size reference

a

All contest submissions were done virtually.

Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to

figure out a virtual Certamen set-up.

Graphic Arts

A message from Graphic Arts chair, Mr. John

Rhilinger, and a link to the results!

Sculpture

(Argus):

MJ

Faulkner

Jewelry: DC Coleman II

Black and White Drawing

(PANic): Anna Giglio

Painting (Hercules): Kelly Jeong

Watercolor/Mixed Media (Persephone): MJ Faulkner

Textiles (Virgo

Eburnea

Pygmalionis):

Anna Gaytan

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Photo of the

Month Contest

August 2019

Stop #1

POTM is a contest that runs throughout the entire year, just

like the train from Spirited Away. The train runs throughout

the entire spirit world, and we'll see the train stop at many

of these "stops" (photos) to the end of the track.

September 2019

Stop #2

Sight-seeing soot sprites!!

October 2019

Penelope Williams

Dekalb School of the Arts

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Stop #3


November 2019 December 2019

Stop #4 Stop #5

Smile and pose!

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January 2020

Stop #6

February 2020

Stop #7

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March 2020

Stop #8

April 2020

Stop #9

All passengers must get off the train!

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Local Chapters

This is a traditional Japanese gate, also known as a torii. Often found at the

entrance of a Shinto shrine, these gates represent a crossing over into the spirit

world, from the ordinary world into a sacred one. Keep going to see Georgia's local

chapters, the spirits that keep our JCL going.

Each yokai (god or spirit) will lead to

the respective chapter's Instagram

page, if they have one!

Duck Spirit

River Spirit

Kaonashi

Namahage

Shikigami

Dosojin Statue

Kashira

Kasuga-sama

Tsuchigumo

Haku, a river spirit

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Nota bene: With permission from each respective chapter, many of these photos and captions are

from their chapter Instagrams, if they chose to be included. I have included the students who ran the

Instagram accounts (if their chapter didn't have a historian), but due to the school year ending early, I

was unable to contact some of them.

Radish Spirit


Archer JCL

Historian: Ny’Asia Bell

Instagram run by: Erin Mulket and

Bailey Parker

Brookwood JCL

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Cambridge JCL

Instagram run by: Madison Cochran

Columbus JCL

Instagram run by: Tamsin H.

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chapter received our NJCL

Our

this month!

cards

Decauter JCL

Instagram run by: unknown

Dekalb School of the Arts JCL

Photo credits: Leonardo Hinnant

Eastside JCL

Instagram run by: unknown

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GWA JCL kicks off the 2019 school year with a Vulcanalia

The

complete with volcano themed cookie cakes!

celebration,

members at

GJCL

band together

GWA

spread some joy

to

positivity around

and

school. Students

the

30 plaques with

made

and Latin

english

of positivity.

Quotes

teacher will get

Each

to hang in there

one

GJCL

classroom.

love to all!

spreads

George Walton Academy JCL

Photo credits: Sara Camp

Grady JCL

Instagram run by: Hope Nathanson, Lanier

Pickren, and Lauren Silcock

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Hillgrove JCL

Instagram run by: unknown


member A

a wave

creates

in a design

style!

mosaic

JCL

Instagram run by: Insiya Motiwala

Marist JCL

Instagram run by: Sydney Smith

Milton

Mountain

View JCL

Photo credits: Alyssa

Bran

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Northview JCL

Historian: Jasmine Fan

North Gwinnett JCL

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Historian: Richenelle Isip


Scholars Academy recently had their own Miniature Convention

Thomasville

September 28th. Students from Scholars were joined by JCLers from

Saturday,

County High School of Moultrie, Georgia, as well as Christ Classical of

Colquitt

Florida. The day was filled with workshops and activities such as

Tallahassee,

Art, Greek Dancing, Certamen, and Gladiator Fighting as well as a

Impromptu

on spoken Latin by Mr. Amstutz of Rickards High School. TSAJCLer Rosalie

lecture

says, “This was a great way to kick off the school year and we can’t wait

Millere

more!” Pictured are students gathering materials for Impromptu Art.

for

North Oconee JCL

Historians: Eleni D. and Katherine X.

Thomasville JCL

Photo credits: Anna Myhre

Parkview JCL

Instagram run by: Kristy Trung

Westminster JCL

Historian: Diane Chen

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Walton JCL

Historians: Rebecca Lee and Cynthia Ruan

Wheeler JCL

Historians: Cate McCoy and Abbie Duffy

Instagram run by: Mr. Ward

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Woodstock JCL

Instagram run by: unknown


Thank you so much for

reading through my

scrapbook!

Credits

Pictures

Helen Liu (unless otherwise noted)

Drawings

Helen Liu

Software

Canva, Snapseed, Autodesk Sketchbook

References and Other Images Used

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirited_Away

https://www.drawingtutorials101.com/how-to-draw-zeniba-from-spirited-away

https://www.festivalclaca.cat/view/198637/

https://ya-webdesign.com/explore/torn-paper-texture-png/

See you soon, GJCL!

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