JCL rolls out of 2015


Sophomores Lilian Lebednick (left) and Ellie Janitz (right) made their own crowns out of toilet paper and decorated them with gems and stickers (Photo credit: Ihechi Ezuruonye).

Mercy’s Junior Classical League (JCL) recently had its last meeting of the year on May 5. Elections for next years JCL officers were held and members celebrated with a party– classic Roman style. Mrs. Marquad’s room– which hosts JCL– was decorated with streamers, giving the feeling of being at a real party.

At the beginning of the meeting, several club members gave speeches on why they wanted to be a part of the JCL council and what they could do for the club in the next school year. After the speeches, online voting was opened later that evening and the new JCL council was announced. Juniors Phil Engel and Emma Reck and sophomores Katherine Colleran, Ellie Janitz, and Joanna Bird were elected.

During each JCL meeting, an activity concerning Roman history is planned. This time, the activity was creating jewelry out of paper towel and tissue rolls. Club members choose either a paper towel or tissue roll, and took it outside, where they had the chance to spray paint it gold or silver. After giving it time to dry, members were able to decorate their roll with stickers, gems and markers. Some members even cut their rolls into stylish accessories such as crowns, bracelets, and necklaces.

When members were done decorating their jewelry pieces, they ate snacks consisting of pretzels, cookies, popcorn, and pop.