Virginia Senior Classical League

Virginia Junior Classical League Latin Convention

Me Hercule! You miss convention don't you?

The VJCL Latin Convention is in the City of Richmond at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, every year in November. Here, Latin students can participate in various events and tests to demonstrate their Classical knowledge. These two days will put your classics knowledge to the test and provide a killer time, all in the name of Latin.

For more information on any of the events listed below, please visit the VJCL website and click on the Convention tab.


  • Modern Myth
  • Latin Oratory
  • English Oratory
  • Dramatic Interpretation
  • Costume Contest
  • Storytelling
  • Sight Reading
  • Impromtu art 

  Here students enter into contests of their choosing and prepare for them ahead of time.  Then, in front of judges, students perform and are ranked against other students.


  • Artwork
  • Books
  • Greeting cards
  • Cartoons
  • Charts
  • Games
  • Jewelry
  • Maps
  • Small models
  • Large models
  • Mosaics
  • Ornaments
  • Photography
  • Photography that has been digitally altered
  • Photographic group
  • Posters
  • Pottery
  • Illustrated quotations
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles
  • Scrapbook
  • Miscellaneous

  In this area of competition, students prepare crafts of their choosing before Convention to be judged with others and given a ranking. Judging is done without the students present and the results are announced on the second day of Convention and awards are given to the appropriate sponsors.

What else is there to do?

The answer: lots! Besides the tests, crafts, and competitions, the VJCL Latin Convention has much more to offer.

The Spirit Contest! - Want to prove that your school has the most spirit? Or that you're more excited about missing school on a Monday? Well here you can! Schools as a whole are divided into three parts (just like Gaul). The divisions for the delegations are large, medium and small. That way each school has an even playing field.

College Fair - Come and see what colleges offer the Classics!

Street Certamen - If you're looking for some friendly competition, you've found the right place! Pick-up style rounds of Certamen are arranged by level. Students can sign-up beforehand to ensure their spot on a team.

Discamus sessions - If you have ever wanted to know what Latin has to do with Harry Potter or about the special forces in the Roman Army, this is the place. The Sessions change ever year so be sure to look up who is speaking and what they are talking about.

Latin Academy Reunion - Those friends you made at Latin Academy are back!

Ludi Frivoli - Fun and games. Need I say more?

That's Entertainment!! - Show off your talents for a monetary prize! Talents of all kinds are displayed here from Irish dancers to Ecce Romani Rappers. The skits are funny and the talent is tremendous.

Roman Banquet - TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! Wear one; it is required for dinner, an Italian dinner of course.

Finally and most important!!!!!!!!

The VSCL Reception- Come and meet us! The very cool kids who help keep this place from imploding! We would love for all you graduating seniors from high school to come and check out what the VSCL is all about. We would Love some more new members! Junk food is provided, no celery here. What do you think college kids live off of? Not veggies, I can assure you of that.