Mercy McAuley Ranked Top All-Girls School in Ohio at 2019 OJCL State Latin Convention!

Mercy McAuley Ranked Top All-Girls School in Ohio at 2019 OJCL State Latin Convention!

Mercy McAuley was ranked as the Top All-Girls School in Ohio, and 5th overall in the state, at the 69th Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL) State Convention held March 8 - 10 in Columbus. The OJCL convention brings together over 800 students, teachers, and parents from across the state of Ohio to celebrate the study of Latin. There are a variety of competitive activities at the convention, including academic tests, art contests, certamen, and creative performances (in both English and Latin), along with social activities such as a dance, toga banquet and more.

Brianna Birkle

Two Mercy McAuley students received “Best of Show” awards: Brianna Birkle, for her game “Holy Hera!” and Helene Schaefer for her Minotaur constructed chart. Also, three Mercy McAuley students finished in the Top 10. Ellie Kammerer was the overall 8th ranked Latin student in Ohio. Katelyn Enginger was the 6th ranked Latin student in the Graphic Arts Sweepstakes, and Katelyn Freese was the 8th.

Helene Schaefer

L to R: Ellie Kammerer, Katelyn Freese, Katelyn Enginger

Mercy McAuley Latin teacher, Mrs. Rachel Kless, was honored with the Longtime Service Award for attending her 20th Ohio Junior Classical League State Convention. In addition, McAuley High School alumna Julia Cardinal and Mercy McAuley senior Ellie Kammerer were elected to the Ohio Senior Classical League State Board. In addition, McAuley alumnae Abbey Witzgall and Margaret Kammerer were appointed Ohio Senior Classical League Advisors.

Over 125 ribbons and medals were awarded to Mercy McAuley Latin students in both academic and artistic contests, and Mercy McAuley’s Latin Club was ranked the #4 Latin Club in Ohio. A full list of the awards is below. Congratulations to all our Latin students, and to Mrs. Rachel Kless, on an outstanding year!

Honors & Awards

Club Contests

  • Gold Medal – Club Banner
  • Gold Medal – Club Project
  • Silver Medal – Club Commercial
  • Silver Medal – Club Publication
  • Silver Medal – Club Scrapbook
  • Silver Medal – Club Service
  • 2nd Place – Club Roll Call

Graphic and Creative Arts Projects

Drawn Chart

  • 1st Place - Francine Crowe, Latin III
  • 2nd Place - Ellie Russo, Latin I
  • 2nd Place - Emma Schulte, Latin III
  • 6th Place - Eileen Jones, Latin II
  • 8th Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin IV

Constructed Chart

  • 1st Place - Brianna Birkle, Heroes TEA
  • 2nd Place - Katelyn Enginger, Latin II
  • 3rd Place - Helene Schaefer, Latin II
  • 3rd Place - Monica Dempsey, Heroes TEA
  • 5th Place - Kristiana Bourbeau, Latin I
  • 5th Place - Shelby Stone, Latin I
  • 6th Place - Kaitlyn Sansone, Latin I
  • 6th Place - Eva Wright, Latin III
  • 7th Place - Ceilia Elfers, Latin III
  • 7th Place - Eleanor Keil, Latin II
  • 8th Place - Caroline Nash, Latin II
  • 9th Place - Clare Mattingly, Latin II

Photography

  • 6th Place - Katlyn Freese, Latin IV
  • 8th Place - Kristiana Bourbeau, Latin I
  • 9th Place - Grace Munro, Latin Clubber
  • 10th Place - Audre Frigge,  Heroes TEA 

Constructed/Drawn Maps

  • 1st Place - Katelyn Freese, Latin IV
  • 5th Place - Clare Mattingly, Latin II

Constructed Poster

  • 1st Place - Brianna Birkle, Latin I
  • 3rd Place - Clare Mattingly, Latin II
  • 7th Place - Audre Frigge, Heroes TEA
  • 8th Place - Caroline Nash, Latin II

Drawn Poster

  • 1st Place - Katelyn Freese, Latin IV
  • 9th Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin IV

Water Color

  • 3rd Place - Clare Mattingly, Latin II
  • 4th Place - Katelyn Enginger, Latin II
  • 10th Place - Audre Frigge, Heroes TEA

Textiles

  • 5th Place - Grace Munro, Latin Clubber
  • 7th Place - Audre Frigge, Heroes TEA
  • 8th Place - Katelyn Freese, Latin III

Woodworking

  • 2nd Place - Katelyn Enginger, Latin II
  • 2nd Place - Katelyn Freese, Latin IV
  • 3rd Place - Clare Mattingly, Latin II
  • 3rd Place - Celia Elfers, Latin III
  • 4th Place - Eileen Jones, Latin II

Oil and Acrylic Painting

  • 1st Place - Katelyn Enginger, Latin II
  • 8th Place - Summer Holt, Latin Clubber

Pastels

  • 3rd Place - Francine Crowe, Latin III
  • 5th Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin IV
  • 9th Place - Celia Elfers, Latin III

Colored Pencil Drawing

  • 2nd Place - Brianna Birkle, Heroes TEA
  • 4th Place - Katelyn Enginger, Latin II
  • 7th Place - Grace Munro, Latin Clubber

Charcoal Drawing

  • 5th Place - Katelyn Enginger, Latin II

Ink Drawing

  • 6th Place - Katelyn Freese, Latin IV

Decorative Stitching

  • 7th Place - Helene Schaefer, Latin II
  • 10th Place - Eleanor Keil, Latin II

Mixed Media

  • 2nd Place - Ellie Russo, Latin I

Illustrated Quotation

  • 6th Place - Audre Frigge, Heroes TEA
  • 7th Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin IV

Sculpture

  • 3rd Place - Summer Holt, Latin Clubber

Games

  • 1st Place - Brianna Birkle, Heroes TEA
  • 7th Place - Emily Bollin & Megan Zerhusen, Latin II

Talent Show

  • Ashley Bushman – Jumping Rope on a Pogo Stick
  • Megan Zerhusen – Beat Boxing
  • Celia Elfers – Singing

Pre-Convention Contests

Modern Myth Writing

  • 1st Place - Brianna Birkle, Heroes and Monsters TEA*
  • 2nd Place - Lizzie Mushaben, Latin IV
  • 8th Place - Ashley Bushman, Latin Enthusiast
  • 9th Place - Audre Frigge, Heroes and Monsters TEA

Cartoon

  • 1st Place - Katelyn Freese, Latin IV*
  • 5th Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin IV

Comic Panel

  • 3rd Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin IV

Multimedia

  • 7th Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin IV

Poetry

  • 3rd Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin IV
  • 9th Place - Clare Mattingly, Latin II

Certamen

Two teams advanced to the Semi-finals and were Top Ten in Ohio!

  • Latin I Team: Ellie Russo, Kaitlyn Sansone, Shelby Stone and Yamia Ward.  The Latin I team finished 9th overall in Ohio.
  • Upper Level Team: Captain Ellie Kammerer, Katelyn Freese, Katlyn Havlin and Elizabeth Mushaben.  They finished 6th in Ohio.

Academic Tests

Academic Pentathlon

  • 4th Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin IV
  • 4th Place - Kaitlyn Sansone, Latin I
  • 5th Place - Ellie Russo, Latin I
  • 8th Place - Katelyn Freese, Latin IV

Classical Mythology

  • 3rd  Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin IV   
  • 7th Place - Kaitlyn Sansone Latin I      
  • 7th Place - Katelyn Enginger, Latin II   
  • 7th Place - Eva Wright, Latin III
  • 8th Place - Lizzie Mushaben, Latin IV
  • 8th Place - Emma Schulte, Latin III
  • 9th Place - Celia Elfers, Latin III
  • 10th Place - Megan Zerhusen, Latin II

Derivatives

  • 1st Place - Katilyn Sansone, Latin I
  • 4th Place - Ellie Russo, Latin I
  • 5th Place - Yamia Ward, Latin I
  • 7th Place - Katelyn Enginger, Latin II
  • 9th Place - Francine Crowe, Latin III
  • 10th Place - Clare Mattingly, Latin II

Latin Grammar

  • 7th Place – Ellie Kammerer, Latin IV

Sight Latin Reading

  • 6th Place – Ellie Kammerer, Latin IV

Latin Literature

  • 7th Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin IV
  • 8th Place - Caroline Nash, Latin II
  • 9th Place - Kaitlyn Sansone, Latin I

Reading Comprehension

  • 4th Place - Kaitlyn Sansone, Latin I
  • 7th Place - Ellie Russo, Latin I
  • 8th Place - Clare Mattingly, Latin II

Roman Life

  • 4th Place - Kaitlyn Sansone, Latin I
  • 5th Place - Ellie Russo, Latin I
  • 9th Place - Katelyn Enginger, Latin II
  • 10th Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin IV
  • 10th Place - Clare Mattingly, Latin II
  • 10th Place - Megan Zerhusen, Latin II

Roman History

  • 9th Place – Ellie Kammerer, Latin IV
  • 9th Place – Ellie Russo, Latin I

Vocabulary

  • 5th Place - Clare Mattingly, Latin II
  • 7th Place - Katelyn Enginger, Latin II
  • 8th Place - Ellie Kammerer, Latin IV
  • 9th Place - Kaitlyn Sansone, Latin I