Clubs and Activities 2022-2023
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CLUB SPONSOR(S)CONTACT Academic WorldQuest Jason Gore
Academic WorldQuest is an annual team-based competition testing competitors' knowledge of international affairs, geography, history, and culture. The World Affairs Councils of America started the national competition in Washington, DC in March 2003. Participants come from high schools that work with the World Affairs Council network. The competition is played between 4-person teams who answer rounds of questions projected by PowerPoint onto a screen. The questions test their knowledge of current affairs, world leaders, geography, recent history, flags, international organizations, countries, regions, the world economy, culture, religion, and more. A full competition is 100 questions, 10 rounds of 10 questions per round. The winning team is the team with the highest number of right answers. A team consists of four students. They can be freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors. If you would like more information please go to www.ncwa-fl.org.
ARGO - Garden Club Karin Stewart Alliance Club Julie Hayford Arts & Crafts Julie Hayford
The A&C Club’s objective is to introduce students to a variety of arts and crafts projects, though out the school year. Students will learn new techniques & develop skills with a very social group that truly enjoys art. One important goal is to teach students that everyone can be an artist. Student portfolios are created so they can track their progress from the start of the school year to the end. Meetings are held after school on Tuesdays & Thursdays in the Media Center from 2:05 to 3:00 pm. If you have questions, see Ms. Julie in the media center.
Book Club Dawn Peterson
Book Club meets Thursdays at lunch in Room 11-206.
Chamber Orchestra Nic Contreras Chess Club/Table Top Gaming Club Frederic Laderer
The Naples High Chess Club meets weekly to enjoy friendly and competitive chess matches. We accept players of all skill levels in hopes to better learn the game and have new players discover the joy in the game. Chess is a classic game which requires deep thought and plenty of forward thinking - skills that help in many other areas of education and life. The Naples High Chess Club encourages this through our friendly matches and participation in local tournaments.
City of Naples Youth Council Kathy Swingley
City of Naples Youth Council meets twice a month in Room 2-111 please see Mrs. Swingley for more information.
Debate Amanda Kokernak
The Debate Club's aim is to empower students with the skills of expressing their beliefs clearly and concisely, public speaking and effective communication in a formal setting, and staying aware of current events in the world. Debate Club provides an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in current events to engage in the art of civil discourse and discussion. We take the preparation of our cases and our participation in debate tournaments very seriously, however, our club emphasizes respect for others, tolerance, learning and fun. Teams will compete against other local high schools in Collier County.
Drawing for Dementia Chelon Perez-Benitoa
A student-based organization located at Naples High School that connect students thru their artistic abilities with those who are dealing with dementia (Alzheimer's), assisted living and the elderly in our Silent Generation. Promoting a human connection for students to gain understanding, empathy and awareness. Education is an important aspect of the process. Drawing for Dementia, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. If interested, contact Chelon Perez-Benitoa (Fine Arts teacher 6-103) or Gabi Boyd (student President of Drawing for Dementia). Details will be given as well supplies for those interested.
Dungeons and Dragons Mason Laderer Engineering/VEX Robotics Cliff Greer
The NHS Engineering and VEX Robotics Club is an extension of our award winning PLTW/NAF Engineering Academy. We focus on two major competitions, VEX Robotics and Sun Chase. The VEX competitions take place throughout the school year beginning in the fall and culminating with the CCPS STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Competition in May. The Sun Chase competition is a solar car race that takes place on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University in the spring each school year. The FGCU Sun Chase gives our students an opportunity to learn about solar power, electric vehicles, and engineering skills as part of an exciting race event. The Sun Chase go-karts exceed speeds of 30 MPH and have high power electrical circuits. Our club currently has two separate teams that participate in the race each year. When we are not working on VEX or Sun Chase projects, we volunteer at CCPS STEAM events in the community working to spread the word about STEAM.
Enviromental Leadership Amanda Kokernak
Enviromental Leadership meets Thursdays at lunch in Room 11-215.
Envirothon Kelsey McEachern
The Envirothon is a hands-on environmental problem-solving competition for high school-aged students in the United States and Canada. Participating teams complete training and testing in five natural resource categories including: soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and current environmental issues.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Paul Horne
FCA campus ministry is the largest Christian campus ministry in America. It is initiated by students with the purpose of providing opportunities for students to be impacted for Jesus Christ through engagement in fellowship, teamwork, fun, and competition. The NHS FCA Chapter is a student-lead club that hosts weekly meetings called Huddles which are open to all NHS students, faculty, and staff who are interested in learning more about the life and philosophies of Jesus Christ. FCA also hosts numerous community-building activities and service projects throughout the school year.
Fencing Club Heidi Jinkins
This is a brand new club for 2021-2022, so we will be building things from the ground up. All are welcome. We will learn about all aspects of fencing and begin learning and practicing strategies for beginner and those that have fenced before. We meet every other Monday during lunch in Room 11-208. Small club/equipment fee may apply. Please see Mrs. Jinkins if you have any questions.
Fishing Club (Naples High) Kelsey McEachern
The goal is to teach students about ethical angling, conservation, Florida fisheries habitats, basic fishing gear and general fishing concepts to help create confident and responsible anglers.
Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA) Kathy Swingley
FFEA (Florida Future Educators of America) is an organization that gives students the opportunity to explore teaching. We help students gain a realistic understanding of education and the teaching profession. The club has many opportunities for volunteering and learning. The club is not limited to those who want to go into the teaching profession, but all people who like to work with children. The club offers an open forum for new and innovative ideas for active involvement in the club. FFEA meets the 2nd Monday of the month in room 2-112.
Future Doctors of America Gabby Blazina
Future Doctors of America is a club created for the benefit of Naples High School students who have expressed interest in pursuing a career in the medical field. Our club is designed to help students discover the many diverse career opportunities and occupations within the medical field. We will have Skype based question and answer sessions with medical practitioners which will allow students to learn about the responsibilities and intricacies of several career paths in various locations around America. We have weekly medical trivia games as well as group based discussions on advancements in the medical field. We also have activities that will build skills necessary to pursue a medical degree such as practicing sutures, reading x-rays, and becoming CPR certified. We also plan to participate in small group field trips to doctor’s offices around Naples during off-school hours. Come join us Thursdays during lunch in room 5-120 to learn more about our fund-raisers, activities and guest speakers!
Future Problem Solving Leaders of America Naomi Rothring Golden Girls Chelon Perez-Benitoa
Golden Girls is a group of individuals who are interested in building and displaying school spirit. We meet and paint banners, make signs, brainstorm for ideas that can and might be used in our pep assemblies! We meet once a week to paint and design banners. You do not have to attend all meetings as we will welcome you and your ideas at any meeting. All NHS students are welcome! Go Eagles!
Hope for Haiti Pierre Eaton
Hope for Haiti’s Club mission is driven by the fundamental belief that there is always a pathway to a better life in Haiti despite the numerous challenges that exist. Naples High School’s Hope for Haiti Club will attempt to raise money to assist the parent organization, Hope for Haiti, to achieve their goals and assist the incredible people of Haiti.
Interact Bianca Sommerfield
Interact is a club for young people ages 13-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. Interact Club is sponsored by The Rotary Cluf of Naples which is part of Rotarty International. Interact has a membership of over 250,000 yputh in more than 11,000 clubs worldwide. it is one of Rotary's fastest growign programs. Interact's name is a combinaton of the words international and action. With clubs in over 120 countries and geographical areas. Interact is truly an international phenomenon. Through Interact, you can carry oyt hands-on service projects, develop leadership skills and make international connections.
Journalism Club Richie Parlier The Journalism Club aims to strengthen student leadership within the school newspaper, The Talon Tribune. Members contribute to the publication process and help to advance the newspaper through social media outreach, marketing, and web development. The club reinforces journalism skills, leadership abilities, and collaboration among the newspaper’s staff. We also strongly encourage anyone who is passionate about photography to join and become involved in photojournalism. JROTC* (Academic Team, Leadership Team, Drum Corps, Drill Team, and Color/Honor Guard) LTC Paul Garrah
Academic Team: The JROTC Academic Team at NHS is similar to NHS Scholar Bowl competition based on the academic and ACT/SAT types of questions. The team meets Wednesdays at lunch and competes at the state and national level.
Leadership Team: The Leadership Team at NHS is similar to NHS Scholar Bowl competition and is focused on information from the JROTC curriculum. The team meets Wednesdays at lunch and competes at the state and national level.
Drum Corps: NHS the only JROTC program in the county with a Drum Corps. Cadets perform at school and community events as well as parades. The club practices on Fridays from 2:15 to 4:00 all year.
Drill Team: The Drill Team at NHS is a team that competes against other schools at the county and state levels. They compete in precision marching as well as rifle spinning. The team practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 to 4:00 Dec - Apr.
Color/Honor Guard: The Color Guard club at NHS is responsible for presenting the National and State flags at football games as well as school and community events. They also compete at county and state competitions. The Honor Guard uses sabers to present saber arches at various events, activities and ceremonies. The team practices on Mondays all school year from 2:15 to 4:00.
JROTC* (Raiders and Rifle Team) MSG Dale Eaton
Raiders: The Raiders Team at NHS is based on the US Army Ranger competition and is physically demanding. The team competes against local and state schools in various activities to include physical fitness tests, first aid skills, land navigation, and rope bridging. The team practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 to 4:00 Aug-Dec.
Rifle Team: The Rifle Team at NHS is a club that focuses on the importance of rifle safety/marksmanship. The team uses daisy air pellet rifles after school at the NHS rifle range and competes at the county and state level. The team practices Wednesdays in the spring from 2:15 to 5:00.
*Students must be enrolled in Junior ROTC to be on any of these teams/clubs.
Junior Civitan Monica Rodriguez
Junior Civitan is an international organization of community service clubs, designed by Civitan International and supported by the local sponsoring Neapolitan Civitan Club to enhance leadership and community service skills in teens. The Naples Junior Civitan Club is an active and caring group of teens who receive credit for volunteer hours and qualify for Civitan scholarships. They make a difference in our community with their local projects and make a difference around the world with their support of medical research, environmental projects as well as social awareness projects. www.FloridaJuniorCivitan.org.
Junior Statemen of America Kelly Romero-Bettridge
The Junior Statesmen mission is to strengthen American democracy by educating and preparing high school students for life-long involvement and responsible leadership in a democratic society. In the student-run Junior State participants learn statesmanship as they engage in political discourse through weekly club debate forums and at the Fall State Convention. At Winter Congress, in Washington, D.C., students propose and promote their own legislation in House and Senate committees. Through participation in JSA, students cultivate democratic leadership skills, challenge one another to think critically, advocate their own opinions, develop respect for opposing views, and learn to rise above self-interest to promote the public good. Additional information can be found at www.jsa.org
Key Club Sarah Burd
Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. What makes Key Club so successful is that it is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Today, Key Club exists on more than 5,000 high school campuses, primarily in the United States and Canada.
Develop initiative and leadership.
Provide experience in living and working together.
Serve the school and community.
Cooperate with the school principal.
Prepare for useful citizenship.
Accept and promote the following ideals:
Give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.
Encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
Promote the adoption and application of higher standards in scholarship, sportsmanship, and social contacts.
Develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
Provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render unselfish service, and to build better communities.
Cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and good will.
And, follow us on social media: Instagram: @napleshighkeyclub Twitter: napleshighkeyclub
Kids CAN Adam Weikel
Kids CAN is a part of the Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN) which is a non-profit organization. Kids CAN is devoted to helping local children, families, and individuals touched by Cancer by providing financial aid, support, education, and information resources. Serving all of Collier and Lee County. The mission of CAN is to help make the lives of Collier and Lee County residents being treated for cancer and the lives of their family easier by paying their non-medical bills like rent, utilities, food, gas, and offer other resources like group support. The Kids CAN club raises money for college scholarships for local high school graduating seniors who are battling cancer or who have a member of the family with cancer. Secondly, Kids CAN in its mission does fundraising endeavors to help local cancer patients. Kids CAN promotes awareness about cancer and takes the stress off cancer patients and their family during the time of chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Leaders in Sports Nicole Felts Literary Club (Naples) Naomi Rothring
The Literary Club consists of the writers, artists, and editors of Naples High School’s biannual, student-curated literary magazine. We meet every Monday in room 8-105 and anyone who has a literary passion is welcomed! Students can submit their literary or graphic work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look for the Stars Richie Parlier
Look for the Star meets alternate Wednesdays at lunch in Room 5-105.
Mock Trial TBA
The Collier County Mock Trial competition is sponsored by the Collier County Bar Association and the school district and is held during the first weekend in February. Students in grades 9 - 12 may compete as part of a 6 – 8 member team. Naples High attempts to field two teams in the competition. Community attorneys generously volunteer their time to assist in the legal preparation of the teams. Winning teams then compete in a regional competition sponsored by the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court and the winner of that event continues to compete at the State Level. The Collier County Mock Trial Program offers substantial scholarships to the winning students and has been held since 1983. The Mock Trial case can be found at www.flrea.org.
Model United Nations Jason Gore
Model United Nations (also Model UN or MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, current events, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. In standard Model UN, students take on roles as diplomats and participate in a simulated session of a intergovernmental organization (IGO). Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.
Mu Alpha Theta (Math) Cecilie Masewicz
Mu Alpha Theta is an international mathematics honor society and competition club. Currently, the Naples High chapter has 85 members in 9th through 12th grades. Students must be enrolled in honors level math courses and have a cumulative math GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible for membership. The activities of the club include weekly practices in six divisions, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, PreCalculus, Calculus, and Statistics. There are bi-weekly, whole club meetings, which include team practices. Since the primary goal of the organization is participation in regional, state, and national mathematics competitions, the members also participate in several fundraising activities to pay travel and registration expenses. The club is rich in traditions which include a holiday celebration in December to which many graduates return from college, and an end of season tribute to graduating seniors, at which the officers for the following year are elected. To get more information please check out our website at is http://nhsmao.webs.com/.
My School Votes Naomi Rothring National Honor Society Frederic Laderer
National Honor Society is an academic and service based organization that promotes scholarship, leadership, service and high character standards. Membership is open to any junior or senior who attains and maintains a 4.0 weighted GPA . Members are expected to be active in campus activities and to do 75 hours of community service before they graduate. Applications for admission are distributed in the fall for current juniors and seniors. Meetings are held the first and third Fridays of the month and are held in the NHS Auditorium.
Nature Nurtures Marjorrie Hanlon Photograph Club Daniella Rosset Pickleball Club Antonella Albano Scholar Bowl Debbie Cantor
The Scholar Bowl Team represents Naples High by competing in academic “Jeopardy”-style competitions throughout the year. Questions are taken from the core subject areas. Practice is every Friday after school until 3 pm. Below are the three major competitions that the club participates in:
- The Collier County Scholar Bowl Tournament has schools compete against each other all year and culminates in a televised top-three teams finals. Six students from the county will go on to compete in the State Tournament held at Disney World.
- The Knowledge Master Open is a national competition that takes place twice a year for 2 hours via the computer. Teams that score high enough qualify to go to Nationals.
- The A-Team Challenge is a televised single-elimination tournament comprised of 32+ teams from Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties.
Spanish Honor Society Tim Howard
Naples High School's Yoani Sánchez Chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica was started in 1986. To be eligible, students must have at least a 3.5 GPA in Spanish classes up through the Spanish 3 level and be enrolled in Spanish 4 or Advanced Placement Spanish Language. Students who are native speakers of Spanish must have at least a 3.5 GPA in two Spanish classes and be enrolled in Spanish 4 or Advanced Placement Spanish Language. The purpose of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is to encourage the study of the Spanish language and enhance student appreciation of Hispanic culture. Club meetings take place during lunch in 6-204.
Spikeball Club Dawn Peterson
Spikeball Club meets once a month in Room 11-206, please see Mrs. Peterson for more information.
Student Government Association (SGA) Lauren Meinert
The Student Government Association represents all students at Naples High School. S.G.A. provides an opportunity for all students to actively contribute to the academic and social climate of the school campus.
Naples High School encourages students to participate in the governance of the campus community. One avenue for this participation is through the election of student leaders. The elected officers of the student body, include each Classes’ President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. S.G.A. has open membership in the way of Class Representatives. Any Naples High School student may represent their class at weekly S.G.A. meetings as a Class Representative however Class Representatives are unable to vote on issues and motions that are presented at meetings.
S.G.A. meets weekly to discuss and address issues of campus concern. Unless otherwise noted, weekly meetings are open to all students and other members of the Naples High School community. All students are encouraged to attend S.G.A.’s weekly meetings, to voice opinions, or to listen and observe.
S.G.A. is conducted by the S.G.A. President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer all of whom are elected by Naples High School students. The S.G.A. Officers serve as the primary Student Government Association liaisons with the faculty, staff and administration of Naples High School and the greater Naples Community.
Tom's Campus Club Karin Stewart
All About NHS TOMS Club Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month in Mrs. Stewart’s room 11-105 (next to the cafeteria) Annual dues: $10 T-shirt: $10.
2018-2019 Club Officers - President: Kelsey Puente; Vice President: Hannah Sickler; Secretary: Benji Howard; Treasurer: Ayida Ozumi; Historian: Anthony Ferro.
The NHS TOMS Campus Club members work with local philanthropies like Laces of Love and the Bonita Springs Lions Club to provide children in the community with a new pair of shoes or much needed eye exams and glasses. Our members become very involved and notice how much the world needs us and how together we can make a change. Members not only earn community service hours for their participation, but they also develop skills such as teamwork, creativity, and character as they step in someone else’s shoes and see life from their point of view. We have two annual events- World Sight Day in November and One Day Without Shoes in March. To raise awareness for World Sight Day, we collect new and used prescription glasses and donate them to the Lions Club Eye Center where they are repurposed for those less fortunate in our community.
During the One Day Without Shoes event, we collect new and used shoes, providing the new shoes for all CCPS students in need through our local philanthropy, Laces of Love, and donating the gently-used shoes to Community Recycling.
We Dine Together Lisa Giblin
NO ONE DINES ALONE!! Know you always have a friend to share lunch. We believe lasting relationships and impact happen over the table. WDT is where you can be yourself without fear of rejection For more information, email Ms. Giblin at email@example.com and follow us on Twitter@WeDineTogether2
Young Life Sarah Burd CLASS SPONSOR(S)CONTACT Senior Class Chelon Perez-Benitoa
Junior Class Karin Stewart Sophomore Class Jayson Saunders Freshman Class David Tulchinsky The purpose of the organization is to instill a sense of class and school spirit, unity and pride in students. Through the Student Government Association, the freshmen are given leadership roles as they select a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. The officers promote unity through participation in class-wide activities that sponsor a feeling of class spirit.