Clubs and Activities 2019-2020
Click HERE (updated 10/04/2019) for a printable list of clubs with sponsors and meeting information.
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.
Arts & Crafts Julie Holt 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.
Badminton Club Nick Kutz Best Buddies Jennifer Szczepkowski
Best Buddies is all about making sure students with special needs do not have to go through high school alone! Students are matched up with a buddy and are asked to meet with their buddy during lunch or even outside of school at least once a week. Please check this program out and sign up at bestbuddiesonline.org and see how you can make a difference. Diversity is a Fact but Inclusion is an Act! Check us out. Email Mrs. Szczepkowski at SzczeJ@collierschools.com for more information.
Big Sister's Closet Adam Weikel 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.
Creative Couture Club Karin Stewart
We take unwanted or donated clothing and “up-cycle” them into fashionable wares! From beginner to the modest expert, we teach each other the importance of using what we have in a fun, creative way. Once approved, we will be busy planning and making NHS’s first and only “Spring Fashion Show” made entirely by us! Meetings are held only once a month in room 11-105 during lunch, but creative projects on those days will be ongoing throughout the year. Club dues are only $10 for the school year, which pays for so much and more!
Upcoming events and activities:
*Club t-shirt design ideas submitted and approved by October 9th
*Fall Candy Fundraiser that starts on October 3rd and runs until the 15th
*Club Picture Day in the Blue Gym during lunch on November 7th
From the love and help from local donators and donorschoose.org, our club was given a brand new sewing machine, threads, hand and machine sewing needles, formerly-appreciated formalwear, and informational how-to manuals. All we need is the creativeness that you’ll bring and the passion for all things fantastic! Even if you’re not into sewing, we have something for you! We will need persons to help with planning and designing our fashion show in the spring, but more importantly, we will need models, audio/visual/camera operators, and advertising through social media and ENN.
President: Fallon Jones
Vice President: Hannah Williams
Secretary: Julia Cornwall
Treasurer: Dayna Dorestin
Debate Amanda Tontodonato
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.
Engineering/First Robotics Cliff Greer
The NHS Engineering and 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.
Envirothon Amy Lawson
The NHS Envirothon program is part of the NCF Envirothon, an annual competition in which teams compete for recognition and scholarships by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management. The teams, each consisting of five high school-aged students, exercise their training and problem-solving skills in a competition centered on four universal testing categories (i.e., soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, and wildlife) and a current environmental issue. NHS Envirothon meets every Monday during lunch in room 3-101 from August through December. Competition begins in early December and continues through March. Lunch meetings are spent learning the hands-on skills necessary for Envirothon. Contact Mrs. Lawson in room 3-101 if you are interested.
Fashion Club Naomi Rothring
The Fashion Club creates a fashion magazine to provide a review of current trends, an advice column, and a discussion of the impacts of politics and environment on fashion.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Steve Edwards
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.
Mission: To lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Vision: To see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
Values: Our relationships will demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Work through Integrity, Serving, Teamwork, and Excellence.
Functions: 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.
Fishing Club Scott Barham
The Naples High Fishing Club meets one to two times per month in Room 2-209 during lunch. The eligibility requirements to be a member of the club are: the student must maintain a 2.0 grade point average, the student must attend a boater safety class with a completion date of no later than November 7, 2019 and the student must attend 75% of the club meetings.
The purpose of the club is to encourage camaraderie, sportsmanship, integrity, conservation and development of the skills and knowledge needed to be successful anglers.
Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA) Kathy Swingley
FFEA (Florida Future Educators of America) is an organization that gives students the opportunity for students 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 attends a state academic conference every year in Orlando and offers many opportunities for anybody who may be interested. FFEA meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month in room 2-112.
Future Doctors of America Brie Levesque
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!
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Julie Hayford
The Naples High School Gay Straight Alliance provides a comfortable place for students to meet, enjoy lunch and provide support for each other. Issues related to a wide variety of topics are discussed. There are three typical functions of a GSA club: Support, Social, and Activist.
- Social GSAs — Students meet and connect with other trans, gay and straight students on campus
- Support GSAs — Students work to create safe spaces and discuss various issues they face (such as discrimination) in school or their broader community
- Activist GSAs — Students take a leadership role to improve school climate through campaigns and events that raise awareness to effect policy changes or practices in the
All students are welcome at GSA meetings held every Monday at lunch, in the LMC Blue Room. See Ms. Julie in the LMC with any questions about NHS GSA.
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 Informed Citizens Club Natalie Marker Interact Cecilie Masewicz
Interact is an international organization of service and social interactions for young people ages 12 to 18. We foster leadership, responsibility and citizenship. Members are encourage to have fun while carrying out service projects. We help young students connect with community leaders and to make international connections. Interact Clubs are sponsored by Rotary Clubs as a program of Rotary International.
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 State 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 Blanca Sommerfield
Kids CAN is the high school chapter of the Cancer Alliance of Naples. We volunteer at beneficiary events and raise money for scholarships for local graduating seniors who have been affected by cancer. Membership is open to all students. Meetings are held on Wednesday during the lunch period once or twice each month.
Kids Wish for Kids Gabby Blazina
The Kids Wish for Kids Club aims to fundraise and raise awareness for children with critical illnesses with the hope of aiding in granting wishes.
Laureate Naomi Rothring
The overall goal of the Advanced Placement Laureate Program is to provide a rigorous academic course of study and to challenge and recognize high-achieving students. Although centered on Advanced Placement courses, the program encompasses other activities that enhance a student’s general background and preparation for higher education. The program assumes each candidate’s exceptional motivation, aptitude, and achievement while encouraging high levels of integration of ideas and application of skills. The Laureate Club has formed to coach and support the students as they work toward the Laureate Diploma or Laureate Certificate.
Literary Club Naomi Rothring
The Literary Club consists of the writers, artists, and editors of Naples High School’s biannual, student-created literary magazine.
Mock Trial Brian Camey
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/.
National Honor Society Paul Horne
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.
Photography Club Daniella Rosset
The purpose of the Photography Club is to learn and expand our photography skills with weekly and monthly photo challenges and contests. Each week a winner is selected, and from that group, a “Photo of the Month” is chosen and put on display. It is open to all skill levels and is designed to cultivate a passion for photography.
Physics Club Corey Stewart
This club is for students who want to learn more about the world around them by working on “Phun” Physics projects and contraptions. Projects we have worked on in the past include making a bed of nails, a solar “death ray”, large air vortex cannons that shoot fog rings across the room, and a “wave pendulum” consisting of 15 different sized pendulums that move in and out of phase creating patterns. This year’s projects may include making a hovercraft and a trebuchet. We are working our way up to a time machine or light saber. Anyone with an interest in Physics is welcome.
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. 6 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 Rocinante Chapter of the Spanish Honor Society 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 society purpose is to encourage the study of the Spanish language and enhance student appreciation of Hispanic culture. Club meetings take place on Tuesdays during lunch in 6-212.
Student Connection Club (We Dine Together) Lisa Giblin
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.
Study Abroad Club Robert Prange
The Study Abroad Club encourages its members and the student body at large to explore and take advantage of scholarships available to high school students to spend a summer or an academic year abroad. Student returnees who have participated in these programs share their experiences and their insight into the scholarship selection process. The Club also discusses current international events and enjoys Italian cuisine.
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.
CLASS SPONSOR(S)CONTACT Senior Class Chelon Perez-Benitoa
Junior Class Karin Stewart Sophomore Class Marjorie Hanlon Freshman Class Curtis Martindale 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.