Scottsburg High School has a vast amount of different extracurricular activities. Here is a list of each, with their descriptions and advisors:
Archery Club – Debra Hendricks
The Archery Club is open to everyone, and meets several times a week either at the Lake Iola Shelter House or in McClain Hall. Archery Club competes in several meets throughout the year, including a state competition. The club usually starts up in the fall, so watch for announcements regarding archery in the upcoming weeks. Contact Debra Hendricks with any questions about Archery Club.
Drama Club – Jaclyn Morguelan
The Drama Club plans to perform two plays this year, and there are multiple opportunities for students to act, create costumes and sets, work behind the scenes and other things. Mrs. Morguelan is the advisor, so if you are interested in what this club has to offer, you can find her in her New Tech classroom, room 214.
FFA – Caroline Vangosen
FFA is an agriculture-based club that is derived from agriculture classes. The club travels often to compete in events such as dairy, livestock, horse and soil judging. Not only do they compete, they also give back to the community. With a new advisor this year, Caroline Vangosen, many new opportunities may arise. In order to join this club, you must be enrolled in agricultural classes, starting with Intro to Agriculture.
French Club & Spanish Club – Michelle Mihalik & Lana Coverdale
The foreign language clubs, French and Spanish, are headed by Mrs. Mihalik and Mrs. Coverdale respectively. These clubs host a lock-in every year, as well as participate in fundraisers and fun activities throughout the year. These clubs will spread the word once they begin this year, and are very easy to join. One of the only requirements is that you must be a student in that foreign language.
Key Club – Sheila Pecord
Key Club is the high school branch of the community Kiwanis Club. They focus a lot on building future leaders. They are actively involved in the community, and is an all-inclusive club. This means that as long as you pay your dues, anyone is welcome to join. Without a designated sponsor, questions can be directed to President Lyddia Thornberry, 10, or member Abby Walsh, 12.
Model UN – Michaela Hahn
This new club is very different than most clubs at SHS. The students are assigned a country and play the role of a diplomat from said country. It is a Model United Nations simulation. They attend conferences at other schools and debate international issues involving their country until they come to a consensus. If this academic-based club interests you, contact Ms. Hahn for more information.
Pep Club – Lisa Shultz
Pep club is designated to advocate school spirit. Any student may join, as it is a very informal club. Lisa Shultz leads the group and helps set up events to promote school spirit. Meeting every so often during advisory club days, this club comes up with new ideas to get students attend sporting events.
Student Council – Dancie Colson
Student Council is SHS’s substitute for student government. This club has been led by Mrs. Colson for many years, and she plans to continue for several years to come. This club is very active in community involvement, as well as in the school. It hosts several dances, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities during the year. The Student Council meets every Thursday meeting at 7:30 a.m. in the Guidance Conference Room. If you are interested in joining, come to the Guidance office this next Thursday morning.
Students Accepting Others – Lana Coverdale
This club promotes anti-bullying and ways to avoid it. After starting up last year, Mrs. Coverdale has hopes this club will expand in the next year. The Students Accepting Others Club meets on club days during advisory.
Sunshine Society/Hi-Y – Eric Copple
Sunshine Society/Hi-Y is a combined Christian faith-based club that meets about once a month during advisory. In addition to these meetings, the club is also invited to attend a different church service once a month. The club is very active in the community and in the school, so join this club if you enjoy volunteering. Registration will take place during the next two weeks during lunch and dues are $10. If you have any questions regarding these clubs, contact Mr. Copple, Mrs. Callahan or Mrs. Walton.
If these descriptions spark your interest, but you would like to learn more about any of the aforementioned clubs, come to the club fair on September 2 in McClain Hall. Each club will have booths set up with members and advisors there to answer any questions one may have.