Student Involvement Opportunities
(information submitted by sponsors)
Academic Team is an organization created for students who wish to participate competitively in the Quiz Bowl team format.
Sponsor: Robyn Murphy
How to Join: Email Mrs. Murphy
The YMCA Black Achievers program provides educational development and career exploration for students through a program of engaging academic instruction, experience-based career exploration, and enriched cultural exposure.
Sponsor: Kim White
Buddies of the Bluegrass (BOTB)
We are an organization with a goal of making our special needs students feel more involved in our school and community. No fees to join; just text @buddiesof to 81010!
Sponsor: Mrs. Powell (Room 328)
How to Join: Text @buddiesof to 81010
President: Tristen Culton
VP: Sarah James
Cards for Paws
Cards for Paws will discuss pet care and other pet-related issues. We will plan fundraisers and collection drives to help the animal shelters and organizations around us. We want to plan fun events and make the club a fun way to help the animal community.
Sponsor: Mrs. Richardson
How to Join: Email sponsor
Chess Team (Competitive)
Chess team will compete in winter tournaments and the annual State High School Chess Tournament. Our team is a regular at the State Chess Tournament Sweet 16. Chess teaches long term planning skills and, according to studies, makes students smarter.
Sponsor/coach: Dodd Dixon
How to Join: Email sponsor
Christian Fellowship Club (CFC)
Our mission is to be a place where students of all backgrounds can come together to worship, pray, and encourage each other in their faith and relationship with God.
Sponsor: Mr. Heinss
How to Join: Remind: @jesusgrc
Google Classroom: 3esnd7w
Other info: Come as you are! No membership fees.
Meet times: 8-8:25 a.m. daily in Room 221
Creating Changes around the school to ensure that all students feel they belong.
Sponsor: Ashley Childers
How to Join: Join Google Classroom (code: 4uxhtmh)
Meeting Information: Virtual meetings listed on google classroom
Other Information: Anyone can join this group. Bring your ideas and be ready to implement change.
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
FCCLA is a national organization for young men and women
in FCS education. FCCLA is about making a difference in families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues.
Sponsor: Olivia Moon and Jeff Finch
*Must have taken FCS class in the past. (Any class taught by
Ms. Moon, Chef Finch, Mrs. Powell (Cassandra), or Mr. Foster.)
Future Farmers of America
Student-run organization that focuses on promoting agriculture students growth in premier leadership, personal growth and career success.
Sponsors: Terra Pigg, Shane Wiseman, Derek Knight, Kyle Porter
This year, French Club will focus on culture. We will have Google meets, French foods, and in-person meetings at GRC after school. You don’t need to take French to participate.
Sponsor: Lydia Kohler
How to Join: Join Google Classroom by using code: nvgwt2o
Meetings: Second Tuesday of every month after school 3:40-4:15
Green Club is for those who are interested in nature, environmental issues (global warming/climate change), and recycling.
Sponsor: Brian Foudray
How to Join: Email Mr. Foudray, and explain who you are, what grade you are in, and why you want to join the club.
Meet times: During Club Day and before/after school. We try to stick to meetings during the school day, so those who ride the bus can attend.
Our organization seeks to provide a safe, supportive, fun community for people who fall anywhere on the gender spectrum- gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, nonbinary, trans, questioning, etc. We aim to forward the basic truth that all people are equal and deserve respect and dignity; to dispel ignorance that feeds fear and hate; and to advocate for those who suffer as a result of that ignorance.
Sponsor: Eloise Lynch
How to Join: Join our Google Classroom (code: ppuxquk) or email Grace Kelley or Eloise Lynch.
Meet Times: Meetings are announced via Google Classroom, but tend to occur on weekdays starting at 8:15 a.m.
HOSA - Health and Occupations Students of America
Our organization is open to any student in the Health Science/Allied Health or Biomedical Pathways. HOSA focuses on leadership in the Healthcare field.
Sponsor: Mrs. Abner and Mrs. Harney
Fees: $18 to join
Contacts: Mrs. Abner and Mrs. Harney
International Thespian Society (ITS)
ITS is an international theatre honors organization for high school students.
Sponsor: Katherine Lowther
How to Join: Email Mrs. Lowther
A citizenship program that focuses on leadership development and community service.
Sponsor: Master Sergeant Lee
How to Join: Email Master Sergeant Lee
Mock Trial Team
Mock Trial is a competitive organization in which schools are given a complete court case with witness statements and evidence. As a team, you prepare direct examinations, cross examinations, opening statements, and closing arguments to compete against other schools in an actual trial (most of the time in an actual courtroom)!
Sponsors: Kayla Clevenger, Logan Murphy
How to Join: Tryouts are held in September
National Art Honor Society (NAHS)
A high school honor society that inspires students with outstanding ability and keen interest in visual arts.
Sponsor: Ms. Fuller
Who is Eligible: Must be a high school student who has completed at least one semester of art here at GRC and passed with a C or higher. To be eligible for membership, you must have (and maintain) a minimum scholarship average of a C or higher.
How to Join: If you are eligible and would like to become a member, please sign up to our Google Classroom (code:pmw6bhx)
Fees: Yearly membership fee of $8, details on paying dues google classroom. Please do not let money keep you from wanting to join NAHS.
Meet Times: We will meet 1-2 times a month, typically on Tuesday morning and club days when in-person.
National Beta Club
National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. And for 80 years, it has prepared today’s students to be tomorrow's leaders. To promote the ideals of achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.
Sponsor: Amanda Mills
President: Sara Clark
How to Join: Each member is invited based on their GPA. You must have a GPA above 3.5 to join the club. Email Mrs. Mills to join if eligible.
Meet times: Every other Thursday at 7:55 a.m.
National Honor Society
NHS is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the area of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
Sponsor: Jeffrey Barnett
How to Join: Google Classroom code- g7adefj
Remind code- class of 2022-@ek2dd36, Class of 2023-@8e37f6
Requirements: Junior or Senior, minimum GPA 3.5 and no office referrals
Fees: Dues are $20
Not Just “Chess” Club
Play games, make friends, challenge your intellect, be competitive,
no experience needed.
Sponsor: Mr. Robinson
How to Join: Email Mr. Robinson or join Google Classroom (code: wqzwabw)
Meet Times: After school on Wednesdays from 3:45-5 p.m.
Pep Club is responsible for promoting school spirit and providing service to the school community.
Sponsor: Ms. Hynes
How to Join: Contact Ms. Hynes for more information
We are the leaders and the competitive representatives of the Clark County Area Technology Center. As a previously established group, both advisors and returning members are welcome with open arms. We are preparing you with leadership in the world of work.
Sponsor: Mr. Addison
How to Join: Must have an ATC class to join; contact Mr. Addison.
Speech and Debate Team
The club has existed since 1920. We compete in speech tournaments on select Saturdays in December, January, and February. You will learn how to communicate more effectively. Many of our judges, lawyers, ministers, teachers, and elected officials in Clark County received their start in the speech team.
Sponsor: Dodd Dixon
Strategic Gaming Club
A club for those who love any sort of strategic gaming. Games include, but are not limited to: D&D, Magic, Yu-gi-oh, Catan, Monopoly, Uno, Playing Card Games (like Bridge), and any others that you want to bring!
Sponsor: Brandon Cooke
To join: Email Mr. Cooke
Meet: Room 513 on Wednesdays starting at 3:45pm
The mission of the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association is to develop engaged citizens and servant leaders, inspired to affect change in their school, community, commonwealth, nation, and world. Through the experiential learning, service, and community activism, the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association fosters critical thinking, leadership, and critical thinking in teens.
Sponsor: Amanda Crowell
How to Join: Remind code- @GRCStudY
Meet Times: Meetings held on Wednesdays at 3:45 in room 234
Helping students become their happiest, healthiest, and most hopeful selves by focusing inward and outward on intentionality, mindfulness, mental health, and holistic wellness. By focusing on one aspect at a time, we can take time for our whole selves through what helps to make us happy (hobbies, interests), healthy (yoga and fitness), and hopeful (journaling, art, meditation), while also building community and raising awareness for mental health in our school.
Sponsor: Mrs. Ferguson
How to Join: Google classroom: qffhulc Remind: @peacegrc
Meet Time: Thursdays after school - Room 525
Young Democrats Club
To support and help engage students in the democratic process and assist in the electoral success of Democratic Party candidates for office locally as well as state-wide & federal elections.
Sponsor: Mr. Sizemore
Be a Democrat and show up in order to join.
Meetings will be in Room 236. Monday mornings unless otherwise posted.