Student Involvement Opportunities

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Academic Team

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: Go to room 224 to speak to Mrs. Murphy.

Practice varies week to week, but it usually after school from 3:35 to 4:30.

Planned activities for the year: Governor's Cup in January

American Sign Language Club

We gather together to learn American Sign Language, as well as more about the Deaf community! No experience with ASL is necessary to join.

Sponsor: Kayla Clevenger

How to join: Show up!

Meetings are held every other Tuesday morning from 7:55-8:25 in room 233.

Remind 101: @grcasl

Beta Club 

The purpose of the Beta Club is "to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership and service among elementary and secondary school students.

Sponsor: Amanda Mills

How to join: Each member is invited based on their GPA. You must have a GPA of 3.5 to join the club. 

Meetings are held on Friday mornings.

Planned activities for the year: Numerous community service projects, donation projects.

Beta Club members each complete 16 hours of community service each year; we do a tremendous amount of work in the community.

Buddies of the Bluegrass

This club will focus on helping the special needs community feel more involved with their fellow peers. We hope to do activities that will help our school become more involved with each other and to help all students, including special needs, have a fun and exciting high school experience.

Sponsor: Mrs. Medina

How to join: Attend meetings regularly.

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month in room 329 at 8:00 am.

Planned activities for the year: We hope to host a scrimmage basketball game, a spring talent show/pageant, and a Halloween event this October at Fort Boonesborough State Park.

For more information get in contact with Paiton Marcum, Janna Beth Winburn, Sarah James or Mrs. Cord We are very excited to get this club started this year! We hope you join us!

Cards for Paws

Cards for Paws will discuss pet care and 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: Mr. Olson

How to join: Come to the meetings. If you have questions or want to join, join the remind
(text @cardsforp to 81010) or talk to Mr. Olson in Room 119. 

Meetings are held from 3:45 to 5:00 on the first and third Monday of every month in Room 119.

Planned activities: We don’t have anything set in stone yet, but we would like to plan fundraisers and a dog wash. What we do in the club will be determined by what the members want to do. 

Diversity Committee

Changing the perceptions of school students and the community to be more accepting and willing to learn about diverse populations.

Sponsor: Ashley Childers

How to join: Come to a meeting/ or come sign up in the Counseling Office

Meetings are held Tuesday mornings at 8 a.m.

FCA is a Christian club on campus for students who want to connect with other student believers about their faith in Jesus Christ. We have weekly student-led devotions, worship, prayer, games, and food! Even though the name FCA stands for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, you DO NOT have to be an athlete or on a sports team to join the club. It is completely FREE to join, no membership fees.
Sponsors: Mrs. Medina and Mr. Heinss
How to join: See Mrs. Medina or Mr. Heinss
Meetings are in room 221 on Tuesdays at 8:00 am
Planned activities for the year: See You at the Pole, Trip to The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum,

Fields of Faith (Field Day), monthly campus outreach to full student body during Advisory club day. Girls small group / devotions in room 221 (Medina) and guys small group/devotions in 326 (Heinss). 
Other necessary information: If you are a singer, musician, or worship leader at your church and would be interested in joining the FCA worship team, please see Mrs. Medina in room 221.


FCCLA is a student-led organization whose mission is for members to better themselves, their school, and their community.

Sponsors: Olivia Moon
How to join: If you've taken a Family and Consumer Sciences class in the past or you're enrolled in one now, talk to Ms. Moon or Mrs. Powell about joining FCCLA.
We meet every club day during club time in Ms. Powell's room. (135)
Planned activities for the year: Community service event of students' choice, social outing, Regional Meeting field trip.
Other necessary information: If you're unsure if you've had an FCS course in the past, please ask your advisory teacher to check for you. Courses may include: Life Skills/FACS Essentials, Child Development/Early Lifespan Development, Child Services 1 or 2, Foods and Nutrition, Culinary 1 or 2, and Fashion and Interior Design.


Student-run organization that focuses on promoting agriculture students growth in premiere leadership, personal growth and career success.

Sponsors: Terra Pigg, Shane Wiseman, Derek Knight

How to join: $20 Dues, Student must be enrolled in an Agriculture Class

Meetings are held the last Friday of the Month During Advisory in the Library.

Planned activities for the year: Rush Week, Recreational Cook Out, Attend Rodeo, National FFA Convention, Farm Machinery Show, Skyzone.

French Club
We celebrate French culture the last Friday of every month during club time.
Sponsor: Lydia Kohler
How to join: $5 by Oct. 31.
The club meets on Club Day in Room 415.
Planned activities for the year: T-shirts and club meetings

Green Club

A volunteer student group dedicated to advocating for environmental preservation, spreading awareness about threats to the environment, and running the GRC recycling program.

Sponsor: Mr. Foudray

How to join: In order to become a member, you must apply with Mr. Foudray.  You need 2 faculty recommendations in order to apply.

The club meets every Thursday before school and every club day.

Planned activities for the year: running the GRC recycling program 



Students of all genders and sexualities are welcome to meet and built bonds with others who believe all humans (regardless or gender and sexual orientation) deserve respect, freedom, and safety.

Sponsor: Eloise Lynch

How to join: Come to a meeting.

Meetings are held Mondays before school (7:55) in Room 229.

Planned activities for the year: social support development, awareness campaigns, maybe some fundraising/cause-related-work



HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America

Sponsor: Mrs. Abner and Mrs. Cowan

Our meetings are called by our officers and the membership is notified by a Remind message.

Planned activities: Throughout the year we will participate in community service projects such as

Trunk or Treat at Central Baptist Church, Bell Ringing with the Salvation Army, Teddy Bear Clinics at the elementary schools, and another project that is still in the planning stages.

International Thespian Society (ITS)

ITS is an international theatre honors organization for high school students.

Sponsor: Katherine Lowther

How to join: Students must earn a minimum of 10 Thespian points after the summer between 8th and 9th grade year in order to be eligible for induction into ITS.  Points are earned for active participation in theatrical productions; a full chart of the Thespian Point system will be available at the first meeting, or in Ms. Lowther's room (123).

Currently meeting during Advisory Club Day, a regular meeting date for ITS will be determined after all members/potential members have met and aligned their schedules.

Planned activities for the year: Participation in the Kentucky Thespian Festival, October 18-19; Morehead State University Theater Games, November 16; local public performances and showcases

Other necessary information: Students not yet eligible may participate in the ITS activities but cannot be inducted until they earn the necessary points.  Most students earn points by participating in the GRC school musical, as well as local community theater events.


A citizenship program that focuses on leadership development and community service.

Sponsors: Colonel Alexander / Master Sergeant Lee

How to join: Talk with Master Sergeant Lee.

Meetings are held daily during school / after-school meetings Tue-Thur 3:45 - 5:30

Planned activities for the year: Raider / Drill / Color Guard / Air Rifle / Academic competitions throughout school year. Summer camp for select attendees at the end of May.

Key Club

Service work for students
Sponsor: Mr. Lennon
How to join: See Mr. Lennon or officers
Meetings are held the last Friday of each month in the Youth Service Center during advisory

Mock Trial

Mock Trial is an organization in which students imitate a full trial procedure. There are attorneys, witnesses, and evidence that make up the case. GRC students compete against other schools from across the state in their case.

Sponsor: Kayla Clevenger

How to join: Tryouts occur during fall semester. Information will be forthcoming.

Meetings are typically held after school based upon students’ schedules.

Planned activities for the year: Various Mock Trial tournaments in the region.

Multicultural Club

The Multicultural Club is a club where students can go to learn about other cultures, by trying foods from around the world, going to fun events about other cultures, and watching movies from other countries. The main goal is to teach others without them knowing they are learning about other cultures.

Meetings are held every other Tuesday/ twice a month, from 3:45-5:30, in room 226.


-You can miss up to 4 meetings

-You have to go to at least 2 of the club's events

-Have an interest in other cultures.

-Volunteer for at least 5 of the club's fundraisers.

-You can join the club at any time.

If you have any questions or are interested in the club please email this email. Or contact this number via text (859)-771-5814

National Art Honor Society

Program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art; advocating artists in the school community and in Winchester. 

Sponsor: Ms. Fuller

How to join: Adequate grades, Service, Character, At least a B in an Art Class in any previous semester,

$8 membership fee. 

Meetings are held the last Friday of the Month (Club Day), potential after-school meetings and

weekend events. 

Planned activities for the year: Planned by students within NAHS

National Honor Society

The 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 areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Sponsor: Mr. Barnett

How to join: Minimum GPA 3.5 & no office referrals. Dues are $20

Meetings times are TBD. Room 531

Planned activities for the year: Turkey Trot, MLK Breakfast, & more to come

Pep Club
Pep Club is responsible for promoting school spirit and providing service to the school community.
Sponsor: Ms. Hynes
How to join: $10 Fee (optional) includes t-shirt
Meetings are held every club day. Other meetings are TBD based on needs.
Planned activities for the year: Hopes are to start many traditions such as a Homecoming Bonfire.


We are the leaders and competitive representatives of the Clark County Area Technology Center.

As a previously established group, both advisers and returning members welcome you with open arms. We are preparing you for leadership in the world of work.

Sponsor: Mr. Addison
How to join: Must have an ATC class to join. Must pay Mr. Hall $20
Meetings times are TBA.
Planned activities for the year: Community Service events TBA, Regional and State Competitions

Spanish Club   Club de Español
The Spanish Club is an environment outside of the classroom where those who have a passion for Spanish-speaking culture can get together, participate in activities and meet other like-minded students. Additionally, the club honors the importance of helping the community by participating in community service projects. This club is student-led, providing students with the chance to develop their leadership skills and make a difference in their community.
Sponsor: Mrs. Mills & Mrs. Snellen
How to join: Come to meetings; join Remind @GRCspaclub.
Planned activities for the year:

  • Trip to Lexington for “Festival Latino”

  • Day of the Dead Celebration: Learn about how Mexicans recognize and celebrate death.
    Give presentations and display an altar in memory of the dead.

  • Cooking Classes: Learn how to cook authentic Latin American and Spanish cuisine.

  • Spanish Film Festivals: Watch movies from Latin America and Spain.

Other necessary information: By joining the Spanish Club, you can celebrate Hispanic holidays, learn about different customs, and experience the food, music and art of Spanish-speaking countries.


Speech & Debate Team

The GRC Speech & Debate team is one of the community's oldest high school-based organizations dating back 100 years to the 1920s.  This Club is dedicated to teaching the art of Communication and Debate.  There are approximately 20 different categories to compete in at a Speech and Debate Tournament.  Areas of competition range from Story Telling to Poetry to Congressional Debate to Radio Broadcasting.

To raise funds, the team has a weekly radio news program of 5 minutes that is broadcast on local radio station WWKY. Ads are sold for this programing. The programing is researched, written, and announced by Speech Team Members. The teams radio news program is year round. The team's competition season runs from November to late February of each year. Competitions are on Saturdays at Kentucky high schools and universities.

Coach: Dodd Dixon
The team meets weekly after school in the Computer lab at GRC.

GRC Students may join at anytime as the team functions on a year-round basis.

To join, contact Team President Austin Raney or Vice President Maria Jackson.

The Y-Club program provides high school students a chance to participate in hands-on activities that develop leadership skills, help one understand the importance of civic responsibility, and enhance our community through service projects. This organization allows students to put democracy in action by participating in the KYA and KUNA Conferences and meeting with other schools from around the state.
Sponsor: Ms. Crowell
How to join: Attend the meetings after school on Wednesdays. Membership dues are $10.
Meetings are held at 3:45 pm on Wednesdays in Room 234.

Planned activities for the year: KYA Conference, KUNA Conference, and community outreach

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 and federal elections.

Sponsor: Brent Sizemore
How to join: Be a Democrat and show up. No dues.
Meetings will be in Room 236. First Wednesday of every month at 3:45 PM.
Planned activities for the year: Participation in Andy Beshear campaign in Clark County for Governor is the first big event. Evaluation of the 2020 Democratic Primaries Second Semester


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