Student Involvement Opportunities

(information submitted by sponsors)

 

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: Email Mrs. Murphy

 

Black Achievers

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

Join here. 

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

Instagram: @clarkco.botb

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. 

Sponsors: Mrs. Medina and Mr. Heinss

How to Join: Remind: @jesusgrc

Google Classroom: 3esnd7w

Instagram: @christianfellowship_grc

Other info: Come as you are!  No membership fees.

Meet times: 8-8:25 a.m. daily in Room 221

 

Diversity Committee

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 

How to Join: Contact Ms. Moon or Chef Finch to join.

*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

 

French Club 

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 

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.

 

GSA

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

 

JROTC

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

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

 

Skills USA

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

 

Student Y

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

 

Teach Peace

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.

No dues.