2019-2020 Student Activities/Clubs

Academic Challenge:  The Academic Challenge team gives students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and have FUN while competing in quiz bowl tournaments. We are a TEAM based game of questions and answers on topics such as history, literature, science, math, the arts, and popular culture. Our main competitive season runs from January-March with competitions on Wednesday afternoons.  We practice during FLEX on Tuesdays in Room N509. Practice will consist of the team breaking up into separate groups and simulating actual games based on the next tournament we will play. We plan to begin practice this first week in October and first pre-season tournament will be in November at Clemson University. Practice is on Monday and Thursday during FLEX in Room C113.  tateb@fortmillschools.org  javons@fortmillschools.org

AIGA: the Professional Association for Design:  At AIGA Charlotte, we want to build a more dynamic and creative community where area designers can participate, network and grow. To make that happen, we’re dedicated to providing education and inspiration to the creative arts community by offering a diverse schedule of programs, events and initiatives. Founded in 2000, we’re an affiliate of AIGA, the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing. Nationally, AIGA now represents 25,000 designers through 69 national affiliates and 240 student groups.  Our Mission:  AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all. mcconkeyj@fortmillschools.org piercec@fortmillschools.org Art Club:  Art club provides members with opportunities to express individuality through artwork. The work being displayed in unique ways for the schools, community and members themselves.  coblera@fortmillschools.org     

Beta Club:  Beta Club is an academic, leadership, and service organization.  NFHS Beta Club members consist of sophomores, juniors, and seniors. To remain a member of the Nation Ford National Beta Club you must maintain a GPA, of 3.8 (on the SC scale), participate in service activities, attend meetings, and remain in good moral standing, no suspensions. The club meets the third Friday of every month.   hopperl@fortmillschools.org   mcfaddent@fortmillschools.org mountaine@fortmillschools.org  wheelerr@fortmillschools.org  strelickm@fortmillschools.org cooperj@fortmillschools.org  tranl@fortmillschools.org

Book Club: To expand members’ personal literary experience by reading and discussing works chosen by students in a friendly and open atmosphere. hooperjm@fortmillschools.org

Campus Connect Club:  Campus Connect is a student-led, Christ-centered community that strives to connect people to Jesus and people to people. We meet every Thursday during FLEX in either D507 or D509. There is usually a message from the Bible, small group discussions, or a time to connect with your peers. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend. caponigrol@fortmillschools.org  pihanichk@fortmillschools.org

Character Club:  Mission Statement: Improving the character of all students and adults aboard the Nation Ford High School campus.  Purpose: To promote a climate of moral and ethical attitudes and behavior on campus. mulcahys@fortmilschools.org

Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy:  A high school leadership program focused on IMPACT THROUGH ACTION.  The world needs more leaders who impact their local communities, and we believe high school students are the answer.  In partnership with Chick-fil-A, we will bring a fresh approach to leadership and empower young people to make a difference. strelickm@fortmillschools.org  wilsonkl@fortmillschools.org

Clean the Faculty Break Room Club:  Once weekly, sponsoring faculty and students will clean teacher break rooms, upstairs and down. This will include dishes, countertops, tables and refrigerator.  altr@fortmillschools.org  neidermeierv@fortmillschools.org   

Club Unify: Club Unify is part of Project Unify, a Special Olympics education and sports-based program that promotes respect through sports. Project Unify strives to build an inclusive environment among youth with and without intellectual disabilities, as well as empowering them to be leaders and agents for change.  clenshawk@fortmillschools.org smithc@fortmillschools.org

Drama Club: The purpose of the Drama Club is to encourage thinking outside of the box, pushing individual boundaries, and becoming more confident actors. Members will develop people skills and learn about leadership that will stay with them through the high school and college careers.  addisonc@fortmillschools.org  

Engineering Club/Drone Club: The Drone Club is meant for students who are interested in flying drones for taking pictures, video or just for hobby. We will also be getting into racing drones. You may bring any drone you have or just come hang out and learn about drones. Contact Mr. Lawhun   lawhunm@fortmillschools.org   for more details.

Environmental Club:  Environmental Club brings together students with a wide range of interests -- ecology, nature, wildlife, recycling, habitat creation and maintenance, science, community service, etc. -- to do hands-on projects related to these subjects.  Some of our goals are to expand the recycling program, start a composting practice, beautify one or more areas of the campus, and work with the community to spread awareness about environmental issues. hachenj@fortmillschools.org   genovesed@fortmillschools.org  burrissj@fortmillschools.org dulal@fortmillschools.org Falcons Give Back:  Falcons Give Back is a service club that helps the school and community. We meet Thursdays during the 1st half of FLEX in Room B113 We help at the Humane Society, donate My Coke Rewards Caps codes to NFHS, collect cans for the Canned Food Drive, host a holiday banquet for the NFHS custodial and lunchroom staff, and organize the Ultimate Frisbee Tournament. Join Remind to get updated information by texting@6kk44b to 81010. blushs@fortmillschools.org  mejiac@fortmillschools.org  adamsonm@fortmillschools.org FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America):  The mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer science education. The multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader are the focus for character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.  mccreadys@fortmillschools.org

FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes):  Mission Statement:  FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) is a Christian organization that inspires students to develop their Christian faith and come together in worship, fellowship, service and study.   We meet the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:45-8:30 am in the Practice Gym.   hamiltonj@fortmillschools.org byrda@fortmillschools.org   lendyakz@fortmillschools.org  natsisn@fortmillschools.org  

Feminism Club:  Feminism Club seeks to advocate, support, and educate others about the importance of feminism.  The club will provide a forum to discuss feminism and gender issues, promote a better understanding overall, promote body positivity, and intersectional feminism. piercec@fortmillschools.org

Fishing Club: The fishing club will be for those who enjoy fishing in fresh and saltwater. This club will meet once a month (1st Tuesday) in D514 (Hayes) to discuss past fishing trips, catches, and tips. Members of this club (with the guidance/approval of Coach Callahan and Mrs. Hayes) will also organize a local fishing excursion during the 2018-2019 school year. Students will learn different rigs for different fish/situations. South Carolina state rules/ethics and regulations will also be taught as well as boat safety. All members will be required to have a fishing license or they will not participate in the fishing trip their peers have planned. callahanj@fortmillschools.org   hayesb@fortmillschools.org

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America): Connects students to the workplace, provides opportunities for scholarships, networking, community service, and improving their skill set. FBLA also have competitive events in over 50 different areas.  marshl@fortmillschools.org mcconkeyj@fortmillschools.org  bernsd@fortmillschools.org   perryg@fortmillschools.org  

Feminist Club:  The Feminist Club provides a safe space to discuss and learn about the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of sexes. Male & female students are welcome to join the club, working together toward the same cause- a society in which every member has the opportunity to flourish. We meet Wednesday during the 2nd half of flex in N111. brockc@fortmillschools.org

FFA (Future Farmers of America):  FFA is a student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership.   But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more.  Students must be enrolled or have taken agriculture courses to join the chapter.  FFA is a national organization with local chapters in all 50 states.  FFA chapter members participate in educational travel, competitions, community service, & leadership activities.  petitgoutl@fortmillschools.org

Gospel Choir:  The Gospel Choir is a non-auditioned group of singers that specializes in a single genre of music and performs at least once per semester. The group meets every Tuesday during  FLEX in E112. Singers develop skills within the framework of a strong aural tradition and explore techniques of improvisation as well. The class sings in tra­di­tional voice set­tings (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass) and is usu­ally accom­pa­nied by a piano. If you would like to meet students that share the same interests and enjoy singing, please join us! mckenziem@fortmillschools.org   

Happy Birthday Club:  Happy Birthday Club was started by students and run by students to give a little something back to their teachers. The sole purpose of the club is to promote happiness and spread joy to each teacher on his/her birthday.  ratcliffj@fortmillschools.org reynoldsc@fortmillschools.org

HOSA  (Future Health Professionals):  A student led organization whose purpose is to provide opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition. Students can choose from over 50 competitive events to participate during the State Leadership Conference in the spring of every year.  Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Wed of every month during FLEX in room D112. jacksonl@fortmillschools.org kuhli@fortmillschools.org, merrille@fortmillschools.org, cutlerm@fortmillschools.org pins@fortmillschools.org malchowa@fortmillschools.org

Interact Club:  Interact is a community service club sponsored by rotary international. Our goal is to foster friendship, respect, and a desire to help others through service learning lawsonc@fortmillschools.org

International Club: International Club helps you explore different cultures and their traditions, by having fun, trying different foods, and much more. It also allows you to meet a variety of people and explore new countries and a new way of thinking. simt@fortmillschools.org juntgeonl@fortmillschools.org

International Thespian Society:  The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school theatre students located at more than 4,200  affiliated secondary schools across America, Canada, and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. High school inductees are known as Thespians. ITS is a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA). addisonc@fortmillschools.org

Junior Civitan: Junior Civitan is a community service organization for students.  Members choose local projects to improve their community. We try to have fun while working to make our community a better place.  We meet after school and during FLEX in B 514. hammonds@fortmillschools.org  sainc@fortmillschools.org

Leadership Club:   A group that meets every other Wednesday at FLEX that prepares students to be a leader in their family, school, community, or peer group. Through discussion, role play and activities, students will work on the skills necessary to navigate their worlds confidently. mcquaye@fortmillschools.org   

Mock Trial:  The Mock Trial Club is an association that looks at debatable cases of law that have been settled in  the Courts of America.  shambles@fortmillschools.org morrisr@fortmillschools.org

Model UN (Model United Nations): Model UN is an organization in which students have the opportunity to role-play delegates of the United Nations as well as simulate United Nation committees. At the end of the year, students in this club will compete in a Model UN competition at Winthrop University.  brendanw@fortmillschools.org Mu Alpha Theta:  We are dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.  Students will participate in monthly meetings, and will complete service hours through peer tutoring. delappj@fortmillschools.org  hicksa@fortmillschools.org perryg@fortmillschools.org National Art Honor Society:  National Art Honor Society is an academic club for academic achieving art students. These students work to create art for the school and community. coblera@fortmillschools.org   

NFHS Greenway Ambassadors:   We work in partnership with the ASC Greenway and provide an opportunity for the students to give back to the local community by utilizing their time and talents. Students can volunteer in a variety of ways, i.e. photography, media, environmental, and social.  sainc@fortmillschools.org  

On Think: On Think is a social club that aims to think and communicate with others on certain media topics (such as movies, TV shows, books, and music). carrollr@fortmillschools.org

P7:  Project 7 (P7) is a free resource for students to utilize for the purpose of starting Bible Clubs on their High School and Middle School campuses. P7 Clubs are student-led and -driven opportunities for students to participate in a spiritually inspired, relationship-oriented, community-serving project in their school. wilsonk@fortmillschools.org

Photography Club: Photography Club provides an opportunity for students interested in photography to come together, share, acquire and develop photographic skills in a supportive friendly environment. Students will be able to explore the potential of all aspects of photography. wrightb@fortmillschools.org

Prom Club:  Students help plan, organize, setup and cleanup to make the night enjoyable for the faculty and students. kershawb@fortmillschools.org  strelickm@fortmillschools.org

Quill & Scroll Honorary Society: Quill & Scroll Honorary Society seeks to encourage, support and recognize individual student excellence, initiative and achievement in scholastic journalism. Students must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and must have taken at least 2 semesters of a course in the journalism program (Intro to Journalism, newspaper, yearbook, broadcast, or creative writing). Students must also be recommended for membership by the publications adviser.  swanne@fortmillschools.org

Robotics Club:  Teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April. kophazid@fortmillschools.org. wilsons@fortmillschools.org

Safe Zone: Safe Zone is a safe place for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender questioning others and straight allies to support each other and learn more about the LGBTQ community, We’d love for you to come to the informational meetings to see what we are all about. swannb@fortmillschools.org    martinm@fortmillschools.org    

Set Up and Jam:  Set Up and Jam is a club for Nation Ford High School students who play guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, or sing and are interested in playing/learning songs with other students. Other instruments can join as well. All levels are welcome, beginner to experienced. The goal is to get better together. Students will also have an opportunity to learn how to properly set up and use their instrument and related equipment (amps, speakers, microphones, mixers, etc). The club meets on Thursdays during 1st FLEX in room A513. To sign up for Remind updates, text @setupa to 81010. arandaj@fortmillschools.org   figueroj@fortmillschools.org wrightbt@fortmillschools.org

Spirit Club: Spirit Club helps to bring all the students together and give support and appreciation for the athletes at school all while  promoting school spirit. Spirit Club plans/facilitates pep assemblies, game night themes, Senior nights, helps ABC with the homecoming dance, and helps get the audience involved at athletic events. Spirit Club is one of the driving forces behind school-wide projects and events.   bentleyh@fortmillschools.org  

Student Council:  NFHS Student Council is an organization that is led by students and supervised by adult sponsors.  The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and implementing school activities and service projects.  Events are planned that promote school spirit and community involvement. Senators from each grade level are elected by the student body and class representatives are invited by the sponsors in the fall of each school year. seasteadk@fortmillschools.org quinlant@fortmillschools.org

Tabletop Games Club: Tabletop Games Club gives students the opportunity to play board and card games.  Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to join us each Wednesday during FLEX to meet new people, develop friendship, destress, and disconnect from their devices for a bit. spittleh@fortmillschools.org   revelsc@fortmillschools.org    

Ultimate Frisbee Club:  There are currently no meetings.  The club meets every Friday after school at Sugar Creek Elementary to play games.  The games end between 5-5:15 PM each Friday. craigd@fortmillschools.org  eberharda@fortmillschools.org

Union of Student Artist:  Student led organization that connects NFHS art students with real world art opportunities through the planning,execution, and promotion of art events, artist visits, and artist demos. mountaina@fortmilschools.org

Walk for Water: The purpose of this club is to raise money to build wells in third world countries like Africa to supply clean drinking water for kids at school.  We are aligned with the non-profit organization “Drop in the Bucket”. This organization will build and maintain our well with the money we fundraised. They also make the well dedicated to Nation Ford High School. samsj@fortmillschools.or  

Walking/Workout Club:  Fridays during FLEX - wear running shoes! kruftk@fortmillschools.org

YCI: Youth Commission International Clubs are student-led gatherings on High School campuses to pray and study God's Word with the goal of shining the light of Jesus and showing authentic love to every student.  kozlowskir@fortmillschools.org

Youth for Abolition: This is a club that wants to educate about modern day slavery and use activism to help stop sex trafficking.     kozlowskir@fortmillschools.org

Young Democrats: Young Democrats of Nation Ford High School is a student club that seeks to educate students about political views, political issues, and the function of the American Political system from the perspective of all political parties, with an emphasis on liberalism.  We will learn to discuss and debate issues in a mature way within our own group and also in discussions with the Young Republicans.   bernsd@fortmillschools.org    Young Republicans: Young Republicans of Nation Ford High School is a student club that seeks to educate students about political views, political issues, and the function of the American Political system from the perspective of all political parties, with an emphasis on conservatism. We will learn to discuss and debate issues in a mature way within our own group and also in discussions with the Young Democrats.  berns@fortmillschools.org

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