2020-2021 Student Activities/Clubs

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   millertb@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. Art Club meets in E202 but will be doing virtual meetings in Fall 2020. colblera@fortmillschools.org   
      
Beta Club: Beta Club is a student-led service organization. "We lead by serving others."  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 virtually in Google Classroom each month. cooperj@fortmillschools.org


Campus Connect is a student-led, Christ-centered community that strives to connect people to Jesus and people to people. As a response to COVID-19, meetings will currently take place online via Zoom, and we will post interactive content on our social media pages. 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. 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. Tuesday during FLEX in the JROTC Building. mulcahys@fortmilschools.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.clenshawm@fortmillschools.org elliottm@fortmillschools.org     

College Admissions and Essay Workshop: This workshop is geared towards seniors who are ready to apply to college. Later in the school year, the focus will transition from the college admission essay to the scholarship essay. The College Application Essay is a daunting task for many. You may not be sure of what topic or prompt to choose or how to approach the essay. If you would like help with brainstorming for this essay or having a second set of eyes to read the essay to ensure that you have achieved the desired tone, then please join us for this Essay Workshop. When: During Flex on Tuesdays and Thursdays Where: D 517 hillr@fortmillschools.org  

Girls Go CyberStart is a program to help solve a problem that is putting our nation's security at risk - and girls could play an important part in the solution.Girls Go CyberStart gives students the opportunity to discover if they have an interest in cybersecurity or computer science through a fun suite of challenges, tools and games. Girls Go CyberStart is made up of three stages. In Stage One girls will participate in a fun online tryout called CyberStart Assess. Girls who complete five challenges will move on to Stage 2 CyberStart Game where they'll master all the techniques needed to compete in an online game of Capture the Flag in Stage 3 CyberStart Compete! Girls Go CyberStart - Registration January 13 - February 14, 2020 fulmorem@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 

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America): Connects students to the workplace, provides opportunities for scholarships, networking, community service, and improving skills. FBLA has competitive events in over 50 different areas. Due to circumstances, FBLA will only have returning members for this school year. We hope next year to return to our regular recruitment.
marshl@fortmillschools.org delenam@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. kruftk@fortmillschools.org conteha@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 will be starting up again Second Semester. Anyone interested in helping organize can contact Ms. Hamilton or Ms. Byrd. You can also sign up by using our Remind text:  @bkad8gg for upcoming events. 
hamiltonj@fortmillschools.org  byrda@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. Meetings are scheduled for 6:00 pm on the first Monday of each month. 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
https://nationfordag.wixsite.com/nafoffa 

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 Monday after school from 3:50-5pm in the chorus room (E-112). Singers develop skills within the framework of a strong aural tradition and explore techniques of improvisation as well. If you would like to meet students that share the same interests and enjoy singing, please join us! grahamt@fortmillschools.org 

HOSA (Future Health Professionals): A student led organization whose purpose is to provide opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development in areas of healthcare. Through programs of motivation, awareness and recognition students can choose from over 50 events to participate during the State Leadership Conference in the spring of every year. jacksonl@fortmillschools.org kuhli@fortmillschools.org cutlerm@fortmillschools.org

International Club: The International Club strives to teach all students the value of cultural awareness through education and dialogue with people of other countries in order to promote positive community and global relations. Each club meeting focuses on the cultural practices, products, and perspectives of a certain county. Students who are from that country will present some facts about it, but the main purpose is to explain or debunk common stereotypes and teach others about their native culture. Students do NOT need to be from a foreign country to join; all are welcome.  Meetings will be held via Google Meet on the last Wednesday of every month at 4:15.  The first meeting will be September 30. In order to receive updates, members must join the Remind by texting @deaeef to 81010.  Sponsors are Mrs. Sims simst@fortmillschools.org  and Mrs. Bell bells@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

Intersectional Feminism Club: Our club seeks to educate and advocate for our school and community on issues that impact oppressed or disenfranchised groups of people with a specific focus on how gender intersects with various identities including race, sexuality, ability, and class. This club aims to provide a safe space to discuss social issues, a forum to promote positive praxis, and a source of information to support students' self-image, mental and physical health, and sense of citizenship. You can contact the sponsor, Linh Tran if you have any interest in membership or desire to support our club! tranl@fortmillschools.org

Mock Trial: For students passionate about the law, public speaking, or problem solving, Mock Trial can be an extremely fulfilling extracurricular activity to pursue. Each year, students prepare legal cases that they then present, as a team, in front of a judge. This process lends itself to the development of many crucial skills, from teamwork, to critical analysis, to writing, and beyond. This year, we're hoping to do this virtually with two local attorneys. shambles@fortmillschools.org  mummertj@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. Meet Wednesdays after school in room N502. bartsh@fortmillschools.org  liskd@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. hicksa@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. Meetings will be held virtually in Fall 2020. coblera@fortmillschools.org

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


Safe Zone is a safe place for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and straight allies to support each other and learn more about the LGBTQ community. We’d love for you to attend our informational meetings to see what we are all about. Virtual Meetings (via Google Meet) will be held on the First and Third Wednesdays of each month at 6:30p.m. For text reminders, text “@NFSafeZone” to 81010 to sign up for our Remind messages.  For more information, contact Mr. Whittemore in room C111 or via email whittemorej@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 to 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 quinlat@fortmillschools.org


Spirit Club: Spirit Club helps to bring all students together and give support and appreciation for the athletes at school all while promoting school spirit. Spirit Club plans/facilitates pep rallies, game night themes, Senior nights, Senior Parking Spot painting, helps ABC with the homecoming dance, Adopt an Athlete and helps get the audience involved at athletic events. Spirit Club is one of the driving forces behind school-wide projects and events. Meetings announced via Remind (text @nafospirit to 81010 to receive info.) Advisor: Holly Bentley bentleyh@fortmillschools.org


NEW!  Voices Literary Magazine: The literary magazine staff is looking for students who are interested in creative writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, script and screen play writing), photography, art, and graphic design. The staff will produce and select works for the award-winning magazine. Voices is one of the top student lit magazines in the country. We welcome new members in any field of interest ­– training and coaching will be provided in writing, photography and design. This extra-curricular activity will meet virtually once a week on Monday afternoons. Students in Fort Mill Virtual Academy or at Nation Ford High may apply. Published student work will be selected for competition & awards at the state, regional, and national levels. See last year's print magazine here: Voices Lit Mag 2020: Uncharted 

The staff is taking applications (please include a faculty recommendation). Interested? Apply by 10/1 (Staff positions limited). Contact adviser Beth Swann: swanne@fortmillschools.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. Meetings will be via zoom.  samsj@fortmillschools.org   
lampleyj@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. Meeting time will be via Zoom every other week and in person (social distanced and masks) the opposite two weeks. Contact Mrs. K for more details. kozlowskir@fortmillschools.org

Yearbook Club: The Yearbook Club was created for those students who would like to participate in the production of our school’s annual yearbook. Some students want a taste of what the class does when we meet, while others want to contribute though they cannot make room for the class in their schedules. You may help us get photos at sporting events or other school events. You may help us with layout or other design aspects. You may enjoy talking to people and help us get interviews and even write stories and captions. We will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month after school in room N110. For more information, you can contact Mrs. Murphy.  murphya@fortmillschools.org     

Yoga Club: The Nation Ford Yoga Club is a club dedicated to improving student wellness by helping students manage the stress of classes and extracurricular commitments through yoga and deep relaxation exercises. Due to COVID precautions we will be maintaining a website with on-demand yoga resources until we are able to resume meeting in person. byarsv@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. Meeting time will be every other Thursday at 7:00 pm via Zoom. Please contact Mrs. K if interested.
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
morrisr@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 morrisr@fortmillschools.org

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