CLUBS & EXTRACURRICULARS

Students are encouraged to participate in one or more of the many clubs offered. Clubs at St. Mary’s give students opportunities to lead, serve, and achieve excellence. Some clubs are open to any St. Mary’s students, while membership in others, such as the honor societies, must be earned.

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AMBASSADORS

Ambassadors are the face of St. Mary’s High School, both on and off campus. Ambassadors help with Shadow Days and Open Houses, as well as other school events.

Raquel Kravosec, Faculty Adviser

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DRAMA CLUB

Drama club supports St. Mary's theater department. The drama department presents two full productions each year, a fall play and a spring musical. Drama Club is designed for students interested in learning more about the aspect of theater. This includes learning stage terminology, working on acting skills, set building, and costumes/makeup design. Drama club is open to all students.

Daniel Foster, Faculty Adviser

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EXECUTIVE HOUSE COUNCIL

The student body is led by the School Consuls, a senior boy and a senior girl, elected by faculty and peers.  In addition to School Captains, House Captains are responsible for student leadership of each House.  These students meet regularly with the House Director.  Each Mentor Group elects one Group leader, one Service Leader, one Activity Leader, and one Ministry Leader.  Seniors and juniors assist House Leaders in all House activities; sophomores act as assistants to Student House Leaders; while freshmen provide general assistance in school activities.

Mike Kloenne, Faculty Adviser

GAME CLUB

Game club is focused on board and card games, with such options as 7 Wonders, Magic: The Gathering, Lords of Waterdeep, Yugioh, and more! Bring a game to share if you'd like and join our community!

Caleb Smith, Faculty Adviser

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ART CLUB

The Art Club strives to recognize and inspire those students who have shown a special interest in the arts.

Rosario Weston, Faculty Adviser

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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize exemplary academic achievement in high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921. Students at St. Mary's High School with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.85 are nominated to join NHS after first semester sophomore year or junior year.

Mary Anne Kavanaugh, Faculty Adviser

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB

ASL Club is for students with or without prior ASL experience, students must only be interested in learning about ASL. The overarching mission of ASL Club is to increase the awareness of ASL with an acknowledgement and respect for Deaf culture. The goals of ASL Club include the following: provide students with various opportunities to interact with the Deaf community, enhance students ASL receptive and expressive skills and increase students' knowledge of Deaf culture. 

Maxine Hennessey, Faculty Adviser

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ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB

The environmental club is designed to raise student awareness about the Earth and all of the systems that can be affected by both ecological and environmental changes.  The club is designed to be student run but can include field trips, experimentation, student advocacy of environmental problems such as climate change, and a respect for those animals that are approaching endangerment. 

Al HartzellFaculty Adviser

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FORENSICS: SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM

St. Mary’s Speech and Debate Team has a winning tradition that is hard to find, even at larger schools. Only the top 3% of competitors in the U.S. qualify for the National Speech and Debate Tournament held in the summer, yet St. Mary’s High School has had one or more students qualify each consecutive year since 2006!

Henry McIntosh and Robin Knoepke, Coaches

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LINK CREW

Link Crew is made up of almost 50 current St. Mary’s students. The week before school begins each fall, Link Crew members pair up with new students for Orientation Day then take the students on a tour, help them meet their teachers, and find their lockers. Each crew member helps new students—referred to as little brothers or little sisters—learn the ropes, but Link Crew members are also available throughout the school year to answer questions or assist anyone who needs help.

Raquel Kravosec, Adviser

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SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

The Spanish National Honor Society (SNHS) was founded by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in 1953 for the students of North American secondary schools. The St. Mary’s chapter, founded in 1997, is named Santa Maria de Ávila. It is composed of a dedicated group of students focused on helping the community through service while becoming enriched in Spanish culture.

Katherinne Balboa and Svitlana Benson, Faculty Advisers

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STUDENTS FOR LIFE

The mission of the St. Mary’s High School Students for Life (S4L) club is to promote the sanctity of life from conception until natural death, both at the school and in the greater community, by planning, promoting, and participating in various pro-life activities. S4L was started in the spring of 2013 and holds club meetings before school on one late start day per month. S4L members also participate in many activities each year, including working at the Marian House soup kitchen, visiting the elderly, planning and leading the local march for life, organizing baby drives to support the local pregnancy centers, traveling to Washington DC or San Francisco for the annual national March for Life, hosting bake sales and human rights displays for the student body, and getting together for fun social events.

Lori TrechterParent Adviser
Mike Kloenne, Faculty Adviser