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Student Leadership & Clubs

Below is a listing of leadership opportunities and clubs that are available to students at Lancaster Catholic High School. Click through the numerous offerings for a short description and who to contact if you are interested in becoming involved!
 

Aevidum

Aevidum

Lancaster Catholic’s Aevidum club, with its motto “We’ve got your back!” is an enthusiastic and caring group of students who come together for monthly breakfast meetings. The purpose of the group is to inspire kindness, help the school community recognize symptoms of depression and help prevent teen suicide. Through guest speakers, school-wide projects, art, poetry and music, Aevidum attempts to use creative outlets as healing and inspiration. This LCHS club is connected with other Aevidum groups in Lancaster County and beyond.

Advisors: Mrs. Joanne Castner & Ms. Dana Kinsey

Alpine Snowsports Club

Alpine Snowsports Club

The Alpine Snowsports Club takes bi-weekly trips on Friday’s to Roundtop in the winter. Members of the club fundraise for transportation all year long and meet twice a week in the mornings.

Advisor: Miss Kelsi Chuprinski

Audio/Video Crew

Audio/Video Crew

The Lancaster Catholic High School's AV Crew is a group of students who assist the AV Crew Moderator with the set up and operation of sound, light and video equipment in support of events at Lancaster Catholic high school. The AV Crew supports events that occur during the school day and after school hours. Events range from school Masses, to Fall Play and Musical, to the live broadcasting of events on the internet and film projects.

Advisor: Mr. Art Bamert

Behind the Face

Behind the Face

This club allows students to create a safe place to talk about life issues. Post retreatants share ideas and thoughts through writing prompts. This group meets after school on Fridays once a month.

Advisor: Mrs. Beth Christensen & Mrs. Leslie Lair

CAST

CAST

Crusaders Against Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) is a student-driven organization at Lancaster Catholic High School. The group grew out of a religion class that researched the growing global evil of human trafficking, especially the sex-trafficking of children. Our goal is to raise awareness of this persistent and pervasive assault to human dignity. We are a part of the Lancaster-Anti-Trafficking Network (LATN) which consists of other local groups who are working toward eradicating human trafficking and supporting survivors.

Advisor: Mrs. Beth Christensen

Chess Nuts

Chess Nuts

Chess Nuts is Lancaster Catholic High School's chess club. We welcome all ability levels, from those who have never played chess before to those who have a national ranking. The Chess Nuts Club is internal and meets during the Crusader Period, the Chess Nuts Competition Team meets during the Crusader Period and has after-school meets with the other schools in the Lancaster Scholastic Chess League. For more information, click here.

Advisor: Mr. Jim Rothwell

Dance Team

Dance Team

The Lancaster Catholic Dance Team is a by-audition performance group that dances at many basketball games and other various LCHS events. Primary auditions are held in the spring, with smaller auditions held in the fall. All performances are choreographed by the students on the team.

Advisor: TBA

Environmental Club

Environmental Club

The Environmental Club is a club composed of LCHS students who are interested in maintaining God's earth as stewards of His creation. Members enjoy beautifying the world, one act at a time. Club events include hiking, recycling and cleaning up. There are monthly meetings with an environmental topic and activity and students collect recycling throughout the school every other week.

Advisor: Mrs. Anne Bleistine

French Club

French Club

Students meet monthly to share and experience French and francophone food and culture

Advisor: Mme. Rachel Cicioni

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

FBLA is the largest business career student organization in the world. Members pay dues to join FBLA national and state levels. They learn skills to compete in the 21st century business world. Members can attend leadership conferences and participate in competitive events. Members can also complete assigned activities to attain Business Achievement Awards.

Advisor: Mr. Dave Sharp

Future Medical Leaders of America (FMLA)

Future Medical Leaders of America (FMLA)

Students who are interested in careers in health sciences meet monthly to hear speakers talk about their jobs, required education, etc.

Advisor: Mrs. Jane Macedonia & Mrs. Pat D’Elia

Garden Club

Garden Club

This is for anyone who enjoys working outside, learning about sustainable land use, and appreciating God’s beauty.

The purpose of Garden Club is to increase awareness of the environment, natural resources, ecology, conservation, composting and recycling. Garden Club will maintain the courtyard and plant a fruit, vegetable and herb garden to provide food for our cafeteria and local food banks. Garden Club will also maintain an ornamental garden to attract local butterflies, birds and bee species. As Garden Club expands we would like to have community outreach projects and expand to other areas of the school.

We will meet one day during the 6 day Crusader Period cycle. Garden Club will have a:

  • President- in charge of meetings, including agenda and gathering of supplies
  • Vice president- attendance and minutes
  • Treasurer- keeping track of money, donations and thank yous

There will be a $10-20 (TBD) due for members at the beginning of each semester that will cover purchasing equipment, seeds, plants, etc.

Advisor: Amanda Lowry

Link Crew

Link Crew runs the New Student Orientation each year, working with the new students to get them acclimated to the school. Link Crew members go through 10 hours of training to be a part of this club and must apply to be considered.

Advisors: Mrs. Kyla Hockley & Mrs. Lauren Fink

Military Club

Military Club

Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to be in the military? The Military Club is a club for anyone who is interested in military history or who may be interested in enlisting in the military later in life. Students will learn to drill, stand at "attention", how to march, and learn teamwork and how to collaborate with each other to complete a mission. They will also be able to learn military tactics and apply them into situations.

Each member can buy their own uniforms. It is recommended that you buy your uniform that goes along with the branch of the military that you are interested in. Ranks will be given throughout the year - ranks will NOT be given based on class or age. Ranks are given to students who display great leadership and citizenship.

Advisor: Mr. Nick Marinaro

Mini-THON

Mini-THON

In conjunction with the Four Diamonds Fund, Mini-THON is a club that organizes an annual dance marathon (or 12-hour event) where students pledge to stay standing/dancing to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer. The event is held in the spring, but the club works throughout the school year to raise money and awareness for the kids (FTK). For more information, click here.

Advisor: Mrs. Beth Newill & Sherry Hamer

Mock Trial

Mock Trial

Students will prepare and organize trial material as provided by the Pennsylvania Bar Association as to prosecution and defense. The Bar Association and the moderator collaborate on competition dates. There are two competitions at the Lancaster County Court House against other Lancaster County Mock Trial teams, where the team that wins the county advances.

Advisor: Anne Weiss

Model UN

Model UN

Model UN is a club that simulates the actual workings of the United Nations in New York City. Students are assigned a country and committee and will work to represent that country as accurately as possible at various conferences. Students will get practice in public speaking and the rules of formal debate. It is an activity that helps students increase their awareness of the World around them and allows them to work with other students to come up with solutions to complex problems. The time preparation for the conferences will vary from student to student. As a club, there will be meetings to go over rules of procedures and rules of debate as well as the writing of working papers which are key components for the conferences.

Advisor: Mr. Dan Martin

National Honor Society

National Honor Society

Lancaster Catholic High School wishes to recognize the efforts of students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academics and the community. All students inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) must demonstrate excellence in areas of scholarship, character, leadership and service. Students hear guest speakers related to post-high school life and participate in peer tutoring.

To be eligible to apply for membership in NHS, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher, possess qualities of character and leadership attested to by teachers, moderators, advisors and coaches and participate in activities at school and in the community.

All current sophomore and juniors with a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.8 or higher will be invited to submit informational forms. Determination of eligibility is made after the third quarter of the sophomore and junior years. The membership decisions will be made by the NHS Faculty Committee and acceptance/rejections letters will be mailed home. Invitation does not imply the right to membership.

Advisors: Mr. Greg Dietz

National French Honor Society

National French Honor Society

Lancaster Catholic High School wishes to recognize the efforts of students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the study of French. In accordance with school and national guidelines, standards of performance have been established, enabling us to recognize French-speaking students as members of the Societe Honoraire de Francais.

These students have demonstrated an outstanding proficiency in French and work to share their understanding and appreciation of French and francophone cultures. Members are expected to be actively involved in French Club and to tutor.

Advisors: Mme. Rachel Cicioni

National Spanish Honor Society

National Spanish Honor Society

Lancaster Catholic High School wishes to recognize the efforts of students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the study of Spanish. In accordance with school and national guidelines, standards of performance have been established, enabling us to recognize Spanish-speaking students as members of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH).

To be eligible to apply for membership to the SHH, students must be in tenth grade or higher and actively enrolled in an upper level Spanish class (Spanish 3 or higher). Students must also have a minimum of 90% grade in all Spanish courses and have an excellent behavioral record. Students who meet these requirements will be invited to apply for membership in SHH in the spring of each year.

Advisors: Sra. Donna Cunningham & Sra. Susan Ringlein

Origami Club

Origami Club

Students meet a few times a month to learn how to make various origami sculptures.

Advisor: Mrs. Jane Macedonia

Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud is a National Recitation Contest created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. It encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Since 2005, Poetry Out Loud has grown to reach more than 3 million students and 50,000 teachers from 10,000 schools in every state, Washington, DC, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure that starts at the classroom level. Winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to a regional and/or state competition, and ultimately to the National Finals.

Each year LCHS holds a school contest to determine a regional winner who goes on to compete at The Ware Center. Students choose their poems from a vast collection on the Poetry Out Loud website. Each student who wishes to compete is offered private coaching before the event.

Advisor: Ms. Dana Kinsey

Prom Committee

Prom Committee

Prom Committee is a club of about 10 juniors and 10 seniors who works to plan and host the Sadie Hawkins dance and the Junior/Senior Prom. The junior class is responsible for planning the Sadie Hawkins dance, while the senior class gets to plan their own Senior Prom.

Advisor: Mrs. Shannon Dietz

Quiz Bowl/Brainbusters

Quiz Bowl/Brainbusters

Quiz Bowl is an academic competition in which varsity and junior varsity teams compete in Lancaster/Lebanon League matches, Saturday Tournaments and WGAL’s Brainbusters competition.

Advisor: Mrs. Patricia A. D’Elia

Respect Life Club

Respect Life Club

The Lancaster Catholic Respect Life Club promotes the Gospel of life in the school community. Activities include the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, 40 Days For Life, support of A Women's Concern pregnancy center and other life issues.

Advisors: Diana Wentz & Nicole Martin

Science Fair

Science Fair

This club prepares students for competitions (PJAS & INTEL). Students conduct independent research projects that can earn between ¼ to 1 full credit and a grade.

Advisor: Mrs. Anne Bleistine

Serteen Club

Serteen Club

Serteen Club is a service club made up of LCHS students and sponsored by Lancaster Sertoma Club. Members volunteer with a variety of projects including an annual coat drive, the spring clean up at Long's Park, serving meals at Hershey Ronald McDonald House and assisting in various other Sertoma activities.

Moderator: Mr. Dave Sharp

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors work as an extension of Lancaster Catholic in all events that engage with our larger community. This group of students train on life skills and soft skills so that they are best able to represent Catholic High.

Advisor: Mrs. Kyla Hockley

Student Council

Student Council

The Student Council promotes the welfare of the school, fosters and establishes cooperation among the entire student body, faculty and administration, promotes student leadership and cooperative group interaction, and fosters activities and programs that are beneficial to the school and community.

Advisors: Mrs. Adrienne Howe & Mrs. Tracy Wagner

Varsity Club

Varsity Club

The Varsity Club is a service organization for any athlete who has received a varsity letter. Our mission is to assist those in need in our school and local communities. Some of our activities include Toys for Tots, adopting families for Christmas, and the Super Bowl Celebration which supports veteran in our community. We are looking for dedicated students who have a passion for social justice. We meet once a month in the mornings before school.

Advisors: Mrs. Jackie Cicchetti & Mrs. Rhonda Byers

Women in Business Mentor Program

Women in Business Mentor Program

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Women in Business sponsor a county-wide program where eight female junior students from LCHS are selected by faculty to participate in a mentoring program that helps students consider career options. Each student is matched with a local mentor who is an active business woman in the community. The mentoring program is a way to help educate and connect students to business professionals and assist them with knowledge and skills needed to be successful professionals.

Advisor: Mrs. Joie Culbert

Writers Anonymous

Writers Anonymous

Writers Anonymous is an organization for those who love writing and want to promote good writing at LCHS. Our number one goal is the publication of a quality literary journal featuring the work of many students. We meet monthly through January and then focus on judging, organizing, and publishing the literary journal. We invite students who have a passion for reading, writing, and sharing with others

Moderators: Mrs. Jackie Cicchetti & Mrs. Leslie Laird