The Junior Ladies' "Big-Little" party in action. (Katherine Anne Davis, Junior Ladies Publicist)

Clubs! Clubs! Clubs!

By: Lynne Park (Happenstance Editor-in-Chief) and Donovan Germain (Web Editor)
As an integral part of the high school experience, every student should join a club at one time or another within their career. Luckily, Nease has hundreds of clubs to choose from. From honor societies and special interests to community-service based clubs, any Panther has the opportunity to  find their own pack within our large campus. Here are some highlights of a couple clubs here at Nease…

By: Lynne Park (Happenstance Editor-in-Chief) and Donovan Germain (Web Editor)

As an integral part of the high school experience, every student should join a club at one time or another within their career. Luckily, Nease has hundreds of clubs to choose from. From honor societies and special interests to community-service based clubs, any Panther has the opportunity to  find their own pack within our large campus. Here are some highlights of a couple clubs here at Nease!

 

Nease E-Sports Club

  1. The Nease E-Sports competes in competitive video-gaming tournaments with other high schools. According to the president of the club, Anderson Ball, they “take dubs every day of the week.”
  2. Those who are serious about gaming should join, and will experience a competitive environment with peers that will encourage and help club members’ gaming skills!
  3. To join, attend meetings on Thursdays in A-108. 

 

Astronomy Club

  1. Astronomy Club is an interest club that enriches the community with information regarding astronomy and space related events. They encourage students to consider pursuing a career in the astronomical field. 
  2. The president of the Astronomy Club, Shreyas Muthyala, states that “It’s a great way to give back to the community and explore the world of astronomy.”
  3. To join, contact Mr. Binns, watch Wired, and follow their Instagram: @nhsnasa for information, updates, and meeting dates. 

 

Junior Ladies

  1. Junior Ladies is a social club that creates friendships and gives back to the local community. 
  2. Each year, they complete a t-shirt donation drive for human-trafficking, write Valentines Day cards for veterans, volunteer at local pet shelters, and participate in beach clean-ups. 
  3. Co-President, Ellie O’Donnell is excited for the new year, “I get to make new friends and get more involved with the school at the same time!”
  4. To join, students must be a female junior and must follow their Instagram @neasejuniorladies for more information.

 

Helpers with Heart

  1. Helpers with Heart is a club that does multiple service projects throughout the year to brighten the lives of cancer patients.
  2. They meet at least once a month on Wednesday mornings in Mrs. Case’s classroom (P24) and plan to do donation drives and fundraisers for hospitals around the Jacksonville area.
  3. To join, text @neasehwh to 81010 to become a member of their remind or follow their Instagram @neasehwh.
  4. Their first meeting was on Wednesday, September 25 in Mrs. Case’s room. “You don’t want to miss it!”, says Co-President Maria Contractor.

 

Nease Technical Honor Society 

  1. The NTHS is a technical honor society that recognizes Academy juniors and seniors who value student achievement, leadership, and educational excellence.
  2. NTHS meets every third Tuesday of every month.
  3. To join, you must be a junior or senior with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher and a GPA of 3.3 or higher in their academy classes. 
  4. Club members must participate in technology tutoring and help other students study for and pass their industry certification exam. Members also help teachers with technology concerns in the classroom.

 

Interact Club

  1. Interact is a service club that partners with local Rotary Clubs to help build a better community.
  2. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month before school.
  3. To join, visit Mrs. Cushman in Panther Hall 138 for more information.
  4. Interact participates in Comedy For A Cause, beach clean-ups, and the collection of food and goods for people in need.

 

DECA 

  1. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, and hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
  2. They meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.
  3. To join, visit Mrs. Cushman in Panther Hall 138 for more information.
  4. Students interested in business and entrepreneurship will find DECA to be a lot of fun!

 

Caption: The Junior Ladies’ “Big-Little” party in action. 

Credit: Katherine Anne Davis, Junior Ladies Publicist