NPHS CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Club Description: Beta is an academic honors program with a strong emphasis on community service. Its purpose is "to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership and service among elementary and secondary school students." NPHS also offers Odyssessy of the Mind, a competitive division of the National Beta Club. Visit their site here.
Sponsor: Sarah Desjarlais, Alisha Tibbitts
Club Description: Are you excited about books? The NPHS Book Club gives you the opportunity to interact with students of similar interests, share ideas about the books you read, and make new friends. The club meets either once a month to discuss books. Annual dues are $30 to cover club expenses and t-shirts.
Sponsors: Faye Wood & Elizabeth Paccione
Distributive Education Clubs of America
Club Description: DECA is a co-curricular organization for students who have a career interest in marketing, finance, hospitality and tourism, entrepreneurship, management, or business administration. DECA allows students to compete and learn about marketing skills needed to be successful in today’s business world.
Sponsor: Pamela Sullins
Future Business Leaders
Club Description: Georgia FBLA is a nonprofit student organization committed to preparing today's students for success in business leadership. With over 50 years of experience, Georgia FBLA is the premiere organization for student leaders. Georgia FBLA is an affiliate of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the largest student business organization in the world with more than 250,000 members. Georgia is also the largest FBLA chapter in the nation with over 20,000 members.
Sponsor: Amy Harrill
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Club Description: We are a student led Christian faith-based club. Our goal is to minister into the lives and meet the needs of athletes, coaches and anyone who enjoys athletics. We will continue to meet on a regular weekly basis. We will do service projects to help feed teachers and athletic teams. We will also look for ways to serve in our community
Sponsor: Jeff Brooks
Family Career Community Leaders of America
Club Description: To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
Sponsor: Sara Fox
Future Farmers of America
Club Description: Founded in 1928, the former "Future Farmers of America" brought together students, teachers and agribusiness to solidify support for agricultural education. The name of the organization was changed to the National FFA Organization in 1988 to reflect the growing diversity of agriculture. Today, more than 650,000 student members are engaged in a wide range of agricultural education activities. Opportunities for competition in FFA range from Landscape Horticulture to Animal Science and Mechanical Related Career Development Events or CDE’s. There are also many opportunities in Leadership CDE’s such as Prepared Public Speaking, Parliamentary Procedure, and Proficiency Applications related to your area of interest in Agriculture. Last year National FFA gave out over $2.5 million in scholarship monies to FFA members pursuing various endeavors above the high school level, many of which outside of the Agricultural Field.
Sponsor: Matt Townson
Fly Fishing and Cold Water Conservation Club
Club Description: The mission of the NPHS Fly Fishing and Cold Water Conservation Club is to teach students the art of fly fishing while at the same time, developing an understanding of cold water ecosystems and conservation methods to help maintain their aquatic health. The club has equipment such as waders, fly rods & reels, and lures for students to use on their fishing trips. Students are taught how to cast a fly rod, tie fly’s, properly land fish, tie knots, and more. The club has an official fishing trip every month beginning in November. The club is financially supported by the Cohutta Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited. Mr. Rodney Tumlin is the staff sponsor of this club.Sponsor: Rodney Tumlin
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
Club Description: The mission of the NPHS Gay Straight Alliance is to provide socialization and enrichment opportunities for LGBT+ students and straight students. It is also to increase school engagement, awareness, and advocacy for all students at North Paulding High School.
Sponsor: Ms. Vaughn, Ms. Jordan, & Ms. Bolton
Students of America
Club Description: Health Science Technology Education (HSTE) is a national student organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, post-secondary, collegiate, and adult students enrolled in health occupations education courses or instructional programs. HOSA's purpose is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science technology education students.
Sponsor: Megan Poehner
International Thespian Society
Club Description: The International Thespian Society refers to the world's largest honor society for theatre students. The designation "Thespian" includes student members who excel in technical production fields as well as performance in their high school theatre. Students are inducted in the Society after meeting the goal of 10 Thespian points equaling 100 hours of work in high school theatre. Additional stars are awarded in increments of 60. Honor Thespians are recognized when a student maintains a 3.0 or higher grade point average.
Sponsor: Kacy Bishop
Club Description: The NPHS Army JROTC program was formed in 2011. Our mission is "To motivate young people to be better citizens." Our Army JROTC program is a military based class that focuses on building a sense of responsibility, integrity, respect, discipline, and teamwork. We offer the following teams: Academic Team, Colorguard, Drill Team, Leadership Team and Raider Challenge Team.
Sponsor: Tom Lesnieski & Monte Briggs
Club Description: The Multi-cultural Association is an all-inclusive club where you can learn about different backgrounds and heritages while simultaneously giving back to the community, making new friends, watching eye-opening documentaries, and potentially going on field trips to a variety of museums.
Sponsor: Melissa McCorvey
National Art Honor Society
Club Description: National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is designed specifically for high school students in grades 9-12. In 1978, the National Art Education Association began the National Art Honor Society program specifically for high school students, for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art.
Sponsor: Anne Aurand
National Honor Society
Club Description: The National Honor Society (NHS) is a recognition program for high school students in 12th grade in the United States and in several other countries. NHS honors those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Sponsor: Jean McCarthy
National Math Honor Society
Club Description: The purpose of the National Math Honors Society is to promote scholarship in mathematics and service to the community. The NPHS NMHS is a chapter of Mu Alpha Theta. The National High School and Jurnior College Mathematics Club, Mu Alpha Theta, was formed in 1957 to engender keener interest in mathematics, to develop sound scholarship in the subject of mathematics, to develop sound scholarship in the subject and promote enjoyment of mathematics among high school and two-year college students.
Sponsor: Tony Warren
National Spanish Honor Society
Club Description: This honor society is an invitation only group. Being a member is a privilege given only to those members who have shown their dedication to the Spanish language through academic excellence and pursuit of extra opportunities to use the language. Students in levels 3, 4, and AP with at least an overall GPA of 3.0 and a grade of 85% or better are invited to induction. The group will meet 1/2x a month to share interest in the Spanish language and to perform public service. This honor society offers and advanced level of activities and companionship to those who enjoy the language and culture. It is an affiliate with the national organization and its members may participate in the national convention, trips, scholarship opportunities and scholarly publications. Seniors should include membership in the Spanish NHS on their college applications and will be given the opportunity to wear Honor Cords during NPHS Graduation Ceremonies.
Sponsor: Juan Batista
Speech and Debate Club
Speech and Debate is a competitive academic team in which students develop their critical thinking and public speaking skills by participating in structured debates during team meetings and in tournaments. Students will expand their knowledge, challenge their views, and teach others through a variety of speech and debate styles.
Sponsor: Annie Bolton and Selena Madison
Student Government Association
Club Description: The purpose of this organization shall be to encourage and foster strong relationships between the student body, faculty, administration, and community, to improve student participation, increase school spirit and pride, provide orderly planning and execution of school events, provide a forum for student expression, and promote the welfare of all members of the North Paulding schools and community. We strongly believe that the Student Government Association (SGA) of North Paulding High School is an educational instrument designed to provide learning experiences in leadership and opportunities for practicing world class and first class qualities.
Sponsors: Seniors – Lauren Marrone Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors – Brandy Long, Rick Holsamback, Lyndsay Rodas, & Clay Jenkins.
Club Description: SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. It helps each student excel. SkillsUSA serves teachers and high school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupation, including health occupations. More than 300,000 students and instructors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into more than 17,000 sections and 54 state and territorial associations.
Sponsor: Wendy McBroom
Tri-M Music Honor Society
Club Description: A Tri-M® Music Honor Society chapter offers students, grades 6 through 12, the chance to perform, places them in leadership positions, and gives them the opportunity to serve the community. It highlights the school’s music program, helps students grow in innumerable ways, and brightens their college applications.
Sponsor: Selina Madison
Underwater Robotics Club
Club Description: The purpose of the ROV club is to encourage and promote the field of science and engineering through the practical and fun application of engineering principles. We will embrace the principles of honesty, teamwork, ethical conduct, and leadership amongst our students and reward achievement. The students will learn to build a control box, ROV frame with motors, hydraulics and cameras in order to compete at the MATE Regional competition.
Sponsor: Justin Loomis, and Geoff Gardener