Clubs and Organizations
Several clubs are available to Hamilton High School students. Requirements for membership vary with the different clubs. Some clubs are open to all students, while others are by invitation only, based on grades, etc. and some clubs require that you be a student in a specific class. Listed below are the different clubs, their sponsors, dues, a description, and requirement for membership.
4-H - sponsor: Ms. Lisa Murphy - is available to students that write a 300-word essay on "Why I Want to be in 4-H". The dues for this club are $2.00 and activities include a 4-H Roundup in the spring. This club meets once each month.
AIM - sponsor: Mr. Garner - available to students that have lettered in music. Its purpose is to promote excellence in music.
Educational Talent Search (ETS) - sponsor: Karen Lawrence Langley - is available to students that have previously been in the club or to any students interested in becoming more aware of prospects for the future. This club meets about once each month. Guest speakers are often invited to discuss the importance of staying in school and planning for the future.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) - sponsors: Mr. R. Wood, Mrs. S. Wiginton and Mrs. J. Miller - is a club for students that are registered in any business class sometime during the school year. The dues are $10. This club helps students develop competent leadership qualities, confidence, understanding of business, character, money management skills, and occupation goals. Guest speakers, field trips and district competitions are planned.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) - sponsor: Miss Parker - is available to any student at this school. Meeting times are Tuesday mornings at 7:10 a.m. This club provides students the opportunity to have Christian fellowship and Bible study.
FFA - sponsor: Mr. Williams - is available to any students enrolled in any Agriscience Technology class. This club supplements and reinforces classroom work. Dues are $9.00, which are included in Ag. fees. Activities include a fruit sale, 6 career development events and a cookout.
Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) - sponsor: Mrs. Roberts - is available to any student presently taking a Family Consumer Science class or have had a class. The purpose of this club is to promote personal development and preparation for adult life, to promote greater understanding between youth and adults, and to strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society. This club meets each month or special meetings as necessary. Dues are $15.00. Activities include projects with the senior citizens, day care, and elementary school, a beef and peanut cook off, and the FCCLA convention in the spring.
H Club - sponsor: Coach Stidham - is available to all students that have lettered in a sport. Its purpose is to promote leadership among the athletes.
History Club –
sponsors: Mrs. Rutland, Miss
Jackson, & Coach Holcomb - open to any student enrolled in a social studies
class. The purpose of the club is to
promote inquiry skills and stimulate
interest in historical events and their causes.
Dues are $5.00.
Junior Civitan Club - sponsors: Mrs. Cindy Shaw- open to any student in grade 9-12. This club is a service club and is a branch of the local Civitan Club in Hamilton, and will work closely with this club on various projects. Dues are $15.00.
Key Club - sponsor: Mr. Markham - is a service organization for high school students that encourages students to become involved in their school and community. Activities help develop initiative, leadership and citizenship. The dues are $15.00. This club meets monthly. Activities include a contribution to the Weldy Home for Christmas and helping the Kiwanis Club with activities.
National Honor Society - sponsor: Miss Parker - is available by invitation only to students with an 85 academic average through the 9th grade. This club promotes and recognizes scholarship, leadership, character and service. The club meets monthly throughout the school year. Activities include the St. Jude project and serving as a host for Junior Ambassadors (working with the Chamber of Commerce). Members are recognized at graduation. Fees $10.
Science Club - sponsors: Mr. Markham, Mr. Beasley and Mrs. Cobb - open to any student enrolled in a science class that requires a lab. The purpose of the club is to promote science inquiry skills and stimulate science interest. Dues are $3.00. The club meets monthly and performs water quality inquiries throughout the year.
Students Against Distructive Decisions (SADD) - sponsor: Mrs. George- is available to any student. This club serves to make students aware that being healthy and drug free is a positive choice. The club meets once each month. They have several activities planned throughout the year including "Red Ribbon Week" in October and activities during prom week. Dues are $10.00