Clubs and Activities
- Art Club
- Black Student Union
- Book Club
- Campus Life
- Criminal Justice Club
- Dungeons and Dragons
- Key Club
- Mock Trial
- Mu Alpha Theta
- Multicultural Club
- National Honor Society
- Pioneer Anglers
- Pioneer Climate Crew
- Pioneer Yearbook
- Student Advisory
- Student Ambassadors
- Student Council
Sponsors: Amy Seber & Rachel McGee
About this club: The purpose of the Art Club is to promote a growing appreciation for art in our school and community. Art Club is an opportunity for high school students to meet and work on special art projects and share experiences with their peers. Art Club gives students an opportunity to further explore other media and art making processes that are not covered in the regular art curriculum. It is a great opportunity for like-minded students to come together and create!
Club Activities: Each year the art club takes a field trip to the Appalachian Center for Craft, in which students select an art workshop in either wood, clay, glass, metals, or fibers for the day. The art club participates in the Sip & Saveur event in downtown McMinnville and displays their artwork at City Hall for the community to view. Throughout the year, students can select to participate in after-school art activities and art competitions.
Sponsor: Naomi Harmon
The WCHS Dungeons and Dragons club offers a chance for students to escape reality and enter the fantasy realm. Club members join small groups, create unique characters, and roleplay with their party members to complete adventures and quests. The D&D club meets every Thursday in the cafeteria from 3:00 - 6:00 pm. For more information, contact Ms. Harmon at email@example.com
Sponsor: Jessica Akers
About this Club: Future Business Leaders of America, Inc. (FBLA) is the largest business Career and Technical Student Organization in the world. Each year, FBLA helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.
Club Activities: Competitive Events, State Leadership Conference in the spring, National Leadership Conference in the summer
Criteria for Membership: Active Members shall be secondary students who become members while enrolled in business and/or business-related fields, who accept the purpose of FBLA, subscribe to its creed, demonstrate willingness to contribute to good school-community relations, and possess qualities for employment. Active members shall pay dues as established by FBLA.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national nonprofit student organization that helps youth develop leadership and workplace skills to prepare for both college and careers through peer-to-peer education, community engagement, and the application of skills learned in the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) classroom.
Sponsors: Danielle Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), Shannon Ford (email@example.com), and David Upton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education.
FFA Mission: FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
HOSA - Future Health Professionals is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in HSE programs. HOSA is 100% health care!
Sponsor: Joann Barnes, Teri Morton & Steve Hillis
About this club:
Interact is a youth organization under the Breakfast & Noon Rotary clubs of McMinnville. Our motto is "Service above Self." Our members are dedicated to serving the community locally and even internationally. The categories of service that members participate in are: International, Community, School, Fundraising, Rotary, Club Fellowship and Inter-Club Fellowship. An annual convention is held in Pigeon Forge.
Attending Rotary meetings, Painting pinkies purple & selling donuts for World Polio Day, Operation Christmas Child, Share Christmas Dinner, Helping HOME at the fair food booth
Pioneer Battalion Jr. Reserve Officer Training Corp
The United States Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) came into being with the passage of the National Defense Act of 1916. Under the provisions of the Act, high schools were authorized the loan of federal military equipment and the assignment of active duty military personnel as instructors. There was a condition that the instructors follow a prescribed course of training and maintain a minimum enrollment of 100 students over the age of 14 years who were US citizens. In 1964, the Vitalization Act opened JROTC up to the other services and replaced most of the active duty instructors with retirees who worked for and were cost shared by the schools. Title 10 of the U.S. Code declares that "the purpose of Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps is to instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment."
The JROTC Program has changed greatly over the years. Once looked upon primarily as a source of enlisted recruits and officer candidates, it became a citizenship program devoted to the moral, physical and educational uplift of American youth. Although the program retained its military structure and the resultant ability to infuse in its student cadets a sense of discipline and order, it shed most of its early military content.
The study of ethics, citizenship, communications, leadership, life skills and other subjects designed to prepare young men and woman to take their place in adult society, evolved as the core of the program. More recently, an improved student centered curriculum focusing on character building and civic responsibility is being presented in every JROTC classroom.
JROTC is a continuing success story. From a modest beginning of 6 units in 1916, JROTC has expanded to over 1600 schools today and to every state in the nation and American schools overseas. Cadet enrollment has grown to 273,000 cadets with 3,900 professional instructors in the classrooms. Comprised solely of active duty Army retirees, the JROTC instructors serve as mentors developing the outstanding young citizens of our country.
Sponsor: Kevin Dunlap
Key Club is the oldest high school service club organization in the world. The first high school Key Club was started in 1925 in Sacramento High School in California. Key Club's objective is the development of initiative, leadership ability, and good citizenship practices. There are more than 160,000 Key Club members around the world.
Sponsor: Kevin Dunlap
Mock Trial - Mock Trial gives members the opportunity to experience a courtroom trial based on a real world case with names and places changed for confidentiality. Students may serve as student attorneys (lawyers) or be witnesses in the court case. Students also may be the plaintiff or the defendant in the mock trial case. Last year our WCHS Mock Trial competed on the state level and finished in the top 16 Mock Trial teams in the state.
Sponsors: Lucretia Brown (email@example.com)
To become a member of Mu Alpha Theta, one must:
- have completed two academic high school math courses,
- be enrolled in an academic math course every year of high school
- maintain at least a 3.0 average in those math courses, and
- complete 3 hours of peer tutoring during lunch(or after school) or pre-approved service each semester under a WCHS math teacher’s supervision to remain in good standing.
Mu Alpha Theta does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, or handicap.
Linda King Memorial Scholarship:
Don't forget: The Linda King Memorial Mathematics Scholarship Application Deadline is March 14 of every year. Seniors: Please check out the Local Scholarships page through guidance for more information about the Linda King Memorial Scholarship as well as others that are available!
Linda King Memorial Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to Hayden Everett, the 2017 Linda King Scholarship recipient!
Congratulations to the 2016 Linda King scholarship recipients, Tyler Mills, Johnny Ganoa, Anna Womack, Larissa Lopez!
Congratulations to the 2015 scholarship recipient, Sydney Green!!
Congratulations to the 2014 Linda King Memorial Scholarship recipients, Kailynn Cantrell and Kayla Brown!
Congratulations to Taylor Womack, the 2013 Linda King Memorial Scholarship recipient!
Mrs. King's family was able to award three people a scholarship in the year 2012. Her children, Mr. Justin King and Mrs. Jennifer Richey (a member of Morrison Elementary's faculty), presented the scholarship in April of 2012 to Garrison Holmes, Nick Cantrell, and Lolita Terrazzas.
2011 - The first annual Linda King Memorial Scholarship was awarded.
Scholarship Recipients: Chenda Chan, Emily Hash, Kendra Hodges, Laura Beth McKinley. Mrs. King's father, son, daughter, and one of her grandchildren were able to make the presentation.
Sponsors: Leah Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Anne Marie Loeffler (email@example.com), and Chris Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Multicultural Club is committed to promoting awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnic cultures.
We are a club designed to help you have some FUN and meet new friends while learning about diverse cultures
from around the world.
Sponsor: Jessica Akers
About this Club: By empowering, championing, and recognizing well-rounded students, NHS provides schools with a values-based framework to elevate a culture of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
Club Activities: Various school and community service projects.
Criteria for Membership:
Scholarship – Candidates must have completed their first semester of their junior year with the cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.75 or above as identified by the Warren County High School Guidance Department.
Character – Candidates must demonstrate elements of good character. A person of good character demonstrates the following six qualities: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
Leadership – Candidates must demonstrate leadership in school and community organizations. This leadership may be either elected positions or effective participation in extracurricular sports and activities.
Service – Candidates must demonstrate service to the school and community. Such service is generally considered to be those actions undertaken by the student which are done with, or on the behalf of, others without direct financial or material compensation to the individual performing the service.
Sponsors: Paul Martin, Stephen Martin, Earl McClung, Kasey Owens, Cam Reagan, Robert Smith, Bert Sinks, Kristy Myers, Tina Curry, and Jessica Akers
About this Club: SkillsUSA is America’s proud champion of the skilled trades. We’re a student-led partnership of education and industry that’s building the future skilled workforce our nation depends on with graduates who are career ready, day one.
Club Activities: Last year, SkillsUSA refurbished the benches in the courtyard at WCHS. The photos show our members at work, installing the new wood which was cut, sanded, painted, and logoed by the club members.
Criteria for Membership: If you are enrolled in a career and technical education (CTE) program of study or career cluster and are interested in joining SkillsUSA, please speak with your CTE teacher. Membership in the chapter shall be open to students enrolled in a coherent series of courses or career major that prepares them for further education and/or employment and who are earning credit toward a high school diploma/certificate or its equivalent in Warren County High School that prepares for future study in a career trade, industrial, STEM or health science pathway.
Sponsor: Jessica Akers
About this Club: The SAC meets with the principal once a month about any questions, concerns, problems, updates, and suggestions concerning the student body and the school. Then, they attend and report to the monthly meeting of the Warren County Board of Education.
Club Activities: The SAC attends the annual SCOPE conference.
Criteria for Membership:
Applications due in the spring with documentation regarding attendance, grades, and discipline, along with three faculty recommendations.