HHS Clubs and Organizations DirectoryExplore the options below to find out more about the exciting student organizations at Heritage High School.
Art ClubArt Club is for all students interested in art, getting involved in the visual arts and practicing their skills.Advisor: Tarrah Huff and Maggie ByronMeeting Time: Thursdays from 2:30-3:15Meeting Location: 617
Baking Club is for students who enjoy baking or want to learn more about baking. We will make delicious treats to take home every month!
Advisor: Leanna Winstead
Meeting Days and Time: 1-2 Fridays a month (2:30pm)
Please click here for a video about Baking Club.
Best Buddies focuses on building meaningful one-to-one friendships between students with and without disabilities
Meeting Days and Times: TBD-We will meet once a month at 2:30
Advisors: Suzy McCabe, Lindsay Tobin, and Emily Wall
Chick-fil-A Leader AcademyClub Information: To promote citizenship and servant leadership within the community.Advisor(s): Bonnie Mwanda & Dawn BeasterMeeting Time: 2:20 p.m.Meeting Day: 4th Tuesday of each monthMeeting Location: Media CenterClick here for a video about Chick-fil-A Leader Academy.
Club Information: The HHS Dance Team provides an opportunity for student dancers to contribute their unique skills in celebrating and promoting school spirit.
The HHS Dance Team is an audition-based group of dancers who possess advanced technique skills and excellent performance qualities. Dancers also work to produce two performances each semester and are involved in as many school and community events as possible. The HHS Dance Team performs at all Home football games and most Home basketball games in addition to Pep Rallies and other school and community events. Practices are held after school 3-4 days a week after school.
Meeting Dates/Times: Wednesday and Thursday 2:30-3:30; this may change next year.
Club Sponsor: Jennifer Parker
DECADECA is a club for Business and Marketing students or students who plan to take a Business/Marketing course at any point during their time at Heritage High. DECA competes at the local, state, and national level and their are many opportunities for recognition as well as scholarships!Advisors: Danny Bland and David KillingsworthMeeting Time: 2nd Wednesday each month 2:30-3:30Meeting Location: 2511
Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Club Information: Family, Career & Community Leaders of America is a National Career and Technical Education (CTE)student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education. Members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. FCCLA offers 50+ Competitive Events where members have the opportunity to take part in events designed to offer career preparation and exploration, service learning, and the opportunity to travel when competing at the local, state, and national level.
Advisor: Wendy May
Meeting Day and Time: 3rd Wednesday of each Month at 2:30
Meeting Location: 618
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)FCA is an interdenominational Christian sports ministry that welcomes all Heritage students, athletes, and non-athletes. It promotes fellowship and togetherness.Advisor: Jim BurrowsMeeting Times: Every Friday at 7:05 a.m.Meeting Location: Small Gym
Club Information: FFA is an agriculturally based leadership organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Although FFA no longer stands for "Future Farmers of America" the organization still have its roots in farming and agriculture on a large scale.
Advisor: Camber Starling and Haley Brown
Meeting Day/Time: Thursdays from 2:30-4
Location: Room 516
Click here for a video about FFA.
French ClubClub Information: The purpose of French club at Heritage High School is to promote the Francophone culture and language as well as encourage unity & fun among its members through various games, competitions, presentations and activities.Advisor: Carla RocheMeeting Time: The 2nd Tuesday of every month 2:30-3:15pmMeeting Location: 522
French National Honor SocietyThe purpose of French National Honor Society is to recognize students who have had high academic achievement in their French classes. It also promotes the French language and Francophone culture by serving as tutors, creating presentations, attending the French festival and being positive role models to others at the school.Advisor: Carla RocheMeeting Time: 2nd Tuesday of every month (after French Club)Meeting Location: 522
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)Club Information: The Future Business Leaders of America is a national club with divisions at the high school, college, and professional level. FBLA students can compete in events designed to test their knowledge of concepts learned in Business classes as well as in parliamentary procedures, speaking, and debate. You must have taken at least one business course and be enrolled in a second to participate in competitive events although you may become a club member without having previously taken a business class.Advisor: Danny Bland and Peter Mackie HaymanMeeting Time: 4th Wednesday of every month 2:30-3:30Meeting Location: 2511
Girls Who Code
Club Information: Our mission is to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.
Club Advisor: Melinda Mouzzon
Meeting Day and Time: Wed 2:30 - 3:30
Meeting Location: 1610
Heritage Peer Ambassadors
Club Information: Heritage Peer Ambassadors is a student organization committed to helping freshmen and newcomers to Heritage High School feel like a part of the Heritage family. Membership is by application for upper classmen.
Advisor: Dr. Theresa Tate
Meeting Day and Location: once per month (closed meetings); see advisor for information
HOSAClub Information: HOSA is for anyone interested in healthcare.HOSA - Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, is a national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology 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 is a team of high school students striving to make a difference at school and in the community through recruitment and retention of students as health professionals. HOSA provides students with personal, career, and leadership development opportunties to be college and career ready.Advisors: Ann Riddle and Renee LongMeeting Time: second Tuesday monthlyMeeting Location: 606Please click here for a video about HOSA.
Husky DiplomatsClub Information: Husky Diplomats are our Peer mediators. This program is designed to provide a supportive environment for students to:
*learn to express and resolve conflict in a nonviolent fashion.
*learn to enhance communication skills.
*seek solutions that take into account common interests.This is an organization of trained peer mediators who strive to resolve conflicts peacefully as a neutral third party.Advisors: Yvonne Corcho and Lauren WeaverMeeting Time: The group meets at least quarterly/as needed in various locations
If Not Me, Then Who?
Club Information: A recognized affiliate of the Travis Manion Foundation, the If Not Me, Then Who club exists for future military members and military supporters.
Meeting Time: Designated Tuesdays 2:30-3
Club Advisor: Matt Garcia
International ClubClub Information:The International Club at HHS strives to learn about different cultures, especially those of our students. The main event of the club is the International Show which is an evening of dances, songs, and poetry from all around the world. This club is for everyone!Advisors: Laurie Tucker and Ed ManvilleMeeting Day/Time: TBD day; time is 2:30-3:15Meeting Location: 518Click here for a video about International Club.
Jewish Culture Club
Club Information: The purpose of Jewish Culture Club is to educate others concerning the stigma and misunderstanding around Judaism. This club plans to promote familiarity with Judaism and help educate others about it while having fun! Anyone is welcome!
Advisors: Jill Groff and Janice Hodges
Meeting Day, Time, and Location: Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 in the Media Center
Click here for a video about Jewish Culture Club.
La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) (Spanish Honor Society)Club Information: The SHH is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and/or Portuguese, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).
The SHH was formally organized as the Spanish National Honor Society in 1953. The name was changed to Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica in 1959. At present there are over 2,900 national and international chapters of the SHH.
The mission of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is to recognize high school achievement in Spanish and Portuguese and to promote interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies.
All accredited secondary schools are eligible to charter a chapter.
Chapter sponsors must be active members of the AATSP.
Any secondary school student who has maintained an honor average in the study of Spanish or Portuguese for a minimum of three semesters and is in the 10th grade or higher is eligible to be a member of the SHH. The definition of "honor grade" is left to the discretion of each chapter. It should be remembered that the SHH is an honor society for those students of high academic achievement.
In the spirit of our mission, each year the SHH contributes more than $160,000 in awards to student members of the SHH. The most prestigious of the awards are college scholarships given to 60 high school senior SHH members and the Student Travel Awards given to 24 high school junior SHH members.Advisor: Sr. Leroy SalazarMeeting Time: Once per month; TBAFollow Twitter Account: @Heritage_SHHMeeting Location: 504
Ladies of DistinctionClub Information: Ladies of Distinction is a mentoring program for girls in grades 9-12. The club operates under four programmatic thrusts: leadership, sisterhood, service and scholarship.Advisor: Erica DavisMeeting Time: TBDMeeting Location: Provided to members upon application.Click here for a video about Ladies of Distinction.
Math Honor Society
Club Information: Math Honor Society is a club that is open to Juniors and Seniors who have applied, been selected, and maintain a math GPA of 4.0 and above. Students focus on tutoring peers within the school and throughout the community.
Advisor: Leanna Winstead
Meeting Time: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:55 a.m.
Meeting Location: See Advisor
MSEN (Math Science Education Network with NC State)
Organization Information: "The North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network Pre-College Program (NC-MSEN PCP) is a STEM-enrichment program that recruits students from underserved populations in grades 6 through 12 and provides them with experiences that will equip them to attend a four-year college/university to pursue majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields."
HHS students involved in the program plan and participate in further enrichment activities such as WF STEM Day, guest speakers, etc.
More info here: https://www.fi.ncsu.edu/teams/msen/
Advisor: Todd Gunsher
Meeting Day and Time: TBD
Click here for a video about MSEN.
National Achievers SocietyClub Information: The purpose of NAS is to recognize and reinforce achievement among African American students and other students of color as a means of increasing efforts to close the achievement gap. Inducted members engage in educational and cultural activities to support the purpose.Advisors: Deirdra Williams and Erica DavisMeeting Time: TBDMeeting Location: See Advisors
National Art Honor SocietyClub Information: National Art Honor Society is a highly active organization at HHS. Its purpose is to assist student members to attain their highest potential in all forms of art, and to raise awareness of art education throughout the school and community. The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is a service club program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art.Advisors: Tarrah Huff and Maggie ByronMeeting Time: Thursdays at 2:30Meeting Location: 617
National Chinese Honor Society
Club Information: A meeting place of driven, like minded students who excel in Chinese language courses/study
Advisor: Wenjing Liu
Meeting Day and Time: TBD
Meeting Location: Room 524
National English Honor SocietyClub Information: NEHS is open to high school students and select faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability in such areas as literary analysis, media studies, composition, linguistic study, and creative writing, and who meet the requirements of membership.Club Advisors: Tiffany Cronin and Jason KingMeeting Day & Time: The second Tuesday of the month at 7:30AMMeeting Location: See Advisors
National History Honor Society-Rho KappaClub Information: The mission and purpose of this organization is: to promote scholarship and to recognize academic excellence in social studies in secondary school environments and the community.Club Advisors: Stephanie Walker and Bryan WarwickMeeting Day & Time: Last Thursday of the month at 2:30Meeting Location: See Advisors
National Honor SocietyClub Information: National Honor Society is a club that is open to Juniors and Seniors who have applied, been selected, and maintain a GPA of 3.8 and above. Students focus on service projects within the school and throughout the community.Advisors: Abby Soffe and Leanna WinsteadMeeting Time: 3rd Wednesday of each month (6:55am)Meeting Location: Auditorium
National Honor Society for Dance Arts
Club Information: The National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). The mission of NHSDA is to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement, as well as to foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition and prestige.
Advisor: Jennifer Parker
Meeting Day and Time: Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:30; this may change to meet the needs of next year's dancers.
National Science Honor SocietyClub Information: National Science Honor Society that works to promote scientific knowledge and community involvement in Science events. 11-12th grade students must have an eligible GPA and submit an application to be considered for membership.Advisors: Mary Jo Cowley, Caroline Valentine, and Josh EdwardsMeeting Time: Third Thursday of the month at 6:55Meeting Location: Auditorium (Unless otherwise noted.)
National Technical Honor SocietyClub Information: National Technical Honor Society nominates students who have shown overall student achievement as well as outstanding achievement in Career and Technical Education Classes. NTHS promotes leadership and educational excellence, awards scholarships, and enhances career opportunities in high school, college, and in the workforce. NTHS brings well deserved recognition, scholarship opportunities, and career opportunities to students who excel in CTE fields.Advisors: Paula Grady and Bonnie WeyantMeeting Time: Tuesday at 7 a.m.Meeting Location: See advisors
Operation WisdomClub Information: Operation Wisdom is an international learning-service club that empowers students to be difference makers in the global community.Advisors: Jessica YatesMeeting Time: TBDMeeting Location: See advisor
Science OlympiadClub Information: Science Olympiad is an engaging way for students to explore their scientific interest, through self-study, teamwork, and competition. Students prepare for and compete in the Science Olympiad competitions throughout the year.Advisor: Todd GunsherMeeting Time: Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30Meeting Location: See AdvisorClick here for a video about Science Olympiad.
Spanish ClubThe Spanish Club is an exciting way for students to explore and to participate in cultural activities related to the Spanish-speaking world through food, dance, and entertainment. Join us to learn more about Spanish culture and to practice the Spanish language.Advisor: Sr. Leroy SalazarMeeting Time: First Thursday of the month at 2:30Meeting Location: 504
Sports Medicine ClubClub Information: The Sports Medicine Club members assist the sports medicine team with setting up hydration stations, wound care and assist the athletic trainers with daily tasks. If you are interested in going into the medical field this is an opportunity to shadow the athletic training staff and learn about injury evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and return to sport post injury.Club Advisor: Becky BanksMeeting Day & Time: Daily for after school sports coverageMeeting Location: See AdvisorClick here for a video about Sports Medicine Club.
Student Equity Team
Club Information: The Student Equity Team was formed to address equity gaps in our school. It aligns with WCPSS's equity initiatives/the Vision 2020 blueprint as well as the goals for HHS's School Improvement Team. Student Equity Team members work to ensure everyone feels included, seen, and respected. The team's goal is to ensure an equitable environment at Heritage High School from the student's perspective.
Advisors: Jill Groff and Janice Hodges
Meeting Day, Time, and Location: TBD/See Advisors
Student Government Association (SGA)
Club Information: Student government is a student led organization charged with the duty of continuously expanding and planning student activities, creating fundraisers to support all clubs and organizations at the school, developing communication among students, faculty, and administration, and to improving school spirit and morale. SGA provides leadership opportunities for students.SGA Advisors: Sanda Forner, Jan LigginsSenior Class Advisor: Allison HaysJunior Class Advisor: Sandra FornerSophomore Class Advisor: Adam HatchFreshman Class Advisor: Jan Liggins
Meeting Time: Fridays during Advisory
Meeting Location: Commons
Click here for a video about SGA.
The 80's Club
Club Information: The 80's Club is for devoted fans of all things 80's: pop culture, music, television, film, etc. A topic of the day is discussed and debated. The club's goal is to engage students in the decade of the 80's making connections to today's environment, through music, film and group discussions.
Club Advisors: Jill Groff and Janice Hodges
Meeting Location: Media Center
Meeting Time and Day: TBD
Presidents: A.J. Jackson and Chase Thompson
Club Information: This club explores fiction based activities. May include role-playing games, cosplay, anime and other student-led choices.]
Advisor: Laurie Tucker
Meeting Day and Time: Wednesdays 2:30-3:30
Meeting Location: See Advisor