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ART CLUB - Rick Browne, Advisor
Art club is comprised of current SHS art students. The group meets Tuesdays in the months November- February. The club meets to create art that is beyond the scope of what is possible in the traditional classroom and is a social outlet for like-minded creative students. Students expand their understanding of the arts by annual visits to top-ranked art museums. The group puts on an annual themed fashion show at the Spring Art Festival. The organization is self-funded through fundraisers and donations.
 
DRAMA CLUB
Also known as the Blue Streak Company, the Drama Club produces three full-length performances and one one-act performance each year. Members of the Blue Streak Company do not have to be actors. Many spots exist for technical positions such as props, make-up, costuming, lights, and sound. The Blue Streak Company is also "Troupe 5386" in the International Thespian Society. Members attend both area conferences each year.
 
FIRELANDS CHALLENGE - Brad Agee, Advisor
The Firelands Challenge team consists of 10 students and includes 18 local schools from the area. Our high school also competes in the Bowling Green State University Invitational tournament as well as the Academic Challenge series which airs on News Channel 5 in Cleveland. 
 
FLAG CORPS - Krista Browne, Advisor
An Auxiliary to the SHS Marching Band, this is a Class and you receive 1/4 credit. Class meets 1st period during Football Season and has after school practice with the Marching Band on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 3:10 - 4:30 p.m. Spring Workshops are held usually on Tuesday & Thursdays starting in April. Tryouts are held the last week of May. The Summer Schedule coincides with the Marching Band schedule. We hold a Flag Corps. Camp in addition to the Band Camp. Flag Corps camp is held in the morning during the last week of July at the high school.
 
FUTURE EDUCATORS OF AMERICA (FEA) - Elaine Sasala, Advisor
This is a group of students that have an interest in the teaching field. They meet approximately every two weeks, to discuss positive activities in our schools, and in the field of education. We have a state competition, fundraisers, teacher shadowing, and other trips and speakers that address this specialty. The organization seeks individuals who are willing to make a commitment to time and effort, and wish to touch the future by becoming educators. Future Educators Association (FEA) Ohio is a nonprofit, dynamic statewide organization for middle and high school students interested in education-related careers. FEA Ohio was established in 1991 at the Department of Education with Phi Delta Kappa International, which sponsors the national Future Educators Association ® FEA program. FEA is a federally recognized Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO). Also, as the co-curricular component of state-recognized Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study, FEA enhances the classroom experience for students.
 
HEALTH AND SAFETY FAIR - Nicole Sheel, Advisor
The Sandusky High School Health and Safety Fair was started in 1987. It consists of various health and safety topics which are presented by a select group of students from Mr. Opelt's and Mrs. Litten's sophomore health classes. The groups, which are made up of three sophomore students, research the topics and give a four-minute presentation to a small group of third graders from our schools. A booth is designed to enhance the presentation and shows information that is available on the topic. This also helps create a fair-like atmosphere. The Health and Safety Fair was developed with the hope that it would be a positive experience for both high school and elementary students and bring to those involved an awareness of the importance of good health and ways to achieve and maintain it.
 
MAJORETTES - Labreeska Risner, Advisor
The Sandusky High School Majorettes are directly associated with the Sandusky High School Band. Labreeska Risner is the advisor and a former SHS Majorette. The SHS line is made up of 5 to 6 female high school students with prior twirling experience. Tryouts are held in May each year for the following football season. The line practices throughout the summer and takes part in a camp at Ashland University. The SHS line performs at every football game, pep rally and band concert during the fall of the school year. The SHS Majorettes can also be seen in parades throughout the year.
 
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (NHS) – Rod Buck, Advisor
National Honor Society is more than just an honor roll. Each Honor Society chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. These criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built. More information can be obtained by checking out the NHS.org website. Students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent standard of excellence, or a higher cumulative average set by the local school's Faculty Council, meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character. The student must earn 39 volunteer hours for the year and attend monthly meetings along with other obligations to receive honor cords to wear at graduation. Qualified junior or senior students are notified in the spring of each academic year and are provided with enrollment forms for NHS. In April, students are formally inducted in an evening ceremony. Honor Cords (royal blue & gold) for commencement are issued during rehearsal.
 
NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY (NTHS) – Nancy Hall, Advisor
NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. Thousands of schools and colleges are affiliated with the Society. Member schools agree that NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today's highly competitive workplace. Joining NTHS is an important career investment, respected by business, industry, and education that will add value and prestige to your professional portfolio. Student candidates must meet national and local membership standards and should be persons who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, skill development, leadership, honesty, responsibility, and good character. Membership in a career/technical student organization (CTSO) is important to leadership development and career preparation and therefore, strongly encouraged. National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is for students enrolled in a Career Technology Program that meet the criteria for acceptance into the NTHS. Many students inducted into NTHS are also inducted into the NHS. Some students may qualify for NTHS, but not NHS. More information can be obtained by checking out the NTHS.org website. Benefits include NTHS membership materials including custom certificate, presentation folder, member pin, ID card, window decal, white tassel, official NTHS diploma seal and general letter of recommendation customized for each student's career portfolio. · Access to the secure online career center for a period of one year after graduation. · NTHS scholarship opportunities including the Jon H. Poteat scholarship and others through our career/technical student organization partners. · Access to requesting specific letters of recommendation for employment, college, or scholarships for a period of one year after graduation. · Always listed in our national registry for recruitment opportunities by top U.S colleges and corporations. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) at the end of the junior year to meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character. Scholarships are also available through the NTHS organization and these are posted on the NTHS website. Qualified senior students are notified in the early fall of each academic year and are provided with enrollment forms for NTHS. In May, students are formally inducted in an evening ceremony. Honor Cords (navy & silver) for commencement are issued during rehearsal.
 
PEP CLUB - Lani Jenson, Advisor
Join the club that gets you involved in helping to create a positive environment at Sandusky High School. Attend away football games for the price of your admission to the game. Enjoy making various products for sale at games. Deliver holiday cards to nursing homes and/or veterans. Decorate the main showcase. Be a positive spirit and encourage others to join. 
 
SWAN CLUB - Julie Lazzara, Advisor; Kelly Swander, Assistant Advisor
Swan Club is a 55+ year tradition of synchronized swimming at Sandusky High School. The club begins with once a week clinics in October and continues until the show in late March or early April. Beginning in January, practices are more frequent and depend upon the level of involvement of the swimmer. Anyone is welcome to join, and try-outs are held for solos, duets, trios, and dolphin.
 
UNITED BLACK STUDENTS (UBS) - Lynn Brown, Advisor
UBS was established in 1973 by a student body of black students who got together and decided they wanted to put on a talent show that was gear toward the African American students now known as the AFRO BALL. During the month of February, we also put on the Black Expo to showcase the creative talents of the students involved in the club while honoring and paying tribute to their past black ancestors. The club meets at least twice a month except during Afro Ball time. We now run the Last Minute Shop which is an in-school store for students to buy supplies throughout the day. All money that is raised between the last minute shop and the Afro Ball go toward financial scholarships for the students participating in UBS.
 
STUDENT COUNCIL - Amy Doughty, Advisor
Student Council is an elected body of students from all four classes at Sandusky High School. The purpose of the organization is to promote the general welfare of the school and community through service and student activities.
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