Leadership and Academic Excellence Clubs

AA Male Leadership

Sponsor: Trent Chambliss

21st Century Scholars

Sponsor: Leslie Wesley

Indiana's 21st Century Scholars is a needs and performance-based program that provides students the opportunity to earn up to a four-year scholarship at an Indiana college or university.

Air Force Junior ROTC

Sponsor: Chris Decker

ROTC helps students build confidence in their abilities and be better prepared to face the challenges of tomorrow. Activities include Color Guards, parades, and other in-school projects that help boost self-esteem and personal pride in each one of our cadets.

Meets: ROTC is an elective course.

African-American Male Leadership Group

Sponsor: Trent Chambliss

All male, African-American group organized to improve cultural awareness and excellence, graduation rates, and success after high school for its members. Students will attend an annual African-American Leadership Conference and the state conference in Indianapolis, sponsored by local groups and businesses.

Meets: Daily during Homeroom/Advisory

Future Problem Solvers

Interested students from the Advanced Placement and Honors programs work together to build their problem solving skills. Teams of four students will use a proven six-step method to solve problems set in the future. This group builds confidence and enhances communication skills.

Meets: Tuesday, 2:45-3:20 p.m. in room 701

Girlfriends

Sponsor: Jennifer McGhee

This group seeks to foster leadership skills among female students of color. Each month guest speakers are invited to lead discussions on relevant topics.

Meets: Twice a month on Wednesdays during Homeroom/Advisory

Multicultural Society

This society seeks to reinforce the values of cultural pride, diversity, awareness, acceptance and appreciation in students. Activities will include participation in a diversity program and various community service projects.

Meets: Twice a month during second period

National Honor Society

Sponsor: Kelly Johnson

National Honor Society (NHS) is a selective, honorary society that recognizes students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Students are inducted into NHS during the annual Academic Recognition Dinner in March. Open to Juniors and Seniors with a cumulative 3.0 GPA who have participated in extracurricular activities both in school and activities outside of school, such as scouting, church groups, volunteer service for the disadvantaged, etc.

Meets: As needed

Peer Mentors

The Peer Mentoring program prepares Junior and Senior students to be an active support network for incoming Freshmen. Each mentor is responsible for four to seven Freshmen students. They introduce their Frosh to the rules, activities, and expectations of Washington High School. Mentors organize the Freshmen Kick-off Orientation and continue to meet with their Frosh weekly through the school year.

Sophomores and Juniors should apply for Peer Mentoring in the Spring. Applications must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and will need recommendations from two teachers.

Meets: Tuesday and Thursday during Homeroom, plus two days during Summer Break

Postponing Sexual Involvement

PSI is a yearlong mentoring program targeted at area 8th grade students, encouraging the postponement of sexual involvement. Interested students with a 2.5 GPA or higher should apply in April. All mentors must adhere to a contract.

Meets: Yearlong program with summer training activities

Spanish Club

Sponsor: Angela Hetler

Project Excel

Sponsor: Trent Chambliss

Robotics Club

Sponsor: Annete Muday

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