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CLUBDescription SPONSOR
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All Girls EmpoweredCultural Female Diversity & SupportJen Marx
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Beta Club
The National Beta Club recognizes high academic achievement, promotes character and
social responsibility, encourages service involvement to school and community,
fosters leadership skills, and provides settings for you to develop interpersonal
relationship skills.
Jennifer Street
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Biotechnology ClubBiology ResearchMary Cartenuto
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Biology Olympiad
As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States, the
USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) enriches the life science education of nearly 10,000
talented students annually. It provides the motivation, curricular resources, and skills
training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international
competitiveness.After two rounds of challenging exams, twenty Finalists are invited to
a residential training program where they learn advanced biological concepts and
exacting lab skills at the USABO National Finals. Ultimately, four students earn the
right as Team USA to represent the USA at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO),
a worldwide competition involving student teams from over seventy countries.
Shelby Cochran
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Breathe
To use physical exercise and yoga to help students relieve everyday stresses. By using
simple exercises, students can learn to be more calm and peaceful.
Sound mind- sound body
Katie Praskovich
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Class Sponsor- Junior ClassPlans, organizes, and manages the activities of the Junior ClassLaura Sweeney
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Class Sponsor- Senior Class
Plans, organizes, and manages the activities of the Senior Class
Jessica Smart, Katherine Warren, Stephanie Pickens, Lindsey Needham
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Creative Writing Club
We create a supportive and encouraging environment to help students with their
fictional writing, compiling members' short stories and poems into an Anthology that is
published at the end of the year.
Ms. Mobley
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Cyberpatriotcomputer SecurityMr. Kinneer
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Dance TeamJennifer Marx
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Danes for Social ChangeCreating Social Change in SocietyDr. Beran
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Dawg Pound
To support and cheer on all varsity athletes in their respected game days and times.
Katherine Warren
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Debate Club
Communication skills are essential for empowering youth to become engaged citizens,
skilled professionals, and honorable leaders in our society. The club will develop
educational skills of its members by actively participating in debates and speaking
competitions with peers. The benefits of these activities include improved grades,
research, communication, and critical thinking skills. Members will have access to a
diversity of debate and public speaking opportunities, both as observers and as
participants.
Mr. Oswald
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DECA
As previously stated, DECA prepares emerging leaders and entreprenuers for their
future. It works closely along the marketing pathway and is already a key part of many
students lives. Students test their ability through competition and conferences and are
able to represent Denmark highschool on a regional, state, and even international level.
Genisis Shawkey/Patrice Mathauer
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DHS Sports NetowrkESPN for DenmarkCoach Howard, Coach Jones
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Dungeons & DragonsRole playing games.Mr. Rutherford
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Equestrian TeamEquestrian shows and competitions. Tammie Hennelly
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Fantasy Football Club
The purpose of this club is to bring kids together that socially enjoy watching football
and determining which teams and players will be the best throughout the season. It's a
club where you will meet other kids with similar interest. You basically work on the
sidelines as "General Manager and Coach" of your team to give you the ownership of
your virtual team. A time to get together and share a bit of emotional excitement.
Mark Karen
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Fashion Club
This club is meant to help people, who like fashion, understand fashion history and jobs.
It will let people just be themselves and be creative. Designers, photographers, models,
etc. will be able to join (even if they don’t want to work in fashion).
Genesis Shawkey
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FBLA (Future Business Leaders of American)
The purpose of the club is to teach leadership development, community service,
business concepts, and partake in academic competitions.
Eric Arnold, Brett Godwin
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FCA
The Fellowship of Christian athletes hopes to spread the christian faith within not only
student athletes, but anyone who wants to strengthen their relationship with God.
Jonathon Kent
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FCCLA (Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America)
FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) prepares students for the
workforce through the Teaching as a Profession and Culinary Arts pathways at Denmark
High School. Students compete at FCCLA regional, state, and national events.
Laura Adams & Dan Campanele
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Fencing Club
The purpose of the fencing club is to invigorate students to participate in the Epee style
of fencing. A coach will teach students, and students will have oppurtunities to
participate in tournaments.
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FFAFuture Farmers of AmericaShelly Williams, Ms. Beard
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Future of Forsyth
The purpose of this club is to give back to children through community service while
making connections with other members of the club.
Cindy Cooper
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Future Teachers of America Club
Future Teachers of America will train exceptional high school students
who have an interest in teaching, or simply a desire to give back to their community.
These students will be placed in elementary school classrooms under the guidance of
a trained teacher. Struggling readers in elementary schools will be mentored both
in-class and online. Offers high school students a unique opportunity to put on a
teaching hat to see if the fit is right, Earn service hours which will reflect positively on
college applications, Develop confidence and leadership skills, Build relationships and
feel empowered by empowering others.
Laura Adams
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German ClubMr. Holt
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Girls Who Code
Purpose of the club is to close the gender gap in technology. Computing is where the
jobs are — and where they will be in the future, but fewer than 1 in 5 computer science
graduates are women. Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls
are being left behind. While interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest
drop off happens between the ages of 13-17.
Eric Arnold
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HOPE (Helping Out People Everywhere)
The purpose of our club is to run community service projects, fund raise for voted upon
charities, and volunteer.
Mr. Armistead
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Hope and Help ClubCommunity ServiceMs. Hartshorn
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HOSA
HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. HOSA's aim is to
promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of
quality health care to everyone. The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop
leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation,
awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education
instructional program. This organization presents opportunities for students have a
passion in pursuing a future profession in the medical field. HOSA helps empower
those who pursue careers in the health field to become leaders in the global health
community through education, collaboration, and experience.
Jennie Street/AnneMarie Underwood
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I am One
This club would work with the organization Just One Africa. In this club, students string
bracelets from the colorful beads women made in Africa and conduct fundraisers. The
money raised buys water filters, providing clean water for hundreds and thousands of
people in Africa.
Ms. Griffin
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International ClubTo promote cultural diversity and acceptance.
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JOI clubJunior Optimist ClubKim Geralds
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Joy for TeensChris Cooper
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Jr. Civitan
Jr. Civitan is a club that focuses on serving the community, specifically helping special
needs students.
Belinda Lewis, Stacey Mitchell, Cathy Mitchell
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Junior Classical LeagueLatin ClubTony Sims
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Key Club
Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with
opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. Key Club aims
to cooperate with the school principal and teachers to provide high school students with
invaluable experience in living and working together and to prepare them for useful
citizenship. We would achieve this by volunteering and giving our member's service to
places around the community.
Tony Sims
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LiNKLiberty in North KoreaRyan Corbett
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LiteraryKirk Grizzle
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MAC--Make a ChangeCommunity Service
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Math Team
The purpose of Math Team is to help students develop an interest in mathematics and
advance their ability to use mathematics. We will travel to competitions and allow for
members to compete against other similarly minded students, providing them with an
opportunity to learn from others in a competitive settings, which is not something they
cannot gain in the classroom.
Ms. Calupca, Mr. Robinson
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MD Junior
The purpose of our club is to provide medical volunteer opportunities for high schoolers
and collect donations for medical causes in less developed countries.
Courtney Jewett and Cindy Cooper
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MIT LaunchXEntrepreneurship
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Mock Trial
The goal of Mock Trial is to educate high school students about the basis of our
American judicial system and the mechanics of litigation. Through participation in the
Mock Trial program, students will increase basic skills such as listening, speaking,
writing, reading, critical thinking and problem analysis.Each participating school enters
a team sponsored by a teacher volunteer that competes with other schools at regional
and state level.
Jennifer Street, Ms. Cranfill
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Model UN
Model United Nations (MUN) is a student simulation of the proceedings of the United
Nations. Students, referred to as Delegates, are assigned a country to represent in one
of the UN’s numerous committees with pre-set topics to debate. They research the
background of their country, their country's position on the topics at hand, and prepare
notes on possible solutions to the problems faced. Students then convene at Model UN
conferences, which range in size from 100 to 5,000 delegates, to debate their assigned
topics with students representing the other UN member states. Much like the real UN,
the goal is to identify solutions, by negotiation and consensus, on which many countries
can agree.
Lindsey Bacon
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Motivate and Inspire
To provide help to elementary and middle school kids in competitive math. This will also
make our tutors think about different approaches to a problem to teach to their students.
This club will be an extension of MIEdu, a non-profit started by Anish Bikmal. It will also
give the students to learn approaches to tackle problems from people who had to tackle
them before.
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MSAto provide a safe haven for Muslim youth and allies to embrace their identityDr. Beran
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National Art Honor SocietyIn 1978, the National Art Education Association (NAEA) began the National Art Honor Society program specifically for high school students’ grades 10-12, for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art. This organization is made up of active art students who run a program of social service, art making, fellowship, and art advocacy. NAHS strives to aid members in working toward the attainment of the highest standards in each of these areas artistically. Students are invited into membership based on artistic excellence, work ethic, dependability, and character. Each member must maintain a 3.0 average in all of their art classes plus complete a series of art based community service hours. In addition, seniors can earn their honor cords for graduation by completing a senior project. Membership is by invitation and induction only.Stephanie Pickens
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National Honors Society - NHSThe National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter. Each member must maintain a ___ average in all of their classes plus complete a series of community/school service hours. By remaining in good standing, seniors can earn their honor sash for graduation. Membership is by invitation and induction only.Ms. Conneally & Angela Satterfield
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National Latin Honor Society
The NJCL Latin Honor Society is a special designation given to Junior Classical
League students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and
citizenship in Latin class.
Tony Sims
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National Science Honor SocietyMs. Cochran
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National Spanish Honor Society
Academic honor society focused on Spanish language excellence in secondary education
and promotes a continuity of interest in Spanishstudies
Cristina Wardrip
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One Step ForwardGlobal initatives and serviceCaitlen Stovall
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OrchastraOrchastraVincent Sneed
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PAW (Pet/Animal Welfare) ClubWe would raise money and visit shelter to help homeless animals.Chef Campanale
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Photography Club
The purpose of our club is to grow the love for photography in our community.
Photography is an expression of art, and can capture the beauty of the world around
you. We will (hopefully) partake in lectures from photographers, lessons from our own
peers, photography expedition, and possibly work alongside yearbook (if there is one) to
take pictures for the school. Photography captures the happiest moments in life and we
would really like to show our peers the beauty in it.
Stephanie Pickens, Ms. Wardrip
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Plant4CommunityTo make communities a more green, friendly, and a happier place to live.Cathy Bagdonis
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Power in Words
Power in Words strives to promote literacy and reading, as well as aim to make people
comprehend the power of words. In addition to this, the club also aspires to increase the
opportunities available to experience the magic in books. Our club will be working to
collect books to send to schools both locally and abroad. Power in Words will also create
volunteer opportunities for members to share and spread their passion for literacy. In
addition to collecting books, the club would host different events and start various
programs such as book clubs, book drives, book buddies, and etc. Members will also
have a part in planning events and fundraisers, that will raise money for shipping,
programs, and books. Our club will be a branch of the Power In Words Nonprofit,
whose main branch will be established in South Forsyth High School next year.
Currently, we have already collaborated with and worked with Books For Africa,
Friends of the Library, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Shiloh Point Elementary, and
Georgia Highlands Medical Services.
Ms. McPherson
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Problems Solved
Many students are afraid to ask their teachers for help because they don't want to be
seen as dumb, or stupid. Instead, they look to their peers to help them with concepts
they're struggling with. However, many students' peers are also struggling and cannot
help each other, and consequently, both end up suffering. This club seeks to find these
students and offer them help, so that they can feel comfortable asking questions and
asking for help, and receive the proper answers and explanations. We would have
multiple helpers that would each specialize in different subjects across a wide variety
of classes covering almost all of the courses offered at Denmark, and would be available
for assisting others on their work if they are confused.
Lindsey Needham
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Public Speaking ClubGeralds
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Recycling ClubCathy Bagdonis
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Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad is a national science based competition team. The events the
students participate in cover all disciplines of science and range from building events to
study events to lab based events and competing at invitationals, regional and state.
Mr. McCormack, Shelby Cochran
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SEWACommunity ServiceMr. Arimstead
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SGAStudent Government AssociationAshley Marinello/Katherine Warren
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SMILE clubMs. Underwood
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Sports ClubBasketballMs. Malantis
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Student NewspaperJosh Jordan
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Technology Student Association (TSA)Phil Kinneer, Jeff Olney
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The American Red Cross Society
To prepare students to turn compassion into action to prevent and alleviate human
suffering in the face of emergencies.
Ms. Brunson
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TruLuvGeriatric service groupTy Brown
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UNICEF Club- Denmark Chapter
Student supporting UNICEF which was created with the purpose– to work with
others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place
in a child’s path.
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Vibha
Vibha is a non-profit organization that helps raise money to aid the underprivileged
children in India. Not only do we support those in India, but we also donate some of the
money to similar non-profit organizations across the state. By joining this club, students
can help contribute to the improvement of children's lives and earn themselves
community service hours to use for other clubs and for their own personal benefit.
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VEX robotics
The purpose of this club is to show students how to design and build robots. This will
improve social skills and is fun for most students. In addition to building robots, students
can compete against other schools.
Jeff Olney
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Women in STEMSTEMMs. Giraldo
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Will to LiveSuicide AwarenessD. Hollis
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