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MAINE SOUTH STUDENT ACTIVITIES
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ACTIVITY/SPORTSPONSOR NAME & EMAIL ADDRESSDescriptionPotential Careers
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Adventure Club Cyndee Kawalek CKAWALEK@MAINE207.ORGDedicated to building relationships through the love of "adventure." Our love of adventure leads us up rock climbing walls, down white water rivers, orienteering vast forests, competing in adventure races and whatever else happens to cross our paths.Athletics, environmentalist, urban planner, preservationist, conservationist, geologist, geoscientist, park ranger, forest ranger, tour guide, adventure activity instructor, outdoor education instructor, adventure activity equipment designer/manufacturer/marketing/sales, natural resource management, leisure education/recreation therapist/counselor, working with individuals with a physical or behavioral health disability, hospitality industry, life coach, careers in high risk professions including fire science, police, construction and military.
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Amnesty InternationalTBAA global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories that campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. Members of the club hold write-a-thons several times throughout the year in defense of victims of human rights abuses.Attorney, event planning, research, marketing, public relations, fundraising, finance, investigation, administration, lobbying and education, politician, law enforcement
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Anime ClubBetsy Godwin BGODWIN@MAINE207.ORG Marianne Gonzalez MGONZALEZ@MAINE207.ORGMeets weekly to watch and discuss anime, learn about the culture of Japan and go to anime conventions. We also hold sessions on learning the Japanese language. We sometimes have "themes" for a meeting. We often have meetings where Japanese food is enjoyed. Students run all of the meetings.Animation artist/illustrator, graphic design, marketing, Japanese language interpreter/translator (including bilingual product specialist -- video games, product assemply directions), entertainment/anime journalist, psycholinguist, international relations
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Art ClubCherie Tymkiw CTYMKIW@MAINE207.ORG Felicia Lahart FLAHART@MAINE207.ORG Addie Price APRICE@MAINE@207.ORGDirected by a student leadership group that selects and leads bi-weekly arts/crafts activities that are fun, creative and new. You do not have to be in an art class to be a member of Art Club, everyone is welcome to join. Each year we select a design and produce our very popular tee shirt that our membership looks forward to. In addition to our meetings, Art Club hosts two pizza parties around the holiday season with themed projects and fundraising events that contribute to a graduating senior student scholarship in the art department. Artist, Graphic Designer, Art Historian, Product Designer, Interior Design, Illustrator, Game Design, art education, fundraising
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Auto ClubThomas Krause TKRAUSE@MAINE207.ORGDirected by elected student officers who meet and share ideas as they relate to the automotive field. You do not need to be in an Auto class to be a member as only an interest in automobiles is required. Club t-shirts, activities, fundraising, and community assiatance projects are just some of the activities the club discusses.Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Automotive Technician, Designer, Business, Manufacturing, Transportation, Education, Electrical, Safety, fundraising, manufacturing
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Book ClubLinda Ryan LRYAN@MAINE207.ORG Suzanne Kowalski SKOWALSKI@MAINE207.ORG(Reading Raptors) is open to all students. We meet the first Thursday of every month before and/or after school. During even numbered months, we read the same book chosen by the members. During odd numbered months, we discuss books we have read recently. It as a pressure free environment for book lovers of all genres. Creative Writer, Journalist, Editor/Copywriter/Copy Editor, Proofreader, Librarian, Publisher, Publishing House Sales Representative, Editor-in-Chief, Small Business Bookstore Owner, Literary Agent, Research, Publications Marketing/Sales, Author Publicist, Art Designer for book covers and internal art.
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Botany ClubTBAWelcomes students who would like to learn basic gardening skills. We assist in the annual and perennial plantings and container maintenance throughout the school grounds. We have bi-weekly meetings in the spring and fall and monthly meetings during the winter months. Students design and learn how to screen print their club shirts, participate in fundraising activities and have social meetings when the weather is not cooperative. Students with no gardening experience are welcome.Botanist, biologist, agriculturist, landscaper, biological science teachers, molecular/cellular biologist, nurse, pharmacist, water resource specialist, chemists, chemistry teacher, geneticist, microbiologist, Biochemists, Biophysicists, Medical Scientist, Biochemical Engineers, Soil and Plant Scientist, epidemiologist, Forestry, conservationist, preservationist
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BowlingKeith Engeriser KENGERISER@MAINE207.ORGEvent host, event planning, leisure education, exercise physiologist, physiotherapist
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CEC (Council for Exceptional Children)Michelle Dwyer MDWYER@MAINE207.ORG Cathy Williams CWILLIAMS@MAINE207.ORGAll students are welcome to join this club that celebrates our differences in the company of friends. The club’s goal is to foster understanding, respect and acceptance of individuals with exceptionalities. The club is made up of special education students and peers who want to make a difference in each others lives. We are actively involved in the Maine South community participating in a variety of afterschool social activities. Education, Physical therapy, Speech Pathology, Occupational therapist, social work, nursing, QMRP/and other special education professionals, customer service, event planning
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CheerleadersKelly Nessling KNESSLING@MAINE207.ORG Krystal Luce KLUCE@MAINE207.ORGThis program includes sideline and competitive squads. Sideline cheerleaders cheer for football and boys basketball games. Competitive cheer is an IHSA sport. Students compete and cheer during the winter season. The season starts in May and ends in March.marketing specialist, athletic performer, sales representative, hospitality industry, sport coach, life coach, choreographer, concierge
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Chess TeamDan Hakimian DHAKIMIAN@MAINE207.ORGCompetes in the North Suburban Chess League, which is widely regarded as the strongest chess league in the state of Illinois. We also attend regional team and individual tournaments and our season culminates at the IHSA state tournament in Peoria in February where we have won the state championship three times since 2002. We also have many club players who meet informally on practice days to play for fun.Computer programmer, software developer, coder, attorney, corporate strategist, hedge fund manager, stock trader, financial investor, analyst, business, finance
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Chicago Metro History FairMike Biondo MBIONDO@MAINE207.ORGAsks students to complete a research project on an aspect of Chicago History focused on an annual theme. Students report their research in the form of a museum exhibit, video documentary, web site, live performance or a traditional research paper. This competition begins with judging and an exhibition at the Maine South History Fair. If projects are selected to advance, they may continue with the Suburban Regional, City-Wide Finals, State Finals and the National History Day competition just outside of Washington DC. Judging occurs at each level leading up to nationals to determine advancing projects and cash prizes/scholarships are available starting with the city-wide finals.Historian, Museum Curator, Web Site Design, Marketing, Communication, Theater/Drama, Media Production, Documentarian, Author, Librarian, Educator, Sociologist, Social Scientist, Researcher, Politician, Lawyer.
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Chinese ClubPriscilla Chao PCHAO@MAINE207.ORGChinese club is an exciting place where people interested in Chinese language or culture can get together, make friends, and learn more about all things China. We are planning many events and activities such as watching Chinese movies, making a trip to Chinatown, calligraphy, papercutting, and more. We encourage cultural diversity, cross-cultural awareness, and making connections. interpreter, Translator (including bilingual product specialist -- video games, product assemply directions), Business, International Relations, Education (Foreign Language, English as a Foreign / Second Language), Linguistics, Media Relations, Language Analyst
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Class Council (Junior)Laurie Koshgarian LKOSHGARIAN@MAINE207.ORG Amy Kladis AKLADIS@MAINE207.ORGPart of the three class councils that exist at Maine South High School. We are primarily responsible for two major dances at school, the Turnabout dance in February and Junior Prom in May. We also participate in Homecoming week as well as many other fun activities such as the school-wide fundraiser and spirit week before the Turnabout dance.Political Science, Government, Fundraising, Education, Communications, Business, Public Relations, Hospitality, Law, Social Work, Journalism, concierge
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Class Council (Senior)Beth Ann Ball EBALL@MAINE207.ORG Susan Deering SDEERING@MAINE207.ORGProvides leadership to the senior class and represents the class at school and community gatherings. The senior class council provides social, spirit and philanthropic opportunities for the members of its class. The senior class council plans the homecoming dance and senior week activities including senior breakfast and senior prom. All members of the senior class are welcome to attend meetings and be involved in any and all activities.Political Science, Government, Education, Communications, Business, Fundraising, Public Relations, Hospitality, Law, Social Work, Journalism, concierge
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Computer ClubJoe Sarmiento jsarmiento@maine207.orgFor students with an interest in computers. We meet every three weeks or so to talk shop about computers, PC gaming and occasionally service and build computers. We also organize occasional visits to the Ignite Network LAN center and host other social events having to do with computersAll information technology careers.
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Computer ScienceJoe Sarmiento jsarmiento@maine207.orgProgram Manager, Computer Software developer/engineer, computer scientist, system analyst, database administrator, suport specialist, netowrk administrator
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Constitution TeamAndy Trenkle ATRENKLE@MAINE207.ORG Kevin Hansen KHANSEN@MAINE207.ORGA competitive academic team that participates in the US Department of Education's "We The People" Competition. The Constitution Team is made up of seniors who are required to present and defend answers to important questions about the Constitution, Bill of Rights, US History and current events.Law, Political Advocacy, Governmental Affairs, Public Policy, Social Work, Communications, Teaching, Education, Research, Business, Journalism, Writing.
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CybersouthJoe Greguras JGREGURAS@MAINE207.ORGThe Maine South web development and design club. Our goal is to teach students at all levels of experience on the most modern techniques involved with website development and design. We are always on the search for the latest and greatest in the web world. Web developer, web designer, web master, front end developer/engineer, UI designer/Visual Designer, UX designer, Web Programmer/Web Application Developer, Information Architect, Writer, Copywriter, Editor.
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DECA (DE & OO)Johannes Beer JBEER@MAINE207.ORG Joe Greguras JGREGURAS@MAINE207.ORG Amy Kladis AKLADIS@MAINE207.ORGThe Maine South Business Club. Our chapter is part of the national DECA organization of marketing students. Students in DECA compete in business competitions at the regional, state and international level. Business careers specifically and others careers where professional appearance and presentation are required.
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Engineering ClubKay Wagner KWAGNER@MAINE207.ORGStudents can design and build robots with Vex for competitions. Students also have access to equipment to pursue an individual design of their choosing. Descriptions of engineering careers, as well as college application and scholarship support are available from peers, teachers and outside mentors.Engineering Science with over 20 disciplines plus Computer Science and Engineering Technology
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Environmental ClubHoward Knodle HKNODLE@MAINE207.ORG Environmental policy or planning. Conservationist, preservationist, Wildlife Manager, Zoologist, Horticulturist, Oceanographer, Meteorologist, Microbiologist, Soil and Plant Scientist, Ecologist, sanitation specialist, community health specialist, research assistant, Biophysicist, health safety manager, enviromental safety engineer, forensic scientist, Molecular BiologistBioinformatics Specialist, geneticist, bioengineer
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EquinoxJon Scorza JSCORZA@MAINE207.ORG Jason Marsicano JMARSICANO1@MAINE207.ORGMaine South student creative writing magazine! We welcome all submissions of original student creative writing and visual art. All students can email their submissions to equinox@maine207.org. We would love to have all the imaginative writing, artwork and photography you can send us! Want to help decide what goes into Equinox?Writer, artist, publisher, graphic designer, editor, photographer
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EYRIERichard Jones RJONES@MAINE207.ORG Jim McGowan JMCGOWAN@MAINE207.ORGYearbook is open to all students, but an English teacher recommendation is encouraged. The yearbook is student-driven and managed. Student staff members, under the guidance of the Sponsors, create academic, sports, class, club, and candid spreads to commemorate the events of the school year. Yearbook is a year-long commitment, and it requires that students attend a specific class period during the school day. Yearbook requires a "free period" for participation.Writer, artist, publisher, graphic designer, editor, photographer
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Fashion ClubStephanie Inserra SINSERRA@MAINE207.ORGA non-competitive club for students to become involved in service activities. The club’s main goal is to utilize students’ love for fashion and talent for sewing to benefit our community through various volunteer opportunities. Members from this club may also be involved in the planning process of a fashion show. The club consists of students in the Fashion Construction and Fashion Merchandising classes. fashion show design, event planning, fundraising
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FCCLA (Culinary)Keri Helton KHELTON@MAINE207.ORGStudents who are currently enrolled in Culinary Arts 1 can register as members of Culinary Club. Cooking experiences, bake sales, club run culinary competitions and fundraising activities are planned by the student members and officers who develop leadership skills as a result of participation. Those students who have taken either Culinary Arts 2 and/or Culinary Arts 3 can become registered members of the national organization FCCLA. These students compete in Family and Consumer Sciences’ events at the sectional and state levels. These events include Salad Demonstration, Cookie Decorating, Cake Decorating or Relish Tray. Chef, pastry chef, baker, caterer, menu designer, dietician, restauranteur, etc...
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FCCLA (Fashion)Stephanie Inserra SINSERRA@MAINE207.ORGStudents enrolled in advance Fashion classes can be registered as members of FCCLA. These students attend leadership conferences and workshops. They also compete in Family and Consumer Sciences’ areas for Sectionals (February), at the State level (April in Springfield, IL) and at the National Level (summer). These areas include fashion styling, fashion apparel display, fashion construction, (to name a few). Fun, educational, and career related activities are planned by the student members and officers who develop leadership skills as a result of participation.Clothing/Accessory Buyer, Fashion Advertising Director, Fashion Consultant/Styling, Fashion Coordinator, Fashion Designer, Fashion Editor, Fashion Event/Show Coordinator, Import / Export Specialist, Marketing Researcher-Representative, Fashion Forecaster, Pattern Maker, Product Coordinator, Textile Designer, Textile Merchandising Executive, Textile Testing Specialist, Visual Merchandiser, Costume designer
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FCCLA (Pre-School)Christiana Joyce CJOYCE@MAINE207.ORGThese students attend leadership conferences and workshops. They also compete in Family and Consumer Sciences’ areas at the sectional and state levels. These areas include Children's Literature and Children's Lessons. Fun, educational and career related activities are planned by the student members and officers who develop leadership skills as a result of participation.Children's literature author, editor, publisher, early child education
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French ClubAnna Strozza ASTROZZA@MAINE207.ORGCelebrates the French language and culture through a variety of activities including food, film, field trips and other cultural activities. Members of the French Club also seek to be agents of change in the Francophone world as they raise awareness and funds for humanitarian causes in Francophone Africa.interpreter, Translator (including bilingual product specialist -- games, product assemply directions), Business, International Relations, Education (Foreign Language, English as a Foreign / Second Language, Linguistics, Media Relations, Language Analyst, tour guide
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FunkaFellas & Decibelles (Vocal Jazz Ensemble)Matthew Hanes MHANES@MAINE207.ORG
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German ClubMargaret Wolf MWOLF@MAINE207.ORGOffers many activities and opportunities for students. Students have the opportunity to get to know other students, enjoy German food and traditions, celebrate German holidays and have a lot of fun together. The club also supports students' interest in using German as a way to travel, compete and succeed. There are a lot of components to German Club. We have something for everyone.Any job that involves communication, travel or an international perspective. This includes international business, politics, travel, advertising and education.
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Graphic ArtsSheryl Peterson SPETERSON@MAINE207.ORGFor students interested in graphic arts as a carrer or just for fun! Projects can be created in the computer lab or Maker Space. We will be helping other clubs and organizations with designing logos, producing t-shirts, plaques,etc. Students will have the opportunity to create personal projects as well! Graphic Designer, Web Designer, App Designer, Game Designer, Character/Animation Designer, Product Designer, Interior Designer, Architect, Engineer
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Greek ClubGeorge Dagres GDAGRES@MAINE207.ORG Alexis Liakakos ALIAKAKOS@MAINE207.ORG
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GSAJen Sarashinsky JSARASHINSKY@MAINE207.ORGThe mission of the Maine South GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) is to provide a safe space for LGBTQ students and their allies. We work to raise awareness and increase acceptance of students who are LGBTQ, as well as provide a place for all students to positively interact. We do this through sponsoring activities, connecting with other GSA's, education and fun events. The GSA is open to anyone who wishes to create a more positive environment at Maine South High School.Law, public relations, lobbying, advocacy, politician, event planning, law enforcement
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Harry Potter ClubIt is a place for Harry Potter fans to express their appreciation of the Harry Potter novels and movies through book and movie discussions, crafts, trivia, Quidditch matches and other Harry Potter related activities. It is not required that members have read all of the books, but it is strongly encouraged. Writer, artist, theater and drama
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Hawk PrideChris Deger CDEGER@MAINE207.ORG Warren Scott WSCOTT@MAINE207.ORGAn organization that is dedicated to character education at Maine South High School. Hawk Pride members work with their peers in attempting to instill and support the elements of pride, respect, involvement, dignity and empathy throughout the school through the activities of volunteering, character education lessons, role modeling, etc. To become a member, you can apply at the end of your sophomore year and selection is based upon academic achievement, character references and faculty input.This activity can enhance skills with any career or an aspect of career in which one works with groups. Ideally, it would fit well with psychology and sociology, but collaborative work in any field would be bolstered by this activity. Business, education (pre-K, primary, & secondary), counseling, social work, community service, volunteer service, parks & recreation, hospitality, government (any level), law enforcement, criminal justice, and family services would be enhanced by this type of experience.
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HawkettesJackie Graney JGRANEY@UNITEDHQ.COM Rachel Rosales RROSALES@STUDIO22HIGHTEK.COMAn award winning competitive dance team that competes statewide and nationally. They perform at half time at Maine South High School football games and basketball games as well as perform at the Band-O-Rama, Variety Show and assemblies. The Hawkettes actively participate in several community service events and perform at different charities. The Hawkette season runs May through February.dance, choreographer, performing artist, hospitality
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Hawkeyes (Pep Council)Teresa Gulo TGULO@MAINE207.ORGThe student athletic boosters club and is made up of students representing all grade levels. New members can join at any time. We meet once or twice a month to discuss and plan ways to support our student athletes and spread school spirit. Activities include painting windows to cheer on sports teams, face painting and spirit gear available at athletic events and sponsoring special events at athletic events including free throw contests, Pink Out! and more.fundraising, public relations, promotions, marketing, hospitality, sales
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Humble to One (H2O)Monika Langdon MLANGDON@MAINE207.ORG(H2O) Christian Club's mission is for students to lovingly reach out to others on campus and to grow fellowship with one another. We encourage Christians and non-Christians to join us for prayer, fun, worship, discussions and fellowship.Ministry, clergy, social services, psychology, counseling, social work, educator.
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Investment ClubJohannes Beer JBEER@MAINE207.ORG Joe Greguras JGREGURAS@MAINE207.ORG Amy Kladis AKLADIS@MAINE207.ORGFor for all students who have an interest in investing in commodities. We experiment with investing techniques by using stock market portfolio simulations.Finance and investing careers
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Irish ClubKatie Schroeder KSCHROEDER@MAINE207.ORG Bob Tortorelli RTORTORELLI@MAINE207.ORGOpen to all students to learn more about the Irish culture through food, music, dance, film and sport. The club meets periodically before school and for club breakfasts and dinners.Business, International Relations, Education
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Italian ClubCristina Modica CMODICA@MAINE207.ORG Tina Butera TBUTERA@MAINE207.ORGMore of a family than a school organization, we have breakfast together, big family dinners for the holidays and many more fun activities that embody our culture in the best ways. You are not required to be Italian, speak Italian or even take Italian to join. You must merely enjoy the warmth, company and culture of a group of people who love the Italian culture.Business, International Relations, Education, Art, Art History, Fashion, Medical field, design, translator, tour guide
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Juggling ClubJames Depies JDEPIES@MAINE207.ORGperforming arts
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Key ClubAndy Trenkle ATRENKLE@MAINE207.ORG(Kiwanis Educating Youth) is a nationally recognized, student-led organization. It was founded to teach and develop leadership by serving others while having fun and making new friends at the same time. The people that we serve include those in need, those in our community and all the people around us.Social Work, Nursing, Education, Health Care, Business, Communications.
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Martial Arts Club (Eagle South)Beth Vainowski BVAINOWSKI@MAINE207.ORGEagle South Martial Arts Club incorporates two traditional Korean styles of karate: Tang Soo Do and Hapkido. Tang Soo Do emphasizes punching, kicking and blocking as a means of self-defense. Hapkido involves joint locks, pressure points and throws to effectively subdue an opponent. There are also opportunities for students to participate in tournaments and belt-ranking, if interested, although these are not mandatory.Military, law enforcement, fitness or security work.
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MathletesPeter Nilsen PNILSEN@MAINE207.ORG Mike Guccione MGUCCIONE@MAINE207.ORG Vicki O’Malley VOMALLEY@MAINE207.ORG Erin Grimm EGRIMM@MAINE207.ORG(Math Team) competes against other schools investigating topics that are not often studied in the high school curriculum. We have grade level practices once a week and competitions about once a month. We compete in the NSML and ICTM contests.Any math career-teacher, actuary, engineer
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Mock Trial TeamDon McArthur-Self DMCARTHUR@MAINE207.ORGA program designed by the Illinois State Bar Association that distributes the legal problem each year. The Mock Trial Team competes in several local and regional tournaments from January through March, including the state tournament in Champaign, Illinois. The team is selected by tryouts in October. Students of the Mock Trial Team take roles of attorneys and witnesses, trying a case in court against opposing schools. Competitions are in real courthouses with real judges and lawyers serving as evaluators. Tryouts are open to all students; oral communication/presentation skills, teamwork, analytical abilities, and reliability are stressed.Attorney, Government, politician/legislator, paralegal, research, law eforcement, criminal investigator, probation officer, correctional treatment specialist, court reporter, balliff, mediator, Forensic Scientist, Legal Researcher, Victim Advocate, , careers requiring public speaking, speech writer
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Model United NationsMegan Smith (Wegrzyn) MSMITH3@MAINE207.ORG Laurie Koshgarian LKOSHGARIAN@MAINE207.ORGAn academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the U.N. agenda. Participants role-play as delegates representing a nation in a simulated session of a committee of the U.N., such as the Security Council or the General Assembly. Delegates research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult and then develop solutions (known as resolutions) to world problems. Maine South has been participating in Model United Nations events for over 20 years and attends about 4 to 5 conferences a year.Attorney, politician, legislator, diplomat, investigator, researcher, international relations, human rights advocacy, careers requiring public speaking management, research, speech write, lobbyist, economics, international business.
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Movie Makers Club est on 09/01/14Mason Strom MSTROM@MAINE207.ORGdigital entertainment, production coordinator, production director, foley editor, art director, digital imaging assistant, title designer, post-prodiction editor
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MSA (Muslim Student Association)Kevin Hansen KHANSEN@MAINE207.ORGinternational affairs, international business
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National Forensic LeagueMike Guccione MGUCCIONE@MAINE207.ORGAn honor organization in which public speaking is rewarded. Students who are on our Speech Team for at least one year can earn the right to be inducted into the National Forensic League through participation in Speech Team events.Politician, attorney, business careers, management, CEO, marketing/sales, any career requiring professional dress and etiquette
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National Honor SocietyDon McArthur-Self DMCARTHUR@MAINE207.ORG A national honors organization for secondary school students. The Maine South chapter of the National Honor Society is chartered by the national organization and is governed by the national's rules and its own chapter bylaws. Students with junior or senior standing who hold a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher at the end of the first semester of junior year will be invited to submit additional information for the Faculty to consider. Invitation for membership is based on four criteria: Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Service. Membership invitations are sent after the application deadlines by a Faculty Advisory Council based on examination of transcripts, student-submitted materials, and other relevant school records. NHS members are inducted in March of each year and are expected to maintain high levels of academic achievement, school and community leadership and volunteer service, including a minimum of twelve hours of service every six months. The Maine South National Honor Society seeks to coordinate at least one service project each semester and members are also expected to volunteer as tutors for other students when their schedule permits during the school day.All
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OrchesisAmelia Faulstick AEDANCER5678@YAHOO.COMAn auditioned based club in the medium of dance. It is comprised of 20-30 students, freshman through seniors. Orchesis performs numerous times throughout the year with the highlight of the year being our annual concert in the winter that consists of student choreography along with guest choreography. Every other year the company takes an annual performance trip. Orchesis members continue to learn technique in dance as well as choreographic expertise. They grow as dancers, using their creativity and skill throughout the year.Dance, choreographer, performing artist.
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PALSDonna Spanos DSPANOS@MAINE207.ORG Cathy Williams CWILLIAMS@MAINE207.ORG Maureen Kudlik MKUDLIK@MAINE207.ORGA service organization whose purpose is to provide peer support to special needs students who may have a significant physical or emotional issue. The main duties of PALS members are to help special needs students navigate the Maine South building, become a peer advocate, become a general resource person and demonstrate typical age appropriate social skills and model age appropriate behaviors. An individual must apply and interview to become a member of PALS.Education, Physical therapy, Speech Pathology, Occupational therapist, social work, nursing, special education teacher
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Photography ClubMary Lee Moore MMOORE@MAINE207.ORG Felicia Lahart FLAHART@MAINE207.ORGStudents explore darkroom and digital techniques in artistic and fun ways while creating exciting photo projects geared toward individual and group interest. Photo Club is an excellent opportunity for students to try their hand at photography in a pressure free environment of fellow photo-lovers.Studio portraits, engineering, architectural, advertising, landscape and fashion photographer, curator, photojournalist, forensic photographer.
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Ping PongMaureen Kudlik MKUDLIK@MAINE207.ORGPing Pong Club offers students of all levels and abilities an opportunity to join together to socialize, learn and play Ping Pong. Math, Engineering, Athletic and Social Careers. Ping-Pong ("Table Tennis" is found in many company breakrooms for employees to de-stress and make connections).
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Poetry est 9/21/15Jill Braverman JBRAVERMAN@MAINE207.ORGAll students are invited to join the Poetry Club, a safe space to share original poetry. The club meets after school twice a month, hosts Open Mic nights, and participates in and/or supports team members at Louder Than a Bomb competitions. The club also encourages members to enter writing competitions, attend local poetry readings, and foster an appreciation for the written word.Creative writing, any career requiring public speaking
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Polish ClubMarta Hall MHALL@MAINE207.ORGA culture club that celebrates the Polish heritage and tradition of Polish students at Maine South. We celebrate the Polish culture through food, activities, and friendship!Interpreter, Translator (including bilingual product specialist -- games, product assembly directions), Business, International Relations, Education (Foreign Language, English as a Foreign / Second Language, Linguistics, Media Relations, Language Analyst, tour guide.
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Political and Current Events Club (PACE)Erin Sanchez ESANCHEZ@MAINE207.ORGIf you're interested in politics, current affairs, or the upcoming election, then consider joining Politics and Current Events (PACE) Club! This is a club welcome to people of all political ideologies who want to share ideas and learn more about key issues and events. Meetings are held once each month. Government, politics, nonprofit organizations, journalism, communications
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Presidents' ClubDave Berendt DBERENDT@MAINE207.ORGThis offers an opportunity for the leaders of clubs and organizations to collaborate. You must be nominated by another Club Sponsor or Coach to be admitted to this group.Business, any career where working as a leader in a team atmosphere.
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Radio Control ClubT.J. Krause TKRAUSE@MAINE207.ORG
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ReachingJason Dutmers JDUTMERS@MAINE207.ORG Anna Strozza ASTROZZA@MAINE207.ORGThe foreign language department's literary magazine that was founded in 1990. It is run by a group of student editors and staff selected annually by the teachers in the foreign language department. Published at least once annually, the magazine is composed primarily of student work in all five languages taught at Maine South: French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish.Foreign language-based creative writing, publishing, Journalist, Editor/Copywriter/Copy Editor, Proofreader, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Art Designer for book covers and internal art.
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SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)Scott Tumility STUMILTY@MAINE207.ORGOur mission is to provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving and other destructive decisions. The Maine South Chapter of SADD sponsors activities such as Red Ribbon Week and Drug Free Activity Nights in order to encourage students to live safe and healthy lifestyles.Social work, counselor, psychology, education, marketing, healthcare, careers related to substance abuse/addictions. event planning,
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Scholastic BowlJason Dutmers (Varsity) JDUTMERS@MAINE207.ORG TBA (JV) A team academic competition similar to the TV show, Jeopardy. Players with strength of knowledge in one or many areas, including math, science, literature, the arts, geography, government, sports, technology and pop culture are encouraged to join. Practices are 1-2 times per week along with conference matches and weekend tournaments.All careers, but those especially where a varied knowledge base is needed to better interact with co-workers or customers such as sales representatives, attorney, law enforcement, healthcare, education.
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Science Honor SocietyChris Sayer CSAYER@MAINE207.ORG Daun Biewenga DBIEWENGA@MAINE207.ORG
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Science Olympiad Kay Wagner KWAGNER@MAINE207.ORG Andrew Pisanko APISANKO@MAINE207.ORGA team of students who complete in various scientific events from testing for knowledge to building and everything in-between.All science fields including research, teaching, applied science such as civil, chemical and mechanical engineering, and technical communication skills
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Serbian ClubLaura Kirshner LKIRSHNER@MAINE207.ORGOpen to all students who are interested in learning more about Serbian culture, food, performing arts, and film. We meet to sample Serbian food, talk about the country, and experience elements of the culture like watching Serbian films or dance performances. Interpreter, Translator (including bilingual product specialist -- games, product assembly directions), Business, International Relations, Education (Foreign Language, English as a Foreign / Second Language, Linguistics, Media Relations, Language Analyst, tour guide.
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Ski ClubLinda Ryan LRYAN@MAINE207.ORG Dave laczakpark ranger, tour guide, ski instructor, ski equipment designer/manufacturer/marketing/sales
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Skills USAJoe Greguras JGREGURAS@MAINE207.ORGA partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers, high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.All careers, but especially those who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.
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SouthwordsAlexander Stathakis ASTATHAKIS@MAINE207.ORGMaine South's award-winning, student-run newspaper. Students create the newspaper layout, news and editorial content, photography, and graphics. As the voice of the students, Southwords accepts letters and articles from the student body but does not accept advertising of any kind. Journalism (newspaper, magazine, website, television, radio), writing, editing, graphic design, photography, advertising, marketing, publishing
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Spanish ClubJason Dutmers JDUTMERS@MAINE207.ORG Francisco Barbas FBARBAS@MAINE207.ORGA student activity organization for students interested in learning more about the Spanish language and the many cultures it embodies. Club activities are organized by an elected group of club officers. Activities include field trips to local museums, breakfasts to celebrate holidays, dinners at local restaurants, cultural activities such as dancing and more.interpreter, translator (including bilingual product specialist -- games, product assembly directions), Business, International Relations, Education (Foreign Language, English as a Foreign / Second Language, Linguistics, Media Relations, Language Analyst, tour guide
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Spanish National Honor Society Est.10/20/13Jose Arguello JARGUELLO@MAINE207.ORG Francisco Barbas FBARBAS@MAINE207.ORGForeign language-based careers in business relations, international relations, linguistics, media, education.
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Speech TeamMike Guccione MGUCCIONE@MAINE207.ORG Melinda Nees MNEES@MAINE207.ORGAn IHSA-sponsored and National Forensic League endorsed activity at Maine South High School. Students participate in a variety of events and compete with students from other schools. Everything from comedy to tragedy, from acting to formal expostulating, from single pieces to duet pieces is covered.All careers. Any job that involves speaking to large or small groups including business, marketing, politics, coaching, human resources, counseling, sales, healthcare. Presentation skills in all areas.
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Sports Medicine ClubJerry Bornhoff JBORNHOFF@MAINE207.ORGInstructs Maine South students in First Aid, CPR and to disseminate pertinent medical information. To apply learning in a hands-on environment to reinforce the information presented. To expose members to the many career options available in the medical fieldAthletic trainer. Exercise physiologist, Kinesiotherapist, Nursing, Nutrition/dietetics, Sports medicine physician, osteopath, aerobics/group exercise instructor, biomechanist, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist, personal trainer, Occupational Physiologist, physical/occupational therapist, strength and conditioning coach.
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Student CouncilJose Arguello JARGUELLO@MAINE207.ORG Sherri Scorza SSCORZA@MAINE207.ORGAn organization that promotes school spirit and community involvement. Student Council plans assemblies, organizes the Homecoming week, creates spirit events, as well as plans and promotes the food drive, blood drive, and so much more. All students are welcome to join.Politics/government, business, marketing, event planning, social work, campaign coordinator, sales representative, fundraiser, advocacy, hospitality, any career where public peaking is required, you must work with others, leadership is important.
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Thespian SocietyCarrie Saurer CSAURER@MAINE207.ORG Pat Sanchez PSANCHEZ@MAINE207.ORGAn international society of honor for students involved in on-stage and backstage theater activities. As a student gets involved he or she earns points for each theater activity they participate in based on number of hours and difficulty. When a student meets all of the point qualifications they become a member of the Thespian Society.Performing artist, entertainment industry, hospitality, customer service, sales/product promotions, advertising, representative, business supervisor, tour guide, attorney, actor/actress, director, stage manager, production manager, concierge.
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Triathlon ClubAlexis Liakakos ALIAKAKOS@MAINE207.ORG
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Tri-M Honor SocietyMartin Nocedal MNOCEDAL@MAINE207.ORGThe international music honor society. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. In addition to the honor society, there is an elected Tri-M board that is made up of the following positions: president, vice-president, treasurer and historian. The selection process for Tri-M Honor Society takes place in the spring.Any career related to music and music education, business leadership.
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Under Class Council (Frosh & Soph)Jason Marsicano JMARSICANO@MAINE207.ORG Garrett Fechner GFECHNER@MAINE207.ORGProvides opportunities for its members to participate in service, social, school spirit and fundraising opportunities. Various activities are planned throughout the year, including monthly meetingsPolitical Science, Government, Education, Fundraising, Communications, Business, Public Relations, Hospitality, Law, Social Work, Journalism, concierge.
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Varsity ClubBrendan Smaha BSMAHA@MAINE207.ORG Laura Markus LMARKUS@MAINE207.ORGIs for any athlete that has earned their varsity letter and wants to enhance the community within our athletic community. Varsity Club activities include fundraising, in which the proceeds go to various charities and scholarship opportunities, and we offer opportunities to volunteer and give back to the school and community and enhance school spirit at athletic events. Hospitality, fundraising, marketing, social work, event planning, advocacy.
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WMTH TV & RadioMason Strom MSTROM@MAINE207.ORG Maine Township’s own radio and TV stations, gives students the opportunity to broadcast their own shows to their friends, neighbors and relatives in the surrounding communities. In addition to playing music and reporting the latest school news, home football games are broadcast play-by-play and music concerts are streamed live over the internet.All careers related to broadcasting, journalism, producer, director, sales, marketing, reporters/correspondents, telecommunications, audio/video equipment technicians, copywriter, editor, production
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Wrestle TechsEve Muir-Wilson EMUIRWILSON@MAINE207.ORGThe scorekeepers for the Maine South High School Wrestling Team. We support the team by creating hoops for the home meets, keeping score for the home and away meets, and more.Sports Scorekeepers, records department, bookkeeping, stock clerk/manager
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