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Activity NameAdult Sponsor 2020-2021Social Media (instagram)Mission StatementGoogle Meet Code
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A Cappella ClubRoss Rawlings@mrhsacappellaThe MRHS A Cappella Club’s mission is to create dynamic music that inspires others while fostering a tight-knit and creative atmosphere. We hope to make music more accessible to everyone though our experimentation and passion for music!MRHS-rrawlings
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Active MindsPauline Baek (Transitioning Out - Looking for new sponsor)@activeminds.mrhsThe MRHS chapter of Active Minds is a peer-led group that focuses on advocacy and education of mental health with the goal of removing shame and silence from conversations about mental health issues. This chapter aspires to create lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, supported, and valued at the local and national scale.mrhs-activeminds
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Alpha AchieversCaryn Hawkins & Mike Williams@alphasofmrhsTargeting African-American males in grades 9 - 12, the Alpha Achievers is an education program of the Howard County, Maryland Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The program fosters a positive learning environment in order to facilitate students’ pursuit of excellence, helping them attain, maintain and exceed a 3.0 grade point average. It also promotes character growth, develops leadership skills, critical thinking and encourages its members to become full citizens of the school and the community. Current membership spans Howard County’s twelve high schools, and there are 250-400 members each academic year.mrhsalphas
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American Sign Language Club (ASL)Ross Rawlings@mrhsaslclubThe mission of ASL Club is to develop and enhance our receptive and expressive ASL skills while simultaneously increasing awareness and support for the deaf and hard of hearing community. If you have any questions or are interested in joining, please contact mrhsasl@gmail.com.
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Art Club / Art Honor SocietyLaVerne Miers-Bond@mrhs_art_clubThe National Art Honor Society is an academic organization that promotes the recognition of students who excel in the visual arts. It encourages visual art students to contribute their talent to their school and community and to maintain a high level of achievement in their visual arts courses. Students must be in an art class and maintain at least a B average to be eligible for membership.

Art Club is open to all students with an interest in Art and has no requirements for membership other than interest and participation.
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Asian American Student AssociationXinyi (Sara) Liu & Kirthi Thampuran@mrhsaasa"The Asian American Student Association seeks to empower and promote the experiences, perspectives, and voices of Asian American students, provide a safe ethnic space, and raise awareness to the cultural, social, and political aspects of Asian and Asian American customs. AASA strives to prepare and assist students in advocating unity in diversity among Asian Americans and developing cultural awareness, relationships, and social and leadership skills." Website: https://mrhsaasa.carrd.co/MRHS-AASA
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Badminton ClubGabriela Santangelo@mrhsbadmintonWhether you are a competitive badminton player, or you have never played before but like the idea of playing a fun sport in a relaxed environment, the MRHS Badinton Club is for you! We have a diverse group of members consisting of all grades and skill levels. We meet during the Spring Sports Season in the main gym.
Website: https://mrhsbadclub.weebly.com
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B.A.R.K.Christina Pettit@barkmrhsBARK is a club dedicated to raise awareness about the pets in need of homes at the animal shelter. Anyone with an interest or passion in animals are welcome to join! Please contact barkmrhs@gmail.com to sign up.
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Best BuddiesJennifer Goldszmidt@mrhsbestbuddiesTo help students with special needs acclimate to high school and create relationships with their peers.MRHS-best-buddies
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Black Student Union (BSU)Cara Roberts@bsu_mrhsThe Black Student Union is a safe space of social justice. The club serves as a support group for students of color but is not exclusive to non-white students. Students of all backgrounds are welcome to attend meetings and events.mrhs-bsu
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Bollywood Dance TeamKirthi Thampuran@mrhs.bollywoodCome and learn Bollywood dance! Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is needed. Bollywood incorporates folk and classical dances from South Asia as well as modern dance styles. Contact us at mrhs.bollywood@gmail.com for more information. As one of the most iconic Bollywood songs says, “Aaja Nachle” or come and dance!mrhs-bollywood
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Book ClubLynn Rashid@mrhs_book_clubStudents select and discuss booksmrhsbookclub
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Celebrating Jewish Culture Club (CJCC)Jennifer GoldszmidtxThe Jewish Culture Club aims to educate the MRHS community about the traditions, history, and celebrations affiliated with Judaism. The objective of this club is to provide students a place to celebrate and discuss Judaism, connecting with the student body to promote an accepting community and spread cultural awareness.
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Chamber Music ClubPatrick Walls@mrhs_chamber_musicMarriotts Chamber Music is devoted to providing music for healing and entertainment to the community. We want people to enjoy a good performance and connect with them through music to bring hope into their lives.
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Chess ClubDavid HongxStudents get together to play chess and compete with each other.
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Chinese Club / Chinese Honor SocietyXinyi (Sara) LiuxClub: To allow students to get to know the Chinese language and culture. To promote culture diversity and appreciation. NHS: "The purpose of the National Chinese Honor Society is to encourage its members to become life-long learners in order to gain a better understanding of Chinese language and culture, as well as to play an active role as a contributing global citizen in the twenty-first century."MRHSCHINESE
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Class Councils
2021 - Lynn Rashid & Robin Grey
2022 - William Frank & Quinn Khouri
2023 - Ginger Angell & Sarah Jenkins
2024 - Christina Costabile & Sydney Littmann
@mrhsclassof2021
@mrhs_2022
@mrhs2023
TBD
Class Council members are elected positions whose responsibilities include planning school wide events, fundraisers and initiatives.
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Computer Science ClubEdward Krikorian@mrhscsclubThe Marriotts Ridge Computer Science Club provides a safe and fun environment where students of all backgrounds can learn and practice their computer science skills, by engaging in programming tasks, receive tutoring, or compete in programming competitions. For more information, visit our website: https://mrhscs.club/ mrhscsmeet
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Dance Honor SocietyDina ReyesThe National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization, created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and private schools in K-12 education, dance studios, cultural/community centers, performing arts organizations, and post-secondary education.mrhs-nhsda
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Delta Leadership Program (Delta Scholars) Tammy Foyles@deltaleaders_mrhsThe Scholars Leadership Program formily known as Delta Scholars is designed to support and promote academic excellence, build self-esteem in young ladies, while building leadership skills through community service. Young ladies must have a minimum GPA 3.0 and maintain high grades to remain an active in the Scholarhship Leadership Program
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Dungeons & Dragons Club (D&D)Melissa Barbieri@mrhsdndclubThe D&D club uses storytelling to promote creative thinking and cooperative problem solving skills as students spend the school year playing a D&D campaign.
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Educators Rising / Educators Rising Honor SocietyKim BurkexEducators rising is an organization that focuses on promoting and supporting future educators. This is an academic club that offers membership to a National organization with State and National Conferences, competitions and scholarships. The Educators Rising National Honor Society is offered through this club but is not manditory for National membership.mrhs-edrising
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Environmental ClubKatie Kol@mrhs.environmentalThe environmental club is made up of students hoping to raise environmental awareness in our community through recycling, planting, and conserving resources. The Environmental Club handles the school's recycling and volunteers to work at the Howard County Conservancy. The club works with MRHS staff and students to complete our Green School Recertification.
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Fellowship of Christian AthletesKim BurkexAssociation for Christian athletes.mrhs-foca
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French Club / French Honor SocietyKristen Reier@mrhsfrenchclubHONOR SOCIETY: The purpose of this organization is to recognize students with a high level of comprehension and interest of the French language. The members of French Honor Society will be students who are enrolled in French 3 or above, with a cumulative 3.5 GPA previous to membership and 3.0 after being inducted. Students must remain in French after being inducted (complete French 4/5). Student members will be required to complete five hours of service. CLUB: French Club is open to anyone and everyone! You don't have to be studying French to join our club! We get together to celebrate French holidays, like la Toussaint, Noël, Carnaval, Mardi Gras, and Poisson d’avril. We take trips to French restaurants, make French food and get the whole school involved celebrating National French Week.mrhscroissant
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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)Sarah Miller@marriottsridgefblaFuture Business Leaders of America provides students with the opportunity to develop networking, public speaking, and leadership skills within a business environment.marriottsridge_fbla
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Gaming ClubEric FaganxStudents get together to play video games and compete with each other.MRHS-Gaming
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GenerationOnPaul Eckert@mrhsgenerationonGenerationOn is a volunteer/service club that has monthly-themed goals and projects; we aim to give back to our community in a variety of ways!
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Girl UpBrent Ault@mrhs.girlupTo empower others to get involved, teach their communities that girls matter and make sure that girls in developing countries are educated, healthy, safe, counted, and positioned to be the next generation of leaders." Website: https://girlupmrhs.carrd.co/mrhs-girlup
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Health Occupational Students of America
(HOSA)
Robert Sullivan@mrhshosaHOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry. Students in the HOSA club will have access to volunteering and other extracurricular opportunities. In addition, students will also have the opportunity to compete in HOSA competitions at regional, state and national levels.MRHS-HOSA
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Helping Howard County GrassrootsKim Burke
@mrhshelpinghoco
mrhshelpinghoco.weebly.com
Helping HoCo is a community service organization that prepares lunches and meals for HoCo grassroots and seeks opportunities to support Howard County residents for example, school supply drive for the homeless in Howard County.mrhs-helpinghoco
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Ice HockeyThomas Brandel@mrhs_ice_hockeyThe Marriotts Ridge Ice Hockey club competes in the Maryland Student Hockey League. The club provides students at Marriotts Ridge the opportunity to compete against other High School Ice Hockey clubs.
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It's AcademicMark DubbsxThe MRHS It's Academic team meets weekly throughout the school year to train for competition in regional academic competitions. Student participants should be committed to academic excellence, capable of working in a team setting, and confident in their knowledge.
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Italian Club / Italian Honor SocietyStacie Gado@italian_mrhsThe MRHS Italian NHS in an academic honor society that is focused on the Italian language and culture and recognizes the excellence of dedicated Italian students. CLUB: The Italian Club aims to spread awareness and educate the MRHS student body about the Italian language and culture.mrhs-italiano
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Korean ClubErika Rhodside@mrhskoreanclubOur mission is to spread Korean culture through food, games, and music, and facilitate a safe environment for those interested in the Korean culture.
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Make a Wish ClubKristen Reier@mrhsmakeawishMRHS Make A Wish Club is a high school chapter of the Make A Wish Foundation which grants sick children their dreams. At MRHS the club helps raise money for individual children each year for the child's "dream"- whether it be visiting Disney Land or flying across the world- we raise money in order to pay for their dreams to come true! mrhsmaw
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Mathematics TeamKevin FlynnxThe math team meets weekly to practice mathematics problems. Once a month we compete in the Howard County Mathematics League. The competitions are held at schools throughout the county. Any students interested can sign up with Mr. Flynn in room 220 and get a permission slip for travel to meets. A maximum of 20 students may travel, but we try to make sure each student gets to compete at least once. mrhs-mathteam
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Model United NationsRenee Richards@mrhsmunModel UN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and its other multilateral bodies where students perform an ambassador role while debating topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health, and more.MRHS-MUN
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Music Composition ClubRoss RawlingsxFor those students interested in exploring and sharing musical composistions
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Muslim Students AssociationTyler MeinhartxThe MSA offers a safe space for Muslim Students at MRHS to gather for religious services, discuss religion and clear misconceptions regarding Islam. This club is open to all students and encourages new people to join and partake in healthy discussion!
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National Honor SocietyKristen Reier@mustangsnhs
Website
The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
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Photography ClubJosh Sinn@mrhsphotoStudents in Photography Club will learn new techniques, take photos, and review work all while building on the photo community here at Marriotts Ridge. Additionally, students will offer their skills by documenting happenings around school, from sports games to club activities.
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POMSCaryn Hawkins@mrhspomsPOMS is a group of competitive dancers that perform during football and basketball half-time shows. Our Team also competes in competitions across the area during the winter season. Tryouts for the new team are held each year in May.mrhspoms
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Pre-Med ClubKelly Brown@mrhs.premed"To provide resources and experience for students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Members will be able to listen to seminars led by medical professionals and volunteer at local hospitals to help the community. Members will also be given opportunities to participate in fundraisers to help patients and local hospitals. The club encourages the growth of interest in the medical field and career opportunities in medicine."
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Project LETSSarah Jenkins@projectletsmrhsProject LETS is a national grassroots organization led by and for folks with lived experience of mental illness, disability, and neurodivergence.

The Marriotts Ridge High School chapter focuses on psychiatric health. We produce resources and educational material to seek insight into mental illness and disabilities. We aim to protect the civil and human rights of mentally ill folks through policy change and education.
MRHS-PLETS
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Red Cross ClubPaul EckertxRed Cross Club's mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donating service time to others in need. MRHSRCC
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Relay for LifeEmily Roberts@relayforlife_mrhsThe purpose of the club/student organization, Relay for Life: MRHS Mustangs is to fundraise for cancer. Our goal is to raise awareness by planning various fundraisers. All the money raised will go to American Cancer Society by the end of the year. Some projects that are going to be done within Relay for Life: MRHS Mustangs are: an annual 5k Race in the Fall, a Holiday Stuffed Bear sale, a Valentine's Day Rose Sale, and more.MRHS-RelayforLife
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Rooted in ChristAllison Wichmann@rootedinchrist.mrhs"Rooted in Christ passionately strives to make a difference in our school and community through outreach projects and acts of kindness. We encourage open dialogue about Christianity and faith and apply those values to community service." Interest Survey: https://forms.gle/WvnUyHBy9oQvwjgU7mrhsrooted
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Science OlympiadDavid Hong & Eric FaganxLearn about various disciplines of science and compete in competitions that test this knowledge.MRHS-SciOly
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She++ Programming ClubLorene CannellaxThe MRHS she++ Programming Club is a high school branch of the she++ organization out of Stanford University. We seek to implement their mission “[to empower] women to make their mark on the technology industry” by generating interest at the high school level in STEM and learning various skills, programming or otherwise, from the industry. For further information, visit sheplusplus.org.
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Skateboard ClubJosh SinnxThe club will serve as an opportunity for students that enjoy skateboarding to find a community, be social, and plan outings.
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Ski ClubQuinn Khouri@mrskiclubWe are a club that;
- Creates planned ski days.
- Teaches people how to ski or snowboard(Class)
- Provides a community of skiers and snowboarders.
- Allows people with experience to become mentors and leaders for novice skiers.
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Social Studies Honor Society (Rho Kappa)Richard Malt@marriottsridgessnhsTo promote scholarship and to recognize academic excellence in social studies in secondary school environments and the community; to provide opportunities for exploration in the social studies in secondary school environments and the community; to encourage interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.Website: https://mustangsssnhs.weebly.com/
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South Asian ClubMeg Roberts@mrhs.south.asian.clubThe South Asian Club is dedicated to spreading South Asian culture through the experience of eating ethnic. food and surrounding one another with the rich culture South Asia has to offer. The SAC also provides a warm, welcoming, and safe environment where all students can openly express themselves.
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Spanish Honor SocietyChristine Bonner@mrhsshsNHS: "La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is an academic honor society focused on Spanish language excellence in secondary education and promotes a continuity of interest in Spanish studies."
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Spanish ClubJoan McCabexCLUB: The Spanish Club aims to enrich our knowledge of both the Spanish language and of the Spanish-speaking world and its rich and diverse cultures. The intent is to be both educational and celebratory for its members who will look beyond the doors of their own homes and school to touch the lives of others. The club is open to all students of Spanish and those with special interest in the language and culture.
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Speech & Debate / ForensicsCallum McLagan@mrhsspeechThe team strives to demonstrate excellence in speech and debate in a variety of competitive settings while pursuing a higher goal of helping members build leadership skills.
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Students Government AssociationLynn Rashid & Robin Grey@marriottsridge_sgaStudent Government Association members are elected positions whose responsibilities include planning school wide events, fundraisers and initiatives.
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Table TennisCallum McLaganxMeeting during the winter sports season, the Table Tennis club is an eclectic group of students who enjoy getting together to play table tennis. This club is a fun way to stay physically fit. Students involved span a variety of skill level from just learning to fiercely competitive. All members practice good sportsmanship and enjoy playing matches and tournaments with each other. Table Tennis club is the place to be!
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Technical Honor SocietyLorene CannellaxThe purpose of this society is to honor student achievement in engineering and computer science education and promote educational excellence. Students will achieve NTHS standards by volunteering and participating in various technology-related events throughout the school year.
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Tri-M Music Honor SocietyNick Ellis@mrhstrimTri-M is a service based organization focused on bettering the school and community through music.MRHS-TRIM
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UNICEFMariah Scott@mrhsunicefofficialUNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) is an organization dedicated to providing humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers around the world. This club is open to all students with a desire to provide aid through fundraisers and advocacy efforts, and more!
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United VoicesPaul Eckert
Katie Kol
@unitedvoicesmrhsUnited Voices strives to amplify student voice, creating a more inclusive school environment which not only accepts, but embraces individual student identity. Our goal is to create a platform for students who feel marginalized, so we can implement changes within the school and county.
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Vision ClubStacy Power?@mrhs_vision_clubTo raise awareness and fundraise for global health issues.
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Writer's GuildMeg RobertsxStudents respond to student generated prompts, and share their writing for positive feedback.
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