Clubs & Activities

STUDENT CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES HIGHLIGHTS

Central High School has many clubs that have been organized to create a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. Membership in clubs is open to any CHS student unless otherwise stated. All club meetings and functions, whether during or after school, require the presence of a faculty sponsor. These organizations include the following:

Academic Team

The CHS Academic Team competes against teams from other high schools in quiz bowl events which are held on Saturdays throughout the school year.  Practices are held twice per week from 3-4.  All students are welcome to participate. 
Sponsor: Tracy Franklin room #2023

Art Club / National Art Honor Society

Art Club Website
NAHS Website

The CHS Art Club & National Art Honor Society are meant to bring together students who love art and have a desire to give back to their school and community. Art club is open to any student who has a passion for art. Members are required to promote art in school and participate in planned activities, including at least one service project or fundraiser during the academic year. Regular meetings will be held at least twice a month during Lion Time or after school as needed.

The National Art Honor Society for high school students grades 9-12, for "the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art". Its purpose is to assist student members to attain their highest potential in all forms of art, and to raise awareness of art education throughout the school and community. Members and their school art program are eligible for several awards and grant programs, encouraged to submit articles and art work for publication in the NAHS News, published twice a year and is received by students as well as sponsors. Students and their sponsors can attend the group's annual convention and receive professional publications for inclusion into the school's resource library.
Sponsors: Renee Gary, Rm. 1045 & Rebecca Witherow, Rm. 1040

Band

Band website

Best Buddies High Schools 

Best Buddies High Schools fosters one-to-one friendships between students with and without Intellectual Disabilities. 
Sponsor: Rachel Lombardo     room# 1039

Beta club

Central’s Beta chapter is a member of National Beta Club, an entity which recognizes and awards members for their academic achievement, encourages volunteerism in the school and community, and provides leadership opportunities. Both National and the local chapter aim to instill qualities that create self-motivated, caring, capable model citizens.  
Sponsor: Karen Pearcy     room# 1022 

Cosmetology club

The cosmetology club gives students an opportunity to be involved in a career related organization.  Leadership, organization and preparation, as well as technical skills are explored that relate to the beauty and fashion industry of Cosmetology.
Sponsor: Elaine Ashley     room # 3033

Criminal Justice Organization of Columbia Central High School

The Criminal Justice Organization is a club designed to complement the Criminal Justice classes and to fulfill the student organization requirement of all Career and Technical Classes. Our goals are to enrich students with out of the classroom experiences and activities. We use Skills USA as a guide and they are our state organization. 
Sponsor: Garland Brown    room # 3032

DECA

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools. 
Sponsor: Kevin Creech     room # 1075

Digital Arts Club

The Digital Arts Club enables students to realize their creative visions through the use of state-of-the-art software in the areas of animation, graphic design, photography and illustration. We integrate Digital Arts and Design coursework into club activities. We are affiliated with the Technology Students Association. We plan to attend regional competition this school year. We do projects in photography and graphic design. 
Sponsor: Tim Wood     room # 2011

Elevated Young Minds

Elevated Young Minds is a student organization which is focused on promoting positivity and cultural awareness at Columbia Central High School. 

Goals are accomplished by giving students a chance to be exposed to college and careers outside of a classroom environment. Students have chances to explore the arts via student plays and poetry contests. There are also debate led discussions about current events and issues impacting the community.  
Sponsor: Garland Brown     room # 3032

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

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This organization is the largest business student organization in the world!  Partic
ipation will not only prepare students for a career in business, but also provide them with opportunities to develop leadership, communication, social, and service skills that are beneficial in any workplace.  Members will make professional business contacts that could help them later in life.  Most meeting will take place during Lion Time, but others will be held before or after school.  We highly encourage students to join this valuable organization.  

Sponsors: Tammy Hunter      room # 2103
Ray Wilson     room # 2042

FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes):

Purpose: To present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

There is no cost to be a member of FCA; if the student wants an FCA t-shirt, the cost is $20.00.
Sponsor: Molly Shepard     room # 2075

FCCLA

FCCLA is the only in-school student organization with the family as its central focus. FCCLA is a career and technical student organization that functions as an integral part of the Social Health Services curriculum.  
Sponsor: TBA

FFA

The FFA is an American youth organization, specifically a career and technical student organization, based on middle and high school classes that promote and support agricultural education.  
Sponsor: Jessica Brown     room # 3027

Future Teachers of America

This club will offer insights on what it takes to be a teacher on any grade level.  Students will learn the "behind the scenes" of a teacher before the class begins.  This will give a person the opportunity to see if this is truly the career of their choice.
Sponsor: Lesha Napier     room # 2087

Game Club

The Game club meets regularly to play various games (video, card, role-play, board) afterschool from 3-4. Everyone is welcome. There are no dues.
Sponsor: Beth Fullerton     room # 1018

GSA

The Gay Straight Alliance is an organization to promote awareness of LGBT issues; it also functions as a support group and an anti-bullying group. They meet twice monthly after school from 3-4. Everyone is welcome to attend. There are no dues. 
Sponsor: Beth Fullerton     room # 1018

HOSA

HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Dept. of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. Health Occupations Students of America, better known as HOSA………. is 100% health care! 
Sponsor: Mandy Wilkinson     room # 2043

Interact Club

The purpose of Interact is to provide opportunity for young people to work together in a world fellowship dedicated to service and international understanding.

The goals of Interact are:

1. To recognize and develop constructive leadership and personal integrity.

2. To encourage and practice thoughtfulness of and helpfulness to others.

3. To create an awareness of the importance of home and family.

4. To build respect for the rights of others based on recognition of the worth of each individual.

5. To emphasize acceptance of individual responsibility as the basis of personal success, community improvement, and group achievement.

6. To recognize the dignity and value of all useful occupations as opportunities to serve society.

7. To provide opportunities for gaining increased knowledge and understanding of community, national, and world affairs.

8. To open avenues of personal and group action leading to the advancement of international understanding and goodwill toward all peoples      
For more Interact Info click HERE
Sponsor: Laken Golden     room # 2021

Key Club

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Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership. The core values of Key Club International are leadership, character building, caring, and inclusiveness. 

Sponsor: Cathy Matyskiela     room # 1013

Latin Club

Latin Club is designed to increase the Latin students' understanding of the culture they are studying, increase their awareness of the importance of Roman culture, and the importance of Latin language on today's society through enrichment activities and community outreach.

Sponsor: Joy Golden    room # 1110

MOCK TRIAL TEAM

The Mock Trial team is a group of young men and women from grades nine through twelve who are interested in a possible law career.  This team is sponsored by the Young Lawyers Association of Maury County.

The students who are interested in being on the Mock Trial Team must try-out.  They should not have any suspensions, and they should maintain an average of A or B.  No club dues.

Purpose of Club: To give the students an opportunity to meet with other students across the County and the State with the same interest. 

The Mock Trial will help with strategic thinking, courtroom procedures, oral presentation, listening skills, acting/role playing, and critical analysis of problems. 
Sponsor: Ray Wilson     room # 2042

Mu Alpha Theta Club

Mu Alpha Theta is a national organization of math clubs.  The purpose of this club is not only to honor those students with outstanding achievement in mathematics but also to promote scholarship, enjoyment, and understanding of math.  
Sponsor: Maribeth Hughes     room # 2024

National Honor Society

National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes and develops scholarship, character, leadership, and service in tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students. Together with students in National Beta Club, NHS members focus on academic excellence and volunteer service at CHS.
Sponsor: Frances Tuck     room # 1020

Peace in Action

Peace in Action is an organization that promotes unity and a climate of acceptance here at Columbia Central.  The students represent all backgrounds, genders, and cultures and serve as ambassadors at times in our community.  Approximately 22-25 students make up Peace in Action during a school year and they are nominated by teachers, counselors, administrators, and team members and are interviewed and selected by team members.  Students are required to receive training in conflict resolution and mediation and receive community service hours for being a part. Community volunteers and our sponsor act as our trainers.  Columbia Police Department, Maury County Sheriff’s Department, Maury County Mediation Center and FRC Program Directors have assisted us in over 15 years of our program.  We have also assisted with training at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, Highland Park Elementary School, Maury County Boys/Girls Club, Randolph Howell Elementary, Whitthorne Middle and for the 2015-16 school year will be working with Riverside Elementary School and their counselor to develop their team.  The only cost for Peace in Action is approximately 15.00 for our team shirt.            
Sponsor: Jeanetta Robertson     room # 1058

Pep Club

Click here for the Pep Club membership / t-shirt order form
The purpose of this club is to promote and improve school spirit within the high school by facilitating various in-school activities, events and displays.  Sponsor: Kaitlyn McCollum     room # 1112

Spanish club

The purpose of Spanish Club is to provide educational opportunities outside of the classroom for those interested in the Spanish language and culture. The club also provides the opportunity to meet with other students and faculty interested in speaking Spanish as well as international students. Sponsor: Kaitlyn McCollum     room # 1112

STUDENT COUNCIL

The Central High School Student Council is among the oldest and most well respected organizations on campus. It is made up of people who run for Student Body Offices, Class Offices, and Senate positions on the council. There are grade and  clean discipline record requirements. The Student council elections for upperclassmen are held in the SPRING, the Freshman Council seats are elected in the FALL. Student council is the moving force behind Homecoming, Prom, Senior Day, Spirit Week,  spirit displays at football games, and most of the other school wide social functions each year. The council also functions as a link between the school and the community. Student Council strives to work in conjunction with the alumni, students, faculty, staff, and administration to insure that our school is the best high school experience  in Maury County. The cost of being on student council includes the purchase of a shirt and the purchase of items (minimal)from time to time which relate to the activities the council sponsors.
Sponsors: Mark Orman      room # 1108
LeeThomason     room # 1016

THE STYLUS EDITORIAL BOARD

The Stylus Editorial Board is for anyone interested in writing stories, poems, plays, etc. We discuss and practice various creative activities, and we meet weekly on Friday afternoons
Sponsor: David Walker     room # 1015

Writer's Workshop

Writer's Workshop is a forum for those who like to write and share their work with others. We meet each Tuesday 3-4
Sponsor:  Linda Hatcher     room # 1048