Clubs & Activities
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We are pleased to be able to offer many different activities that will enrich the lives of our student population.
A note on Fundraising & Building Use
Fundraising is often used by clubs to support activities, while reducing the individual student's financial burden. In order to maximize the impact of fundraisers, we attempt to schedule fundraisers in a way that they do not conflict with one another. Click here for a link to the calendar of fundraising events currently planned. Please contact Dave Petruzzi (DPetruzzi@fcps.edu) if you have any questions on fundraising.
The Asian Club, along with the International Club, plans and puts on the yearly International Night Concert. Meetings are held twice per month on Thursdays in Rm. 140 at 2.20PM.
Sponsor: Steve Brown
Develops skills as individual musicians and as members of a musical group.
Sponsor: Kathleen Schoelwer
Sponsor: Bette Gawinski
Chemistry Honor Society
The Chemistry Honor Society offers free Chemistry tutoring on Thursday at 2:20-3:20 in Room 106 - open to all students.
Sponsor: Wesley Harrison
Participates in various competitions and performances.
Sponsor: Dana Van Slyke
Class Sponsor: Jin Hee Yi
College Partnership Program
Nurtures positive attitudes toward academic achievement. The primary goal and emphasis of the program is to increase the number of students who would be the first in their family to attend college. We meet once a month on Thurs. after school at 2:20pm in the Lecture Hall.
Sponsors:Candace Morris & Athena Sotirchos
Color Guard/Visual Ensemble
The Winterguard competes in several local and national competitions throughout the winter. The Winterguard activity is often referred to as the sport of the arts. Winterguard combines the elements of dance, equipment used during marching band and props to create a theatrical setting performed to pre recorded music. Participation on the team requires time, energy, and practice. We meet on Mondays,Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-9:00pm.
Sponsors: Kathleen Jacoby & Palmer
A 12-20 member team composes and performs original dance routines for home football games, basketball games, and competitions, in the categories of pom and hip hop. Dance team tryouts are in the spring for the following school year. Dance team begins practicing during the summer to prepare for camp and continues through February. Practices run Monday through Thursday from 3-5pm.
Sponsor: Suzanne Mansfield
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. It is an international organization for marketing students who wish to improve their communication, social, marketing and entrepreneurial abilities. It teaches students skills in a variety of marketing areas such as hospitality, finance, sales and service and business administration as well as enhancing their knowledge of technical and communication skills and human relations. The primary emphasis however is on gaining the experience to begin one's own business and become a leader.
Sponsors: Julie Pickering, Dave Petruzzi, Brian Day, Morgan Spencer
Promotes and cultivates an appreciation of theatre arts.
Sponosor: Zoe Dillard
FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)
A national student organization that provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge, practice leadership in the community and learn about themselves through the Family & Consumer Sciences curriculum, competition and organized events.
Sponsor: Jackie Dresser
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Provides spiritual growth focusing on Christian values among today's youth. Meets every Thursday at 6:40am in the cafeteria.
Sponsors: Phyllis Pearce
Film Studies Club
Views and discusses award winning films in terms of quality in the areas of cinematography, mise-en-scene, editing, and sound quality.
Sponsor: Elizabeth Otani
Forensics and Debate Team
Compete in several regional tournaments and a few invitational tournaments throughout the school year. The best description of what we do is competitive speech. On the Forensics team, you can compete in a variety of events ranging from Original Oratory—where you write and perform your own speech—to Dramatic or Humorous Interpretation—where you memorize and perform a ten-minute monologue from a book or play. As for the Debate team, you have the choice of competing in four different types of debate including Student Congress that runs a mock-Congress session at tournaments.We meet on Mondays and Thursdays in room 218 at 2:20.
Sponsor: Miriam Loebman
French Club Le Cercle Francophone
Is open to any students of French or students interested in French. We meet once a month after school to explore cultures, language, traditions of French-speaking countries with a variety of social activities. Students are not required to speak French, just to like it! Interested students should see Mme Rosenthal in room 240 or write email@example.com
Sponsor: Pai Rosenthal
French Honor Society
Recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students studying French and is part of the national organization.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Works with students to bring business and education of business and business related fields in a positive working relationship through innovated leadership and careers development programs. Students must be enrolled in a business course to join. Since FBLA is co-currircular, we have our meetings during business class time once a month.
Sponsors:Lauren Eckert, Rodney Bedford, Kathy Thomas
Sponsor: Vania Beight
GSA is an organization formed by the student body to promote and educate awareness of the Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Trans-gendered community; we focus on fighting hate and ignorance concerning homosexuality.
Sponsors:Anthony Petras & Suzanne Huffman
Exposes students to cultural activities of German speaking countries.
Sponsor: Aaron Kunk
German Honor Society
recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students studying German and is part of the national organization.
Sponsor: Aaron Kunk
Historical Film Club
The purpose of this club is to give students who love movies and history a chance to discuss the relevance and accuracy of the movie as it relates to the historical time period.We will be meeting the 2nd and 3rd Monday of every month in room 215. The president is Marie Bernard-Brind’Amour.
Sponsor: Yasmin Petras
Hornet Buddies of Herndon High School promote friendships among students with special needs and the general student body. We help students with special needs enhance their social skills by participating in general education student activities.
Buddies meet once a week during lunch or stinger and once a month outside of school for a special activity. Student sponsors are Jamie Fico and Jacob Bennett.
Sponsors: Kathy Khair & Sarah Phaneuf
A Rotary-sponsored service club for secondary-aged students.
Sponsor: Russ Sigeti
This club recognizes and celebrates the diverse community at Herndon High School. International Club, along with the Asian Club, arranges an International Night with food from various countries, followed by a talent show and a fashion show. The membership is open to all students!
Sponsors: Raina Hasnain, Stefan Jenczewski, & Kathy Follegati -Lambert
International Thespian Honor Society
Recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students studying drama and is part of the international organization.
Sponsor: Zoe Dillard
Promotes school and community service.
Sponsor: Todd Liebenstein
Latin Honor Society
Math Honor Society
Recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students studying mathematics and is a member of the National organization - Mu Alpha Theta. Members offer free tutoring Monday afternoons after school.
Sponsors:Emily Alwood, Kavitha Sarasana, Virginia Listman, & Keysha Moon
Math Team, Junior Varsity
Math Team, Varsity
Muslim Student Association
National Art Honor Society
National Art Honor Society is an organization for high school students in grades 9-12 who are currently enrolled in an art course and who maintain a B average in art class. We encourage high standards in school art programs and provide community service to the Herndon community both within and outside of the school environment. We meet every other week. Please contact Wayne Zink for meeting times and more information.
Sponsors: Wayne Zink & Kathleen Adams
National English Honor Society
The National English Honor Society is an honor society for students with an interest in and success in English. We don’t have regular meetings, but our service commitment is tutoring in the Herndon Writing Center – every Thursday after school starting October 4th in room 203.
Sponsors: Elizabeth Otani & Janice Jewell
National Senior Honor Society
The National Honor Society is comprised of juniors and seniors who have qualified academically (minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA for all high school work) and who have been selected by a faculty committee for their strengths in the areas of leadership, character, and service. Members are required to perform service hours and to attend all meetings. They are identified at graduation by their light blue stoles and blue and gold tassels.
Society Overview Here NHS 10/11 Application Here
Sponsors: Steve Brown & Meghan Jones
Physics Honor Society
Sponsor: Thomas Usry
Students expand their knowledge of science, engineering and technology through working with teachers, engineers, and other professionals as a team, to design and build two fully-functional robots, create a 3-D computer animated video, and accomplish other goals within a set 6-week time frame. Pre-competition season activities focus on team and skill building. Students and their creations compete in Regional and if successful, may also compete in National F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competitions. Post-competition season activities include off-season regional competitions and community outreach events.
Sponsor: Josh Ence
Award winning student literary magazine - includes stories, essays, poems and artwork created by HHS students
Sponsor: Erin Zimmer
Promotes an interest in Spanish culture.
Sponsor: Charles Shea
Spanish Honor Society
Recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students studying Spanish and is a member of the National organization.
Sponsor Performing dance group, which uses hand and feet rhythmic patterns, military drills, and modern dance movements in their routines. Promotes academic, social and personal development of the group members.
Sponsors: Judy McDermott & Kelly Winningham
Publishes the school newspaper.
Student Advisory Council (SAC)
Advocates for students rights, improves the education and environment of the school system, and aids in the communication among students, administration, and the community.
Sponsors: Chris Gannon, & Kelly Goodwin
Students Against Global Abuse
Studies and enlightens the public about environmental issues that affect the environment, and contributes to the school and business recycling environmental scholarship fund.
Sponsors: Rebecca Gentry, Michael Meyer, & Amy Ruschaupt
Tri-M is the Music Honor Society, which stands for Modern Music Masters. Tri-M performs service activities throughout the music departments within the entire Herndon Pyramid. We meet on Wednesdays at 2:15 in Room 141.
Sponsor: Kathleen Jacoby
Truth Be Told
Bible Discussion every Thursday for 1/2 hr in room 201
Weight Training Club (Power Lifting)
Helps students to become more confident and increase their self-esteem by developing their bodies through weight training.
Sponsor: Joseph Sheaffer
Implement and create the yearbook through interviews, attending games, practices, additional after-school activities, photography, create using Adobe Indesign and Photoshop, write and edit stories and captions. Pre-req: Journalism 1 and/or Adviser Approval. Fill out application and recommendation form. Meets during school as a class.
Sponsor: Lauren Eckert
Young African American Achievers - YAAA
The Young African American Achievers club provides a supportive foundation for all students by enriching their minds and encouraging them to excel. Club members also connect to African-American Culture through various events, field trips, community service, and discussions. This organization is open to students who have at least a 2.5 GPA and are looking to build leadership skills inside and outside of the club. YAAA meets monthly during and/or after school during the school year.
Sponsors: Rodney Bedford, & Kelly Winningham
Promotes the historical and contemporary philosophy, mission, and program platform of the Democratic Party, candidates, and their constituents.
Sponsor: Suzanne Huffman
Promotes the historical and contemporary philosophy, mission, and program platform of the Republican Party, candidates, and their constituents.
Sponsor: Steve Brown