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Student Groups 2021-2022

Group NameGroup Sponsor's Name - LastMeeting Dates and TimesBrief description of GroupCriteria for group, or target participantSponsor's email addressMeeting Type
Freedom 365Mrs. HoffackerSecond Tuesday of the MonthFreedom 365 "Students Standing up for What is Right" promotes and supports Conservative values. Our focus will be on The Constitution – What it says and what it means to young people today. We will also discuss current political events that are highlighted in our media.

If you are a Conservative or have a desire to learn more about what it means to be a Conservative, Freedom 365 is for you!
Attend monthly meetings; Pay $10.00 membership fee; Share your love of America!shoffack@pascok12.fl.us4-102 and Zoom
National English Honor SocietyMrs. HoffackerThird Tuesday of the month; The purpose of NEHS is to recognize students who excel in English.
“Membership in NEHS is an honor bestowed on individuals selected for their accomplishments in the field of English and in overall academic achievement.”
“The mission and purpose of NEHS is to:
1) confer distinction upon [SLHS] students for high achievement in English language arts.
2) provide cultural stimulation and interest in the English language arts
3) promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members, and
4) serve our local community by fostering literacy.”
Requirements for membership:
1) Attend at least seven monthly meetings via Zoom until further notice (Attendance will be taken by Rebecca Walker our secretary.)
2) Pay $20.00 membership fee at the beginning of the year (includes NEHS dues and an NEHS T-shirt)
Pay on Acorn via the Pay Student Fees Link (Senior cords will be purchased individually at the end of the year.)
3) Community Service: Commit to four hours for Semester one and five hours for Semester two in one of the following areas:
1) Read to Kindergarten or First Grade students at Oakstead Elementary School (training provided)
2) Tutor students during lunch at SLHS and assist them with their writing skills (training provided)

4) Maintain a 3.0 GPA overall on a 4.0 Scale
5) Maintain a 3.5 weighted GPA in English Honors or AP, ENC 1101or ENC 1102
6) Complete at least one semester at SLHS and two semesters of English Honors prior to induction
7) Be a Junior or a Senior
8) Love English!
shoffack@pasco.k12.fl.us4-102 and Zoom
Random Acts of AppreciationMrs. HoffackerWednesdays - Once a month 2:00- 2:45Random Acts of Appreciation's goal is to show much-deserved appreciation and gratitude for service workers (including teachers, nurses, police officers, etc.) in our community. This appreciation should not be limited to one week a year. Through this club, teenagers will learn the importance of gratitude as well as community involvement.
The club will create cards, videos, and other creative displays to deliver to workers in the community. The club will also try to partner with some businesses to provide gift certificates to give to workers to show our appreciation.
Yes, the club will have a president who will lead the meetings and be in charge of setting up the meetings and delivery activities. There will also be a vice president to assist the president with leading and planning. Also, there will be leadership opportunities for students to lead specific projects.
The only requirement to join is that they must be a Sunlake High School Student able to attend all meetings, unless they have an excused event (same Attendance Policy as Pasco County Schools- doctors appointment, illness, conference, etc.) and have talked with the president.
There is a $5 due just to provide the club with initial supplies.
shoffack@pasco.k12.fl.us4-102 and Zoom
Civil Air Patrol - US Air Force AuxiliaryMr. AragonWeekly - Wednesday after schoolCivil Air Patrol is America’s premier public service organization for carrying out emergency services and disaster relief missions nationwide. As the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, CAP’s vigilant citizen volunteers are there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 60,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.

“Supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power.”

Emergency Services
Always prepared, both in the air and on the ground, members of the Civil Air Patrol perform emergency services for state and local agencies as well as the federal government as the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and for states/local communities as a nonprofit organization. Ever vigilant, these true patriots make a difference in their communities, not only to assist in times of disaster but also to search for the lost and protect the homeland.

Aerospace Education
Civil Air Patrol’s awarding-winning aerospace education program promotes aerospace, aviation and STEM-related careers with engaging, standards-based, hands-on curriculum and activities. It shapes the experiences and aspirations of youth both in and outside of CAP’s cadet program.

Cadet Programs
Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program transforms youth into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders through a curriculum that focuses on leadership, aerospace, fitness and character. As cadets participate in these four elements, they advance through a series of achievements, earning honors and increased responsibilities along the way. Many of the nation’s astronauts, pilots, engineers and scientists first explored their careers through CAP.
All studentsmaragon@pasco.k12.fl.usSocially Distanced in-person
Odyssey of the MindMs. LatimoreSet by team membersOdyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving competition. Team members work together to solve a predefined long-term problem and present their solution to the problem at a competition. Problems change every year.Anyone can join. Students must form their own teams of 5-7 members.Elatimor@pasco.k12.fl.usOff campus
National Science Honor SocietyMrs. LatimoreMonthly- TBDScience National Honor Society is an academic nationwide honor society focused on science for high school students in the United States.Must be a junior or senior enrolled in an upper level science course with an unweighted 3.0 GPA and unweighted science GPAElatimor@pasco.k13.fl.usSocially Distanced in-person
Garden ClubMs. CharpinTBDThe Giving Garden is created by a partnership between Feeding Tampa Bay and the Leo Club. We will be growing produce and teaching good gardening practices. The produce we grow will all be donated to Feeding Tampa Bay and its partners.Interest in growing vegetables.gcharpin@pasco.k12.fl.usTBD
Model United NationsMrs. CullisonEvery other Tuesday Room 10-108 2:00-2:45PMModel United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations where students play the role of delegates from different countries and attempt to solve real world issues with the policies and perspectives of their assigned country.Better understanding of global geopoliticsaculliso@pasco.k12.fl.usSocially Distanced in-person
Class of 2025Mrs. Spera CoachFinan Mrs. O’NolanClass of 2025 is a group of driven students that come together to encourage participation in school wide activity and bring spirit to the class of 2025 students.Class of 2025 studentsJfinan@pasco.k12.fl.usSocially Distanced in-person
Key ClubMrs. NoffsingerTBDKey Club is a student-led, high school organization. Our members make the world a better place through service. In doing so, we grow as individuals and as leaders by answering the call to lead, summoning the courage to engage, and developing the heart to serve.2.0 GPAknoffsin@pasco.k12.fl.usTBD
Amnesty International: Human Rights ClubMrs. NoffsingerTBDAmnesty International does a number of activities for young activists such as Leading Petitions, Spreading Awareness, Volunteering, and Lobbying for Human Rights issues.Willingness to serve and promote awareness for Human Rights.knoffsin@pasco.k12.fl.usTBD
The Hawkeye ClubCpl Phillips & Mrs. O'NolanFridays 5:00 parking lotThe purpose of the Hawkeye club is to bring school sprit back and bring student together. Everyone 4 everyone!Must show school spirit and the main key to our club is to provide good sportsmanship all year for all sports.tonolan@pasco.k12.fl.usSocially distanced outside
FCA-Fellowship of Christian AthletesMr. Kamps1st and third Tuesdays monthlyFCA is a club open to athletes and non-athletes, anyone who wants to grow in their faith in Christ. The purpose is to develop relationships with each other and to grow our relationship with Christ. To demonstrate His Love through His Word, our actions, values and serving. FCA co-sponsors, with student council, the SLHS food drive for Metropolitan Ministries in the fall and a 3 on 3 basketball tournament in the spring, along with other activities during the year. Each month we bring in a special speaker to deliver the message to the club. The club meets the first and third Tuesday each month from 2-3 in room 3-168. See Mr Kamps for more information.Open to everyone.rkamps@pasco.k12.fl.usSocially Distanced in-person
Gaming/eSports ClubMr. FernandezTuesday after school 2pm to 4pmWe design, program, and evaluate computer games as well as play and compete in video game/eSport competitions. Building Game Engines as well as moding and creating video games is also an activity we do.The students must be On-Track, with a GPA of at least 2.0 overall, and interested in computer programming of video games as well as video game competitions.jrfernan@pasco.k12.fl.usSocially Distanced in-person
Drama Club/International Thespian Society (honors club)Mrs. West2nd Tuesday of the month @2:30pmIf you love theatre and want to be more
involved in school productions and competitions, drama club is the
best option. Drama Club is
where we learn important info
about any upcoming productions
including the fall play,
competitions such as One Acts,
Individual Events, and State
Thespian Festival, the spring
musical and the end-of-year
showcase. Feel safe in a fun
environment, talk to new people,
and get life-long friends.
Club is open to all. Club prepares students for International Thespian Society induction (Fee $15)
International Thespian Society requires 10 Thespian Points to be inducted into the honor society. Fee ($35)
bwest@pasco.k12.fl.usVirtual AND in-person
JSA (Debate Club)Mrs. RamosTuesdays 2:00-3:00pm Room 10-105"The Junior State of America (JSA) was created by and for young people interested in what happens around them - from politics, to how government works, and contributing to their community. Since its founding in 1934, JSA has served as a place where students build leadership skills, learn civil debate, and strengthen their engagement through volunteering and activism. More than 500,000 students have graduated high school as more active, informed members of their community as a result of their participation in JSA" ( for students who are interested in using the art of debate to arrive at strong arguments for solutions to address local and global issues.
Students who want to be more engaged in the world around them and are looking for an enriching challenge to become better public speakers and/or researchers are encouraged to join.
aramos@pasco.k12.fl.usSocially Distanced in-person, room 10-105
National Business Honor SocietyMs. SteguraTBDHonor Society recognizing Business & Finance Academy students who have taken or are taking their 3rd business class.Must have an overall 3.0 and a 3.5 average in Business classes.sstegura@pasco.k12.fl.usSocially Distanced in-person
National Honor SocietyMs. SteguraTBDHonor society recognizing Juniors and Seniors with the highest achievements in Service, Scholarship, Leadership, and CharacterInvited to apply in Spring semester and top 20% invited to join. Maintain a 3.0 and complete 10 service hours/semester through a NHS project.sstegura@pasco.k12.fl.usSocially Distanced in-person
Robotics ClubMr. FernandezTuesday after School 2pm to 4pmWe work on robots and skills required and taught in robotic courses to help design and build robots. We also work on robotic competitions like Vex and FRC.You must be a student who is On-Track, has at least an overall 2.0 or better, and is interested in robotic and engineering.jrfernan@pasco.k12.fl.usSocially Distanced in-person
FBLAMs. Stegura2nd Tuesday of each monthFocus on learning more about leadership, communication, and skills needed in the world of business through activities, meetings, and competitionsMust participate in meetings, service project, and district competitionssstegura@pasco.k12.fl.usSocially Distanced in-person