Clubs and Activities
The Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Student Activities program strives to provide co-curricular and service opportunities for students that extend skills, enhance a work ethic, promote self-realization and develop positive relationships, teamwork, and leadership skills.
The Whitman-Hanson High School Community believes that for students to fully develop their personal potential they should be actively involved in both academic classes and co-curricular activities. Co-curricular activities are designed to meet a variety of student interests that complement and supplement the Mission and Expectations of Student Learning.
STUDENT CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
WHRHS Extra-Curricular Advisors
ASTRONOMY Chelsea Smith
BAND Peter Maccini
BEST BUDDIES (split) Cathy Bouzan, Jennifer Buteau
BUSINESS HONOR SOCIETY Julie Gilgia
CLASS OF 2019 Brian Dempsey, Kristen Thomas
CLASS OF 2020 Karen Geagan-Lopes, Courtney Jones
CLASS OF 2021 John Rozen, Daniel Moriarty
CLASS OF 2022 Cara Dempsey, Theresa Scott
CHOREOGRAPHER Greg Daigle
DECA Nina Consolini, Lydia Nelson
DRAMA CLUB Colleen McDonough
ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETY Danielle Diogenes
FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY Kelly Tanis
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Kristen Finn
HISTORY CLUB James Dunn
JAZZ ENSEMBLE Devin Dondero
KEY CLUB (split) Alicia Edkin, Chris Szkutak
MAJORETTES Colleen Maccini
MARINE BIOLOGY Courtney Jones
MATH CLUB Steven McHugh
MATH HONOR SOCIETY (split) Stephanie Martino, Chris Szkutak
MENTOR PROGRAM Ellen Galambos
MOCK TRIAL TEAM Lydia Nelson
MODEL U.N. Brian Walsh
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Kelly Tanis
P.R.O.T.E.C.T. Danielle Diogenes
QUIZ BOWL (split) Julie Giglia, Christopher Szktuak
RADIO CLUB Marcus Casey
RAINBOW ALLIANCE (split) Wendy Price, Allison Schait
ROBOTICS James Kozak
S.A.D.D (spilt) Heidi Martin, Amy Medeiros.
SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY James Kozak
S.E.A.C. James Kozak
SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY Amanda Ferrara
SHOW CHOIR Donald Legge
SPECIAL OLYMPICS n/a
STUDENT COUNCIL Dan Moriarty, Theresa Scott
T.V. CLUB Bob Rodgers
YEARBOOK EDITOR Marcus Casey
YEARBOOK MANANGER Chris Maher
PUBLICITY Dan Moriarty
TECHNOLOGY James Kozak
STUDENT ACCOUNTS Siobhan Horton
ASTRONOMY CLUB - Chelsea Smith
The WH Astronomy Club is a club dedicated to the pursuit of all knowledge related to the universe and it’s many mysteries. We meet for morning and night sky viewings, host expert guest speakers from the community, and collaborate for open intellectual discussions. We are a group of like- minded people with a passion for the unknown…
BAND - Peter Maccini
BEST BUDDIES - Cathy Bouzan & Jennifer Buteau
BUSINESS HONOR SOCIETY - Julie Gilgia
CHOREOGRAPHER - Gregory Daigle
CLASS OF 2019 - Brian Dempsey, Kristen Thomas
CLASS OF 2020 - Karen Geagan-Lopes, Courtney Jones
CLASS OF 2021 - John Rozen, Daniel Moriarty
CLASS OF 2022 - Cara Dempsey, Theresa Scott
CHOREOGRAPHER - Greg Daigle
DECA is a high school business club that allows students to put their classroom knowledge to use. In DECA students compete in various business categories against other high schools, first at a local level, then state level and finally at an international level. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Check out our website http://whitmanhansondeca.weebly.com/ for more information.
DRAMA CLUB - Colleen McDonough
The Whitman Hanson Drama Club is open to all WHRHS students interested in acting, singing, and/or dancing on stage in 1 -2 stage productions annually. For those students wishing to participate in the technical aspects of a production (i.e. lights, sound, set design, and costuming) several opportunities are available to anyone interested. New members are always welcome as enrollment is open throughout the year. Club trips and travel opportunities are tentative upon administrative approval. The drama club has elected officers, awards scholarships and is engaged in community charity events in addition to performances at the school.
For ticket sales for all our upcoming shows, please use the following link; http://www.ticketstage.com/WHRHSDC
ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETY - Danielle Diogenes
The Whitman-Hanson English Honor Society works to celebrate the past and continued success of outstanding students of English and the language arts. Members may apply to join in their junior year and acceptance is based on grades in English classes, community service and devotion to the language arts. Throughout the course of the school year members of the Whitman-Hanson English Honor Society organize community service events and activities for their school and local community which focus on celebrating and inspiring through their love of English.
FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY - Kelly Tanis
The National French Honor Society is an organization that promotes scholarship, rewards scholastic achievement, and promotes the study of the French language and Francophone culture. We work to stimulate interest in the study of French by creating enthusiasm for and an understanding of Francophone culture within the community and perpetuating solidarity with the French-speaking world. Members of the National French Honor Society organize events and activities for their school and local community while also focusing on community service.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - Kristen Finn
The Habitat for Humanity Club is officially a Chapter of the International Association. It was started by students to help the homeless. We are partners with our local affiliate based in
HISTORY CLUB - James Dunn
The History Club is a place where students who are interested in the important people, places, and events of the past can meet and share their common interest. The History Club coordinates school-wide informational campaigns about key historical anniversaries, views historical films, plays history-related games, participates in discussions and debates, and plans historical field trips. The History Club will also be constructing
JAZZ ENSEMBLE - Devin Dondero
KEY CLUB - Mrs. Alicia Edkin & Mr. Chris Szkutak
The Key Club is a service organization for high school students, which operates under school regulations and draws its membership from the student body. Key Club differs from other organizations in many ways. Key Club is unique family because it is sponsored by a local Kiwanis club, composed of the leading business and professional people of the community. Key Club’s objective is the development of initiative, leadership ability and good citizenship practices. Key Club is different because it functions not only on the local level, but also on district and international levels.This highly developed structure provides programs, literature and the opportunity to relate teenagers from thirteen countries around the world. Key Club is the largest service organization of its kind with over 129,000 members in approximately 3,800 clubs.
Key Club Officers 2018-2019
President: Lauren Godbout
Vice President: Leah Badger
Co-Secretaries: Mellissa Healey & Marie Foscaldo
Treasurer: Emma Rogers
Public Relations: Marissa Connell
Co-Historians: Sam Gregory & Lexi Connolly
MAJORETTES - Colleen Maccini
The Majorettes are a baton-twirling group that offers three performance opportunities for the interested student. Performance opportunities are available with the marching band, twirling team competitions and individual competitions. The majorettes may also participate in the Leaders and Learners district twirling program.
The majorettes that perform with the band are an auxiliary performance unit to the band. Their function is to enhance the total musicality of the band program. They accomplish this by utilizing batons and other twirling equipment, dance and marching skills to various musical selections provided by the band. The group participates in parades, at the half time of football games and selected community events with the band throughout the year.
The second opportunity of the program involves competition. The group competes in competitions throughout the New England area. Competitions are available monthly throughout the school year. Majorettes may participate in both scholastic and open competitions, allowing the participant a wide variety of competitive experiences. There is the opportunity for individual, duet and trio competitions. Majorettes learn about the twirling opportunities available at the local, state, regional and national level.
The final opportunity is as part of the district feeder program also known as the “Leaders and Learners Program”. This program offers instruction to students within the school district beginning in grade four through grade eight. The advisor teaches this program and leadership is provided by members of the high school team. This program is open to high school majorettes who meet the leadership/role model criteria set forth by the advisor. Upon the completion of the introductory program, the returning twirlers continue instruction resulting in parade performances at the end of the first year with the high school majorettes. Continued participation in this program results in the necessary skills to become a member of the high school majorette team and more opportunities for competition/performances.
MARINE BIOLOGY CLUB - Courtney Jones
The Marine Biology club meets twice a month. All students are welcome to join. Members are involved in developing lesson plans to teach at the middle/elementary schools, creating FYI posters to hang around the building and fun facts for WHTV, going to the aquarium, doing beach cleanups, going on collection trips, discussing current events and anything else students decide to do!
MATH CLUB - Steven McHugh
The Math Team is a collection of students who like to have fun, socialize and solve math problems. The Math Team is open to all grade levels and everyone has an opportunity to compete in the four meets each year. We compete against other cities and towns in our area. Each meet has 6 rounds of three questions. The more correct answers an individual or team gets, the more points the team accumulates. We practice every Thursday after school with the meets being held on the first Thursday of every month from November to February.
MATH HONOR SOCIETY - Stephanie Martino & Chris Szkutak
MENTOR PROGRAM - Ellen Galambos
MOCK TRIAL TEAM - Lydia Nelson
The Mock Trial Team at Whitman-Hanson competes in a program sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association. We prepare cases as if we are real lawyers and witnesses. We compete against other schools in real courtrooms before judges. Participation in mock trial team is both challenging and fun. You don’t have to want to be a lawyer to be a member of our Team. Please join us at the next Mock Trial Team meeting!
MODEL U.N. - Brian Walsh
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY - Kelly Tanis
The Whitman-Hanson Chapter of the National Honor Society recognizes members of the Whitman-Hanson community who demonstrate four core values. These values are leadership, scholarship, service and character. Each year, members are inducted based on their embodiment of each of these values. The members of the National Honor Society strive to promote community service through year-round volunteer endeavors.
P.R.O.T.E.C.T.- Danielle Diogenes
Peers Reaching Out to Educate Communities Today (PROTECT) is an organization aimed at identifying and addressing issues threatening the social, emotional, and physical well-being of our community members. Through education, action and attention, PROTECT provides a safe environment to improve upon a multitude of issues surrounding the lives of teenagers, as well as other identified community members based within our region. Club members participate in trainings and offer programs within the high school, district schools, and community to support our mission.
QUIZ BOWL - Julie Giglia & Christopher Szkutak
RAINBOW ALLIANCE - Wendy Price & Allison Schait
ROBOTICS - James Kozak
The Whitman-Hanson Robotics Club is an exciting and hands-on introduction to the world of robotics. Students will engage every week in designing, building, testing, and refining a robot to complete a series of tasks. Everyone has the opportunity to learn to program, construct, and control the robot. Our efforts culminate in a regional robotics competition each year. All students are welcome. No prior experience or knowledge is necessary.
S.A.D.D. - Amy Medeiros & Heidi Martin
SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY - James Kozak
The Whitman-Hanson Chapter of Science National Honor Society recognizes students with outstanding achievement in Science. Students admitted through the application process are expected to leverage their science knowledge to give back to their school through community service and volunteering
STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS CLUB (S.E.A.C.) - James Kozak
The Student Environmental Awareness Club is a group of students dedicated to helping the school improve its impact on our environment. Club members are responsible to efforts related to the schools recycling program. Additionally, students will help make the school grounds greener and cleaner by running clean-ups and planting gardens. All students are welcome to this community service oriented club.
SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY - Amanda Ferrara
SHOW CHOIR - Don Legge
Whitman-Hanson’s Show Choir ‘High Frequency” is a competitive group of singers and dancers that perform many shows, concerts and competitions throughout the year. Auditions are held at the beginning and end of each school year and are open to any interested boy or girl. In addition to dancing and singing the Whitman-Hanson Show Choir “High Frequency” group features a live band consisting of Bass, drums, guitar, piano and a variety of horn instruments such as trumpet, trombone and saxophone. Any interested student should see Mr. Legge for audition information. If you love to sing, dance or play an instrument, this is the group for you!
SPECIAL OLYMPICS - n/a
STUDENT COUNCIL - Dan Moriarty &Theresa Scott
T.V. CLUB - Bob Rodgers
YEARBOOK - EDITOR: Marcus Casey; MANAGER: Christina Maher
Yearbook club meets to help support the work of the yearbook journalism courses. Students learn the basics of yearbook layout and design while contributing to the yearbook production. Students are able to design creative layouts, interact with business partners in the community, learn computer graphics and layout programs and incresae the availability of the yearbook to a wide audience. Students who participate in the club can choose to take the yearbook class at a later date and are eligible to become yearbook editors, once experienced. Click here to go to the Yearbook Web Page.
PUBLICITY - Dan Moriarty
TECHNOLOGY - James Kozak
STUDENT ACCOUNTS - Siobhan Horton