Clubs/Organizations/Academic Competitions

 

SWA CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS AND ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS

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SWA Club Mission Statement

  • To create opportunities for ALL students to be able to explore and pursue activities and new interests that they may not have had an opportunity to partake in elsewhere. To offer programs that provide the opportunity to create a voluntary and positive connection with our school.  To create and promote club programs that teach universal lessons, build confidence, relationships and character in a safe, monitored environment.
 

SWA Club Vision Statement

  • For Southern Wake Academy to offer a wide variety of clubs that foster and nurture our student body interests while promoting achievement, student engagement, and the attitude and habits that lead to a work/college aspirations and success.  We will continuously assess our activities to fit the wants and needs of a growing student population and an ever-changing global society.
 
 

Benefits of School Clubs

  • Clubs help students build supportive relationships among peers and adult staff, a key component in classroom engagement and college aspiration.
  • Structured activity programs create peer groups with higher aspirations and more commitment to academic success.
  • School club programs help promote healthy physical, psychological, emotional and social health.
  • Clubs BUILD:
    • Confidence
    • Relationships
    • Character
  • Clubs TEACH:
    • The value of practice
    • How to apply themselves to a task
    • The satisfaction that comes from achievement
  • Clubs IMPROVE:
    • School attendance
    • Grades
    • College opportunities


2020 - 2021 Clubs, Organizations & Academic Competitions List

High School Beta Club

 
Open to: Membership by Invitation only: 10th - 12th grade
 
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About: Southern Wake Academy’s Beta Club is a member of The National Beta Club, which is committed to recognizing and promoting high academic achievement, rewarding and nurturing worthy character, fostering leadership skills, and encouraging service to others. The SWA Beta Club is dedicated to these same goals, and SWA’s honor roll students are invited to join. The National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in the United States. This club meets on Tuesdays and lives up to the national organization’s motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others. SWA Beta Club activities have included exploring college admissions and providing community service, such as food, clothing, and book drives.
 
Adviser: Ms. Cochran - alyssa.cochran@swake.org
 
 

 

 
National Honors Society
 
Open to: Membership by Invitation only: Grades 10th - 12th
 
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About: The National Honor Society (NHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, US Territories, Canada, and around the world. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.  As such, NHS chapters and students are in schools that care not only about student achievement, but also community engagement.
 

Adviser: Mrs. Reed - stacy.reed@swake.org

 

Pride Paper
 
Open to: Membership by Invitation only: Grades 6th - 12th
 
Meeting Day: Wednesdays at 3pm
 
About: Pride Paper is the student-run school newspaper, covering school news, national news, sports, special features, and student work. For more information about joining our newspaper staff, please send an email expressing your interest to pridepaper@swake.org.
 

Adviser: Mrs. Reed - stacy.reed@swake.org

 

 

 

 

Student Government Association (SGA)

Open to: High school students

 

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About: The goal of Student Government Association (SGA) is to act as a group of representatives for the student body of SWA. SGA members will hear concerns made by students and mediate these concerns to the faculty and the administration in an amicable, respectful, and tactful manner. Also, the students of SGA will lead various projects and service work aimed at the betterment of SWA and the surrounding community.

 

SGA members will promote all SWA events and functions, are primarily in charge of funding and promoting prom, and will promote the selling of yearbooks. Students who are members of SGA are a part of an organization that promotes a positive image of SWA to new students, returning students, and the community.

 

Adviser: Mr. Parson, jacob.parson@swake.org

 

 

 

Dungeons & Dragons

Open to: Middle/High school students

 

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About: Dungeons & Dragons Club is a club where students will collaborate to solve school and age appropriate problems and puzzles within a fantasy setting by taking the persona of a character they create. These individual problems and puzzles, commonly called adventures, will tie into a larger story known as a campaign. Throughout the adventures and campaign students will practice social and creative problem solving skills, and boost their confidence in front of peers.

 

Adviser: Mr. Richmeier, kevin.richmeier@swake.org

 

 

 

 

Gaming Inc.

Open to: High School Students

 

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About: The purpose of Gaming Inc. is to provide a place where kids can play games, enjoy each other's company, learn teamwork skills, and develop possible opportunities in E-Sports (chance of scholarships).  All games are pre-approved by SWA Administration.

 

Adviser: Mr. Rambaldi, nicholas.rambaldi@swake.org

 

 

 

Civics Club

Open to: Middle School School Students

 

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About: The Civics Club is a club in which students discuss and role play activities pertaining to government, law, society, conflict, and history.
 

Adviser: Mr. Dubois, kyle.dubois@swake.org

 

 

 

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The SWA Lion Crusade is the proud sponsor of all SWA Clubs, Student Organizations, Athletics and Academic Competitions.

 
For more information on how you can become a Lion Crusade Partner and help support our after school student programs please click HERE .