SHA JR/SR High Student Organizations/Clubs
Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate in this civic-based program. It gives students an opportunity to increase their civic involvement and encourage civic awareness. Beginning in 2010, Close Up travels every other year. The students will be visiting Washington D.C and New York City March 25 - April 1, 2012. Students typically hold fundraisers to help offset the cost of the trip. In the past, Max & Emily cheesecakes have been sold along with Christmas wreaths and garland and Avon.
Advisor: Mr. Phil DuRocher
Sacred Heart has been participating in Quiz Bowl since the academic league started in 2003. In 2007, we placed second in the league. In 2008, we had a win /loss record of 6 and 2 and were first in the league. 2009 was our best season yet as we were undefeated (8,0) and first in the league again.
Quiz Central started in 2005 and we have been participating every year. In 2008 we made it to the finals in our division, but lost in a close game to Bear Lake. 2009 brought us the Gold Division Championship! We lost in the semi-final grand championship game to Midland High. Results of all Quiz Central games are posted on their websit.
Players in the 2009/2010 season were Rob Matevich (most outstanding in the league), Emily Shaffer (all-league), William Stratton (all-league), Karly Hansen, Priya Vedula, Gina Heydens, William Sheahan-Stahl, Sarah Stack, Lilly Maloney, Lindsey DeRoche, Courtney Fracassi, and Kyle Stansbury.
The Quiz Team is coached by Ms. Edna Konwinski.
Model United Nations (UN)
Model UN is one of the academic teams offered to SHA junior and senior students during the fall semester. This is the only debate style academic team offered in the Mid State Activities Conference (MSAC). Students are assigned country delegations, prepare resolutions on world issues and hold a United Nations style meet. This year, the topics our Model UN team is debating are Poverty & Hunger and Child Mortality. Each delegation prepares a solution to the topic and is scored. They are also scored in 5 categories during the UN session held at the Gratiot/Isabella RESD in Ithaca. The categories are: Parliamentary Procedure, Being in Character to the Delegation, Effective Problem Solving, Knowledge of the Session Topic and Knowledge of the UN. The MSAC usually holds two or three meets. SHA is currently in the lead with Vestaburg close behind.
Advisor: Mr. Eric Vinciguerra
Students in grades 6-12 are eligible to participate. Students have the choice of competing in several different events. They work on their projects leading up to the competition and then compete against other teams. In the past, events have been held to build a trebuchet (catapult), or compete in more knowledge-type events such as the identification of trees. Click here
to see 2011 competition results.
Advisor: Mrs. Kristi Dafoe
Spaghetti Bridge Building Team
Students on this team compete in an annual Spaghetti Bridge Building event that takes place at Ferris State University in March. There are four categories in which the team competes: Authentic Bridge Design, Oral Presentation, Written Presentation and Load-Bearing. The team(s) usually begin meeting in mid to late January. If interested in participating, speak to one of the advisors. In 2011, the SHA teams placed first and second overall.
Advisor: Mr. Steve Sacco
Competition includes teams from Coleman, Ashley and Vestaburg. All high school students are eligible to participate in the two-day competition in desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database management, multimedia and web page contests.
Advisor: Ms. Amy Emge
The Language Arts team participates in the MSAC academic team league. They have three meets a year. At competition, they write a collection of fiction and non-fiction writing that is judged and placed by league coaches. They have three hours to complete their writing and students use teamwork skills, writing skills and their creativity to produce their quality writing. Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate.
Advisor: Mrs. Angie Reid
Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate in Drama Club. Usually, one performance is scheduled each school year. The students have an opportunity to get involved at every level, from designing the set, to promoting the production, to filling a role. All of this is done outside of class time. Click here
to see a prior production.
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Hemmingson
National Honor Society
Sacred Heart Academy’s National Honor Society chapter, Cor Jesu, is a group of Juniors and Seniors who exemplify outstanding scholarship, character, service, and leadership. Click here for Membership Selection Process.
Advisors: Mr. Josh Taylor
Community Service - Mr. Steve Sacco
Forensics Team - Mrs. Beth Bennett
Religious Retreats - Fr. Don & Ms. Mary Gagnon
Student Senate - Mrs. Beth Bennett
Talent & Review/Art Show - Mr. Eric Vinciguerra & Mrs. Nancy Hemmingson