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. Students typically hold fundraisers to help offset the cost of the trip. In the past, Christmas wreaths have been sold and a garage sale has been held.
Advisor: Mr. Phil Durocher
Sacred Heart has been participating in Quiz Bowl since the academic league started in 2003. Our team usually does very well in our league. Quiz Central started in 2005 and we have been participating every year.
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. Denny Starnes
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.
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.
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. Beth Bennett
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 - Mr. Denny Starnes
Talent & Review/Art Show - Mr. Josh Zimmerman