New Haven High School is known for many things: academics, athletics, and our tradition of excellence. NHHS offers a variety of clubs for people with many different interests and talents to join.
Student Council (STUCO) is advised by Mrs. Katie Borcherding and is a representative structure for students through which they can be involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff, and parents for the benefit of the school and students. This year’s officers are Lauren Bergner as President, Maddie Fleer as Vice President, and Brooke Reed as Secretary. Mrs. Borcherding pronounced, “I love being the STUCO advisor because it is always exciting. We have so many different activities and they are really creative events. I think that we've had a really successful organization for many years running now because our members and officers are so involved.” STUCO is in charge of Pack the Gym, Flood the Field, Cram the Course, Leadership Week, the Veterans Day breakfast, Winter ball, Homecoming, Street Dance, data match, spirit week, and much more!
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is advised by Mrs. Renee Laune and is a non-profit organization for athletes in the Christian faith. FCA’s mission is to present to athletes the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to serve him in their relationships along with the fellowship in the church. This year’s officers are Lauren Bergner as president, Andrew Menke as vice president, Liz Hughes as secretary, and Taylor Oetterer as activities coordinator. FCA meets on the third Sunday of each month, and the first meeting will be September 20, 2015.
Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), advised by Mrs. Jamie Miller, is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Science education. FCCLA’s mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Science education. This year’s officers are Kate Weiser as resident, Brooke Reed as Vice President, Dakota Schroeder as Secretary, and Emily Moreno as Treasurer. Mrs. Miller states, “ I enjoy being the FCCLA advisor, it gives me a chance to work with students outside of the classroom setting.” In order to be in FCCLA, you have to be or have been in one of Mrs. Miller’s classes. When you join FCCLA, you are asked to join a committee of your choice. Last year, FCCLA hosted the first annual prom bazaar and raised over $150 towards the track fund!
Scholar Bowl is advised by Mr. Jared Pruessner and is a game where two teams compete head-to-head to answer academic questions. Scholar Bowl attends seven to eight tournaments a season where students can win individual and team awards, based on their performance. All students are allowed to join as long as they can attend practices and tournaments, and meet the requirement in the Code of Ethics. It also helps if you know some things about history, geography, math, art, literature, sports, and science. Scholar Bowl is a great outlet for students who are interested in those topics and are willing to learn. Mr. Pruessner explains, “It's really enjoyable being the Coach because not only do I get to learn just as much as the team does, but I also get to work with some very knowledgeable and hard-working students.”
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is advised by Mrs. Laura Strickland and is a national career student association for students who are interested in business or business education careers. This year’s officers is Erin Scheer as President, Andrew Menke as Vice President, Lauren Bergner as Secretary, Michael McKernan as Treasurer, and Ereka Bailey as Reporter. FBLA is in charge of Drive-by Raking, Hunger Games, and an annual basket raffle. The participation in competitive events is what sets FBLA apart from other organizations. There are a wide variety of events and there is something for everyone to get involved with. New Haven High does very well at Districts, and always sends a nice sized group to state. FBLA has even sent people to Nationals three years in a row! Mrs. Strickland comments, “I had big shoes to fill last year and with the help of the strong membership, we performed really well. I am excited about the new year. We have had a lot of returning members with some new faces that I'm excited to have as part of the FBLA family.”
From STUCO, NHS, FCA, FCCLA, Scholar Bowl, and FBLA there are a variety of ways to get involved. How will you contribute to the Tradition of Excellence?