Participation Over Watching: Activities and Clubs

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At St. John Neumann Catholic High School, we believe that this portion of your school day should not be called “extra-curricular,” but rather “co-curricular.” “Co” means part of or goes along with. Think co-champions or co-chairmen. Activities and clubs are part of your daily curriculum and play an integral role in shaping who you are and who you will become.

This part of your day may not have blackboards or whiteboards, chairs, or desks. But each of our moderators will use that time to continue to teach, mold, and mentor you to become the very best you can be.

Beta Club

Moderator: Mrs. Margaret Neises

Members: 10th – 12th

Requirements: 100 service hours in one year

Beta Club is part of a national organization whose mission is: “To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.” Activities include weekly meetings and various service projects.

Celtic Ambassadors

Moderator: Mrs. Betsi Jones & Mrs. Kathy Sanderson

Members: 10th – 12th

Requirements: Application and commitment to both Open Houses and a 3rd event

The goal of the ambassador program is to educate prospective students, families, and the general public on the programs,
resources, and student life at SJN by conducting Open Houses, bringing presentations to parish youth groups, clubs and classes, and host or assist other events.
 Meetings are usually on certain Fridays at 8:00 a.m. in the Media Center.

Celtics For Life

Moderator: Ms. Carolina Grau & Mr. Eduardo Cerdieras

Members: 9th – 12th

Requirements: None

The objective is to support the Catholic Church in its mission to restore the moral principles of the natural law and Divine Revelation, focusing in a special way on the right to life for all human persons and on the integral part that sexual morality plays in life issues.

Celtic Pep Band

Moderator: Ms. Angela Currier

Members: 9th – 12th

RequirementsA student enrolled in a band class is required to be a member of the Celtic Pep Band unless the student is a member of a state sanctioned fall sports team that has contest during Friday night football games.

The Pep Band plays at all home football games and select basketball games. No experience is necessary to be part of the band class.

Drama Club

Moderator: Ms. Carolina Grau

Members: 9th – 12th


Drama club explores the world of theatre production!  First semester we will play drama and improv games and spend some time talking about and watching our upcoming spring musical Godspell. Second semester we will get to work, as we put on the greatest first musical SJN has ever seen!  Every member of drama club will be able to participate in the aspect of the production with which they are comfortable: set design, costuming, managing, doing sound/visual effects, and, of course, acting.  If you don’t want to be on stage, you don’t have to! It will be fun and express your creativity!

Florida Math League

Moderator: Mr. Stephen Mazula

Members: 9th – 12th

Requirements: Talented in Math

The Florida Math League is a statewide math competition which consists of a series of 6 test administered during the academic year. The scores are computed and ranked with other participating Florida schools.

Key Club

Moderator: Mr. Eduardo Cerdieras

Members: 9th – 12th

Requirements: Pay annual dues

Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization. Key Club
participates in many service projects.

Model UN

Moderator: Mr. Ted Buch

Members: 9th – 12th

Requirements: None

Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students role-play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees.

National Honor Society

Moderator: Mrs. Denise Szedelyi

Members: 10th – 12th

Requirements: NHS is offered to students in 10th – 12th grades who earn and maintain a 3.67 non-weighted GPA, are enrolled in at least three honors classes, and possess the keystone characteristics of scholarship, leadership, service and character.

NHS holds weekly meetings, tutoring program for peers, provide sandwiches to St. Matthew’s House and various service projects.

Scholar Bowl

Moderator: Mr. Gerald Voice

Members: 9th – 12th

Requirements: None

Scholar Bowl is a competition among area  high schools in a “Jeopardy” style match comprising various academic subjects including English, social studies, math, science, world languages and current events. Schools compete with a team of four students with alternates available for the different rounds of competition.

Student Council

Moderator: Mrs. Stephanie Sweeney

Members: 9th – 12th

Requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 and have recommendations from teachers; student body elects officers.

The Student Council represents the student body, plans, organizes and produces social events, fosters school spirit and provides service.

Y.A.C.H.T. Club

Moderator: Ms. Shelley Raley

Members: 9th – 12th

Requirements: None

The Y.A.C.H.T. Club (“Youth and Christ Helping Together”) is an instrumental component of the Campus Ministry Program. The mission of the club is to invite all students to the fullness of Christ’s love through service to others. 

Students plan and implement retreats, prayers services, liturgies and other events/services. They also take “cruises” to perform service in the community.

Campus Events

Monday, August 21
  • Day 1

Tuesday, August 22
  • Day 2

Wednesday, August 23
  • Day 3

Thursday, August 24
  • Picture Day

  • Day 1

Friday, August 25
  • Day 4

  • NFN: Tailgate
    SJN Parking Lot