Mineola High School
Anchor Club - Mrs. Abbott
This is a service organization for high school students sponsored by the Pilot Club of
Mineola. High school students who scholastically qualify with good character and
leadership ability and so certified by school officials are eligible for membership.
AVID - Mr. Goodson and Mrs. VanCleave
This class is designed to prepare certain students for the option of attending college. The
course specifically targets those students who would be the first person in their family to
attend college. It has a proven track record in bringing out the best in students, and in
closing the achievement gap. AVID stands for Advancement Via IndividualDetermination.
Business Professionals of America - Mrs. Graves
BPA is a competitive organization that seeks to prepare students for the business
world. It teaches students a variety of business applications, and is designed to develop
future business leaders. They compete in many different areas in regional competitions
around East Texas.
athletes and coaches and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of
receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the
fellowship of the Church.
Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) - Mrs. Hawkins
The ultimate leadership experience! It is unique among youth organizations because its
programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school
student organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national
programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families,
careers, and communities. Membership is open to any students who are currently or have
been enrolled in a Family and Consumer class.
Future Farmers of America FFA - Mr. Williamson and Ms. Martinez
Act I and Company - Mrs. Dievendorf
This organization promotes interest and participation in speech and drama
activities. Members participate in speech tournaments and present several plays each
year. Membership is open to interested students who have taken or are taking courses in
Jacket Buzz Staff - Mr. Phillips
The school newspaper will be published by 2nd, 3rd and 4th year journalism
students. Publication will be under our own masthead.
Junior Historians - Mr. Phillips
Founded April 21, 1997, they assist the City of Mineola Landmark Commission with its
projects. Their goals are historical education and preservation. The group dedicated its
15th state historical marker this past year
Key Club - Mrs. Rose
The Key Club is a service organization for high school students sponsored by the
Kiwanis Club. High school students who scholastically qualify with good character and
The National Honor Society is a national honorary organization whose purpose is to
promote high standards of academic achievement. Membership in this organization is an
honor bestowed upon students who excel in scholarship, leadership, character, and
service. Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 will be considered for membership. Students'
academic records determine scholastic eligibility -- a minimum of a 92 GPA on a
hundred point scale. Students who are eligible scholastically are notified and before
further consideration must complete the Student Activity Information Form. Faculty
members are invited to make comments on candidates, but the actual selection must be
made by the five members of the faculty council. Candidates must receive three votes of
the five votes cast to be inducted into the chapter. If a point system is used to evaluate
the candidates, a cut-off point will be determined prior to viewing the information
forms. Students who fail to meet the above requirements after induction will be on
probation for six weeks, at which time they will be reinstated or removed from
membership during the remaining high school years. Any member who deliberately
violates a school or civil law or acts in a manner unbecoming a member of the NHS may
be dismissed by the faculty council.
Student Council - Mrs. Taylor
The purpose of the Student Council is to serve as a liaison between students and
administration and to provide meaningful contributions toward the overall enhancement
of school life. The Student Council is responsible for initiating any request for any high
school "all school" socials. The request should be in writing and presented to the
principal by the Student Council sponsor or Student Council President. The Council will
consist of officers elected by school-wide vote and class representatives.
Texas High School Bass Fishing Association
The bass fishing club members will compete in teams of two, along with a boat captain, in at least five local bass fishing tournaments against other high school students. Winners of tournaments may be eligible for college scholarships.
Future Teachers of America
This organization provides members with a real-life perspective on what is involved in becoming a teacher. Students may visit classrooms, talk to teachers at all grade levels, and learn everything there is to know about life as a teacher.
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