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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.

Art Club - Mrs. Callison

The art club will give students an opportunity to participate in hands-on art projects as well

as competing in local art competitions.

AVID - Mr. Goodson and Mrs. Cheshier

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.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes - FCA - Mr. Goodson
This organization is open to all students enrolled in athletics. The purpose is to present to

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

FFA features a wide variety of competitive leadership and speaking events 
throughout the year around the state.

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

theater arts.

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

leadership ability and so certified by school officials are eligible for membership.

National Honor Society - Mrs. McNiel and Mrs. Clark

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.

Spanish Club - Mrs. Moffatt and Mrs. Pecorinio

The club will give students an inside and hands-on look at the different cultures and traditions

that are associated with Spanish speaking countries.

Student Council - Mrs. Crone and Mrs. Pecorino

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 - Mrs. Hawkins 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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