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Computer Club
Distributive Ed. Clubs America
FCCLA, Child Care
FCCLA, Morgan's Leaders
FCCLA, Genus' All-Stars
French Club / French Honor Society
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Health Science-HOSA
Skills USA - Auto Mechanics
Skills USA - Cosmetology
Skills USA-Carpentry
Spanish Honor Society

Interest Clubs

Anime Club
Bible Study (Girls)
Book Club
Chess Club

Fellowship of Christian Athletes-FCA
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow
Prom Committee

Honor/Service Clubs

Awesome People
Best Buddies
Beta Club
Key Club
Links of Love
Mentors of Bolton (MOB)

National Art Honor Society
National Honor Society
National Quill & Scroll Honor

30+ Club

Performance Groups

Stagelight Theater

Production Groups

Bridges (Literary Magazine)
Paw Print (Newspaper)
The Wildcat (Yearbook)

Leadership Groups

Bridge Builders
Student Government Association (SGA)




































































































































































































































































































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Anime Club

Sponsor: Megan Mertell

Awesome People Club

Sponsor: Deborah Williams
Meets: Quarterly during regularly scheduled club time
Mission Statement: In memory of Andy Poulsen, our mission is to encourage students to live
healthy lives as we educate them about the life threatening dangers of drug
and alcohol abuse, as well as provide support and guidance for those affected by these addictions.
Membership Dues: none
Requirements: Willingness to learn about the perils of drugs and alcohol.
All students are encouraged to join.
Monthly meetings include a speaker and door prizes.
Each year a $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior whose life has been affected by drugs and/or alcohol.

Beta Club

Sponsors:Barbara Robinson
National Academic Honor Society with an emphasis on service to the school and community
Requirements: Applications are accepted and reviewed during a student’s second semester of 9th grade. Those students who qualify for Beta Club are inducted the end of April or the beginning of May.
The student must meet the following qualifications: 3.65 GPA, no semester average below a C, no ISS or OSS on permanent record, no Ns or Us in conduct.
Once inducted the student must continue to maintain the above stated qualifications and meet the service hours required by the club.
Meets: As necessary after school
Dues: One time fee of $35, part of which is sent to the national organization.
Meeting Agenda: Updates on service projects
Achievements: There is a local and national Beta Club Scholarship that is awarded to a student who has shown great dedication to Beta Club through leadership, scholarship, and service.


Sponsor: David Chipman


Bible Study (Girls)

Sponsor: Meredith Smith


Book Club

Sponsors :Sandra Pittman
Meets Quarterly during scheduled club time

Bridges (Literary Magazine)

Sponsors: Christy Brawner, Hudd Byard
Meets: Quarterly during scheduled club time
Requirements: Application and faithful attendance at meetings; interest in writing and publication.
Dues: None
Goals: Produce student literary publications and encourage creative writing in the school.
Activities: Publish "Bridges", BHS literary magazine, Fund Raising Activities

Bridge Builders

Sponsor: Suzie Keller/Amy White
Meets: As needed during the school year.
Bridge Builders has some activities available for any interested students (see for coming events), but the two year program that most students prefer is joined by application only. It is a club that is city and county wide, and the application process is handled through the schools with deadlines and guidelines established by the Memphis Bridges USA office. This process usually begins in January or February. Announcements are made through English classes, the PA system, and through guidance e-mail lists. Applications are generally due in February or March, and the Bridges Memphis office staff makes its selections by the end of the school year. See for more information.

Chess Club

Sponsors: Brandon Smith / Bryan Wright


Sponsor: Nathan Dumser
The Womens' Choir, Concert Choir, and Jazz Choirs competed in the Heritage Festival in Atlanta during March 2011. The Choral program walked away with three GOLD MEDAL performances, which helped earn them an invitation to perform in New York City at Carnegie Hall, an honor reserved for the best choirs from all of the festivals around the country. Bolton also won the Chroal Sweepstakes award for having more than one choir win a gold medal. The Jazz Singers also won the Outstanding Choral Ensemble Award.

FBLA / Computer Club / Robotics

Sponsor: Darlene Stark

Distributive Education Clubs Of America

Sponsor: Mark Bates
Meets: Quarterly during scheduled club period in new gym, Officers only after the first meeting

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Sponsor: Mark Bates


FCCLA, Morgan's Leaders
Sponsor: Rholedia Morgan
Meets: Quarterly during scheduled club time
Purpose: To make a difference in families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in family and consumer science education in public and private school through grade 12.
Activities: Attendance at the Leadership Conference, Memphis and cluster meeting in St. Louis. Visit nursing homes, collect teddy bears for St. Jude, make goody bags for football team, and decorated t-shirts in honor of veterans.
Achievements: Mid south Fair Winners in Fashion Revue/Construction, Poster/Oratorical, and Bread categories.

FCCLA, Genus' All-Stars
Sponsor: Sharon Genus
Meets: Quarterly during club time
Mission statement: workplace, and community involvement
FCCLA is a nonprofit national vocational student organization for your men
and women in family and consumer science education in public and private
school through grade 12. It is incorporated into the curriculum and
instruction in all Family and Consumer Science classes. All students are
encouraged to join.
Mission statement of FCCLA
To promote personal growth and leadership development through family and
consumer sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family
member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skill for life
*character development
*creative and critical thinking
*interpersonal communication
*practical knowledge and
*vocational preparation
Requirements: To be a member of FCCLA students must either be
enrolled in a Family and Consumer Science class or have been enrolled in the
Dues: $25.00 will cover National, state and local dues
Activities: classroom leadership, citizenship, and service projects,
competitive Star events, local service projects
Achievements: Six Star competition winners on local level 2008-09, multiple
service projects and local activities
Affiliated website:


FCCLA, Child Care
Sponsor: Amber Snellenberger
Meets: Quarterly during scheduled club time as well as before and after school.
Purpose: To promote leadership, citizenship, and community service.
Requirements: Must be enrolled in Early Childhood Class
Fees: $25
Activities: August- Bingo at the Kings Sons and Daughters Home, September- Serve Dinner at St Jude, Compete in the Delta Fair poster and Culinary Competition October- Bake Sale November- Habitat For Humanity, Attend the FCCLA Cluster meeting in North Carolina December- FCCLA Angels, Holiday Dinner January- Compete in local star event competition
Accomplishments: 2nd Place in the Delta Fair Poster Contest, Variety of winners in the Delta Fair culinary competition, Regional and State winners at the FCCLA Star Event Competition.

French Club / French Honor Society
Sponsor: Leanne Hinkle
Meets: Quarterly during club time
Purpose/Goals: To gain an appreciation for French culture, history & cuisine.
Requirements: Must currently be enrolled in a French class & have all dues paid
Dues: $25.00

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Sponsors: Linda F. Hearn, Amanda Rea, Darlene Stark
Meets: Quarterly during scheduled club time and as needed after school
Purpose: To educate our members to work efficiently, not only in an office setting, but also in a wide variety of business situations. Students can take advantage of a wide variety of professional development, service, and leadership opportunities. Emphasis is placed on taking pride in our country and its free enterprise business system
Requirements: All students enrolled in Business Technology classes are encouraged to join in order to complete the state competency related to leadership skills. Students who are not enrolled Business Technology classes may also join.
Meets: During quarterly club meeting time- in Room S-110 and as needed.
Dues: $25.00 per member
Meeting Agenda: Monthly meeting with officers to plan. Called meetings to inform students of upcoming events, plan for competitive events, etc. Occasionally the entire club will meet to hear guest speakers on relative topics.
Achievements: Opportunity to compete with other business students at the local, state and national levels. Senior members may earn scholarships based on service and academic achievement.

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

Sponsor: Lorna Brown
Meets: Officers meet quarterly during club time, others meet during Class time, VHOC
HOSA MISSION: "To enhance the delivery of quality,compassionate Health Care
and to promote career opportunities in the Health Care Industry".
Dues: $30 (goes to State & National dues)
Service Project: Autism Speaks and Peer Buddies
Achievements: * 50 State winners in competitions in the past 4 years, and
7 National winners in Pathophysiology, Physical Therapy, and Medical Math.
* HOSA officers spoke to over 800 students last year on
Careers in Health Care
* Bolton HOSA members raised over $1200 for the Alzheimer's

History Club

Sponsor: Sean Smith

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow

Sponsor: Paul Frye

Key Club International
Sponsor: Melinda Sturgell
Meets: During assigned club time and as necessary after school
Purpose: Non-Academic Society with an emphasis on service to the school and community
Requirements: Applications are accepted and a one time fee of $30 by September 30, 2009, part of which is sent to the national organization.
Dues: one time fee of $30 for dues and t-shirt.
Meeting Agenda: Updates on service projects

Links of Love

Sponsor: Kathy Henke


Mentors of Bolton (MOB)

Sponsor:Becky Baker, 9th Grade Counselor
Meets: Summer and As needed
Purpose: Develop a relationship with Freshmen students to improve academics, behavior, and attendance
Dues: None
Requirements: Rising juniors and seniors can apply for it in the be mentors for the summer kickoff and then for the next school year. Mentors fill out an application and then are notified of selection within 2 weeks
Achievements: Mentors conducted summer Kick-Off activities to introduce incoming Freshman students to Bolton. The group helped at new student registration, conducting tours and helping students find classroom locations. The Mentors will continue to meet with the Freshmen during the school year to develop a relationship and help them with the transition to high school.

National Art Honor Society

Sponsor: Nicole McClanahan
Meets: Quarterly during scheduled club time
Dues: $20.00 (Covers a T Shirt and 2 Field Trips)
Requirements: 10-12 Graders with a B average in Art and 2 recommendations from teachers indicating the students' high moral conduct
Programs: 2 Field Trips to Art Museums, Visiting Artist, Projects enhancing the art program at Bolton High School

National Honor Society

Sponsor: Amy Robinson-Durley
Purpose: To instill the importance of community service in our members
Requirements: Students with 92.45 GPA's are invited to attend during the spring of their junior year.
Meets: Quarterly during scheduled club period
Dues: $20.00 per member
Meeting Agenda: Each month students are made aware of the service opportunities that are available through the club.
Achievements: Bolton and the National Honor Society (NHS) have just granted their 23rd wish for Make-A-Wish resulting in a total of $115,000 donated over the past 13 years.

Paw Print (Newspaper)

Sponsor: Suzie Keller
Purpose: The purpose of the newspaper is to teach journalism as as English elective. At a minimum, the paper is published in five issues. Students are encouraged to explore the current events of Bolton High, the Memphis area, Tennessee, and the world as a whole while learning journalistic techniques, interviewing techniques, and story writing. The staff meets as a class during sixth period.
Requirements: The students are hand-selected by Mrs. Keller In February of each year, students interested in being on staff for the following year fill out an application. . Students' attendance, GPA, recommendations, attitude, and other school commitments are taken into consideration.

Best Buddies

Sponsors: Dodie Mize
Purpose: Regular education students earn 1 community service point for each hour of time spent with our special education students in the Functional Skills classes during their approved free time or club meeting time. Come read a book, play a game, or just be a friend.
Requirements: Signed parent & teacher permission forms and passing grades are required for attendance.
Meets: Any time during the school day, or outside of the school day.
Dues: None
Achievements: Developing peer friendships and self-esteem through student interaction.

Prom Committee

Sponsors: Miriah Mertell-Smith
Meets: Quarterly during regulary scheduled club time and at other times as necessary

Science Club

Sponsors: Gina Utley / Art Scott
Meets: Quarterly during regularly scheduled club time, officers only after first meeting
Purpose: To encourage students to major in medicine or other science related fields.
Requirements: Science Club only chooses 40 students .A student must be interested in majoring in a science related field and maintain great behavior and have a cumulative GPA above 3.0.
Dues: We sell entertainment books to raise money for our field trips to various medical facilities in Memphis.
Achievements: Students will enter college competitions at Christian Brothers and University of Memphis.

Skills USA - Automotive Technollogy
Sponsor: Paul Frye
Meets: Outside of the school day

Skills USA - Cosmetology
Sponsor: Karen Campbell
Meets: Quarterly during regulary scheduled club time

Skills USA - Carpentry

Sponsor: Patrick Knight


Skills USA - Criminal Justice

Sponsor: Timmy Tharpe

Spanish Honor Society

Sponsors: Elvira Romero-Leal
Begins Spring 2011
Meets: Quarterly during scheduled club time

Stagelight Theater

Sponsors: Karen Dean, Jeff White
Theater Web Page

Student Government Association (SGA)

Sponsors: Deborah Williams
Meets: All members meet once a month during 5th period.
Location for all following meetings will be announced at the first meeting.
Elections for positions are held each spring.

Student Section

Sponsor: Deborah Williams


Thespians - TROUPE 3968

Sponsors: Jeff White, Karen Dean
Purpose: The honorary International Thespian Society is an organization for those who have actively participated in theatre. These students have dedicated a significant amount of time in the advancement of performing as through either acting or technical achievements. Bolton Troupe 3968 has made tremendous efforts to simultaneously entertain and educates its student body and community. Through its commitment to excellence in secondary education, Troupe 3968 continues its "Class Act."
Requirements: In order to gain membership into Troupe 3968 students must earn 10 points and participate as a performer or technical crew member for main stage productions, one-acts, conferences, or outside theater work in local community theatres.
Membership will be awarded to all students who qualify. No student may be elected into the society, or denied membership if he or she has earned ten points and fulfilled membership requirements.


30+ Club

Sponsor: Darla Sisk
Requirements: Must have scored a 30, or above, on the ACT - either as a
composite score or on any subtest.
Meets: Cafeteria (breakfast meeting) 4 times a year -as announced
Dues: None
Meeting Agenda: Motivational Speakers
Achievements: Scholarship based on ACT score

Wildcat (Yearbook)

Sponsor:Suzanne Keller, Hudd Byard
The Wildcat yearbook is an award winning publication of Bolton High.
Purpose: The purpose of the annual publication is to record the significant events of the school year while learning journalism techniques.