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Ambassadors Mr. Billings SERVICE ORGANIZATION:
They are the offfical greeters and hostesses for visiting guest and special events.  They must maintain excellent grades and excellent conduct in their classes.
Anti-Violence Mrs. Tipton Members are required to pay a $10 due each year, and must submit an application to apply/reapply each year. The anti-violence club focuses one assiting organizations within the community that help indivinduals who have been victims of violence. We also focus on maintaining a violent free atmosphere by promoting peace amongst our student body. We discuss the different types of violence within our group to raise awareness of how to live a peaceful life.
ASTRA Mrs. Mabry
ASTRA is an overall community service program.  It promotes and participates in programs and activities that provide opportunities for personal development, leadership training and citizenship development.  Club members provide service in their school and community.
Bridge Builders Mrs. Seymour
A two year leadership and diversity program for selected outstanding high school students designed to foster positive relatioships with other schools.
Debate  

The Urban Debate League facilitates organized debate experiences for urban communities.  You can read more about the organization here: http://urbandebate.org/  

Practices are held at the following times and places: Junior Varsity practices are in rm 231 2:30-3:15 on Monday and 2:30-3:30 in 405 on Thursdays. Varsity Practice is in room 231 3:15-4:00 on Monday and 2:30-3:30 on Thursdays.   

The debate team has a website as well: http://groups.google.com/group/overton-high-debate

Facing History and Ourselves Student Group Ms. Armstrong
The mission of this group is to engage students in serious intellectual, emotional and ethical work as participants in a Student Leadership Group. The goal is to improve students leadership skill by encouraging them to examine the underlying assumptions about human behavior and specific historical events. This year we are focusing on the events that lead to the Rwandan Genocide.
FBLA Mr. Stokes
Future Business Leaders of America is the largest and oldest business student organization in the world! A quarter of a million high school and middle school students, college and university students, faculty, educators, administrators, and business professionals have chosen to be members of the premier business education association preparing students for careers in business.   If you are interested in developing leadership, communication, and team skills, or simply looking for an organization to meet and network with others at the local, state and national levels, then FBLA-PBL is the organization for you. 
FCCLA Mr. Hoots  
French Club    
Homecoming    
Inkwell Mrs. Marszalek  
Interact Club Mrs. Tipton

Members are required to pay a $10 membership fee, and board members are required to pay a $15 membership fee each year. Members must submit an application to apply/reapply each year. Board members are nominated and elected each year by club members. Interact is a community based club which focuses on volunteerism, and contributing to the community as well as internationally. Interact members are required to earn ten service points each semester through volunteer acticvities, and board members are required to earn fifteen. the main focus of this club is "Service Above Self", focusing on helping others and putting the needs of others first demonstaring acts of selflessness.

JROTC  
See web JROTC page listed on our home page
Key Club Mrs. Smith  

Knowledge Bowl

   
Mu Alpha Theta Mr. Smith
Mu Alpha Theta is an international high school and junior college mathematics society whose primary purposes are to stimulate interest in mathematics and to honor outstanding achievement in mathematics. Mu Alpha Theta was founded in the spring of 1957 and now has over 1,000 chapters worldwide.
NFL    
National Honor Society Dr. McFadden  
National Spanish Honor Society Senorita Jara
The requirements to be in the SHS are the following: a current enrolled student who has maintained an honor average in the study of Spanish for a minimum of 4 semesters. 
Office Assistants Mrs. Parrish  
PeaceJam  
This is a worldwide movement of young people and Nobel Peace Prize Winners working together for social justice and peace. PeaceJam is a youth leadership program that focuses on Nobel Peace Laureates, their work, and issues facing young people today. The PeaceJam mission is t o create a new generation of young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities. This year our call to action is to halt the spread of disease in our community, by raising awareness about protection and transmission.
Peer Mediation Mrs. Tipton

Ten mediators, both male and female, are chosen each year from 10th and 11th grade. Once mediators are selected, they are trained for two days in order to learn how to conduct peer mediation sessions. Mediators are trained to help students with conflicts such as; rumors, threats, name calling, realtionship problems, friendship problems, etc...There is no fee to join and it is a great learning experience for students to build self esteem and communication skills!

SECME Ms. Coleman

SECME is the Science, Math, and Engineering organization with the headquarters location is in Atlanta, Georgia.

SECME Mission:  To improve the pool of historically underrepresented, geographically under-served and abled students who will be prepared.  To enter and complete post-secondary studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, thus creating a diverse and globally competitive workforce.

Student Government Mr. Allen  

Spanish Club

Senorita McBee

Senorita Jara

Students that are currently taking Spanish or that already took Spanish are eligible.They need to come to the meetings and participate in all the activities in order to be active members of this club.
Thespian Club    
Tracker Staff Mrs. Marszalek  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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