Clubs & Organizations
Suzanne Taylor & Michele Smith
The 1 > 99 club is a faith-based student-led ministry. The primary goal of the club is to provide a safe and accepting community of faith for all students seeking to explore their faith while serving God, themselves, and others.
Students will meet twice a month to practice various competition formats from jeopardy to toss up/bonus buzzer meets. If you enjoy game shows, are knowledgeable in many subject areas, and can think quickly, come take a qualifying test. Most competitions are on Saturdays, some are after school, and a few during school hours.
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association Club (ALA) works to increase awareness about the dangers of smoking and vaping, and to help combat lung disease, such as COVID-19, lung cancer, asthma, and others. Our club works with the NJ chapter of the American Lung Association, the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research. Club members will also volunteer by participating in the ALA’s fundraising events such as the annual LungForce Walk and Fight For Air Climb. For more information please contact Ms. Jeans at email@example.com
American Sign Language Club
Through games and general interaction, they will become familiar and comfortable with the
vocabulary and grammar, while also learning about Deaf culture and its history. All levels are
welcome - novice are especially encouraged.
Asian Student Alliance
The Asian Student Alliance (ASA) is an interactive safe space for students to advocate for cultural awareness, break stigmas/stereotypes, and discuss challenges within the community.. Throughout the year, we will host events, participate in community service, and more. We will also create ways to further the education of our community and advocate for Asian heritage and social justice. ASA is open not only to Asian students but also welcomes allies who are interested in learning more about the cultures of their peers and supporting us. The Asian Student Alliance meets every other Wednesday, during block 5, in room 620. Please join our Google Classroom (code: ixisrpf) for announcements, meetings, and events - or contact Mr. McHale for more information.
The Astronomy Club is open to all students who would like to learn more, share knowledge, and
discuss all aspects of space, stars and the universe. Students will have the opportunity to discuss
the history of astronomy, current events, future technology and discoveries, organize stargazing
opportunities, and more. The Astronomy Club will meet every other Thursday in room 646. Contact Mrs. McMahon for more information and a full schedule of meetings.
The baking club is a relaxed space to hang out, make new friends and bake. Each club meeting a recipe is chosen by the club leaders. If you are an avid baker or don't have much experience in the kitchen, you will have a sweet time. We will be meeting every other Thursday in Room 716. Please join our google classroom for more information. The class code is: xog2iwa
Black Student Union
The goal of the Black Student Union is to help create a better and safer community of support for black students in our school including mentors, peers, and allies; as well as to educate the broader student body on social issues concerning minorities and advocate for members of non-dominant groups. We will work with the Racism, Equity, and Diversity Committee by providing insight into the issues we face in school. The BSU promotes proactive leadership, community outreach, and student empowerment; members will have an opportunity to improve creative problem-solving skills and critical thinking. The club embraces cultural heritage, unity, and appreciation of diversity. Our meetings are open to anyone interested in supporting us and learning more!
Bridges Club is a program with the mission of improving relations between the school and its community. The club will plan events and serve different groups of people in our surrounding community. The club will meet monthly in room 144 during block 5. Please join our google classroom for meeting updates by using the code: i26bvkt.
Cabaret is a talent show opened to all students at Hunterdon Central. The Students work on their own and prepare individual acts to audition. Between 20 and 30 acts are selected, ranging from vocal and instrumental acts, comedy routines, magic and dance acts. All types of variety entertainment will be considered. Seniors also have the opportunity to audition for the roles of emcees. Emcee auditions will take place in March. Individual act auditions will take place in April, and the performance will be in early May.
Joan Wagner |
Are you interested in creating animations? Drawing cartoons? Reading Comics? And or watching Anime? Cartoon club is the place for you. Whether you want to watch and discuss the latest cartoons, share and create comic books, or learn new cartoon drawing and animating tips, Cartoon Club does it all. From veterans to first timers, everyone, regardless of skill level is welcome. If you would like more information, please contact Ms. Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Broadcasting Club
The Central Broadcast Club (CBC) provides students with an opportunity to write, film, and edit commercials for other clubs at our school. The CBC is for people with all levels of experience - from those who have never picked up a camera to those who create videos on their own for fun. In addition to learning how to use video production equipment and editing software to bring their ideas to life, students gain experience dealing with clients, assessing needs, and working as part of a team. The club meets at least twice a month, more often if they are working on projects.
Central Mural Arts
Central Mural Arts is a student-run organization that provides art as a service around the community. Possible projects include painting murals to be hung around campus, the Holiday Art Market, working monthly with the EKWIPS students, and lending our talents to school events and activities. Projects vary by time of year and students attending. Rather than weekly or monthly meetings, participation is scheduled according to each student’s availability or the projects of interest. Email Ms. Hopkins for details.
Kids form into groups and choose between several Chemistry-related projects in February. After preparing for a few months, the groups compete against other NJ high schools at the Chemistry Olympics competition, at NJIT in mid-May. Arrangements can be made with an advisor for alternate meetings days.
HC Chess Club welcomes all students with an interest in playing chess. We welcome students who want to connect with other players for friendly competitions within our school community.
Rehearse and perform a play for children at the elementary schools in the district. Actors are also expected to make their own costumes and help with props and scenery. Open to all grades. This play is less competitive in terms of roles than the main stage plays (9/10; 11/12; Musical) and numerous people are needed because it is double cast. A good opportunity to get experience and for crew people looking to get their acting requirement to become a member of the Thespian Society. Auditions are in the spring after the musical. Listen to morning announcements for information.
Chinese Honor Society
The National Chinese Honor Society is open to students who are currently enrolled in Chinese 3,4, 5/AP, have had at least two Chinese courses at the high school level, and are maintaining an average of 3.7 or better in Chinese, and an overall average of 3.1 or better, are invited to submit an application for membership in the Chinese Honor Society. The Chinese Honor Society sponsors various activities includes celebrations of Chinese holidays, service learning projects connected to Chinese and Asian culture. We also promote the value and application of Chinese language and culture throughout the school year. Club meeting: the 3rd Wednesday of each month at R606. Google Classroom: code: 6kjwdg
The Chinglish Club is open to students in all grades. The purpose of the club is to encourage and promote interest in Chinese language, culture, as well as community service. All students who are interested in Chinese language and culture are welcome to join.
Chorale is an auditioned choir made up of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses in grades 9-12. Rehearsals are on Mondays. Students in this group have the opportunity to audition for many advanced State and National Level Choirs.
Class Council is a grade-level division of student government with separately elected officers. It is responsible for fundraising, decisions about class activities, consensus building, organizing dances, and providing the class with opportunities for social involvement. See advisor for details.
Class Council: Class of 2023
Megan Massimi & Trini Pulak
Class Council is made up of students from the class of 2023 who want to be involved in activities that their class supports. The club organizes fundraisers to support their proms as well as area charities. Please listen to announcements and check school email for information on meetings and upcoming activities. Please contact the advisors to get the Google Classroom code.
Class Council: Class of 2024
Scott Saks & Christine Kania
Class council is a grade-level student government organization that fundraises and coordinates events for the class and promotes student involvement and school spirit. While the class council will run most events independently and for the class of 2024, there will be some collaboration with other grade-level class councils. Types of possible events and activities are amusement park trips, music competitions and concerts, and festivals. The class council coordinates proms for both junior and senior years. Fundraisers vary and usually include clothing sales. Meeting dates and times will be posted on daily announcements and on class google classroom sites. Please contact Sr. Saks or Ms. Kania with any questions. Google classroom code: z7jmk4a
Class Council: Class of 2025
Matthew Walther & Dan Vollrath
Students involved in the Class of 2025 Class Council organize and run fundraisers for both the class and the school. Students promote school and class spirit all while raising money for their proms, class events, and local charities. We have monthly meetings which will be announced on our Google Classroom and on morning announcements. Feel free to email Mrs. Ward & Dr. Vollrath with any questions! Google classroom code: thxexaz
Class Council: Class of 2026
Jennifer Sponzo & Nicole Seitz
The class council is made up of students from the class of 2026! We aim to work cooperatively with the school community, the co-advisors and administration in guiding the students to promote the following: School spirit, communication among peers, leadership, guidance for peers, fundraising, and cooperation. We stand for equity for all students and want to ensure every student’s voice is heard and involved in decision making for the class. Please listen to the morning announcements and check school email for information regarding meetings and upcoming activities. Google Classroom code: ncfhgif
Interested in working on coding projects that add value to Hunterdon Central's teachers, administrators and coaches? In code club you can build Educational Things that will be used to improve how Hunterdon Central operates. Automated passes, coaching strategies, analytics dashboard are example projects that developers will be working on. Real Projects, Real Users, Real Experience! Code Club meets Thursdays in room 918.
Computer and Linguistics Club
Linguistics is the scientific study of human languages (phonetics, phonology, semantics, syntax, etc). Using computers to study and understand human languages, also called computational linguistics, is a rapidly developing interdisciplinary field among computer science, linguistics, AI technology and brain science. The goal of the club is to learn and explore the technologies that affect and improve our daily life, such as Siri/Alexa and human-machine communication.
Kristin Polito & Lauren Battaglia
Members of the Connect Club will attend weekly luncheons, as well as social activities such as football games and plays, to support students with diverse abilities. Members will receive training. Consider making a special connection with a special friend in The Connect Club. Please email the advisers for access to our Google classroom and the most up to date information. Google classroom code: 66o7tn4
The Dance Team promotes school spirit through multiple performances at school events and activities. The team trains and performs in various styles of dance such as jazz, pom, and hip-hop. The season runs all year, as the team prepares to compete in regional and national dance team competitions, as well as attending summer camp. Auditions are held in May forfreshmeng freshman as well as current 9th through 11th grade students. The practice schedule varies throughout the season, but averages about three days per week, including some weekends (for performances, competitions, and fundraising events).
Doctors of Tomorrow
The Doctors of Tomorrow club is the perfect way for students interested in pursuing a career in
medicine to get involved. Students have the opportunity to gain more understanding and
experience of the medical field through presentations, visits by doctors, and volunteering. The club is also great for students with other activities, as it only meets once or twice each month. For more information on the club, please contact Mr. Couch.
Dramatics: 11/12 Play
A full length, professional quality play, cast by audition, featuring 11th and 12th grade actors. Rehearsals are every day after school, and the performances are in November, for a paying audience. Please see Ms. Enterline for more information and for non-acting opportunities.
Dramatics: 9/10 Play
The 9/10 Play is a full-length, professional-quality play, cast by auditions, featuring 9th and 10th-grade student performers. Rehearsals are every day after school, and the performances are in January. Students will learn how to take direction while honing their performance skills. They will learn how to work with cast and crew members, craft their specific character(s), and perform in front of live audiences. Please contact Mrs. Copestake for more information.
Dramatics: International Thespian Society
The Thespian Society is an International Honors Society that promotes excellence and stewardship in High School Theater. Hunterdon Central’s Troupe 3035 is made of students who participate in the Hunterdon Central extra-curricular theater program and who strive to personify the values of inclusion, acceptance and service to the community that the organization represents. Membership is by invitation based on participation. For information on theater opportunities here at Central please join the Central Theater Classroom (code volugzs)
Dungeons & Dragons Club
Dungeons and Dragons Club is a place where students can come together with common interests and skills. D&D is an open-ended fantasy game where the story is created, taught, and led by the Dungeon Master – a brave student willing to direct the rest of the group in their quest. D&D challenges the players to think creatively to solve problems and puzzles in order to achieve preset goals. Students learn to work as a team to balance their strengths and support their weaknesses, improvising situations to fictional stories. Dungeons & Dragons meets every Wednesday in Room 152 during tutorial.
Christine Panzitta & Amaly ElMenshawy
Creating the ECHO Yearbook each year is a collaborative process. Students work together to craft a book that captures the experience of students at Hunterdon Central. Deciding on a theme, the team works to include as many voices in the process as possible. This includes taking photos of events, organizing crowd-sharing photos, designing page layouts, and editing. The club takes the lead on advertising and distributing the finished product at the end of the year. The club meets every Friday. Join our Google Classroom with the code q6g3hcg to get involved in this creative process!
The Environmental Society
"Students work to educate and inform both Hunterdon Central's community and the local community about environmental awareness. The Environmental Society also pursues environmental causes for fundraising purposes. The primary focus this year is to promote Hunterdon Central's "green initiative". Students address issues such as climate change, reducing waste, increasing sustainable practices and lowering overall unnecessary consumption. We will meet on alternate Thursdays in room 102.
Students will meet twice a month on Thursdays. During this time they will learn about fashion design, trend forecasting, and many other things related to fashion. At the end of the year, we will run a student lead fashion show. The fashion club will meet in room 718, email Ms.Veres for any more questions.
Fiddle Club is an ensemble made up of violinists that performs for community events. Students in the Fiddle Club are selected based on their performance assessment scores in their class ensemble music class, or by a separate audition. Please contact Mr. Magalio for more information.
Thomas Heard & Alex Rupp
Film Society is a student-run film-making club that meets on campus. Students who share a love of film, meet to learn more about the art, create short films, enjoy films together and look for film festivals and other opportunities for the club to take part in. Mr. Heard and Mr. Rupp run this club. Please email Mr. Heard for more
The Fishing club Offers many different things. You will learn how to fish, and fish at the pond on school grounds. Learn more about fishing and what lures to use in certain water conditions and much more. The club is for anyone who is interested in fishing or wants to learn more about fishing. When Joining the google classroom please fill out the member form. Class Code: 35f3ypf
Franglais Club is open to all students who are interested in learning more about the French language and culture. The club's mission is to promote community interest in French cultural traditions. Students interested in practicing their spoken French outside of the classroom are also encouraged to attend. Members will also lead in French events, like bake sales, movie nights, and food making. We will also celebrate French holidays such as Mardi Gras, Poisson d'Avril, and Souffle Day. Students do not need to speak or be enrolled in French to join; they just need an interest in "la vie française"! Please contact Mme. Chukrallah (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
French Honor Society
The French Honor Society is affiliated with a national organization, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Its mission is to foster and encourage the continued study of the French language and culture and provide a social setting for highly motivated students to meet others with similar interests. To be eligible, students must be in their junior or senior year and must be currently enrolled in French 4, 5, or AP, and have completed at least two French courses at the high school level. In addition, students must be maintaining a 3.7 GPA or higher in WL, and an overall GPA of 3.1 or higher. We meet once a month in room 135 on Thursdays. If you have any questions, please email Mme. Chukrallah (firstname.lastname@example.org). Merci!
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
Future Business Leaders of America is a nationally known business-oriented club for students. FBLA's goals include increasing interest and understanding of the American business enterprise, the development of competent business leadership, strengthening of student self-confidence, and the development of personal character. Students have the opportunity to participate in activities, including workshops and competitions.
Garden Club aims to beautify our school campus, learn how to take care of plants, and spend time outside in nature. We work on fun projects such as planting seeds, making seed bombs, learning how to start and maintain a garden, and revamping existing gardens. We work with community members and there’s always fun volunteering opportunities available. The Google Classroom code is ppgasdt.
GAPP (German American Partnership Program)
The next GAPP Exchange will take place in the summer of 2023. An informational meeting will take place in April of 2022. During the 2022-2023 school year the students will meet with their advisor at least twice a month in preparation for the exchange. Students will create a PowerPoint presentation for the school in Germany. They will determine activities as well as create a welcome packer for the German students upon their arrival to the US. The German students attend school at HCRHS for three weeks in April / May. The exchange also includes trips to major cities such as Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Trier and Cochem in Germany and Strasbourg in France.
Since we were unable to hold the GAPP Exchange this past summer, Hunterdon Central will be participating in the GAVE (German-American Virtual Exchange) Program with a school in Germany. GAVE will meet the second Wednesday of every month during Block 5 in room 610 to prepare for the virtual exchange at the end of the year. Anyone interested should contact Herr Fario: email@example.com
The German Club seeks to provide students with a variety of opportunities to immerse themselves in German culture. Each year, we make Gingerbread Houses in the winter, bake pretzels, watch German movies, work with fourth and fifth grade students at Parents’ Night, participate in the world language clubs’ World Cup, takes trips to New York City and Philadelphia for German cultural events, and enjoy a traditional German meal at Pheasant’s Landing in Hillsborough. During the GAPP Exchange years, we take part in activities that directly involve the German exchange students, such as picnics, “Adopt-a-German” and volleyball games. For those who would like to improve their German speaking skills, we also host “Kaffe Klatsch” during which no English is spoken. German Club is open to everyone – even those who have never studied the language before. We are always happy to see new members! Meetings will be held the first and third Wednesday of every month, during block 5 in room 610.
German Honor Society
The German Honor Society provides students with opportunities for German language immersion as well as community service. The Honor Society meets the first and fourth Wednesday of every month during block 5 in room 610. Activities include induction of new members, tutoring and a variety of activities for the assisted living facility. The honor Society is involved with activities during the GAPP exchange. At the end of the year, students also participate in the End-of-year Cultural Dinner and World Language World Cup.
Global Outreach is for students who enjoy keeping up to date on national and international issues. Throughout the year, we select two to three international charities and design activities to raise funds for these worthy causes. So far our most successful activities have been the International Food Fest, Book Drive, and Feed the Need. We occasionally collaborate with other clubs to reach out to the community and raise awareness about charitable causes. Meetings are held during block 5 every Monday in room 823. Google classroom code: eq6d27h
Graphic Design Club
The Graphic Design club is a great opportunity for students to showcase their creativity and develop unique designs through various online programs. Throughout the year students will work on projects including designing flyers, websites, ads, school clothing, and more! Students may work with other clubs and school programs to design needed logos and resources.
Habitat for Humanity
HCRHS Habitat for Humanity will meet once per month, please check our Google Classroom for dates. HCRHS Habitat for Humanity works with Morris County and Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity to assist in building affordable housing for hard-working, low-income families in Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. As a club, Habitat for Humanity provides students with a rewarding opportunity to get involved in our local community by contributing their time and energy towards a collective effort on two fronts: Fundraising and Building. We usually have the opportunity to volunteer in four to five Build Days a year. Students that attend Build Days will proactively participate in the construction of a Habitat home. Must be 16 to attend Builds. There will be some opportunities for younger members to participate in fundraising and other volunteer situations. For latest updates, please join our Google classroom - code: i36l4w3
HC Gamers Esports Club
HC Gamers Esports Club meets every week and welcomes all video gamers. In our esports division, the club features a number of highly competitive school esports teams who play in state (Garden State Esports) and national (NASEF) leagues. We also welcome students who want to connect with other gamers for less intense, friendly competitions within our school community.
HC Unified Jump Rope Club
Heather Beam & Michelle Murphy
HC Unified Jump Rope Club welcomes all students interested in learning how to jump rope. This club is a way to group students with typical peer students to learn how to jump rope and perform as a team for the halftime shows. This is a fun way for all students to learn how to jump rope. Club members will participate in practices from approximately December to March to learn a half-time routine to perform at our Unified basketball games. When Unified basketball starts up we will start preparing for our half-time show performances. Practices will be scheduled during Unified Basketball. If you are interested in helping out this year, please contact Mrs. Beam or Mrs. Murphy. No jump rope experience is necessary. We will teach you the ropes! Google Classroom Link https://classroom.google.com/c/MjI3NTM4NjAyMjVa?cj... Google Classroom Code to Join HC Unified Jump Rope Team - eah2s62
The Henna Club is for students interested in learning more about beauty and the art behind it. We meet to discuss, watch, and even practice the skills to make great Henna pieces. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their knowledge or artistic ability! The Henna Club meets on the first Monday of the month. Contact Mrs. Turner for further information.
Hunterdon Central Youth Democrats (Central Young Dems)
Central Young Dems is a political engagement club for students to explore politics in the United States. Everyone is welcome and we encourage students to discuss their political views and participate in civil discourse. We provide civic engagement opportunities, host civic duty related events, facilitate discussions and debates, and collaborate with other clubs amongst other activities. We hold meetings twice a month during tutorial in room 307. Please reach out to our advisor Mrs. Dragone for information about when our next meeting will be held at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach out to Mrs. Dragone with any questions.
Improv Club is an interactive performance club where you will learn the basics of improvisational comedy, Improv games and skills. Students will learn how to create characters and the foundations of good scene-work. Students will learn how to listen, respond and work with a “Yes, And” attitude alongside their scene-partners. Improv Club will meet monthly in room 208 during Block 5. Be on the lookout for updates through announcements and email Mrs. Copestake for updates
Tracey Axmann & Phoebe Roth
Interact is a Rotary-sponsored community service club that organizes various events towards meeting community needs and improving our school. Interact volunteers have the opportunity of performing many charitable projects. Projects might be hands-on or they could be projects that are supported by the group through fundraising for non-profit and charitable organizations. Interact club members regularly visit nursing homes, make donations to the Flemington Food Pantry, participate in Grow-A-Row, donate their time to assist in clean-up/yard work, and create purposeful crafts. This club is for anyone who likes to serve and make a difference in their community. First Monday of every month in the 600's cafe area during BK 5 . Google classroom code: cpcm772
Intramural club is open to all students interested in having fun and competing against their peers
on a weekly basis during block 5 in the New Wooden Gym. Activities in the club will begin with
Ping Pong, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Wiffleball, and Frisbee. The club meets Mondays from 2:10-2:50. Google classroom code: y5sly7t
The investing club is open to all students. Students will learn about investing money, playing the stock market, and pursuing careers in finance. Students will hear from guest speakers from the world of finance and teach others in our community about investing. Students will work in investing groups and participate in competitive stock market simulations. The investing club will meet twice a month in room 300 on Mondays. Our classroom code is mlixpfx .
The Jazz Band, Jazz Lab and Jazz Combo are auditioned performing ensembles that rehearse and perform throughout the school year. Auditions are held in November and all students are welcome. See Mr. Kenny in the Music Building for audition materials.
Jewish Student Alliance
Hillary Colton & Jeff Lazovick
The Jewish Student Alliance is a club for Jewish students and their supporters. We discuss Jewish culture, foods, holidays and world happenings. The JSA also focuses on philanthropic efforts within the school and community. The club meets every other Wednesday in room 512.
Bonita Jaeger & Victoria Grasso
Key Club is a youth service-leadership organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Key Club volunteers at local events, fundraisers and at schools within the district to help foster a better community. It is student-led at every level: Key Club International, districts, and individual clubs are all run by students. Key Club's core values are: Caring, character building, inclusiveness, and leadership. Key Club will be meeting every two weeks, Wednesdays in the 600s cafeteria. Contact Victoria Grasso (email@example.com) or Bonnie Jaeger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Latin Club / Latin Honor Society
The Latin Honor Society is the Hunterdon Central Chapter of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Junior Classical League, a member for Juniors of the American Classical League. Its purpose is to promote the study of Latin, Greek, the Classics and the Humanities. The primary responsibility for members is to assist students in their study of Latin. The Honor Society participates in the NJ Junior Classical League Certamen at Princeton University in March. This year it will also be developing a community outreach project recording oral biographies of Hunterdon County seniors. The Latin Honor Society will meet every 3rd Tuesday during Unit Lunch or at a Unit Lunch convenient for all participants within this cycle.
Tracey Axmann & Debora Frank
The Latinx club is a service-based, student-generated club providing support to our school and local communities. Students meet to schedule events and create resources for school and community use. Students will be meeting every other Monday.
Madrigals is a small select, auditioned singing group of treble singers in grades 10 through 12. This group focuses on both excellent musicianship and community service. Madrigals regularly perform at the sending schools and various local care centers and community organizations in addition to the HCRHS choral concerts and Cabaret. Rehearsals are after school on Wednesdays. Additional rehearsals are added when needed.
Magic the Gathering Club
Magic the Gathering Club provides students with a place to get together and share in their passion for the epic trading card battle game. The club is open to everyone from first time players interested in learning about Magic the Gathering all the way to competitive experts. Interested participants don't need to have decks of Magic cards to play with as decks will be provided to anyone in need. The fun card game builds students confidence, and teaches them strategic thinking - all in a fun environment with friends. Magic the Gathering Club meets every Wednesday in room 512 during tutorial.
Marching Band (or the Hunterdon Central Marching Red Devils) is a co-curricular activity that takes place mostly in the fall, during football season. Students play either a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, or participate in the color guard (flags, rifles and sabers). Students learn a halftime show that is performed at all varsity home football games, as well as at several competitions. We also perform for community events, and travel every other year during spring break to Walt Disney World or the west coast. Percussion spots are limited and require an audition; however, all students can participate in the woodwind, brass and color guard sections. Rehearsals begin in the late spring and include a mandatory two-week band camp in mid-August. The competitive season runs from September until the beginning of November. Please contact the adviser for more information.
Math League/ Mu Alpha Theta
Members of Mu Alpha Theta, the Math Honor Society, will take tests designed especially for their math level. All Mu Alpha Theta students will be required to tutor students needing help in their math classes. Ms. Koval, or an officer, will handle all correspondence with the various associations, announce test dates, proctor and score tests, and report scores to the various associations.
The Hunterdon Central Mock Trial Team competes in the annual Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition. The goal of Mock Trial is to increase comprehension of the historical, ethical and philosophical basis of the American system of justice, to gain insight into the operation of the law, courtroom procedures and the legal system, to increase public speaking, team-work and leadership skills, to bring the law to life through active preparation for and participation in the competition, and to learn and understand the meaning of good citizenship in a democracy through our system of law and justice. The HC Mock Trial Team, made up of at least four attorneys and six witnesses, builds a case using testimonies and evidence provided by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. County Preliminary and Final trials take place in January – February. Core skills: theater and acting, objectivity, leadership, argumentation, analysis and synthesis, and public speaking. Please email email@example.com to join!
Anicel Rachel & Debora Frank
The Model United Nations Club is an interactive club that simulates the United Nations. Students meet weekly to prepare to participate in Model UN conferences. To prepare, students must enjoy researching, analyzing and debating global issues from their country's perspective. Students will be assigned a country to role-play and must debate specified global issues. Parliamentary procedure is used during all debates. These MUN conferences are made up of students from all over the world and are held over a 3-day period. Meetings are held every Wednesday during block 5 (2:15-2:50).
Music Production Club
Music Production Club is a club that focuses on digital music production as opposed to the physical instrumental learning already in place at school. The main goals of the club are to teach others about FL Studio, the software that club members will use, and how to make music in general, as well as to be a creative space for the community of people in Hunterdon Central that enjoy creating/producing music. For more information about the club, contact Mr. Schultz.
The spring musical is a professionally produced. Broadway style show that is performed for a paying audience of school and community members. The musical is open to all Central students, and is cast by auditions in acting, singing and dancing. Please look for flyers and announcements for exact dates and times of auditions. Contact Mrs. Enterline or Mrs.Petrushun with any questions.
The Pit Orchestra is the ensemble that accompanies the musical in March. Students in Pit Orchestra are selected based on their performance assessment scores in their ensemble music class, or by a separate audition. Please contact Mr. Magalio for more information.
Muslim Student Association (MSA) and Friends
Thomas Heard Hunterdon Central’s Muslim Student Association was created to support students, and help them plan on-campus and off-campus activities. Students partner with community leaders, welcome new members and in the past have organized a MIST team to participate in the New Jersey competition. Currently, the group meets on Fridays. Please email Mr. Heard for more information.
National Art Honor Society
Robin Rudy & Lindsay Hopkins
This chapter will ensure and recognize students who have shown outstanding ability in art, foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art, and further creative abilities and talents of the Society's members. The organization's mission is to bring art awareness to the school and community furthering aesthetic awareness in all aspects of the school's total program with participation of scholarship, service and character. Meetings will be announced in the Google Classroom. The application process closes in the fall by the date announced in Google Classroom and does not reopen until the following school year. The club is open to juniors and seniors who fulfill the requirements of 7.5 credits in the visual arts. |
National English Honor Society-Red Devil’s Chapter
Jennifer Miers & Penny Wintermute
The National English Honor Society (NEHS), founded and sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, is the only international organization for high school students and faculty who, in the field of English, merit special note for past and current accomplishments. Immediate benefits of affiliation include international recognition, scholarship eligibility, and opportunities for international networking with others who share enthusiasm for, and accomplishments in, the language arts. Students who are eligible to apply for NEHS are juniors who are currently enrolled at Hunterdon Central High School and have been for at least a year prior to applying, who have received a grade of 90% or better in their English classes, and who have an overall average of 3.5 or better. Eligible students will receive notification and an application in the spring of their junior year. Club meets every first Wednesday of the month.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is a scholastic and service activity. Members become eligible to apply by meeting the academic criteria of a 3.75 or higher weighted GPA at the end of the fall semester of junior year. Students meeting eligibility requirements will be invited to apply in the spring of their junior year and are offered admission into the society, if they are found to meet further high standards of sustained service, leadership and character as determined by a selection committee. Accepted members are inducted in a formal ceremony in May of their junior year. Meetings will be announced.
Megan Petrushun & Hillary Colton
Noteworthy is a small select, auditioned singing group of tenor and bass singers in grades 9 through 12. This group works on a variety of music and performs at the choral concerts, cabaret and other events. Rehearsals are on Thursday after school.
Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that heals children’s smiles by providing reconstructive surgery and related medical care for children born with cleft palates and cleft lips in third world countries. The children that do survive, are often unable to eat, speak, socialize, or smile. Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate. This club focuses on spreading awareness, while also getting involved with various club and fundraising activities.
Julie Nealon & Samantha Billig
Peer Leadership is a service club providing volunteers for different school and community activities. Members provide friendship and leadership to other students in the school. Members offer a positive and fun atmosphere for all and provide charitable donations for community agencies. The Peer Leadership Club sponsors fundraisers such as: you've been Picked Pumpkin Pretzel Grams, Give-A-Gift, Teens Helping Teens, Holiday Cards to Soldiers, Mardi Gras Madness, and much more. Over the past several years, the Peer Leadership club has donated over $3000 to various charities, and tries to increase their donations every year. At the end of the year, the active club members participate in a fun end of the year get together to celebrate all of their accomplishments.
Photography club is a student run club that focuses on students exploring various topics of photography such as lighting, composition, interpretation and careers in photography. Students plan monthly photo contests on specific topics. In addition, every other month students plan a themed photo shoot in the studio or on location. The photo shoots are designed to help students learn how a photo shoot is organized and accomplished from pre-production, to post production, as well as learning photographic techniques and the final presentation of artwork. Students also learn how to work with models, make-up artists, hair stylists, wardrobe stylists, and other student photographers in a creative collaboration. Photography club was created to give students the opportunity to continue working with photography in a learning environment after they have completed Digital Photo 1 & 2 or, if they do not have room in their schedule to take or continue with photography classes. Photography club runs from October to June and is open to all grade levels and students can join anytime during the year.
Chris Bellotti & Nicole Olbrich
Psychology Club branches off of topics covered in the three psychology courses offered at Hunterdon Central. For example, we explore sensation and perception, sleep and dreaming, memory and the nature of discrimination among many other topics.
P.U.L.S.E. (People Understanding Love Serves Everyone)
P.U.L.S.E. (People Understanding Love Serves Everyone) is a club where everyone is welcome - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and straight students, as well as those who don't have or need a label for their sexual orientations or gender identities. We play a vital role in making Hunterdon Central safer for our LGBTQ students by providing supportive and accepting spaces, as well as doing broader organizing work against homophobia and transphobia in our school and community. Some of our activities include: Ally Week, LGBTQ History Month, Transgender Day of Remembrance, World AIDS day, and the Day of Silence. Please join us to show your support for diversity, acceptance, and equality for all human beings.
Red Cross Club
The Red Cross Club participates in service projects in the community, region, nation and around the world. Our club works closely with the America Red Cross of Central New Jersey. We participate in service projects to raise relief for current issues, as well as saving for services that may be needed in the future. Current projects we organize are our annual clothing drive, blood drives, as well as donations collected throughout the year. Please contact Sr. Saks for more information and you can join our Google classroom code: xc5vwsy
Rho Kappa-National Social Studies Honor Society
Rho Kappa is a national honor society for students who excel in social studies. Juniors and seniors may apply and be inducted into this organization based on the strength of their academic abilities, the recommendation of their teachers, their interest in studying social studies and furthering their understanding of this field, and their contributions to the community. Eligible students may be considered for admission during their junior and senior years and must meet several requirements. They must attend Hunterdon Central for at least one semester prior to their application. They must have completed four semesters of social studies and plan on completing at least six during their high school career while maintaining at least a 3.3 unweighted average. Students must also have and maintain an average of at least 3.3 across all of their coursework at Hunterdon Central. Finally, eligible applicants must show evidence of community service and provide a recommendation from a teacher describing their qualifications. Honor society members offer their services to students seeking help and guidance in their social studies courses and for those needing support preparing for AP exams. In addition, members have a role in managing, cataloging, and displaying the collections housed in the Hunterdon Central Archives. The organization also has a charitable component, in which members select and support worthy causes in the area of social studies to support. Please contact Mr. Leonard for more information. Meetings are held one Wednesday per month in the Little Theater.
Students on the Robotics Team, the Daleks - Team 3637, participate in the planning, designing, and building of a functional robot to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition (https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc). FIRST is an exciting international robotics competition, which is highly regarded by colleges, universities and employers. Students who have an interest in developing skills needed to design and build a 120 pound robot, as well as run the business of the club, are invited to join. There are many opportunities outside engineering and programming for students to be involved in this fun and rewarding club. Students who have interest in business management, fundraising, web design, photography, public relations, or other skills are also encouraged to join. Off-season meetings are held evenings (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM) once a week in room 807. During the build and competition season running from January to April, students meet two evenings each week, and also on Saturdays. Students are mentored by many local engineering, machining, programming and business industry professionals. Please contact the advisers for more information or if you have any questions.
Science National Honor Society
Science National Honor Society is a prominent scientific organization that will engender a new
group of young thinkers who will be the future of industry, research, and scientific exploration
for America. We meet once a month on Thursdays block 5 in the Little Theater. Contact Victoria Grasso: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ski and Snowboard Club
Thomas Heard & Shari Calabrese
The HC Ski and Snowboard Club is geared towards skiers and riders of all levels. We travel to nearby mountains on Saturdays in January and February. The schedule of trips will be distributed at the first student meeting in October 2022. A parent Zoom meeting will also be held this year. Students who participate in winter sports should take their commitment to those sports into account in order to determine availability for ski trips. Please contact the advisors to get the class code for Google Classroom for meeting dates, locations, and other announcements related to the forms required for participation. Students need to pay for trips and follow all school and club rules to be included.
Society of Young Authors
The Society of Young Authors is welcome to all student writers, poets, and curious parties. The club is a place for the brainstorming, drafting, critiquing, and publishing of unique written work. The club seeks to provide budding authors with opportunities to publish their own original pieces or just to share their writing with peers. We are a safe and inclusive environment for all who wish to attend. Meetings will be held every three weeks in the IMC. Please join the Google Classroom for updates. Code: cwdgz5t
Spanish Honor Society
The Spanish Honor Society is a national organization run by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) that meets monthly. After an application and grade verification process, qualified students in 11th and 12th grade will participate in events that will make the school community more aware of the various Hispanic cultures and the subtle differences between them. Activities in the past have included correspondences with less fortunate young people in Spanish-speaking countries, and Hispanic Culture Day where the students became the teachers for an afternoon at an elementary school in the community. Google classroom code: aitx7pa
Speech and Debate
The Speech and Debate Team provides students with the opportunity to engage in serious discussion and debate with other students on the team as well as individuals from other schools that attend the competitions hosted by the New Jersey Forensic League. Students can compete in two debate categories, Public Forum and Lincoln/Douglas, and a number of speech categories, including Declamation, Improvisational Acting, Impromptu Speaking, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Prose Reading, Poetry Reading, Impromptu Speaking, Improvisational Acting, and Original Oratory. The team travels to several competitions held throughout the state beginning in November and culminating with the state tournament held in March. Meeting time is used to demonstrate speaking and debating techniques, review feedback from judges and allow members to practice their performances and hone their skills as a speaker and/or debater. Meetings are held every Monday during block 5 in Room 303. Contact Mr. Leonard for more information or join the team's Google Classroom (code ktt5bkz)
The Stage Crew provides the backbone for the concerts, plays, musicals, and other events that take place in the school's two theaters, and consists of multiple teams. Students have the opportunity to determine what team best fits their skill set. The Construction Crew utilizes carpentry, painting, and other skills to build sets and scenery. The Running Crew operates during performances: moving sets/furniture/props, operating curtains, and other stage equipment. The Technical Crew handles all aspects of sound, lighting and special effects. No previous experience is required. If you would like the opportunity to participate in an activity where your work will be viewed by many people, you can learn skills that are applicable in college and beyond, and you can make friendships that will last beyond high school, please contact us for more information. Google Classroom Code: ibhnhni
Strength & Conditioning Club
The Strength & Conditioning Club will discuss and implement different protocols for increasing the student’s knowledge of movement efficiency. The better we move the stronger we can get. Each student will be able to explain and demonstrate warm-up movements, strengthening exercises and conditioning protocols. Please contact Coach Kolody for meeting times and locations.
Strides Against Stigma/ Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.)
Mary Woods, Lori Freeman & Nicole Seitz
Our organization seeks to rid our school and community of the harmful stigma surrounding mental illness. We take a multifaceted approach to breaking the stigma. We educate our community about mental illness issues. We advocate for those dealing with mental illness. We fundraise for foundations that work to break the stigma around mental illness, such as the National Alliance of Mental Illness. And, most importantly, we are recognized as a critical voice in the conversation about mental illness in Hunterdon Central. Our club meets on A day Wednesdays in 805. Meetings are always open to prospective members!
Students Against Racism
Students Against Racism is a club designed to be an interactive, safe space for students to openly discuss racism issues, create platforms to promote activism, and further educate the community. As an organization, we would strive to start conversations, engage students by hearing personal experiences, and work together towards change. During meetings, we will connect with peers, teachers, and administrators regarding ways to advocate for anti-racism work through open discussions, possible fundraisers, and potential service opportunities. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays.
Student Animal Alliance
The Student Animal Alliance is a group of students looking to improve the treatment of animals in a local, national, and global scale by increasing awareness of issues impacting animals’ lives. The club advocates for animal rescues and shelters, pro-animal organizations, and companies that provide cruelty-free products. It encourages our members to mindfully adopt practices that increase animal well-being and help improve the lives of all.
Nicole Olbrich & Gabrielle Giambagno
The Student Council is a student-run organization and is open to the entire student body. The Student Council is responsible for encouraging and promoting school spirit. The Student Council organizes many activities throughout the school year, such as Homecoming/Spirit Week, March Madness, Senior Central, and the running of the Snack Shack during home football games. The goals of the Student Council are to promote unity among Hunterdon Central students, build connections with their school community, and give all students opportunities to utilize their leadership skills. Join our Google Classroom for more information: ggcehqz.
Student Movement Against Cancer
Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC) is an organization that works to provide education and awareness about different kinds of cancers, treatment options, and support systems for patients and their families. We work within our local community to provide cancer patients with some happiness and smiles by making cards, making gift bags, or donating to therapies. We strive to fundraise for larger cancer-research based organizations, such as Susan B. Komen, American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children's Hospital, and more. If you want to make a positive difference in the life of someone who needs it most, or just learn more about cancer and therapies, please join our Google Classroom (code: vfg3phd). Meeting times and locations are TBD each year- check Google Classroom for updated information. We look forward to seeing you there!
Student Soldier Support Club
John Casey & Alex Jeyschune
The Soldier Support Club organizes activities to work with and show appreciation for active and retired members of the military through donation collections for homeless veterans and members of the military serving overseas, fund-raising for organizations that provide services to veterans and their families, and participation in social events with veterans.
Tech4Teens is an outreach club that provides STEM resources for people in need. Members of the club participate in community service, promote STEM education, and provide resources around and within the Hunterdon County area. Tech4Teens promotes making connections and building relationships with other organizations, groups, and communities. Members have opportunities to work on developing businesses, marketing, designing STEM curriculum, and fundraising. If you have an interest in business, STEM, or community service, join the Tech4Teens Club! For more information, email faculty advisor Kelly Bousum (email@example.com) or join the club's Google Classroom (code: 6tvoy5c)
Teenage Republican Club
A social conservative group that seeks to unite the conservatives of Hunterdon Central. To accomplish this, the organization educates students about conservative values while offering the opportunity to participate with Republican political campaigns. In addition, members will meet and discuss problems with actual elected officials.
The Lamp (School Paper)
The Lamp is Hunterdon Central's student newspaper. It is published monthly and seeks to bring students news, views, entertainment and photos connected to the school community. There is also an online publication hclamponline.com. We invite students to become involved at any time of the year. Students interested in writing for The Lamp can email Mr. Einhorn.
Lindsay Warren & Gabrielle Giambagno
Club open to all Central students interested in topics related to gender equality. Third Wave will work with local and international organizations to spread awareness about how gender impacts various aspects of our community. Additionally, the club engages in a discussion of current events and topics relating to gender studies. Meetings are on Mondays.
Tri-M Music Honor Society
Tri-M Music Honor Society is a national organization with chapters in high schools all across the country. This group is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who have an “A” average in the music courses they have taken at Central, and an average of “B” or better in all of their classes. Students must also be currently enrolled in a music course. This is a service organization, so students present musical performances in the community or tutor younger students in music after school. We are open to new ideas! For more information, contact Mr. Stevenson or one of our 2022-2023 student officers: Max Niedziejko, Anne Hopta, Carissa Dienes or Olivia Fuoti.
Women in STEM
WinS aims to provide a network of support through peers, faculty, and professionals in order to empower female-identifying students to pursue STEM-related careers. Meetings will center around group discussions, mentoring, presentations by professionals, and STEM exploration.
If you are interested in joining, stay connected by joining using Google Classroom code: ylicnda. If you have any questions, please contact the club advisor, Mrs. Doyle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Women Physical Wellness
The Women's Wellness club was created to bring together motivated women to support each other in their health and wellness goals. The club is open to anyone looking for support or to gain knowledge in the area of wellness, specifically focusing on educating each other on physical wellness activities such as weight lifting, cardio, and other activities to promote lifelong fitness.
Youth & Government
As part of the nation's Youth and Government program, this club researches issues facing the
State of New Jersey, then creates legislation in the form of Bills in order to remedy these
problems through governmental means. The students learn parliamentary procedure and then
debate their Bills in a mock Senate and Assembly during a weekend-long State-wide session in
the Spring. Students have the opportunity to run for student leadership roles and receive
recognition for their skills in debate. Meetings are held every Thursday from January through
April during block 5 in the IMC. Contact Mr. Leonard for more information or join the
delegation. Google Classroom (code 256gjeh)