Garfield High Sports and Extracurricular Activities

Sports at Garfield High
Baseball (Boys)
Basketball
Cheerleading
Football (Boys)
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball (Girls)
Swimming
Tennis
Track & Field

Clubs and Activities list (general) – If your character is interested, these things can exist

Academic
These activites are based on a certain academic subject, and include both clubs (groups to discuss and practice certain subjects) and competitive teams. Acadmic teams have competitions that take place at all levels, from local to national.

Clubs
Astronomy Club
Biology Club
Chemistry Club
Economics Club
Electronics Club
Engineering Club
English Club
History Club
Life Sciences Club
Literature Club
Literary Magazine Club
Math Club
Mu Alpha Theta: Math Honor Society
National Honor Society
Peer Tutoring
Poetry Club
Physics Club
Psychology Club
Quill and Scroll
Robotics Club
Science National Honors Society
Trivia and Quiz Clubs
Web design/coding club
Writing Club

Academic Competitive Teams
Academic Decathlon
Academic Triathlon
American Mathematics Competitions
American Regions Math League
Caribou Mathematics Competition
Chemistry Olympiad
Clean Tech Competition
Creative Communication Poetry Contest
EconChallenge
Educators Rising
FIRST Robotics Competition
High School Innovation Challenge
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Kids Philosophy Slam
Math League
National Academic Quiz Tournament
National French Contest
National History Bee
National Spelling Bee
Odyssey of the Mind
Poetry Out Loud
Questions Unlimited
Quiz Bowl
Science Bowl
Science Olympiad
Other Trivia and Quiz Competition Teams

Art
These activities will allow you to express yourself artistically – on paper, through a lens, on stage, and through several other media. Unleash your creativity!

Animation
Anime/Manga Club
Art Club
Art: drawing, painting
Blacksmithing
Cartooning
Ceramics
Drama Club
Fashion design
Graphic Design
Jewelry Making
Photography
Sculpture
Sewing
High School Theater Program
Community Theater Program
Video Game Development Club
Weaving
Woodworking

Cultural and Language
These activities may help you reconnect with your roots, or allow you to get a taste of the world’s diversity without ever leaving home. There are many other cultural and language-related activities that you can participate in. Some of the most common ones are listed below.

African American Student Alliances/Clubs
American Sign Language Club
Chinese Club
French Club
German Club
International Food Club
Latin Club
Pacific Islanders Club
Russian Club
South Asian Student Society
Spanish Club
Student Diplomacy Corps

Community
These activities will allow you to get involved in your community.

4-H
Community Festivals
Do Something
Habitat for Humanity
JUNTOS
Key Club
Kids Helping Kids
Leo Club
Mountaineers Club
Sisters on the Runway

Government
Interested in making a difference in your school, community, or on a larger scale, through policy? Try a government-related activity to see if this could be a career interest for you!

Community Youth Board
Student Council
Student Government
Community Government

Leadership
These activities could be a fit if you’re a natural leader, skilled at motivating, directing, and inspiring others.

National Beta Club
Peer Leadership Group

Media
If you love writing and communicating, consider getting involved in a media activity to help bring news and information to your school or community.

School or local magazine/journal
School or local newspaper
School or local radio station
School or local television channel
School or local web site
Work on a movie
Yearbook Committee

Military
If you are interested in learning about discipline, teamwork, and leadership, then you may be interested in a military-based extracurricular activity.

Civil Air Patrol
Junior ROTC

Music
If you want to try playing an instrument or singing, there are many opportunities to try music-related activities. These are usually available both in your school community and in your wider community.

Any musical interest club
School Chorus/Choir
Community Chorus/Choir
Church Chorus/Choir
Chamber Music Group
Concert Band
Ensembles
Singing Lessons
Marching Band
Jazz Band
Orchestra
Solo music
Your own band
Tri-M Music Honor Society

Performance Art
Love to ham it up? You’ll find there are many outlets both in your school and in your community to get on a stage and make an audience laugh and cry.

Comedy Club
Choreography
Classic Film Club
Dance
Film Production Club
International Thespian Society
Miming
Puppetry
Slam Poetry Club
High School Theater Group
Community Theater Group

Religious
You can usually find these groups in your community.

Church groups
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Jewish Student Union
Missionary work
Youth Groups

Roleplaying/Fantasy
Did you know your love of fantasy can also be an extracurricular activity? Participating in one of these groups can show a dedication to many different creative skills.

The Civil War Reenactors
Dungeons and Dragons Club
Gamers Club
LARPing (Live Action Role Playing)
Renaissance Faires

Social Activism
These groups may have chapters in your school or in your community. If there is a cause you are passionate about, seek out the local group that supports it.

Amnesty International
Animal Rights Club
Breast Cancer Awareness
Cancer Foundation
Environmental Club
Fair Trade Club
Gay-Straight Alliance
Girls Lean International
NOW – National Organization for Women
SADD – Students Against Destructive Decisions
Save Darfur

Special Interest
You will often find these groups in your school or supported by the community. If you have a special interest in something that you can’t find a local group for, consider creating one or join a national group. You can communicate with other people who have the same interest online, and attend meet-ups throughout the year.

Boy Scouts
Chess Club
Equestrian Club
Entrepreneurship Club
Girl Scouts
Horticulture Club
Model Railroads
Quilt Making

Speech and Political Interest
If you have a knack for recognizing faulty logic and destroying opponents’ arguments, try one of these cliubs. Manyschools will sponsor these groups and some of them are competitive on local and national levels.

Debate Club
Euro Challenge
Foreign Affairs Club
Forensics Team
High School Democrats of America
High School Fed Challenge
Junior Statesmen of America
Mock Trial Club
Model Congress Club
Model United Nations
National Speech and Debate Association
Speech Club
Teenage Republicans
Young Democrats of America

Sports and Recreation
You probably already know about the sports teams at your schools, but there are also many opportunities to participate outside of those. Try doing extramural sports, join a club league in your community, or consider coaching a youth team.

Baseball and softball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Climbing Club
Cycling
Dance Team
Fencing
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Hiking Club
Hockey
Intramural Sports
Lacrosse
Martial Arts
Ping Pong Club
Quidditch Clubs
Skate Board Club
Skiing
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track & Field
Ultimate Frisbee Club
Volleyball
Water Polo
Yoga Club

Technology
A love of technology can take you far. If you have strong knowledge in a particular area, try sharing with the online community. The bonus of these activities is that anyone with an internet connection can do them – no need for a school-sponsored club!

Blogging
Personal Web Site
Social Media
ViewTube Channel

Volunteer
There are a lot of ways to make a difference in your local community. Look for volunteer groups in your school, your church, or elsewhere your neighborhood. There are many web sites, such as Volunteer Match, that can help you find a local community service project that is of interest to you.

Adopt-a-Highway
Animal rescue
Best Buddies International
Church outreach
Hospital volunteer
International volunteer program
Mentoring
Red Cross Club
Tutoring
UNICEF High School Clubs
Volunteer Fire Department
Work with a local charity
Work with a local soup kitchen

Garfield High Sports and Extracurricular Activities

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