Clubs & Extracurricular Activities

If you see a club you are interested in or would like to learn more about, email the moderator for meeting dates and information!

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. For individuals within this community, Best Buddies helps them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communications skills, and feel valued by society.

Moderators:

Mrs. Alex Sarich & Mrs. Mary-Kate O'Mara

Campus Ministry

Through sacramental, spiritual, and social experiences, Campus Ministry empowers students to walk in Christ’s footsteps, strengthening our Catholic faith.

Moderators:

Mr. Hugh Huck

hugh.huck@aquinas-sta.org

Mrs. Kathy Myrick

kathleen.myrick@aquinas-sta.org

Dr. Ian Robertson

ian.robertson@aquinas-sta.org

Chess Club

The Chess Club aims to improve critical thinking skills, build camaraderie, and master the game of Chess, a universal game of strategy. Check your skills and meet some mates.

Moderator:

Mr. Ron Wohlert

ron.wohlert@aquinas-sta.org

CrossRoads (Music Ministry)

Vocalists, musicians/instrumentalists, and composers call others to witness Christ through their humble performances at various liturgies and community events throughout the year.

Moderator:

Mr. Michael McCormack

michael.mccormack@aquinas-sta.org

Dance Company

Our competitive and performance-based dance company consists of well-trained dancers with opportunities to continue their passion during and after school hours. Our students may sign up for elective courses in Dance Techniques and Choreography to strengthen their competitive edge. Dancers who remain in the Dance Company through their Senior year have the opportunity to be inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts.

Moderator:

Ms. Maria Virginio

maria.virginio@aquinas-sta.org

Film Club

To develop an eye for film, students critique new releases, directors’ styles, news, and favorites within genres during discussion sessions.

MODERATOR:

MS. jennifer Demchar

jennifer.demchar@aquinas-sta.org

French Club

As students discover the rich culture within the French-speaking world, they explore its diversity and participate in service projects, benefitting charities within the French community.

Moderator:

Ms. May Basse

may.basse@aquinas-sta.org

Freshman Forum

Beginning high school may sound daunting, so we have designed speeches and activities to orient Freshmen into their first year of high school.

Moderator:

Mrs. Kathie Hagood

katherine.hagood@aquinas-sta.org

Mrs. Jeanne Mingarelli

jeanne.mingarelli@aquinas-sta.org

Italian Club

As students discover the rich culture within the Italian-speaking world, they explore its diversity and participate in service projects, benefitting charities within the Italian-speaking community.

Moderator:

Mrs. Biancotti

manuela.biancotti@aquinas-sta.org

Junior Classical League

Dedicated to promoting an appreciation of classical Greco-Roman civilization and culture, the JCL participates in a variety of academic, service, and social events.

MODERATOR:

MRS. BRENDA NATIELLO

brenda.natiello@aquinas-sta.org

Liturgical Art & Environment

Collaborating in a student/teacher environment, the committee not only creates original works of art for each liturgy throughout the year but also transforms our gymnatorium into a sacred space for worship during mass.

MODERATOR:

MR. MICHAEL MCCORMACK

michael.mccormack@aquinas-sta.org

Interact

Every Monday, Interact offers students an opportunity to volunteer and to receive service hours at the Jack and Jill Children’s Center, an underprivileged day care center in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. By playing, reading, and engaging with the children, students mature into compassionate individuals with a heart for service.

Moderators:

Mrs. Marianne Jones

marianne.jones@aquinas-sta.org

Mr. Patrick O’Dea

patrick.odea@aquinas-sta.org

Marching Band/Twirlers/Color Guard

The Marching Band, Twirlers, and Colorguard, a staple to our football games, possess the discipline needed to perform and to boost the crowd’s spirit as they help us show our STA pride.

Moderator:

Mr. Richard Bradford

richard.bradford@aquinas-sta.org

Ms. Lien Linero

lien.linero@aquinas-sta.org

Photography

Meeting bi-weekly, students develop an appreciation for photography through an exploration of refining composition and software techniques.

Moderator:

Mr. Brian McDonald

brian.mcdonald@aquinas-sta.org

Raider Review

Raider Review provides an opportunity to cultivate skills as a writer, editor, photographer, or videographer while members research stories, conduct interviews, compile content, compose articles, and design the page layouts that are featured on our online site, www.raiderreview.org. Active club members may become eligible to apply for membership in the Quill & Scroll Honor Society during their second year of club participation.

Moderator:

Mrs. Helena Asquini

Raiders for Life

Promoting the value of life from womb to the tomb, students partner with the Respect Life Office to sponsor service projects such as diaper drives and to participate in the Life Chain, March for Life, and 40 Days for Life.

Moderators:

Ms. Michaela Ecker

michaela.ecker@aquinas-sta.org


Recycling Corps

Our students prevent recyclable waste from contributing to our landfills by collecting items from recyclable containers in each classrooms. The Recycling Corps assigns students to specific classrooms to retrieve the material.

Moderator:

Mrs. Aimee Lowe

aimee.lowe@aquinas-sta.org

Silver Knights

This prestigious award recognizes outstanding students leaders who have not only maintained good grades but also who have unselfishly applied their special knowledge and talents to contribute significant service to their schools and communities.

The application process is open to high school seniors. Winners will receive $2,000 and a round-trip airplane ticket from American Airlines.

Moderators:

Mrs. Karen Krugman

karen.krugman@aquinas-sta.org

Mrs. Jeanne Mingarelli

jeanne.mingarelli@aquinas-sta.org

Table Tennis

While members have fun and meet new students, they learn the art of ping-pong in practice and challenging others.

Moderator:

Henry Salazar

henry.salazar@aquinas-sta.org

Veritas (Yearbook)

Yearbook, a club and an elective course during the year, affords marketable experience in print media publishing, as they work toward the creation, marketing, and sale of Veritas, the Saint Thomas Aquinas yearbook.

Moderator:

Mrs. Stacey Rosonow

stacey.rosonow@aquinas-sta.org

Witnesses for Christ (Liturgical Ministry)

Witnesses for Christ, a liturgical ministry, allows students to profess their faith publicly by responding to Jesus’s call to serve in ministry to the spiritual and sacramental needs of the STA family.

Moderators:

Mr. Michael McCormack

michael.mccormack@aquinas-sta.org

Mrs. Kathy Myrick

kathleen.myrick@aquinas-sta.org

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