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!



autism speaks

Autism Speaks teaches compassion and informs students about spectrum needs while partnering with local organizations to raise awareness, funds for research, and build community relations. Students participate in walk-a-thons and other events in the area.

Ms. Misty Tabon

misty.tabon@aquinas-sta.org

Best Buddies International

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. Mary-Kate O'Mara

marykate.omara@aquinas-sta.org

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

Dr. Ian Robertson

ian.robertson@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 and provides them with opportunities to continue their passion during and after school hours. Dancers interested must be able to execute various technical dance skills in order to be a member. Students can sign up for elective dance classes during their school day to help with 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

Officers

President: Kristina Franco '20
Vice President: Lily Coniglio '21

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

Girls Who Code

Girls who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. We offer learning opportunities for female students to deepen their computer science skills as well as their confidence while building a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models.

Mrs. Lizette Foley & Mrs. Laura Shearer

lizette.foley@aquinas-sta.org
laura.shearer@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

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

Model UN

Model UN is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees, addressing current issues.

Mr. Frank Ortoleva

francesco.ortoleva@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

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Raider Review provides an opportunity to cultivate skills as a writer, editor, photographer, and videographer while members research stories, conduct interviews, compile content, compose articles, and design the page layouts that are featured on our newspaper’s site, www.raiderreview.org. Active club members may become eligible to apply for membership in the Quill & Scroll International 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

Surfrider Youth CLub

The STA Surfrider Youth Club is committed to a wide range of activities including organizing initiatives based on project-based learning. These range from beach cleanups to eliminating single use plastics on-campus to greening the STA campus.

Mrs. Aimee Lowe

aimee.lowe@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