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Clubs - Upper School

2013-2014

Cape Fear Academy

Upper School Clubs

The Art Club is open to any art-interested student, regardless of experience level.  Meeting times are used to create and explore a unique area/application of art (paper marbleizing, origami, ink blots, etc.) and for creative school service projects (pumpkin carving for Fall Festival, etc.).  Projects and activities are student-generated and student-led, providing opportunities for student leadership.

The A-Team Club supports students with asthma and allergies.  Students will have the opportunity to be certified in CPR and First Responder techniques.  The group will share stories and provide support and discuss asthma and allergies and how they affect people's lives.

The Book and Vinyl Club meets once a month to discuss stories, words, and music.  We rotate discussion of a new book every other month (to give members time to read and process) and on the off months we devote our time to discussion of music and poetry.  We are a group who believes strongly in personal expression and all the many ways we can express ourselves through words.

The Cooking Club meets monthly to explore cuisine from various cultures and countries.  In each meeting we cook, eat, share recipes, and discuss the importance of the foods as related to tradition, ritual, and custom.  

In the Current Events Club, students choose current events to research and discuss.  The club uses a combination of online sites to discuss as well as having face-to-face conversations. 

The Debate Team competes at tournaments throughout the state.  Meetings are weekly and include researching, writing, and practicing for debate and speech events.  Students in this club must be willing to dedicate significant outside time to preparing for speech and debate competitions.

Through a variety of activities both on campus and in the Wilmington community, the Diversity Club seeks to generate awareness and promote acceptance of different ways of life and, through doing so, create a greater sense of unity within our student body, our local community, and our global society.

The Drama Club was created for students in grades nine through twelve who share an interest in the performing arts.  It offers students the opportunity to participate in all phases of a theatrical production from acting on stage, technical work backstage, and more.  The club's experience culminates in a total of three yearly productions including: The North Carolina Theatre Conference High School Play Festival, the Winter Production and the Spring Musical performed at historical Thalian Hall for the Performing Arts.  

The Fear is the spirit club of Cape Fear Academy.  The club attends many sporting events throughout the school year to promote school spirit.  The club also organizes spirit days during specific athletic events and homecoming week.

The Fishing Club will meet every other month to venture out for deep-sea, offshore fishing.

The Green Club's goal is to meet as club members who care about our environment.  This may include discussing current event issues that relate to the environments, working to improve our individual practices as well as sustainability measures around Cape Fear Academy, and getting together for community service opportunities happening around Wilmington.  The Green Club is also in charge of organizing the recycling procedures at CFA.

Hurricanes for Wounded Warriors supports all branches of our military.  Members attend the Wounded Warrior Walk and help support all veterans. 

The International Club is a very informal group that meets once every two months.  It is usually a small group made up of students who have an interest in the lives of students in different parts of the world.  We discuss academics, sports, foods, cultures, music, fashion, and holidays.  We start the year off discussing the countries where our exchange students live.  We have a small snack at each meeting and leave campus to have a luncheon at the end of the year. 

The International Thespian Society is an honorary organization for high school students located at more than 3,600 affiliated schools across the United States, Canada, and abroad.  Students earn an invitation to the Thespian Society on the basis of their achievements in the school's theatre program.  The mission of ITS is to honor student excellence in the theatre arts; its motto is, "Act well thy part; there all the honor lies."

The Math Club/Team helps foster a love for mathematics and problem solving.  At meetings, students are given problems from past competitions to solve and discuss to prepare students for many competitions throughout the year and teaches new problem solving techniques and helps students gain mathematical insight. 

Every month, the Cape Fear Academy Movie Appreciation "Klub" gathers and watches a movie from a certain genre.  The leadership Movie "Klub" team sends out a survey with movie options, and the "Klub" members decide on the film that is watched and discussed.

The National Beta Club is a service organization devoted to providing community support in and around the Wilmington area.  Students are invited to apply during the spring of their sophomore year and must have a GPA of at least 3.0, a teacher recommendation, and service hours must be up to date.  The Beta Club has participated in such events as Bikes for the World, Salvation Army Bell Ringers, Relay for Life, and volunteer with the Quintiles Marathon each year.

The Photography Club provides a forum for people to share and critique photographs in a safe environment.  We have monthly Facebook contests and meet once every two months to talk about what everyone is doing with their photography.  This club is for photography lovers of all ages and skill levels. 

Quill and Scroll International Honor Society for High School Journalists is an International Honorary Society for High School Journalists. It was organized April 10, 1926, at the University of Iowa by renowned pollster George H. Gallup and a group of high school advisers for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing individual student achievement in journalism and academics. To qualify for membership, students must be of sophomore, junior or senior classification. They must have the equivalent of a B grade average, or be in the upper third of their class in general scholastic standing, either for the year of their election or for the cumulative total of all high school work.  They must have done superior work in some phase of journalism or school media work. They may be staffers of a magazine, newspaper, yearbook, news organization, online site or radio/television station at the school, or one conducted by an external organization.  They must be recommended by the supervisor or by the committee governing the media. Quill and Scroll sponsors writing, photo, newspaper, blogging and yearbook competitions each year.

The purpose of the Spanish Club is to promote Hispanic culture, to enhance the knowledge of its members about Hispanic culture and share this knowledge with others, to encourage its members to participate in local and state-wide events related to the Hispanic population and culture, and to provide opportunities for humanitarian efforts both locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Sign Language Club learns the American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet and other basic phrases during the school year.

The Stomp Out Cancer Club supports different cancer societies during the school year.  The club brings awareness and helps promotes the variety of walks, fundraisers, and non-profit opportunities.  The club will attend many walks and runs such as Relay for Life, the Blue Ribbon Run, and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Walk. 

The Surf Club promotes and enjoys the sport of surfing.  We have various activities during the year, such as the high school club surf contest, surf outings, trips to the Outer Banks, viewing surf movies as a club, and community service opportunities together.

The Ultimate Frisbee Club is a club to have fun and enjoy the sport of ultimate frisbee.  We meet monthly to learn more about the sport and play a friendly game or two.

There are a million little skills and tips that would be useful to learn- if only we had the time!  The Useful Things Club is dedicated to teaching its members to do things that are just plain useful, like changing a tire, knitting, hemming without sewing, and so on.  Members come up with the list of things they'd like to learn and then we teach each other or bring in experts.

The Words Nerds Club is open to all Upper School students who love to play word games.  The club meets once a month, and students and teachers engage in good-natured but highly competitive word game play, playing games like Scrabble, Banagrams, Scattergories, and Taboo.

The Yoga Club is dedicated to healthy living and exercise.  This club will encourage students to begin the day with a calm body and spirit.  The club will meet two times a week in the Upper School Media Center from 7:30 a.m.-7:50 a.m.  the club will also have one monthly off campus yoga class.

The Young Democrats and the Young Republicans provide civic-minded students with the opportunity to participate in the political process while learning about and discussing current political issues.  Members are required to participate in at least one club-sponsored community service activity per semester. 

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