OHHS Clubs and Activities
There are many clubs and activities at the high school, offering opportunities for students to
as well as to plan and attend special events or field trips. Several
organizations afford student experiences
in projects that benefit our community and satisfy
the community service requirement for Advisory class at
all grade levels.
Paula Ottenbreit, Advisor
Club supports the publication of the yearbook. This club is open to all students
at OHHS, not just the students who are in the Annual Productions class. Students compete
in regional, state and national contests designed to showcase their skills in photography,
illustration and graphic design.
ASB (Associated Student Body)
Ryan Lipstein, Advisor
Students in 9th - 11th grade may run for ASB office in May and be elected for the following
school year. Incoming 9th graders run for office positions in September of the year in which
they preside. It is mandatory that all officers be in Leadership class. ASB provides students
with the opportunity to become directly involved with the community, OHHS and their
individual classes. Officers may serve as chairs on committees such as Homecoming,
Veteran's Day, Teacher Appreciation, community volunteering projects and similar activities.
They are also involved in fundraising for their individual graduating class to help with
Robert Gohn, Advisor
Cheerleading promotes & upholds school spirit, unity and pride; provides opportunities to
compete both locally and nationally; requires service to the community and nurtures the
development of lifelong values and skills. There are 2 seasons to cheerleading & students may
try out for one or both. Tryouts are in May and November.
Andrea Thomas, Island County Mental Health Counselor
The purpose of these groups is to meet with a counselor and other students with similar
concerns to gain support, encouragement, strength and resources for success. Groups will be
available for an average of six weeks meeting once a week both during lunch and after school.
Group topics will include: Healthy Relationships, How to Say No!, Grief and Loss, Leadership
and Resiliency, Motivation and Anger Management.
Daren McCoy, Advisor
Choir Club supports and helps plan many activities that support choral singing. They plan
concerts and fundraise for many things including t-shirts and travel to musical events.
Kevin Kindelberger, Advisor
Debate offers 4 events that challenge students with college-level material. It prepares you for
higher learning as it focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and research skills. Each event is
rigorous and challenging but extremely rewarding as it keeps students abreast of political, social,
cultural and economic issues, thereby ensuring success in high school and beyond.
DECA, An Association of Marketing Students
Eric Peterson, Advisor
Opportunities include traveling for competition, professional sports career days, visiting
businesses in Seattle, and attending Leadership camps. DECA is an extension of the
Marketing Management & Retail
Management classes where you get to work and meet other
marketing students. We are hard-working but like to have fun while preparing for competition
and college degrees in business and marketing!
Lori McKole, Advisor
Ecology Club is about educating the student body on the issues facing our environment and
how they can have a positive effect on their surroundings.
FBLA, Future Business Leaders of America
Sabrina Underwood, Advisor
FBLA is a national student organization bringing business leaders and students together.
Benefits: earn recognition through conferences; improve/enhance job skills; network and meet
new people including business professionals, earn scholarship money and travel.
Ellen Christensen, Advisor
French Club members plan for and carry out fundraisers to raise money for student trips to
France. We travel every 2 years.
Molly Butler, Advisor
Freshman year is the first fundraising opportunity for a graduating class and an important time
to set the precedent for the years to follow. Freshman Class Club will try different fundraising
efforts, put together and present assemblies, and coordinate the class float for parade!
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
Ed Coleman, Advisor
The Gay-Straight Alliance is a social club and support network for those seeking to end various
bullying and harassment especially that which focuses on gender identity or sexual
orientation. We meet weekly after school, often times to discuss concerns or issues of
members and the community.
Health Careers Club
Ofelia Jepsen and Trevor Reed, Advisors
Students interested in health careers can participate in club activities and internships. Students
are encouraged to enroll in the Health Careers or Sports Medicine courses.
John Chargualaf, Advisor
A new History Club for all to join! Learn about the past and know the present for a better
Robert MacKay, Advisor
Japanese Club is open to all interested students. The purpose of the club is to study the old
and new Japanese culture. Student ideas are used to generate activities.
The Journalism Club is open to students dedicated to learning and practicing ethical journalism
and producing a student newspaper. Activities include participating and competing in state and
Tonia Allen, Advisor
The Junior Class has one big priority: preparing for their Senior year. This means we usually do
a lot of fundraising, including activities such as Mr. OHHS and Tolo. We
are also in charge of
helping with Senior graduation.
Pat Felger and Lisa Smith, Advisors
Key Club is a student-led service organization whose members have many opportunities to
provide service, build character and develop leadership skills. It's a great place to meet new
friends and provide service to our school and community. We meet every Monday at 6:00 pm
in the Library.
Erika Aldridge and Molly Butler, Advisors
The Link Crew program is all about "Students Helping Students Succeed." In the club,
upperclassmen Link Leaders run the Freshmen Orientation program in order to welcome the
new students and provide a smooth transition to high school.
Amy Jesus, Advisor
The MultiCultural Club seeks to promote diversity, cultural awareness among students, foster
connections with the community and provide students with opportunities to grow. Our goal is
to establish, organize and increase membership and to conduct limited activities related to our
mission. The club meets once a week.
National Honor Society
Jessica Weikle, Advisor
National Honor Society is based on 4 pillars: Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character.
If students have the minimum GPA of 3.5 in their sophomore or junior year they are given an
application to join. To be accepted into NHS students must have participated in many
volunteer activities, must have held some leadership positions, and must demonstrate good
character. They are expected to maintain these pillars.
CDR Michael Black and AMHC William Thiel, Advisors
NJROTC exists in order to promote leadership, citizenship, responsibility, respect for others,
self-respect, community service, and a sense of personal honor among the students of OHHS.
Participants must be enrolled in Naval Science 1-4.
Lisa Smith, Advisor
This club is for students who like to read and talk about books. We meet once or twice a
month on Fridays after school in the Library. Activities include book sharing, book discussions,
comparisons of books and their movies, watching movies, writing book reviews, and learning
about online reading resources.
Jim Crouch, Advisor
The Refuge Club is a place for Christian students of all denominations to get together after
school. Refuge is a shelter in the storms of life, a place where you can just relax and have fun.
We have Bible studies, play games, pray together, and discuss issues that are important to us.
We support each other and provide a resting place for everyone.
Che Edoga, Advisor
Learn to build robots and have fun doing it. The club's building season culminates in the
construction of a competition-capable robot for the FIRST robotics competition. In this club
you can learn design, construction, how to use tools, the invention process, computer
programming, and most importantly creative problem solving. The robotics club practices
gracious professionalism, a tenet of First Robotics. No experience required.
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
Cynthia Allen, Advisor
SADD Club is all about students helping students make positive decisions about challenges in
their everyday lives. We promote awareness of many issues throughout the year, such as
impaired driving, tobacco use and other problems that concern teens today. We host two
Puget Sound Blood Center donor drives, great for community service.
Jonathan Frostad, Carla Hurst, and Linda Otruba, Advisors
As an integral part of the ASB, the senior class provides leadership for the whole student
body. The senior class also plans the Prom, Parent's Tea, and Graduation.
Shiloh Arrendale, Advisor
The Sophomore Class Club promote school spirit and community involvement as well as to
raise money for the class and future events including graduation.
Erica Riley, Advisor
The Spanish Club is an excelente place for students to visit en espanol with amigos! We meet
Wednesdays in Senora Riley's room. Every other year we travel to Spain and France with the
French Club. One of our main goals throughout the year is to fundraise money towards the
cost of the trip. All students interested in the Spanish language are welcome!
Sarah Templin, Advisor
Students interested in exploring nature, COME ON DOWN! We take nature hikes and
flora and fauna along the way. We are putting together a website to help
I.D. species on the Island.
Ryan Lipstein, Advisor
The Travel Club was created for students to explore new places. The club’s primary goal
throughout the year is to fund raise money towards the cost of the trip. Trips are often in even
years. All students are welcome.
Teens Against Tobacco Use® (T.A.T.U.)
Andrea Thomas, Island County Mental Health Counselor, email@example.com
Teens Against Tobacco Use® (T.A.T.U.) is a youth empowerment program, teaching teens to
fight back against tobacco use. Essentially, it turns teens into teachers. The overall goal of
T.A.T.U. is to help youth remain tobacco free. Teen facilitators also gain experience and skills
that will help them in a wide range of adult activities. Community service hours are earned for
Ultimate Frisbee Club