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TC offers a wide variety of clubs and activities that round out a student’s high school experience. The links at the left will provide some additional information on these student organizations and well as some historical data.

The list of our active clubs changes often. Students often initiate new groups to meet their interests and TC welcomes these ideas.


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Anime - Moderator: Andy Mathews

The TC Anime Club celebrates the art of Japanese Animation in the comic, film, and television mediums. In the Anime club students will view, discuss and replicate various forms of Japanese animation and will delve into other aspects of the Japanese culture.

 

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Ambassadors - Moderator: Sherry Copestick

Each year a very select group of TC students are invited to be Student Ambassadors for the school. Their first task is to attend a training workshop held the Saturday before school starts. At the workshop the students learn how to be effective in their new role.

The Ambassador Program challenges the students to promote Tampa Catholic and assist with welcoming visitors to our campus during major events including Open House and the Crusader for a Day program. Ambassadors also help with orientation for transfer students and other hospitality events throughout the year.

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Art - Moderator: Dolores Savino

Art Club is a place where current art students, former art students and those who have never even taken a class, but are interested in art can come to enrich themselves and hone their artistic skills. Students work on individual projects that they can keep. We work with various media to expose students to new experiences. Come be creative in Art Club!

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Debate Club - Moderators: Patricia Kreischer/Kevin King

Debate club is designed to challenge a student's critical thinking and reasoning skills, as well as strengthen speech/speaking skills.  The students will learn the art of research and proper debate.

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Book Club - Moderator: Theresa Steinmeyer

The TC Book Club is a weekly club for all student book lovers. Once a quarter, we read a new and interesting novel and discuss it. We do charitable works for children's hospitals and elementary schools. All book enthusiasts are welcome!

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Blood Drives - Moderator: Andy Mathews

Tampa Catholic hosts Four Blood Drives per year. The student body and faculty at Tampa Catholic are known for the spirit of giving. Last year alone Tampa Catholic donated enough blood to save more than 300 lives.

While the TC family does not donate to receive t-shirts, sodas and pizza, it is a nice perk we enjoy with every donation. Save a life, donate a pint!

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Drumline - Moderator: Adam Farchone/Keaton Postler

Drumline is intended for students who are excited about Tampa Catholic and fostering school spirit. We play cadences at football games, basketball games, pep rallies, and other TC sporting events. Practice is held after school three days a week and before games on Fridays. The club accepts all interested members, regardless of prior experience with music, and is willing to teach new drummers. Drumline is considered a musical organization for the purposes of college applications. If you are interested in supporting the TC athletics program as a student leader, we would love to see you at practice! 

 

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Ecology - Moderator: Mark Jacim

The Ecology club is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about environmental stewardship (including the benefit to our own campus from our river clean-up at the gym), and is a great way for students to become more interested in nature and wildlife.

The club meets irregularly, as needed to plan for upcoming Saturday morning events (most events are typically on Saturdays). Yearly club events may include: International Coastal Clean-Up, Big Cat Rescue field trip, Repticon exhibition field trip, Snorkeling with manatees in Crystal River, FL, River clean-up on our campus and Florida Aquarium sleep-over.

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FBLA - Moderator: Marie Culbert

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit co-curricular education association with over a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world, which also includes chapters in Canada, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Korea and China. Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs, workshops, conferences, and competitions. FBLA recognizes and rewards excellence through state and national based competitions, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills.

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For the Children - Moderator: Matthew Rocha

A club that will raise money and awareness for local children's hospitals.  The club will fund raise and visit the hospitals to assist with service hours and community involvement.

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French Club - Moderator: Nilda Armstrong

If you are a person who loves French music, videos, and cuisine, then the French Club is for you!

We learn French words and expressions while listening and dancing to French music, or we watch parts of French films. Other days we do crafts related to upcoming French Holidays. But above all, we always eat delicious French food and we learn about French culture. The French club is open to all TC students. Come join us!

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GLEE - Moderator: Karen Riggs

Glee club is a student run, teacher moderated musical group. We meet after school to learn new popular songs and choreography. Glee participates in Crusader for a Day, the Talent show, the Christmas Tree Lighting, Grandparents Day and any other event as requested.

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Green LOCOS (Spirit Club) - Moderator: Emily Moore

LO (Loyal) COS (Comrades) = Derived from the line in our Alma Mater "Loyal Comrades Sing".

Each year this group works hard to promote school spirit by bringing students, faculty, staff and alumni together and supporting the athletes of our Tampa Catholic family. The Green Locos sponsor pep assemblies, cheers at games, and are one of the driving spirit forces behind school pride. There are two important aspects of a successful Spirit Club: a really pumped up student body and good planning! From the fun series of events of a pep rally to the signs posted all over the school, its the Green Locos that pull it off flawlessly. Mrs. Emily Moore (Scheerhorn c/o 2005) gets all the Locos involved to keep the spirited traditions alive at Tampa Catholic.

Membership Requirements: Tampa Catholic Spirit, loud voice, creative mind, appropriate cheering and attendance at Tampa Catholic games and events.

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Habitat for Humanity - Moderator: Dr. Carole Byrd

In Habitat for Humanity you can earn corporal work hours by participating in local builds and helping in restores - tasks that help people get into homes of their own. In joining this club, you not only are building houses with the local Hillsborough Habitat for Humanity, but also providing hope for the families.

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Key Club - Moderator: David Morejon

Key Club International is the high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Key Club assists Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the world. High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. You can earn corporal work hours by completing Key Club event activities.

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LIFE - Moderator: Keith Aeschbach

The LIFE CLUB is a group of Crusaders who want to grow in their faith and action with regards to issues of LIFE.  The club had a group of 80 Crusaders attend a Youth for Life Rally at Mary Help of Christians, with hopes of attending the March for Life Rally in Washington DC. Each year we try to increase a greater visibility and outreach to the entire TC community. 

Last year, the group met on Friday mornings before school to pray the Rosary for an end to abortion.

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NCYC - Moderator: Susana Caruso

The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is an exciting, biennial three-day experience of prayer, community and empowerment for Catholic teenagers and their adult chaperones. Teens and their group leaders enjoy speakers, workshops, live music, electrifying large sessions, an amazing closing liturgy, and exploring faith in a supportive environment. Perhaps best of all teens are part of an enormous community of peers who love Jesus, who embrace their Catholic heritage and aren't afraid to show it!

Tampa Catholic participates in this event with any interested juniors and seniors (though they sign up for the event when they are sophomores and juniors). Last year, we took a group of 50 teens and had an amazing time!  The next NCYC will be in November 2017.

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Pendragon Literary Magazine - Moderator: Carleen Jerald

Tampa Catholic's literary publication contains unique and original works that have been produced both inside and outside of the classroom.The magazine showcases the creative talents of our student writers and artists each year and includes amazing poems, fables, short stories, illustrations, anime art, photography and more.

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SADD - Moderator: Mark Lee

SADD's mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives.

As a club, we focus on two major weeks during the year: The week of Homecoming during the fall, and the week of Prom during the spring. At various times during the year we organize activities to remind all out students to make decisions that will be beneficial to each of them and the school they represent. We also assist in the annual Walk Like MADD event each spring.

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SHAPE - Moderator: Alley Marrow/Theresa Steinmeyer

SHAPE is Tampa Catholic's student-led mentorship program for guiding freshmen through the transition into high school. On their first day of school, all freshmen at Tampa Catholic are matched with senior SHAPE mentors, who work to foster friendships with the newest members of the school community. SHAPE mentors plan regular events and retreats for the freshmen and look for opportunities to support them in and out of school. The program welcomes freshmen into the Tampa Catholic family, while providing seniors with rewarding service and leadership opportunities.

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STEM Club - Moderator: Ashley Martin

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Club will serve to assist students in deepening their interest in STEM through research, exploration and creation.

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Think Pink - Moderator: Michelle Yingling

ThinkPink, one of TC's most popular clubs, provides an opportunity for TC students, families and guests to participate in our breast cancer awareness and fundraising club at special and sporting events.  Our primary goal is to raise money to assist those undergoing the battle of fighting breast cancer.  Past contributions and volunteer opportunities have been in support of members of our TC family, Moffit Cancer Hospital, the American Cancer Society, and St. Joseph's Breast Care Center.   Tampa Catholic Bleeds Green & ThinksPink!

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Theatre TC - Moderator: Dominique Spano

Theatre TC helps students excel in several aspects of theatrical production from acting, directing, stage managing, lighting, costuming, makeup, and set building. Each year we put on two productions for our TC and surrounding community.

The winter production is a one-act show, taking place during all school lunches, and in the evening as a dinner show. The spring production is a two act show taking place over the course of a weekend with several evening and afternoon performances.

Eligible students, who are active in Theatre TC, can apply to be apart of the Thespian Troupe and compete at district and state competitions. The club also hosts Talent Night during TC’s homecoming week.

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