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.


Current Clubs and Moderators

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Ambassadors - Moderators: Maggie Singletary & Cosmo Kunzelmann

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: Olivia Hall '07

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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Blood Drives - Moderator: Sonia Morgan

Tampa Catholic hosts 4 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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Book Club - Moderator: Cole Bellamy

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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Crossfit Jesus - Moderator: Zahi Ikhwan

Gives students an opportunity to deepen their faith through enrichment beyond the experiences of their theology classes.

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Debate Club - Moderator: Matthew Ittig

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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Drumline - Moderators: Patrick Shields/Cole Bellamy

Drumline is an after-school musical organization that performs at all of the home football games as well as other major TC events (such as pep rallies, basketball games, the Christmas Tree Lighting, and the Children’s Gasparilla Parade). We practice after school a few times each week. We accept ALL interested members, regardless of prior experience with music, and are willing to teach new drummers. More than just a club, Drumline prides itself on being a welcoming family. If you are interested in joining Drumline, we would love to see you at our next practice!

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FBLA - Moderators: Mark Lee/Brenda Melendez

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: Carlos Jordan

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: Ellen Spillane

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. Locos are keeping 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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Key Club - Moderator: Jina Masters

The Tampa Catholic Key Club facilitates service opportunities in the community that fill in the gaps needed to support local non-profit organizations.  We participate in feeding the hungry, visiting the elderly, tutoring the young and much more good to aid in making Tampa Bay a better place. Tampa Catholic Key Club partners with and is sponsored by our local Kiwanis International chapter.

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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LIFE - Moderator: Keith Aeschbach

TC’s LIFE CLUB is a group of students who have committed to growing in their faith and putting that faith into action, especially with regards to issues of the sanctity of human life.  The group meets monthly to learn, discuss and plan activities about issues of life, mainly abortion and euthanasia.  The group participates annually in the 40 Days for Life initiative with the Diocese of St. Petersburg, as well as the Youth Rally for Life at Mary Help of Christians.  Every other year, the group flies to Washington DC to March for Life with hundreds of thousands of citizens who recognize the dignity of every human person.  

 

This year, members of the Life Club have pledged to pray the Rosary on a weekly basis for the sanctity of all human life from “womb to tomb”.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Medical Pathfinders - Moderator: Mark Jacim

In a partnership with St. Jospeh's Hospital, the goal of TC Medical Pathfinders is to introduce students to career opportunities in the medical field through on-site visits and presentations at local hospitals and through guest speakers on-campus at Tampa Catholic.

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Music Ministry - Moderator: Adriane Wunderlich

Music Ministry provides the worship music for Tampa Catholic's monthly Masses. It meets once a week to set the music as well as practice the songs. All ability levels are welcome as well as various instruments. We also partake in outside campus Masses and holiday carolling as needed.

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SHAPE - Moderator: Jacqueline Wotasek

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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Spanish Club - Moderator: Brenda Melendez

The purpose of Spanish Club is to provide the opportunity to our students to expand their knowledge on the Spanish culture and bring something extra of the Spanish-speaking world into our classes.  The club will bring a new aspect of the Hispanic culture and traditions to the student’s lives.

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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. Students work on individual and group investigations, and compete every year in the North Central Florida Regional Science Bowl competition in February.

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Student Government - Moderator: Sara Woelfer

The purpose of Tampa Catholic's Student Government organization is to develop good citizenship, leadership, scholarship, and service to both the Tampa Catholic community and our own local community. The goals of this organization are to promote harmonious relationships, to improve the morale of the student body, to assist in the management of certain school activities, to provide a forum for student voice, and to provide channels for student involvement.

See more details on the Student Government webpage.

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Theatre TC - Moderator: Carlos Jordan

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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Yearbook Freelance Club - Moderator: Jacqueline Wotasek

Yearbook Freelance Club is dedicated to the growth of the yearbook staff and allows those interested in journalistic practices a place to develop their skills. Students are able to work on various skills, such as: graphic design, photography, and journalistic writing. The club functions as a support to the yearbook staffers in the journalism courses and provides those who cannot be in the journalism courses a chance to contribute to the production of the yearbook.