Clubs and Organizations
Sponsor: Mr. Bradshaw
The Art Club is an organization that is open to all WHS students. Students are not required to be enrolled in art classes and/or have an artistic background to join. Students often participate in community events and competitions. Members also decorate the school and provide face painting for students during homecoming.
Sponsor: Mr. Johnson
The National Beta Club is an academic, leadership, and service organization. The purpose is to stimulate student effort, to reward achievement, and to encourage and assist members in continuing their education upon graduation. The club’s motto is, “Let us lead by serving others.” Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to join. To be invited to join Beta Club, students must have a 3.7 GPA or higher, as well as teacher recommendations. After becoming a member, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA.
DECA: Distributive Education Clubs of America
Sponsor: Mrs. Crowder
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. Club members can expect to gain 21st century skills, prepare to become effective leaders, and enjoy experiences that will prepare them for college and careers.
FFA: Future Farmers of America
Sponsors: Mr. Brittle, Mr. Judkins, and Mrs. Chapman
FFA is a career and technical education student organization based on middle and high school classes that promote and support agricultural education. FFA is for those interested in the agricultural industry, which focuses on science, business, and technology as well as production farming. FFA activities include attending the IOWC Fair, participating in community service projects, and campus beautification.
Sponsor: Mrs. Haltiwanger
The Gamer Club is open to all WHS students to promote safe socialization. Students socialize by enjoying snacks and playing video games, board games, card games, and sometimes we watch videos. Many students bring their own games and consoles, but we have a few that have been donated. The students meet once a month for an hour after school in the Colab space.
Great Computer Challenge
Sponsors: Mr. Mosley and Mrs. Smallwood-Moore
The Great Computer Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for students to compete against local school divisions to solve real-world scenarios by competing in a variety of different challenges.
Sponsor: Mr. Bush
Robotics club is an excellent opportunity for students to conceptualize, design, and build competition level robots with the goal of competing in regional tournaments.
SGA: Student Government Association
Sponsor: Mrs. Brannan
The SGA is comprised of student leaders who desire to make a difference in their school community. Members promote school activities in an effort to boost school spirit. The SGA sponsors all homecoming activities, school service projects, and pep rallies as well as other school related events. To be a member of SGA, a student must be elected by their peers as a class officer or an SGA officer.
Sponsor: Mrs. Beatty-Riffle
The Virginia High School League sponsors a competitive interscholastic program within groups leading to sectional, super-regional and state recognition. The general purpose of this program is to stimulate interest and participation in speech and dramatic readings as a means of furthering the cultural and educational development of students in Virginia high schools. Forensics categories include: Storytelling , Prose Poetry , Dramatic Interpretation (2 separate events: serious and humorous), Duo Interpretation (2 separate events: serious and humorous), Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, and Original Oratory. The program will require after school hours for practices and competitions.
Sponsor: Mrs. Beatty-Riffle
The Virginia High School League sponsors a competitive interscholastic program within groups leading to sectional, super-regional and state recognition. The general purpose of this program is to stimulate interest and participation in dramatic art as a means of furthering the cultural and educational development of students in Virginia high schools. Advanced theatre students perform One Act plays that are 35 or fewer minutes in length. Judges, usually consisting of both high school directors and professionals, evaluate the performances and recognize both the champion and runner-up schools. Also recognized are eight outstanding actors. The program will require after school hours for practices and competitions.