NCS Clubs List
High School Democrats of NCS
Presidents: Madeline Hopper ‘21, Julia Poggi ‘21
This club will work to advance the ideals of the Democratic Party in the District by mobilizing and empowering democratic D.C. high-school students.
Presidents: Sam Douki ‘20, Gigi Cestari ‘21
This club will raise awareness for individuals with intellectual and developmental disorders (IDD) such as autism and down syndrome by hosting bake sales and donation challenges to raise money for the Best Buddies organization and support people with IDD through the employment process, inclusion and acceptance in society, and pair members with and without IDD together. The club will target the use of offensive terms in our own environment and reach out to the nation-wide organization by bringing students together to participate in events such as the Best Buddies Friendship Walk in October.
Gender and Sexuality Alliance
Presidents: Jax Weymouth ‘19, Madeleine Fitzgerald ‘21
Presidents: Mary Morgan Lilley ‘21, Lucey Pommer ‘21
This is not a club to pressure the school administration into implementing an all-school uniform, it is simply a way for those who would prefer a uniform to be able to get them. This club will also be all-inclusive, with options for every size and style, and will also provide a way to bond upper and lower classmen students.
Black Student Union
Presidents: Lillian Keller ‘19, Anaya Rodgers ‘20
Senior Service Club
President: Sophia Charles ‘20
The elderly represent a group whose worth in our society is often forgotten. Their very presence is inherently one of experience — and for this reason, often one of wisdom as well. Ideally, we will meet monthly to organize a (monthly) service trip to a location that has identified a need for support to their senior populations. These populations may include nursing homes, retirement communities, in-home residents, and the Armed Forces Retirement Home.
Asian-American Student Association
President: Emily Kim ‘20
Presidents: Christina Nordby ‘19, Leila Wass ‘19
Presidents: Emily Hester ‘19, Alyssa Gabidoulline ‘20
Presidents: Abigail Kong ‘19, Nina Miller ‘19, McKenna Dunbar ‘19
The VEX Robotics Club’s main goal is to provide an opportunity for girls to gain exposure and an enjoyment for engineering. In addition, by attending weekly meeting and multiple competitions, the club desires for its members to develop a collaborative working mindset.
Half in Earnest
Presidents: Brigitte Meyer ‘19, Maggie Wang ‘19, Sophia Charles ‘20
Laser Tag/Ice-Skating Club
Presidents: Audrey Abizaid ‘19, Fiona Heaps ‘19
This club is dedicated to having fun and organizing team-bonding activities with all grade levels.
President: Alexandra Allen ‘22
This club serves to deepen understanding of Latin and promote the study of Roman culture, history, and the Latin language. Members will compete in Latin competitions such as the annual NJCL Academic Contests, Certamen, Creative Arts Contests, Graphic Arts Contests, Olympika Contests, as well as take part in exams such as the National Roman Civilization Exam and the National Latin Vocabulary Exam.
Presidents: Zoé Contreras-Villalta ‘19, Noor Saleem ‘20
This publication will provide a space for students to share their personal stories involving topics of equity and diversity. This club will have a dedicated team to edit these stories and organize them into a magazine for an NCS Insight edition, as well as to encourage and collect contributions for the DMV Insight edition.
Presidents: Sarah Asher ‘21, Campbell Musslewhite ‘21, Julia Buzacott ‘21
All of us have had experiences in nature that have brought us closer to ourselves, whether 18 days in the woods, hiking around Mont Blanc, or fishing in our favorite locations. We understand that we can all get busy during the year but we hope through this club to encourage everyone to get outdoors and reflect. In this club each member will have a journal in which they can reflect about their experiences with nature with photos, writing, and drawings.
Presidents: Campbell Musslewhite ‘21, Madeleine Drefke ‘21, Alexandra Allen ‘22
Certamen is a Latin competition that hosts local events, and even possibly one at St. Albans this year. This club will meet occasionally to prepare for these competitions. We are hoping to attend at least two competitions that we can work towards this year. Even if we don't win, we are excited to get the experience and learn more about Latin!
Jewish Student Union
President: Dorothy Shapiro ‘19
Vice-Presidents: Willa Spalter ‘21, Lucy Netchvolodoff ‘21
Girls Who Code
Presidents: Giuliana Weiss ‘19, Lauren Carl ‘19, Audrey May ‘20
Presidents: Claire Zegger ‘21, Sophia Hanway ‘19
This club will talk about food allergies, intolerances, dietary restrictions, discussing how to manage these on a day-to-day basis and avoid reactions, in order to increase overall awareness for food intolerances.
Presidents: Katherine Leahy ‘19, Amelia Griffin ‘20
Presidents: Katherine Leahy ‘19, Shannon Ayres ‘19
Operation Smile Club
President: Bridget Clare ‘19
President: Lydia Danas
Pianissimo is a low-commitment club for students who are interested in classical or instrumental music.
President: Maggie Wang
Presidents: Maggie Wang ‘19, Gillian Moore ‘20
She’s The First
Presidents: Ellie Bailey ‘19, Sandra Mauro ‘19
Math Empowers Girls
Presidents: Annalise Weber ‘19, Isabella Houle ‘19
This club hopes to go on service trips to Excel Academy and tutor/play fun math games with the students. We want to help girls enjoy math and feel confident in their skills.
Presidents: Nicole Owens ‘19, Brigitte Meyer ‘19
Presidents: Bea Markham ‘20, Yara Sigvaldason ‘20
This club hopes to raise awareness for environmental issues (specifically in the DMV), organize service trips to help with environment-related projects, and participate in other environmental activities.
President: Nicole Owens ‘19
President: Ava Dettling ‘20
Film Club strives to showcase the many intricate, but important, details and work that go into making a movie.
Cathedral Rocketry Club
President: Jessica Alewine ‘20
Presidents: Olivia Harley ‘19, Taliyah Emory-Muhammad ‘19
Our Minds Matter
Presidents: Bea Frum ‘20, Bella Haiz ‘20
This club hopes to create a safe space to reduce the stigma around depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses, as well as stimulate informational discussions with various faculty members.
High School International Forum
President: Ilina Gobburu ‘19
This club will plan and host a forum at NCS that gives students in the DMV area the opportunity to discuss international policies with students outside of the country.
Presidents: Katie Klingler ‘19, Nina Miller ‘19, Jonah Chang ‘19, Robert Gerber ‘19
President: Meghfira Mohammed ‘20
Vice-President: Kiki Shahida ‘21
The UNICEF Club will be centered on fundraising for and increasing awareness on issues afflicting children worldwide from the Close.
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