Rachel Lansperry

Although most students are staying home, those who choose to come to school have the opportunity to participate face to face for clubs. The Technology Student Association has many students participating in class and online.

Shea Brandau, Design Manager

As the dust settles around this new school year, some students are working on establishing their own clubs at Seminole High School (SHS). Since many students are staying at home and working through Seminole Connect or FLVS, there has been an issue with advertising clubs to students. Many club leaders have turned to Instagram to connect with those who may be interested in joining clubs at SHS. Luckily for them, a majority of clubs are meeting virtually! Zoom calls, remind texts, and optional meeting opportunities are a few protocols that clubs are implementing to keep their members active. Below are some new and returning clubs that are looking for new members and how they plan to incorporate online and face to face students during COVID:


Model United Nations (Model UN) 

Model UN is a nationally recognized club in which students participate in mock-United Nations meetings in order to learn and develop skills involving diplomacy and international relations. President Anshuman Singh puts the participants’ safety as a top priority. 

“We will be using a web-based conference platform…to facilitate our meetings, as well as changing our fundraising activities to ones that are more socially distanced.” As an organization, Model UN is not holding any conferences until next semester. 


March For Our Lives (MFOL) 

MFOL is a student-led organization that advocates for changes in legislation to prevent gun violence in the United States. It began with seven students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 and has since made a huge impact on high schools throughout the country. President Laila Rahbari is running the club completely online and using google meets to communicate ideas for upcoming events and meetings. Students are invited to join by sending a DM to the Instagram account @mfolseminole.


Business Professionals of America (BPA) 

BPA is a career and technical student organization (CTSO) that develops students’ leadership, academic, and technical skills in a workplace environment. It has clubs across the United States, and our high school’s own Shreya Bodhanapu is the Florida BPA State President. 

She says “BPA has made extra efforts to expand our social media outreach…to provide our members with the same if not more opportunities than in the past. Our officers are working really hard to ensure that the pandemic doesn’t lessen the success of our members.” If you are interested in joining BPA text @NOLESBPA to 81010.


The Red Cross Club (RCC) 

Red Cross Club is run through the global organization, the American Red Cross, which helps provide aid to countries in need all around the world. 

To adapt to COVID-19, Co-President Himashi Liyanarachchi says “We have been working on developing virtual versions of our events, including the Home Fire Campaign and Biomedical Services.” 


Multicultural Club 

Multicultural Club is a safe environment for students to learn about the diversity that SHS exhibits. Students in the club learn about each other’s cultures and experiences through presentations and discussions. President Destiny Ukachukwu is adapting to COVID in order to keep her club running. 

“We plan to have virtual meetings in which students will share and partake in digital presentations of their cultural backgrounds.” She adds “Usually, we would share food and recipes at club meetings, but this year we hope to have cook/bake together sessions.” Students can join the Remind by texting @SHSMULT20 to 81010.


Science National Honors Society (SNHS)

SNHS is a nationally recognized honors society for students who display excellence in the sciences.

Vice President Destiny Ukachukwu says “For SNHS, we plan to conduct virtual labs and experiments to help students express their passion for STEM and improve their understanding of the fields.”


Nole Notes 

Nole Notes is a club based out of the school’s Jazz Band that was founded by Om Pathak

The club “[goes] around to various places in Central Florida like Senior Centers and the Ronald McDonald house to put on free jazz combo concerts.” says Pathak. Since there are not too many places they can go due to COVID, they are planning the location of their next concert.

You can view more clubs and their teacher sponsors here.