Club and Organization Overview

  • Clubs and Organizations
    Clubs and organizations meet outside school hours.  Everyone, staff and students, is encouraged to participate in some of these activities.  A faculty sponsor is needed in order for a club or organization to assemble.
Club/Organization Advisors Description
Aevidum Club Tara Blackburn This club seeks to "shatter" the silence that surrounds depression, suicide, and other issues facing youth" Aevidum in Latin means "I got your back"
AM Announcements Studio Lisa Balanda Student broadcast of daily HHS announcements.
Anime Club Matthew Swavely The anime club is dedicated to promoting an interest in and appreciation of the Japanese style of animation through viewing and discussing films and television series. Currently the club meets each week on Thursday, from 2:40pm – 4:00pm.
Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Vikki Smith ACE is made up of affiliates that serve youth within a certain city or region. Students meet once a week (Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 4:30-6:30 PM) with mentors at the DCTS in the professional or skilled trade areas. Students are broken into teams and each team is set up to emulate an actual design team with students guided through a mock design project by their architect, engineer, and construction management mentors.
Art Club Patty Costello The Art Club aims to provide opportunities for our artistic students to volunteer out in the Hershey Community through art based activities like face painting and making Christmas Ornaments with our elementary school students. Our club will meet every Monday to discuss volunteer work as well as time to work on improving your craft, for example portrait & figure drawing sessions. Sign up usually occurs late fall of every year.
Best Buddies Club Scott Govern This club is to establish global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for 1:1 friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities IDD
Biology Club Erik Barber HHS Biology club is a student-driven, exploratory club where students can enhance their biological knowledge. Students work with the advisor to develop investigations covering the topic(s) of their choosing. This club generally meets two-to-four times per year after the school day.
Brain Bee Collette Silvestri The International Brain Bee is a not-for-profit neuroscience competition for high school students. Directed by founder Dr. Norbert Myslinski of the University of Maryland, the Brain Bee is an attempt to motivate students to learn about the brain, to capture their imaginations, and to inspire them to pursue careers in biomedical brain research.
Brain Busters Colette Silvestri Brain Busters is a regional competition sponsored by Westfield Insurance company. This program permits teams from regional schools to compete for scholarships and prizes. The questions involve higher level thinking skills in analysis and application as well as knowledge and comprehension. Because so many topics are covered, these exercises would be useful for students interested in Quiz Bowl and similar activities
Broadcaster Robert Sterner The Broadcaster Club at Hershey High School is for both students who have taken journalism and those simply interested in journalism. Our focus in on learning and experimentation with journalistic forms and technology.
Business Challenge Colette Silvestri The Economics Pennsylvania offers challenges in Business Planning and Entrepreneurial skills. Two competitions are available annually.
CAIU Science Fair Jason Ambler Students in this club choose, design, and carry out an independent science fair project to enter in a regional science fair competition. At the competition, participants display a poster board of their work and answer questions asked by a small group of judges. The top three projects in the region advance to the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) where they compete against the best projects from around the world.
Chemistry & Medicine Club Kim Haney The Chemistry and Medicine club or Chem/Med Club as it is called, allows students to study STEM beyond the classroom. We do experiments that we may not be able to do in class. We have talks with local medical students and doctors to see what is expected in med school and how to get there. We are working to develop a STEM program for the Hershey elementary school students.
Chess Club Emily Bancroft The Chess Club provides students with the opportunity to gather and play chess. The club is open to all students in grades 9-12 and chess players of all skill levels.
Chocapella Michelle Kindt Chocapella is a student-lead, acapella singing group that performs at local events. Students unite in sharing their talents and passions for performance, using only their voices to sing both traditional and contemporary songs.
Classroom Assistants Bonnie Ritchey This program is designed to give students who are interested in pursuing a career in education or child care an opportunity to work with the teachers and children in the elementary, middle or high school. Applications are available beginning in May and are completed online. Placement is made in the fall of the year. Students can work approximately 12 hours each quarter during their study halls, before or after school. Students can earn ¼ credit for completion.
Community Service Program Barbara Clouser This is a great opportunity for students to get involved in their school and community while exploring their interests and helping others. Eligible students may use volunteer hours and experiences for academic credit.
Compassion for Animals Club Kimberly Haney Do you have a passion for animals? Have you always wanted to help animals, but don’t know where to start? If so, then the Compassion for Animals Club is for you. Our club holds fundraisers to raise money for local shelters and rescues. We have meetings to learn more about local rescues and shelters and how to help. We can make a difference!
Computer Fair Club Paul Eppley Members of the computer club compete in one of six categories: Web Page Design, Animation, Graphic Design, Digital Movie, Computer Fair Logo, and Programming.
Cubing Club Holly Miller The Cubing Club provides students with the opportunity to share strategies and practice solving various puzzles including the Rubik’s Cube. The club is open to all students in grades 9-12 and students of all skill levels.
Engineering Club Mark Painter The club's goal is to educate students and promote interest in the field of engineering. The Engineering Club introduces students to the modern concepts of engineering through demonstrations and projects.
Envirothon Club Steve Newell Envirothon is a team environmental science competition. Teams of five will complete in the following categories: Soils, Aquatics, Forestry, Wildlife and a Current Issue. The competition includes identification such as wildlife tracks or mounts, bird calls, skins, fish, macroinvertebrates, trees, soil textures and soil horizons as well as hands on investigations and general knowledge questions. For more information:
eSports Team Club Dr. Matthew Kirby The ESports club allows teams of Hershey High School students to compete against teams from other high schools around the country. We teams registered to play DOTA2, League of Legends and Rocket League, but are always willing to consider new games and add new teams.
Film Making Club Phil Ayala We invite future filmmakers, actors, and writers to form the next generation of the Hollywood industry. We will work on videos varying from morning announcements to film competitions across the world. We will also meet periodically to discuss the art of film and to view the great works of filmmakers before us.
Four Diamonds Liz Blosky / Amy Licata At Hershey High School, Mini-THON Chairs and Committees prepare for the annual Mini-THON to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund. The fund exists solely for the benefit of children with cancer at the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. The primary purpose is to underwrite the cost of care not covered by insurance as well as other needs. HHS students are able to apply for chair and committee positions in the spring of each school year.