Activities and Clubs Graphics
The following HHS Activities, Clubs and Athletic Clubs are offered at Highland High School.

Club Name About Sponsor(s)
AG Enterprise

Curtis Willems
Amy Dillard
Ginnie Strait

Art Club

Tanya Kohlenberg

AVID is an academic elective class that prepares students for the rigors of meeting college entrance by emphasizing critical reading,analytical writing,academic research,collaborative discussion,and inquiry.Students will support each other by participating in collaborative tutorials with peer and college tutors Tuesdays and Thursdays.Students will also prepare for & take the SAT and ACT,while taking advantage of opportunities to learn more about scholarships,financial aid,college life & majors.

Jamie Blum

Kevin Bennett

Banner Hawks
Banner Hawks is a club for students that are interested in any profession in the medical or health fields.Banner Gateway Hospital sponsors the club;students get the unique opportunity to visit the hospital numerous times during the year.Students have gone to the Banner simulation center and practiced intubation,doing a central line and how to handle a code.In addition,we have watched a helicopter air evacuation,participated in Relay for Life and had speakers from many areas of the medical field.

Kathryn Rizzo
Scott Cook

Derrick Donaldson - Boys
Miner Webster - Girls
Gene Valocchi - Girls

Best Buddies
Best Buddies is a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Through membership in Best Buddies, you will make new friends and gain a better understanding of the needs and abilities of students with IDD. We have activities each month during the school day and after school.

Maison Ghosh

Cheer & Pom Line

  Francia Ward

Rita Scholz

Clay Club
Clay Club members express themselves once a week making ceramic items and then decorates them with glazes. Students enjoy the freedom to be creative and make things at the same time.

Barbie Barmettler
Cross Country

Dave Montgomery

The Culinary Club is compromised of students in our Advanced Culinary Arts classes. The students help cater and serve at various events on campus and in the community.

Mary Brightman

DECA (Distributive Education Cooperative Association)

DECA is the success oriented marketing club that addresses advertising, marketing plans, product design, computer useage and much more. DECA helps you to sell the sizzle, not just the steak. John Blechacz

Design/Fashion Club

  Amy Hesse
Digital Photography
Students interested in photography, graphic design, and computer art will love Digital Photography Club! Meet new people, attend seminars with professional photographers, take field trips to photograph new subjects, enter photo contests, participate in "real world photo fundraisers" and learn fun photo crafts.

Stephanie Sapakie
Drama/Theatre Arts  
Steve Abaroa

Extra Mile
The Extra Mile Club was established to promote and encourage community service for HHS students, as well as recognize students for their humanitarian accomplishments. The club meets every two weeks to plan and promote ways to help those in our community who need help.

Bob Allen
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
FBLA is the premier high school business club in the country. Learn about public speaking, marketing, programming, computer languages, computer applications, accounting, business procedures and much more. FBLA is all about business.

Jim Richardson

EdRising/ TOYBOX (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America)

EdRising is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that focuses on leadership skills and is co-curricular with our TOYBOX program. In addition to the development of leadership skills, the members also have the opportunity to participate in community service projects which benefit young children. Gloria Roberts
Fellowship of Christian Athletes & The Way
Fellowship of Christian Athletes & The Way is a Christian club that promotes learning about a loving and accepting God. This is NOT a place of judgement, but rather acceptance. You will experience fellowship through mini Bible lessons, music worship and games. This club encourages all walks of life to join and celebrate Jesus!

Jamie Blum
FFA FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing thier potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Curtis Willems, Amy Dillard, Ginnie Strait

Brock Farrel
Our French Club's purpose is to immerse the students in the culture and the language by celebrating events and celebrating holidays. These activities will lead us our grand finale- a trip to France.

Renee Chamberlain
Future Educators of America (FEA)
The Future Educators of America chapter tries to help give HHS students real world experiences in local schools as a stepping stone to a successful career in education. We have over 100 students volunteering in over 20 schools across the Phoenix area, assisting master teachers, networking with district employees and helping to make a difference in the lives of students all across the valley.

Amy Hesse

Go Green- Ecology

Sheila Scanlan

Mike Harvey - Boys
Taylor King - Girls

Hawk Eyes  
Robert Guignard

Hawk Hands (ASL)

Charlotte Marler

Hawk Leaders in Science

  Kathryn Rizzo


  Amy Hesse
Japan Club

Hideki Kunitada/Matt Van Holten


Renee Woodward/Chris Braun

 Link Crew   Katherine Rizzo and Windy Noyes
 MAGA    Joe Bell
Math Problem Solving

Ewa Zakrocki

Millennium Club The Millennium Club is a club run by the young adults in the DIALS program to raise money for Friday community field trips, as well as special events. The club's main fund raising activity is through selling pizza to the HHS student body on early release days.
Brigitte Means, Julie Dainard-Lerch, Sophie Donaldson

National Honor Society (NHS)
NHS is a nationally recognized organization for juniors and seniors by application only.Applicants must have at least a 3.8 cumulative GPA,be involved in extracirricular and volunteer activities.Applications are available in March for admission for the following year.The club is involved in various volunteer activities for the global and Gilbert community.Our four pillars of Character,Scholarship,Service and Leadership guide the tradition of excellence that NHS is known for across the country.

Brian Duncan

One Image Dance

  Jennifer Duxbury

Bill Bitter


Jim Archambault

Highland Robotics (nickname: Aerosquadron) is Team 4314 competing in FIRST Robotics FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge). For more information about this club go to David Sprague's Teacher Page.

Mike Harvey
SHO (Students Helping Others)
The SHO Club is a service based club. The members of our club look for opportunities to support students with a variety of disabilities in the classroom, lunchroom, or during community outings. The students run the Breakfast Cart to raise money for the students in self-contained classrooms to participate fully in the community through field trip experiences.

Graham Dawkins

Skills USA Auto

  Joe Bell

Skills USA Broadcasting

Frank Holck

Skills USA Photography

  Stephanie Sapakie

Skills USA Woodworking

  Chris Askew


  Tim Barmettler/Katie Rizzo - Boys
Gloria Roberts - Girls


  Rebecca Morrison

Stephanie Sapakie

Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine Club is a great way to introduce students to medicine by providing opportunities in sports medicine classes and working with Highland High athletes. Students who are planning a career in medicine will benefit by being involved.

Dave Hayward
Sophie Donaldson

Student Council

John Blechacz & Olivia Cheff

Student Senate  
Katherine Suzuki

Jim Richardson - Boys
Kim Dever - Girls


Kim Dever
Jim Bob Worthington

Robert Guignard

The Way (Christian)
The Way is a Christian club that promotes learning about a loving and accepting God. This is NOT a place of judgement, but rather acceptance. You will experience fellowship through mini Bible lessons, music worship, and games. This club encourages all walks of life to join and celebrate Jesus!

Jamie Blum
Dave Montgomery

United Sound  
Bill Bitter/Renee Woodward


Jeff Grover - Boys
Jordan Neal - Girls

Kevin Bennett


Laura Hardy

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