Colleen Banks, Sponsor
Halfway Art Club was founded in 1979 and was created for junior high and high school students interested in art. The reason for art club was to inspire and recognize students showing outstanding abilities or interests in art. It was also made to bring attention to our school, community, and students in a positive artistic manner and to bring a great appreciation for art. They have also established an art scholarship to help students majoring in art at college. The art club tries to get involved with the community as much as possible and help out as much as they can. Here are a few of the things that art club has done in the past:
Amanda Yarbrough, Sponsor
The Academic/History Bowl is a program that allows students to demonstrate how much they know. It is a fast paced, highly competitive activity. Teams consist of four members each, and use buzzers to answer questions that include History, Math, English, and Science in Academic competition, and American and World History, and Geography in the History competition.
Any student in High School or Junior High may join, and is encouraged to attend at least one practice if they are interested.
Family, Career & Community Leaders of America
Amber Cline, Sponsor
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.
National Honor Society
Amanda Yarbrough, Sponsor
The National Honor Society is one of the few organizations that are not based on a voluntary basis. It is a selective group of students that demonstrate high scholastic activity, as well as leadership capabilities and of good moral stature.
High School Student Council
Genesis Bewley, Sponsor
The Halfway Junior High and High School Student Council seeks to serve the student body and community with activities throughout the school year. While other activities vary from year to year, Student Council primary responsibilities include coordinating Red Ribbon Week and Homecoming activities.
A highlight of the Student Council is fundraising week, during which the group coordinates events to raise funds for a selected nonprofit organization. Since 2011, Student Council has collaborated with Susan G. Komen, March of Dimes, Make a Wish Foundation, National MS Society, and the Alzheimer’s Association and to date has raised over $7500. Last year’s work with the Alzheimer’s Association also resulted in the Student Council being recognized at the 2016 Young Philanthropist of the Year, an annual award given by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.