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North Lamar High School Clubs and Organizations

Art Club
The Art Club's ultimate goal is to promote the visual arts. To gather, create, and enjoy the camaraderie for the love of art.
Sponsor: Brandi Peel
Athletic Booster
The North Lamar High School Athletic Booster Club exists:
To support, promote and encourage a high school standard of integrity and good sportsmanship in all activities.
To foster and promote goodwill and school spirit.
To promote and encourage all students to be involved in athletics, either as an active participant or as a support.
Lastly to raise funds to assist all athletic programs and to promote annual scholarship (s) for North Lamar athletes. 
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Band Booster
Mission of the NLHS Panther Band The mission of the North Lamar Band program is to prepare our students to live and work successfully in a changing world. Through the program, a student will learn the value of creativity, discipline, organization, teamwork and evaluation. The band program strives to promote a positive environment for which a student can grow, and mature physically, intellectually, aesthetically and emotionally in a secure environment, as well as, stimulating both logical and intuitive thinking. Participation in the North Lamar Band will heighten the awareness of the importance and value that music plays in our community and world. Furthermore, the student will better comprehend the life long effects that music can have on individual lives physically, mentally and emotionally.
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BETA
The National Beta Club recognizes academic achievement, promotes character, develops leadership skills, encourages service involvement, an provides technological advantages to students in grades 10-12. Our Beta Club members are learning to lead while serving others. We are very proud of our National Beta Club members for their personal growth, their confidence, and their belief that they will make a difference for themselves, their fellow club members, their school and their community.
Opportunities : Over $250,000 in scholarships.
Conventions : The Broyhill Leadership Conference
Motto : "Let Us Lead By Serving Others." Service is one of the most important characteristics of Beta Club membership.
Mission Statement : The purpose of the National Beta Club shall be to promote the ideals of character, service and leadership among secondary school students, to reward meritorious achievement and to encourage and assist students in continuing their education after high school.
Vision Statement : The National Beta Club, a student-centered organization, continually develops and nurtures individuals by providing opportunities and experiences enabling them to demonstrate the ideals of character, achievement, service and leadership in a global community.
Sponsor: Whitney Blount
Crime Stoppers
Sponsors: Kendal Kirk &Chief Mike Boaz
Debate
Sponsors: Kristi Hodgkiss 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Christian sports organization focusing on empowering and encouraging student athletes to make a difference for Christ by displaying integrity, teamwork, serving, and excellence in the classroom as well as on the playing field.
Sponsor: Kathy Barker, Nicole Neilson, Ashley Endsley & Cole Barker 
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
FBLA students are preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. Business teachers, advisers, and advisory councils guide the local chapters. Through state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners then are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership conference each summer.
Sponsor:  Yvonne Parson & Jan Bell
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a non-profit national career and technical student organization for young men and women that are currently taking Family and Consumer Sciences classes or have previously enrolled in FCS classes. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace. Sponsors: Mrs. King and Mrs. Peavey
FFA
The FFA motto gives members twelve short words to live by as they experience the opportunities in the organization.

Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
To accomplish its mission, FFA:
Develops competent and assertive agricultural leadership. Increases awareness of the global and technological importance of agriculture and its contribution to our well-being.
Strengthens the confidence of agriculture students in themselves and their work.
Promotes the intelligent choice and establishment of an agricultural career.
Encourages achievement in supervised agricultural experience programs.
Encourages wise management of economic, environmental and human resources of the community.
Develops interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications, human relations and social interaction.
Builds character and promotes citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism.
Promotes cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people.
Promotes healthy lifestyles.
Encourages excellence in scholarship.
Sponsor: Patt Swaim

Green Club
At North Lamar High School, the students are rethinking how we recycle in order to come up with innovative ideas, such as partnering with the newly founded Seeds of Hope & with Zone 32 in order to plant a community garden. Students are rethinking how to reuse plastic bottles in order to benefit our school & community, how to do organic gardening, and how to use recycled newspapers in gardening. At North Lamar High School, the Green Club has become an exciting and forward-thinking, solutions- based organization which is always open to new suggestions on how to benefit our school, our community, and our society.
”The purpose – where I start – is the idea of use. It is not recycling, it’s reuse." – Issey Miyake
Sponsor: Wendy Bozarth
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)
HOSA is a national student organization whose two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition for students enrolled in Health Science Technology. HOSA also has local, state and national competitions.
Sponsor:  Kristi Garner
Key Club
Key club is a service organization for high school students sponsored by Kiwanis. We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 PM in room 109. We do service projects to help the school and community. Dues are $13.00; they go to the district and international organizations.
Sponsor: Dennis Hodgkiss
National Honors Society
Membership in NHS is by invitation only at the conclusion of the junior year. The National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes students for the qualities of character, scholarship, leadership, and service.  To be inducted a student must achieve a 5.0 cumulative grade point, be of good character as observed by all their teachers, have been involved in service activities both in the community and at school, and be an example of what a leader should be. Through NHS service activities, members maintain and extend the qualities that won them selection. Membership is thus both an honor and a commitment to set an example for fellow students to be the best they can be. Bylaws
Sponsor: Carolyn Hiller
Peer Mentors
Peer Mentoring-Classes of Junior and Senior students that are taking dual-credit or A.P. classes that choose to be peer mentors, which they receive a full credit that does apply to their G.P.A.  The Peer Mentors are assigned after training to classes, with a major emphasis on Confidentiality, a need to know on educational issues. The Peer Mentors, working with their assigned teachers assist students with disabilities or anyone that needs help or is struggling in their classes.  They are helping keep student’s in class for instruction and be more inclusive in the classroom, while also making sure and helping with accommodations/modifications for each individual student that needs them , does receive them.  Peer Mentor Facilitators monitor the Mentors and Mentees closely the whole year and meet with them weekly.  Pairing of Mentors and Mentees brings about a whole new world of collaboration and inclusiveness to students, and helps for a better understanding of the diversity in our schools.
Sponsors: Sandra Patterson & Debbie Basden
Project Graduation
Project Graduation is an all night event that is held on the night of graduation each year. This event is for seniors and a guest of their choice that includes games, a DJ, inflatables, a hypnotist show, food and soft drinks, prizes and gift cards. This event is held in a safe, drug and alcohol free environment that gives the seniors an opportunity to spend one last night together as a class. They also have the chance to walk away with prizes that include items such as Ipods, dishes, TVs, computers, as well as cash.
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SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA is a national student organization that works directly with business and industry to maintain American productivity, quality and competitiveness. SkillsUSA teaches the importance of developing leadership skills, positive attitudes and pride in workmanship. Students are prepared for employment by introducing them to corporate quality culture. Emphasis is placed on respect for the dignity of work, high standards in trade ethics, superior workmanship, quality and safety. There are two chapters of SkillUSA at North Lamar High School, Automotive and Outdoor Power Equipment. Students can compete on the local, state and national levels.
Sponsors:  Jared Reaves
Spanish Club
Open to NL students that are taking Spanish or have previous high school credit for Spanish. Activities: Homecoming Parade, Harvest Festival, Day of the Dead Party, Christmas ice skating/shopping trip, community projects, lock-in (hopefully), Cinco de Mayo event.
Sponsor:  William St. John
Student Council
The purpose of Student Council is to provide a voice for the student body. Student Council is available to students who maintain at least a three point grade average. Student must attend North Lamar school district for at least one year before he/she can become an officer. 
Activities include helping with school spirit, homecoming, class officer elections, canned food drives,  and Battle of the Sexes.  
Sponsor: Stacey Mobley
The Reading Zone
It is the mission of the Reading Zone to offer high school students the opportunity to read a variety of books for enjoyment and discussion. Students will attend club meetings and participate in a service-club reading project each semester.
The sponsor is Debbie Basden.
UIL
Students may choose to participate in 23 different academic events sanctioned by the Texas University Interscholastic League.  Please contact Dennis Hodgkiss, UIL Coordinator at dhodgkiss@northlamar.net   for more information.
Sponsor: Dennis Hodgkiss
Zone 32
The mission of Zone 32 is to provide a safe place for students to support and share among peer groups facilitated by professionals.  Zone 32 is about life, hope, support, and the idea that one can get help.Students have the opportunity to be in a group that best fits into their daily schedule.  Some of the timeslots available: Academics Plus (9:30-10:00), lunch break, after school, & before school.  In addition, Zone 32 members will be taking part in some meaningful community service projects this year.   Webpage
Sponsors: Janet Partridge & Wendy Bozarth

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