Academic Clubs

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  • American Chemical Society ChemClub

    Moderator: Dr. Rose Davidson

    According to the American Chemical Society, “The ACS ChemClub is a high school chemistry club that provides students with a unique opportunity to experience chemistry beyond the classroom. There are over 600 clubs across the United States and abroad where students participate in after-school activities, get involved in community building, learn about chemistry careers, enjoy social events, and better understand how chemistry plays a role in our everyday lives. ChemClub members plan and enjoy a variety of chemistry-focused activities, including hearing invited speakers, performing demonstration for elementary school students, and helping to clean the environment through community projects!” 

    SJA Beta Chi Pi members are also members of the American Chemical Society’s ChemClub. SJA ChemClub members are trained in chemical demonstrations and activities to carry out at elementary schools as a part of National Chemistry Week activities.

  • Beta Chi Pi (Science Honor Society)

    St. Joseph’s Academy has a chapter for this science honor society sponsored by the Science Teachers of Missouri. 

    Beta Chi Pi activities include:
    • Presenting hands-on activities at area grade schools
    • Creating polymers
    • Investigating reaction kinetics and physics through lab experiments
    • Participating in cyber-challenge internet scavenger hunts
    • Studying the wildlife found on the school campus
    • Hosting guest speakers
    • Attending field trips, and
    • Joining engineering design challenge activities.
    Beta Chi Pi membership includes membership in the ACS High School Chemistry Club.

    In order to be inducted into the society, students must have been successful in their science work at SJA and have also been involved in science activities above and beyond those required for class work.  This honor society requires that inductees be enrolled for at least one honors science course and must be achieve at least a B (87%) in all honors science courses taken and an A (95%) in all other science courses. In addition, inductees must provide evidence of their involvement in science activities outside of the classroom.

    Beta Chi Pi members accumulate points by planning and attending meetings, participating in outreach activities, entering and winning science competitions. The students are recognized at the end of their senior year by the level of points which they have accumulated. 

    Beta Chi Pi members are required to perform 4 or more service hours in science related activities. 2 hours are earned through science presentations or service for a science teacher at an area elementary school. 2 hours are earned through science service at St. Joseph’s Academy. Points will be awarded based on the amount of time and the level of student involvement.
  • Brain Bee

    Moderator: Mrs. Katie Lodes
    Brain Bee is a club that prepares students for participation in the St. Louis Area Brain Bee (held on a Saturday afternoon in February at Washington University). The club meets monthly first semester and bi-weekly in January and early February to discuss the brain bee packet and participate in brain activities. 
  • The Literati of St. Joe (National English Honor Society)

    Moderators: Mrs. Kelly Berry, Mrs. Katie Richardson '99, and Mr. Timothy Kohler

    St. Joseph's Academy's chapter of the National English Honor Society is called "The Literati of St. Joe." As students are inducted, they become a part of the national organization, Sigma Tau Delta, and are provided with extra-curricular activities in and out of the school setting, as well as scholarship and service opportunities. The goal of “The Literati is to create a community that loves literature and promotes reading and writing. 
    Students must meet the requirements of both the national criteria and St. Joseph's Academy's criteria in order to be eligible for induction. In order to maintain membership, students must participate in NEHS sponsored activities, literature and writing-related extracurricular activities, and attempt to become published. At graduation, they will wear royal blue and gold honors chords. “The Literati” meets on the first Wednesday of every month during 2nd lunch. 
  • Mandarin Chinese Honor Society

    Mandarin Chinese Honor Society celebrates Chinese history, culture and language. Members attend Chinese-centered events around the greater St. Louis area. To be a member, you must have a B+ cumulative average in Mandarin Chinese and complete all four courses of study. Honor cords are triple-knotted, deep purple, lavender, and gold.
  • Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society)

    Mu Alpha Theta is a national mathematics honor society. It is sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America with the purpose of promoting interest and understanding of mathematics.

    The St. Joseph's Academy chapter will participate in the Missouri Mathematics League and American Scholastic Mathematic Association contests. These contests are held throughout the school year. In addition to these in-school contests, members are encouraged to participate in other contests and will be notified periodically of upcoming club events. Members will promote understanding of mathematics while incorporating the St. Joseph's Academy Motto: "Not I, But We." A contact list of Mu Alpha Theta members will be available to freshman and sophomore students who are seeking tutors. Tutoring hours can be applied to St. Joseph's Academy's Community Service requirements and Mu Alpha Theta credit requirements.

    Associate Members are students at St. Joseph's Academy who are currently enrolled in Honors Algebra 2 or higher honors level mathematics course. Full Members are seniors enrolled in Honors Pre-Calculus, Calculus or Calculus AB or BC both semesters of senior year. All members must maintain a B average both semesters. In addition, they must obtain at least 15 credits of participation during their membership. Full members meeting all requirements will be inducted at an April Induction Ceremony at which time each inductee will be presented with a certificate of membership in the national organization and given traditional blue cord that may be worn with graduation gowns.
    Membership requirements will be given to each student eligible to join Mu Alpha Theta in early September. Students wishing to join or renew membership will have to sign a contract stating they are aware of the requirements of Mu Alpha Theta. Any student not fulfilling the requirements will not receive graduation cords.
  • National Art Honor Society

    Juniors and seniors are invited to join the National Art Honor Society. NAHS aligns its goals with the core values of St. Joseph's Academy. 
  • National Honor Society

    "The purpose of this organization shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership and to develop character in the students of secondary schools." (Constitution of the National Honor Society)

    Membership in the National Honor Society is based on meeting the criteria of scholarship (an accumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher), leadership, character and service. Students apply for membership and are selected by a board appointed by the administration. Particular attention is given to the applicant's service and activities at St. Joseph's Academy. Members must meet specific requirements during the year and continue to maintain and improve on the qualities for which they were selected. Not fulfilling the requirements or failing to continue living up to the National Honor Society criteria may result in revoking a student's membership.

    National Honor Society meetings are called on an as-needed basis.
  • Rho Kappa (Social Studies Honor Society)

    Moderator: Mr. JP Cummings
     
    The mission of Rho Kappa is to encourage and further the Social Studies education of the community.  It is an extension of the classroom within the school and reaching out into the community.  Rho Kappa’s goal is to make Social Studies relevant and meaningful.
  • Scholar Bowl Team

     
    St. Joseph's Academy Scholar Bowl Team is comprised of a select group of high-achieving, quick-thinking sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Student membership is based on teacher recommendations and MSHSAA eligibility.  Students participate in six league competitions and tournaments in the late fall, competing with local high schools to academically challenging quiz questions covering literature, math, art, music, pop culture, history, and politics.
  • Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Spanish Honor Society)

    The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish courses. The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in Spanish, to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic language, culture, and studies.

    For the St. Joseph's Academy Chapter, students must have taken Spanish for at least 5 semesters, received at least a B+ in all semesters, and a 3.0 GPA.  They must also complete outside activities related to Spanish language and culture before the second semester’s end in order to maintain membership.  
  • Societe Honoraire Francaise (French Honor Society)

    La Societe Honoraire Francaise is open to students in their 3rd and 4th year of French study. Students will apply for acceptance into the society and must maintain a specific grade point average. Students are required to complete 10-12 hours of extracurricular activities pertaining to French/France, service, attendance at meetings, and presentations. All students who complete the required grade and club requirements will receive a cord to wear at graduation. 
  • Sodalicium Latinum (Latin Club & Honor Society)

    The Latin Honor Society is made up of both Latin Honors students and underclassmen who want to take their excitement for the Latin language and Roman culture beyond the classroom. The club meets regularly to discuss and to celebrate several aspects of Roman history and culture in a more relaxed setting. Officers usually plan events related to the food, holidays, and everyday life in Ancient Rome. Students who are enrolled in an Honors Latin class as seniors and fulfill all academic and club requirements may graduate wearing a Latin Honors Society cord.
  • Speech Team

    The St. Joseph’s Academy Speech Team will provide students an opportunity to compete with other Catholic High Schools in the St. Louis area in the Christian Interscholastic Speech League. We will participate in various events during the year.

    All members will choose and prepare a memorized selection for one or more of the interpretive events, such as dramatic interpretation, humorous interpretation, duo, or storytelling. Other events include, extemporaneous speaking, Original Oratory, radio broadcasting, poetry reading, and prose reading.
     
    We must have an entry in each of the above categories before sending additional contestants. If we fill all categories we can have up to 5 more entries for a total of 13. Duet Acting counts as one entry even though two students are involved. That makes a total of 15 students per event.

Campus Ministry Clubs

List of 4 items.

  • Angels in Prayer

    Moderator: Ms. Anna Hotop 

    Angels in Prayer meets once a week in either the Campus Ministry room or the Chapel. Everyone is always welcome! Every Friday is different and we frequently host guest speakers. A lot of the meetings so far have been talks, but soon there will be more, such as silent and sung Adoration, Reconciliation, Mass, and more!

    The basic format of a meeting is: A talk is given (by either a guest speaker or a SJA Angel), a song is played with a reflection of the talk given, then we have discussion, and then end in prayer! The ultimate goal of this group is by the end of the year, each SJA Angel will know how they best communicate with God.
  • Campus Ministry Team

    Moderator: Ms. Anna Hotop

    Faith is an integral part of the St. Joseph’s Academy community. The Campus Ministry Team (CMT) exists to help students, faculty and staff grow in their commitment to living their faith by serving the spiritual needs of the SJA community. CMT officers and representatives work closely with the campus ministers to assist with retreats, liturgies, service opportunities, etc.  CMT participates in weekly meetings and shares the information discussed with their homeroom so that all at the Academy have the opportunity to get involved with SJA's Campus Ministry program.
  • Pax Christi

    According to the national Pax Christi organization, grounded in the Gospel and Catholic social teaching, Pax Christi is an organization that rejects war, preparation for war, every form of violence and domination, and personal and systemic racism while lifting up the marginalized of our society both locally and globally. Pax Christi is a Catholic peace and justice movement that seeks to model the peace of Christ in our witness to the call of the Gospel. 
  • Respect Life Club


    Promotes the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death.

    The organization focuses on three pillars - education, operations, and activities - with the hopes of increasing in club members’ awareness, knowledge, and activism related to the protection of all life. The Respect Life Club regularly participates in activities sponsored by Generation Life, coordinates their own education and service events at school, and also supports local agencies, such as maternity homes. 

Clubs

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  • #1 Club

    The #1 Club is open to any freshman who was the only student to come to SJA from her grade school. The members of the #1 Club are invited to meet for lunch once a month during the first semester to eat, talk and get to know SJA and one another! 
  • Angel Adventure Club

    Angel Adventures is a club dedicated to helping SJA students discover or rediscover St. Louis. On weekends or after school, normally once a month, we do an activity or visit a museum, tourist attraction, festival, restaurant, etc., that is unique to the St. Louis area. Past events have included yoga in Tower Grove Park and Tower Grove Farmer's Market, pumpkin picking at Eckert's or Rombach Pumpkin Patch, the haunted house in Soulard and eating at restaurants on the Hill. 
  • Active Citizenship Club/Model UN

    Moderator: Mrs. Jane Garvin

    Members of this club participate in large group meetings with other schools. These meetings take place on one Saturday in November and one Saturday in February (sometimes preparation meetings are held on Saturday mornings - Civitas sets that schedule.) There are many activities on Saturday mornings available for those who are able to attend rather than just state the ones in November and February. Participants are expected to attend weekly meetings, and up to three absences are allowed per semester.
  • Angel Outreach

    Moderator: Mrs. Jane Garvin

    Officers of this club share responsibilities for all activities.
     
    Homeless Shelter
    Volunteers are needed on the second Monday of the month, all year, to provide casseroles, salads and desserts (recipes and tins are available from Mrs. Garvin). Space is very limited, please sign up with Mrs. Garvin. The Sts. Peter and Paul Church Homeless Shelter is located in the basement at 1919 South 7th Street, 63104 (several blocks south of Soulard Market at the intersection of 7th and Allen – entry to the shelter is on the side of the building).
     
    St. Joe Serves on the Second
    Volunteers are needed on the second day of each month, all year long, to serve at the Sts. Peter and Paul Soup Kitchen. Meals are served to about 150 guests – the menu varies and often, parents supply an ingredient such as sloppy joe mixture or a cheesy potato casserole, etc. The entire St. Joe community can participate here – there is lots of space and lots to do! Volunteers can provide food, assist in cooking, or "serve the Dear Neighbor" food and beverages. When the second of the month falls on a Monday – Friday, volunteers are needed from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., and when the second falls on a Saturday or Sunday, volunteers are needed from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
     
    Sts. Peter and Paul Soup Kitchen (814 Allen, 63104, one block west of Sts. Peter and Paul Church – parking lot is inside a cyclone fence, volunteers enter through a door marked Kitchen).
  • Action in Africa

    Moderator: Ms. Sarah Dalton

    Action in Africa strives to educate, inspire, and empower people in Uganda by focusing on education and community development. Our goal is to provide sustained education, allowing individuals to reach their untapped potential and incite economic growth by becoming the next leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs in their country.

    The St. Joe Chapter raises awareness and funds to help facilitate the mission of Action in Africa.
  • Art Club

    The art club is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. We meet twice a month to work on different projects throughout the year, and provide service around school and in the community. Art Club helps foster the creative spirit, helps students find their creative voice, and is an outlet for self-expression. Art Club aligns their goals with the core values of St. Joseph's Academy. 
  • Billiken BEAMS Bridge Building Club

    Moderator: Mr. Bud Stein

    St. Joe participates in the St. Louis University Billiken BEAMS Bridge Building Competition. During the past school year, St. Joe sent seven teams to the competition. Each team, consisting of two or three members, was tasked with designing, building and testing a model bridge made out of balsawood and according to a set of design specifications set out by the Civil Engineering Department at SLU. The upcoming 2017-18 school year will be the 7th year St. Joe will be competing in the contest.
  • Bocce Ball Club

    This casual and fun club meets at the Italia-American Bocce Club on the Hill on Thursdays after school for approximately 8 weeks in the fall, beginning mid-September. (If you play a fall sport, you will not be able to join Bocce Club) Students from all grades are welcome to join and previous experience is not necessary!

    Depending on membership, we will have up to three teams of four compete in the High School League. Teams from area boys and girls high schools compete. Although attendance is not mandatory, if you join, you will be scheduled and expected to attend most contests. You will need transportation to and from the Italia-American Bocce Club at 2210 Marconi Ave, St. Louis, MO.
  • Book Club

    Book Club meets after school once a month in the library. It is open to all students and faculty. 
  • Club Sandwich

    Moderator:  Mr. Bud Stein

    Club Sandwich is a club in which everyone at the school is automatically a member. The Club works like this: for $5 per month, members choose from a variety of sandwiches from a different local sandwich shop each month. The sandwiches are delivered on the meeting date and members enjoy them together in the Commons. For $5, the member gets a 5 inch sandwich, chips, a dessert and a drink. Participation is on a voluntary basis each month. 
  • Constantly Risking Absurdity (Student Literary Magazine)

    Moderator: Ms. Amy Summers

    The SJA Literary Magazine, "Constantly Risking Absurdity," is a student-run magazine comprised of student fiction, poetry, essays, as well as student-produced art in various formats, such as paintings, drawings, and photographs. "Constantly Risking Abusurdity" is published annually in the spring.

    How can I get involved with the magazine?
    • Submit original writings or art to be published in the magazine. 
    • Apply to participate on the literary magazine editorial committee. This committee selects, edits, and prepares the magazine for printing.
     
  • Cup of Joe

    Moderator: Ms. Meghan Hackmann

    Our Entrepreneurial Program was activated with the opening of Cup of Joe. The student-run coffee shop provides our girls with the knowledge to run a business through innovative leadership. 

    The students will be a part of the Future Business Leaders of America club to further propel their business education and hands-on experiences. As profits are realized, the girls will "serve the Dear Neighbor" by making donations to Respect Life, St. Joe Scholarships, and other various organizations. 

    Learn more about Cup of Joe here.
  • Disney Club

    Moderator: Ms. Hannah Decker      

    Disney Club meets monthly after school to watch a Disney movie and to share a mutual appreciation of all things Disney. Club members often bring food to share, and occasionally they dress up. All SJA students are welcome to be our guest.
  • Diversity Club

    Moderator: Ms. Ann Hammer

    Mission Statement:
    A group of values-driven women leaders dedicated to nurturing a welcoming community by spreading awareness of the diversity in our world throughout St. Joseph’s Academy.
     
    As Diversity Club members, we provide the SJA community the opportunity to grow in awareness of, and respect for "the Dear Neighbor" who may be of another culture, ethnicity, race, age, socioeconomic circumstance, faith, gender, and /or sexual identity. We invite all to recognize the truth of each other’s lived experiences and even to be sure to represent and include people’s experiences who might not be members of our community. We assist in planning and participating in various diversity awareness raising events and dialogue opportunities throughout the school year within our SJA community and with local high schools. These opportunities and conversations develop us as leaders and prepare us to engage in the global world.
  • Earth Angels

    Moderator: Mrs. Katie Lodes

    Earth Angels is St. Joe’s Environmental Club. Our mission is to bring awareness and action to environmental issues in both our St. Joe community as well as the global stage.

    We sponsor a plant sale every spring to encourage gardening. We also participate in the Trex Recycling contest to reduce plastic films in our landfills. Every year officers and club members work together to decide what projects they want to pursue. In 2016-17 that included training and participating in the Greater Backyard Bird Count, screening the film Before the Flood, planting a bird berm at school and bringing in environmental speakers.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    This club meets monthly for activities, food and prayer. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is the largest Christian sports organization in America and focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.
  • Future Business Leaders of America

    FBLA is the premier student business organization in the world. It helps students prepare for careers in business and business related fields.  Our activities include business competitions, fundraising, and speakers. 
  • Harry Potter and British Humour Club (BBC Club)

    Moderator: Mr. Timothy Kohler 
        
    Mission Statement:
    It is our endeavor to share our love of all things that fit into the realm of fantasy and science fiction. We will pursue knowledge of these genres in television, books, art, gaming, costuming, cinema, and other media. We will share our knowledge and passion with others, while being open-minded about new and unfamiliar “fandoms.” Harry Potter and British Humour Club is an open atmosphere that accepts, and encourages all things different.

    At Harry Potter and British Humour Club meetings, we participate in fun activities, make new friends, and share our love of all things fantasy and science fiction. At the beginning of the semester, we branch off into subgroups, like the Houses in the Harry Potter series, and plan weekly events. Some events include watching movies and television shows, such as Star Wars and Dr. Who, creating crafts, such as Dr. Who’s Sonic Screwdriver, playing trivia, and much more! Our goal is to plan events, at least two, in which we spread our interests to the SJA community. All the while, we eat snacks, drink tea, share our enjoyment of sci-fi and fantasy and enjoy each other’s company!

    The club meets weekly after school.
  • Photography Club

    Moderator: Ms. Elizabeth Kelley

    The Photography Club is open to all students, and meets once a week at 1st lunch on Wednesdays, with possible outside opportunities to meet as well. An additional meeting for officers takes place on the first Friday morning of the month at 7:20 a.m. Our goal is to learn how to take quality pictures, develop photography skills, take pictures for yearbook, newspaper, contests and for personal use. There will be opportunities for students to learn about a specific style of photography through presentations to the members of the club.
  • Robotics (JoeBotics)

    Moderator: Mrs. Julie Haddock

    JoeBotics, St. Joseph’s Academy’s Robotics team, was established in the 2013-2014 school year and has competed for the past four years in the FTC Robotics competition. The team designs, builds, programs, tests and takes the field with a robot for each year's competition. The team and their robot have advanced to the Missouri State Championship in three of their four years of participation.
  • Rocket Club

    Moderator: Mr. Bud Stein

    The St. Joe Rocket Club was formed in the fall of 2004 in order to compete in the yearly, nationwide Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) contest involving 700 teams from around the country. Each year, TARC challenges each team to design, build and test fly a model rocket according to a different set of specifications and rules. If a team qualifies as one of the top 100 performing teams in the United States, the team is invited to participate in a final fly-off against the other qualifying teams in May at Great Meadows, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. Any St. Joe student can be a member of Rocket Club.
  • SJA Ambassador Society

    Moderator: Mrs. Cori Sallaberry '96

    The SJA Ambassador Society is one way our students can foster their leadership skills. The club is comprised of a small group of enthusiastic sophomores, juniors and seniors who are dedicated to the positive promotion of St. Joseph’s Academy.  These young women have the unique opportunity to develop and receive training in communication, public relations, marketing and interpersonal skills.

    There are several leadership roles within the Ambassador Society for which students can apply, including: tour guides, greeters for on-campus events, SJA representatives at off-campus recruitment events, student leaders for on-campus recruitment events, high school night greeters, presenters, and Open House managers.

    Learn more here.
  • SJA Spirit Club

     
    The purpose of Spirit Club is to promote school spirit at events throughout the year. The club will be run by senior student officers, with the help of a core team. Spirit Club will meet approximately twice a month and as needed prior to big events. Homeroom representatives from all classes will be selected to help communicate upcoming events with their homeroom. Spirit Club members will be expected to attend Spirit Club meetings, help plan events and be present to cheer at a select number of games and other events. Enthusiasm and a positive attitude are required!
  • SJA Writes! (Writing Club)

    Moderator: Ms. Amy Summers

    SJA Writes! is a club for students who have a passion for writing to network, share, and grow in their writing. Members respond to creative and analytical prompts in their Reader-Writer's notebooks and are encouraged to read an excerpt of their writing out loud in the club. Students also work to become published writers through writing contests and participation in the SJA Literary Magazine. Our goal is to nurture and celebrate their love of writing.
  • St. Joe TV

    Moderator: Mr. Timothy Kohler

    St. Joe TV is a video news-styled club that makes a recap of the month. St. Joe TV was created with the intent to make video memories of the school year and to act as a promotion for the school as all episodes are posted online.
     
    Girls meet once a month to brainstorm ideas for the following month's episode. Episodes are shown at the beginning of the month during homeroom.
  • Student Council (STUCO)

    Moderator: Ms. Gina Rocco

    The mission of Student Council is to provide an atmosphere of unity and community within the entire school that encourages all students, faculty, and staff members to become active participants.

    STUCO Activities include:
    • Welcome Week
    • St. Joe Day
    • Fall Ball
    • Breast Cancer Awareness
    • Christmas Day of Cheer
    • Valentine’s for Our Troops
    • Candygrams for Valentine’s Day
  • The Echo (Yearbook Club)

    Moderator: Mr. Tom Riordan

    The Yearbook Club is open to all classes. There are three levels of membership. Staffers volunteer to take pictures of events (sports games, dances, club pictures, etc.) a couple times a semester. Section Editors place pictures on the pages, as well as write captions. The Chief Editor is in charge of picking the theme, layout, and fonts of the book.  

    Staffers meet about once a month. Section Editors meet about every 3-4 weeks on top of staff meetings. Chief Editors meet weekly.
  • The Voice (Student Newspaper)

    Moderator: Ms. Amy Summers

    The Voice, founded in 1983, is the student newspaper of St. Joseph’s Academy. In 2017, it transitioned to a digital medium with a print news magazine four times per year. The digital version is available to be viewed by the public, and news magazines will be distributed at school to all students, administration, faculty, staff, parents and alumnae who pick up copies.

    The Voice functions as a club, with meetings during and after school day. All students are welcome to join the staff as a writer or a photographer. Staff members are required to attend a general information and training meeting at the beginning of the school year. After that, staff members meet once every two weeks to receive an assignment. Other assignments will be available throughout the month. After receiving her assignment, the staff member will be given a deadline of having an assignment completed. On average, an article involves about three hours of work and includes interviewing, collecting information through research and writing the article. A photography assignment may involve shooting on campus or off campus subjects using one of The Voice's digital cameras.

    Staff members who publish in five or more issues receive a certificate of merit at the end of the school year. Staff members who miss deadline twice will be asked to leave the staff. Editors meet after school on Mondays and Wednesdays approximately six times a month (determined by the publication cycle). Editors for the coming year are selected at the end of each school year.

    Click here for more information.
  • Youth and Government

    Moderators: Ms. Hannah Decker and Mrs. Ally Landherr

    Youth and Government is a student-run, hands-on simulation of Missouri state government. As legislators, attorneys, print and video news reporters they carry out the law-making process. The highlight of the program is the three- day State Convention held in Jefferson City in early November. At this convention legislators meet in the capitol to debate legislation while attorneys argue their cases before student judges and participate in a moot trial competition. Reporters cover the events of the convention and produce a daily newspaper and television newscast. Campaigns and elections for student officers complete the political experience of the convention.

    The club is open to all students, freshmen through seniors. We are limited to 60 participants at the State Convention and for this reason require interested students to complete an application and short essay concerning their interest in participating in YIG.

    What does it cost?
    Approximately $315.00 covers club dues, convention fees, transportation and meal costs. Scholarships are available through Missouri YMCA Youth and Government.

    When does the club meet?
    In the fall, the St. Joe delegation meets every Wednesday morning. These meetings are vital to our success since they provide participants with the chance to learn and practice the legislative process, trial procedures, and media techniques.

    Parents are invited to an information meeting in early September. Chaperones are needed for the November convention.

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