North clubs reflect on achievements, look to reach future goals

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South Asian Student Alliance poses for group photo Tuesday, March 1, 2022. (Photo by Emma Brignall)

The Newtonite

At North, there are an abundance of clubs that students can choose from. See below for a list of the clubs this year and their individual accomplishments, highlights, and schedules.

Anime and Manga Club

Accomplishments: Students worked on plans for a fundraiser, which they hope to accomplish later in the year.

When: Tiger block in 354.  

Highlight: “First coming into the room and seeing all these people who have the same interests as me. It was very easy to become friends with them,” said senior Kevin Castillo, an officer.

Officers: Castillo and seniors Aaliyah Ferreia, Anthony Le, and Katie Lowe.

Adviser: English teacher Mike Schlegelmilch.

Membership: The club currently has around 20 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected]

—Sophia Mitchell

 

Archery Club

Accomplishments: Students were introduced to archery and others improved on pre existing skills.

When: Wednesdays after school outside of the SOA.

Highlight: “We were able to get many new members to participate in archery,” said senior Nancy Zhang, an officer.

Officers: Zhang and senior Cher Li.

Adviser: History teacher Jamie Bal.

Membership: The club currently has around 15-20 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] or @nnhs_archery on Instagram.

—Arya Anekal

 

Asian American Culture Club

Accomplishments: Students engaged in social activities that connect to the Asian American community and worked alongside the Human Rights Council to promote activism.

When: Tiger block in 353.

Highlight:Fundraising and origami because we always plan for members to interact and do hands-on activities,” said senior Natalie Taw, an officer.

Officers: Taw,juniors Julia Ma, Sara Wang, Cathy Zhao, and senior Rose Giroux. 

Adviser: English teachers Charlene Beh and Michele Leong

Membership: The club currently has around 65 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Arya Anekal

 

BLAC Club

Accomplishments:  Students held a movie night and bake sales for fundraising.

When: Tiger block in A111.

Highlight: “The movie night, because we really bonded that night and got closer together,” said senior Annyka Saint-Preux, an officer.

Officers: Saint-Preux, and seniors Tiana Lugo Ashlynn and Saint-Preux.

Adviser: English teacher Pamela Pistiner and guidance counselor Atiera Horne.

Membership: The club currently has around 20 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: @nnhsblac_ on Instagram.

—Gavi Berkman

 

Biking Club

Accomplishments: Students went on bike rides in and outside of Newton.

When: Weekends during spring and fall at North.

Highlight: “Going on bike rides with other students and getting to know new people,” said junior Luke Andrews, an officer.

Officers: Andrews, and juniors Richard Nam and Nathan Seto.

Adviser: Math teacher Adam Peloquin.

Membership: The club currently has around 20 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Gavi Berkman

 

Body Positivity Club

Accomplishments: Students held meaningful conversations about beauty standards, and how they affect our daily lives.

When: On Friday, about once a month. Location changes depending on what’s available, but generally the P.E. classrooms.

Highlight:Next meeting, we are watching a movie and analyzing the way the media talks about what a body should look like. I think this will definitely be a highlight of the year,” said senior Anna Moughan, an officer.

Officers: Moughan and senior Ella Duchnowska.

Advisors: P.E. Health and Wellness teacher Jenna Lashley.

Membership: The club currently has around five people. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected]

—Antonio Batista-Ciani

 

Business Club

Accomplishments: Students collaborated with Tufts University to set up a financial literacy program at North.

When: Tiger Block in 319.

Highlight: “We started our year-long market watch,” said senior John Saralidze, an officer.

Officers: Saralidze, seniors Nicolas Page and Danielle Sinay, junior Jason Chan, and freshmen Nathan Riesenburger and Seth Rao.

Adviser: Business teacher Robert Kane.

Membership: The club currently has around 10 members. New members are welcome. 

Contact: [email protected]  

— Sophia Heyer

 

Chess Club

Accomplishments: Students have started to take part in an online statewide chess league, with multiple North teams participating at various levels.

When: Every other week during Tiger block in 234. 

Highlight:  “The highlight of the year would have to be the new chess league that we have joined. It’s extremely exciting for our club members to be paired with competitive opponents from all around the state.”  senior Alexander Sansevi, an officer. 

Officers:, Sansevi and senior Mark Eidus. 

Adviser: Math teacher Colleen Crowley. 

Membership: The club currently has around 40 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Anson Chau

 

Christian Club 

Accomplishments: Students helped other students grow their faith.

When: Thursday WIN in 121.

Highlight:A highlight this year is meeting new Christians in the school that didn’t attend last year,” said senior Ashley Tan, an officer.

Officers: Tan, and seniors Noah Lyons and Josh Tackie.

Adviser: Design and visual communications teacher Sue Brooks.

Membership: The club currently has around 10 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Anson Chau

 

Class of 2023

Accomplishments: Students raised over $3000 in the first half of the year through restaurant, sweatpant, and candy gram fundraisers.

When: Meet every couple of weeks in-person and on zoom, with no consistent meeting time.

Highlight: “The very start when everyone first got elected—there were a lot of new people but also some returning people. I just thought that it was really fun for everyone to start fresh,” said junior Clara Lake, an officer.

Officers: Lake and Juniors Sophia Murphy, Cathy Zhao, Luke Andrews, and Karen Matsuoka.

Adviser: TV Production teacher Amanda Mazzola.

Contact: [email protected]

—Jacob Wu

 

Class of 2024

Accomplishments: Students raised 2000 dollars through a basketball tournament, a Great Harvest fundraiser, and an ice-skating social.

When: Wednesdays second lunch in Adams house office.

Highlight: “The ice skating social was definitely the highlight. It was really nice to see everyone come. Although there was a lot of falling, we had a very good turnout and it was great seeing so many people having fun with the sophomore class,” said sophomore ZZ Sayeed, an officer.

Officers: Sayeed and sophomores Jack Eagan, Jon Jauregui, Jun Moon, Maya Sinay, and Natalie Guzman.

Faculty advisor: Librarian Erin Dalbec and English teacher Brian Reardon.

Contact: @nnhs2024 on Instagram.

—Jacob Wu

 

Cooking Club

Accomplishments: Students explored new recipes with friends. 

When: Every other Thursday on Zoom.

Highlight: “Making our first recipe with so many of our members from last year,” said junior Katrina Weyhrauch.

Officers: Weyhrauch and junior Roni Horn.

Adviser: Spanish teacher Shanice Rojas.

Membership: The club currently has 43 members. New members are welcome. 

Contact: [email protected]

—Sophie Mathewson

 

Creative Writing Club

Accomplishments: Students created a calm place for students to write.

When: Tiger block in 356.

Highlight: “My highlight has been making new friends and meeting people,” said freshman Mariah Moehl, an officer.

Officers: Moehl and junior Emma Brignall.

Adviser: English teacher Jenni Morreale.

Membership: The club currently has around 10 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] or @nnhs_creative.writingclub on Instagram.

—Liel Cohen

 

DECA

Accomplishments: Students competed in a state wide competition and placed in regionals.

When: Every other Tiger block in 102.

Highlight: “A highlight has been the regional competition. It was really amazing to interact with members of other chapters and the experience brought our club closer together,” said junior Cathy Zhou, an officer.

Officers: Seniors Avery Coen, Ian Cotter, Andy Park, Angel Wan, Emily Zhu, juniors Shyun Moon, Sophia Murphy, Haruka Nabeshima, Zhou, and sophomores Jun Moon and Isabelle Sloan.

Adviser: Business teacher Andrew Spear.

Membership: The club currently has around 50 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] and @newtonnorthdeca on Instagram.

–Shira Lobron

 

Dreamfar

Accomplishments: Students completed five and 10 kilometer runs.

When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays after school in 152.

Highlight: “Seeing our kids run on the roads again together. They’re just wonderful young people, and to see them reach for this big goal of running a marathon is so exciting and wonderful,” said special education teacher Amy McMahon, an adviser.

Officers: Seniors Emily Craven and Elliot Ridi.

Advisers: McMahon, math teachers Colleen Crowley and Ethan Peritz, and assistant director of Newton Community Education Anna McKeown.

Membership: The club currently has around seven members. New members are permitted to join until the next school year.

Contact: [email protected]

—Jacob Zalis

 

D&D club

Accomplishments: Students learned how to play Dungeons and Dragons in a safe space.

When: Thursday after school in 312, as well as some online meetings.

Highlight: “There are no highlights from the year so far because D&D is very long-form and it takes people to learn the game, so most of these highlights will come later in the year,” said history teacher Jaime Bal, the adviser.

Officers: Sophomore Adam Cleaver.

Adviser: History teacher Jamie Bal.

Membership: Club currently has around 15 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Jacob Wu

 

E-Commerce Club

Accomplishments: Students created and successfully launched the Roar Store website to sell school merchandise.

When: Tiger block in 103.

Highlight: “Being able to see the massive success, people using the site and buying and how everything worked out well, without any big setbacks,” said junior Alessandro Monti Guarnieri, an officer.

Officers: Monti Guarnieri, and juniors David Estabil and Andrew Sarkissian.

Adviser: Business teacher Andrew Spear.

Membership: The club currently has around 10 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: then[email protected]

—Jacob Zalis

 

Economic and Business Speakers Club

Accomplishments: Students brought in speakers throughout the year and worked to unite individuals interested in both business and economics.

When: 

Highlight: “We just confirmed our next speaker to be the former president of Ecuador,” said senior Benjamin Steinberg, an officer. 

Officers: Steinberg and seniors Mark Eidus and Jae Lee. 

Adviser: Business and marketing teacher Andrew Spear. 

Membership: The club currently has around 60 members. New members are welcome. 

Contact: [email protected] 

—Julia Dun Rappaport

 

Economics Challenge Club

Accomplishments: Students have worked to prepare for the Massachusetts Economics Challenge.

When: Every other Tiger block in 103. 

Highlight: “Being together as a club with like-minded individuals,” said junior Luca Salerno Uriarte, an officer.

Officers: Salerno Uriarte, senior Caleb Wong, and juniors Gabriel Lyons and Joe Sun. 

Adviser: Business and Marketing teacher Andrew Spear. 

Membership: The club currently has around 10 members. New members are welcome. 

Contact: [email protected] 

—Julia Dun Rappaport

 

Fashion Club

Accomplishments: Students held a pop up thrift shop and donated proceeds to the Rainforest Foundation. Students will learn how to sew and create a quilt. Students will also hold a fashion show at the end of the year. 

When: Wednesday WIN in 129.

Highlight: “The pop up thrift store was a really fun time,” said junior Chris Schmidt-Hong, an officer.

Officer: Schmidt-Hong, and juniors Julia Ma and Cathy Zhao.

Adviser: Art teacher Eileen Gagarin.

Membership: The club currently has around seven members. New members are welcome. 

Contact: [email protected]

—Angela Nie

 

French Club

Accomplishments: Students brainstormed the club’s future events. Students will have a French movie night, advocate for French literature in the library, and host a crepe vendor.

When: Every other WIN 1 or 3 in 263.

Highlight: “We’ve found new members and created a community,” said sophomore Audrey Sanger, an officer. 

Officer: Sanger, and sophomores Jadyn Grant, Tenley Hanson, Betina Kreiman, Jennifer Li, Isabelle Sloan.

Adviser: French teacher Alieu Jobe.

Membership: The club currently has around 10 members. New members are welcome. 

Contact: [email protected] or @nnhsfrenchclub on Instagram.

—Angela Nie

Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club

Accomplishments: Students created a presentation about gender-neutral pronouns in foreign languages and actively planned To Be Glad day, the GSA’s culture day.

When: Friday’s after school in 372.

Highlight: “Getting to meet in person and seeing everyone, while we help plan out projects in the school,” said junior Natalie Martin, an officer.

Officers: Martin and senior Jay Sapers-Sydney.

Advisor: Special education teacher Lisa Goldthwaite and mathematics teacher Amy Donovan.

Membership: The club currently has around 5-10 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected]

—Leela Garg

 

Girls Achieving Leadership Through Service (GALS)

Accomplishments: Students held a boba sale to raise money for planned parenthood and volunteered at Rosie’s Place, a homeless shelter in Boston.

When: Tiger Block in 463.

Highlight: “Many members have gotten involved. The club has really grown,” said senior Maddie Fabry, an officer.

Officers: Fabry and seniors Emily Craven and Talia Manchester.

Advisor: Math teacher Colleen Crowley.

Membership: The club currently has around 15-20 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected]

—Leela Garg

 

Global Buddies 

Accomplishments: Students partnered with Newton South to expand the club.

When: Every other Thursday WIN block in 409.

Highlight: “Building connection and friendship between mainstream students and ELL students,” said senior Luana Espinoza, an officer.

Officers: Espinoza, seniors Lavinya Ramos and Francesca Tapper, and junior Sara Wang.  

Adviser: ELL teacher Amy Worth.

Membership: The club currently has around 50-60 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Leah Ziskin

 

Helping Hands Club

Accomplishments: Students formed friendships. 

When: Once a month in 452.

Highlight: “Watching people come together. It is really cool to see people who have a hard time speaking up, coming out of their shell,” said senior Anna Moughan, a president of the club.

Officers: Moughan and senior Priscilla Park, co-president.

Adviser: Chemistry teacher Sangeet Srikanth.

Membership: The club currently has roughly 10 members. New members are welcome. 

Contact: [email protected]

—Sophie Mathewson

 

Hispanics and Latinx United

Accomplishments: Students held a video gallery highlighting latino voices.
When: Fridays after school in 253.

Highlight: “Successfully holding HLU day where so many people got to see latinx voices of our community,” said senior Peter Dukakis.
Officers: Dukakis and senior Olivia Helfrich-Tapia. 

Advisor: Spanish teacher Ana Tellado-Schiff.

Membership: The club currently has around 20 members. New members are welcome, especially if they identify as latinx.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Marina Guzzi

 

History Team

Accomplishments: Students attended a competition in January and held two bake sales.

When: Wednesdays after school in 326.

Highlight: “We went to a competition and our A-team got to the quarter finals,” said senior Tamara Crawford, an officer.

Officers: Crawford and juniors Griffin Hoeschele and Yahel Tamir.

Adviser: History teacher Gregory Drake.

Membership: The club currently has around 20 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected]

—Marina Guzzi

 

Improv Club

Accomplishments: Students brought back the club after not meeting for a year and worked on “Improv Jam,” which ran Feb. 17.

When: Tiger block in the Little Theater.

Highlight: “Being able to help a bunch of new people who haven’t tried improv before try it for the first time,” said senior Sam Mellville, an officer.

Officers: Mellville and junior Ella Reid.

Adviser: Theater ink director Adam Brown.

Membership: The club currently has around 25 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: Visit the Theater Wing during Tiger Block.

—Molly Haughton

 

Investment Management Club

Accomplishments: Students have managed a simulated investment fund. The club has also planned a 8-week speaker series with the Tufts Investment Club from Feb. 8 to Mar. 29.

When: Tiger Block in 316.

Highlight: “Our highlight of the year would definitely be the presentations that many of our members have given regarding various topics on investing that they are passionate about,” said senior Andy Park, an officer. 

Officers: Park and senior Jude Aber.

Adviser: Business teacher Robert Kane.

Membership: The club currently has around 10 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] or @nnhsinvestmentmgt on Instagram.

—Andy Zhou

 

Key Club

Accomplishments: Students helped clean up the Charles River, wrapped gifts and wrote cards for Christmas, hosted a ‘Send a Pie’ fundraiser, and volunteered with Paddy’s Road Race.

When: Thursdays every other week in 430.

Highlight: “Some goals we had were to host trivia night, do another delivery fundraiser, and work with a soup kitchen/senior center. In general, more hands-on volunteer work,” said junior Julia Ma, an officer.

Officers: Ma and junior Kenny Deng, sophomore Melody Chuong, and freshman Massimo Hovagimian. 

Adviser: Math teacher Caroline Vuilleumier.

Membership: The club currently has around 25 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected]

—Misaki Imai

 

K-Pop Club

Accomplishments: Students worked on a performance for Asian Culture Night, and they taught and learned a few dances.

When: Tiger block in the dance room, Friday after school in 463.

Highlight: “Building the club in general and finding more members of the community to interact with,” said junior Meaghan Taylor, an officer. 

Officers: Taylor, Senior Helen Gu, and junior Chris Schmidt-Hong. 

Adviser: Math teacher Allegra Atkinson.

Membership: The club currently has around 10 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Kerri Huang

 

Kindness Club 

Accomplishments: Students had fun during meetings and hosted food drives and donations both locally and outside of Newton.

When: Tiger block in 468.

Highlight: “We like to do fun activities within the club, and this activity, sometimes called Special Snowflake or Secret Santa, was a great way to show our appreciation to other members,” said junior Asha Bohnert, an officer.

Officers: Bohnert and junior Zoe Kritzer.

Adviser: Math teacher Tracey Stewart.

Membership: The club currently has around 10-15 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected]

—Misaki Imai

 

Knitting and Crocheting Club

Accomplishments: Students learned how to knit for the first time, experimented artistically in crochet, and built strong friendship dynamics.

When: Thursday WIN in 272.

Highlight: “We have gotten to meet so many new people who are interested in crocheting, it’s really fun to teach and work on projects together,” said freshman Sana Takamatsu, an officer.

Officers: Takamatsu and freshman Clara Munumel Medina.

Adviser: English teacher Liana Kish.

Membership: The club currently has around 15 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected]

—Dea Pance

 

Math Team

Accomplishments: Students practiced for monthly competitions in the Greater Boston Math League and worked to provide opportunities for other competitions, such as the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament, and the American Mathematics Competitions.

When: Wednesday 8 a.m. in 372, Thursday after school in 469.

Highlight: “A highlight of the year was when we played countdown, an intense game between two competitors who would try to answer a math problem before their opponent could. It was really exciting to see who would be quicker and to solve the problems quickly myself,” said senior Thomas Wang, a member.

Officers: Seniors Jason Jiang and Eric Yu

Adviser: Math teacher Amy Donovan.

Membership: The club currently has around 15 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Sophia Mitchell

 

Melocotones

Accomplishments: Students learned how to improve their a capella singing and perform at festivals around Newton.

When: Sundays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at senior Molly Greenwold’s house.

Highlight: “We like getting to spend time with everyone and start with a question of the day before rehearsal,” said Greenwold, an officer.

Officers: Greenwold and seniors Tal Pemstein and Natalia Sawicka.

Adviser: Music teacher Todd Young.

Membership: The club currently has around 15 members. It is closed for the year.

Contact: [email protected]

—Dea Pance

 

Model UN

Accomplishments: Students revitalized the club after a COVID-afflited year.

When: Tuesdays 5:15 p.m. in the Film Lecture Hall. 

Highlight:One major highlight of the year was passing our first resolutions. It was awesome seeing members presenting their unique, and sometimes bizarre, solutions to global problems,” said Bohnert.

Officers: Bohnert, seniors Frank Fang and John Saralidze, and junior Shyun Moon.

Adviser: Special education teacher Brendan Moran.

Membership: The club currently has around 15 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Zach Kwon

 

Muslim Student Associaton

Accomplishments: Students organized successful bake sales and donated funds to various nonprofit organizations.

When: Tiger block in 372.

Highlight: “We are thinking of getting about $1000 in terms of funds to donate at the end of the year,” said senior Aly Tahoun.

Officer: Tahoun.

Adviser: English teacher Michael Fieleke.

Membership: The club currently has eight members. New members are welcome.

Contact: ​​[email protected]

—Zach Kwon

 

Newton North Democrats 

Accomplishments: Students increased the membership and consistency of the club.

When: Every other Tiger block in 129.

Highlight: “Just getting more people, we didn’t really have a lot of people last year. Now we have a consistent group coming,” said senior Rachel Kurlandsky, an officer.

Officers: Kurlandsky and senior Alba Jordan.

Membership: The club currently has around 10 members. New members welcome.

Adviser: Art teacher Eileen Gargarin.

Contact: [email protected]

—Anderson Free

 

Newton North Fencing Club

Accomplishments: Students practice footwork skills and develop team connections. 

When: Every other Tiger block in the SOA.

Highlight:The highlight of the year has to be being able to be back in person, as it was hard to run the club virtually last year,” said senior Stacey Low, an officer. 

Officers: Low and senior Grace Li.

Adviser: French teacher Sarah Bilodeau.

Membership: The club currently has around 20 members. New members are welcome. 

Contact: [email protected] 

—Sophie Mathewson

 

Next Gen Voices

Accomplishments: Students worked on bringing a civics day to North, which would take place sometime in May.

When: Friday mornings before school in 325.

Highlight: “We researched local political candidates, and created a comprehensive spreadsheet on the positions and policy of mayoral candidates and other local policy figures,” said senior Olivia Pozen, an officer.

Officers: Pozen, seniors Rachel Alpert-Wisnia and Olivia Helfrich Tapia, and juniors Haruka Nabeshima and Hannah Ireland.

Adviser: Director for the Center for Civic Engagement and Service Claudia Wu.

Membership: The club currently has around 10-15 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected]

—Jordan Ronell

 

NNHS Classics Club

Accomplishments: Students watched part of Hercules together.

When: Every other Friday WIN block in 266.

Highlight: “We had one meeting where we played jeopardy, which was a fun, lighthearted way to get to know people and share knowledge,” said junior Emma Brignall, an officer.

Officers: Brignall, junior Maggie Quintero, and sophomore Bronte Gow.

Adviser: Latin teacher Timothy Lesinski.

Membership: The club currently has around 10-15 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Sophia Heyer

 

NNHS Figure Skating Club

Accomplishments: Students competed in a virtual competition series and connected with other skaters in the Greater Boston area. 

When: Students are expected to practice on their own and meet up for competitions. 

Highlight: “Our first virtual competition was really fun. We were able to skate with people from all over and make those connections,” said senior Yurika Tarui, an officer. 

Officers: Tarui. 

Adviser: Vice Principal Amy Winston. 

Membership: The club currently has 3 students from North but is part of a larger team in Boston which has 25 students. New members are welcome. 

Contact: [email protected] 

—Anika Bhawalkar 

 

NNHS Hacks

Accomplishments: Students hosted a hackathon composed of 30 attendees and a variety of prizes.

When: Various weekend hackathons throughout the year, time and location to be announced.

Highlight: “Our event in November was very successful. We gave away 500 dollars in prizes, provided free food, hosted workshops, and helped participants learn programming,” said junior Jacob Chen, an officer.

Officers: Chen, seniors Frank Fang and Rebecca Yao, and junior Jason Chan.

Adviser: Math teacher Kanchan Kant.

Membership: The club currently has four members.

Contact: [email protected]

—Zach Kwon

 

NNHS Producers Club

Accomplishments: Students created a safe space where students can learn and collaborate on music production projects

When- Tuesdays during Tiger Block in 419.

Highlight- “Watching people learn and collaborate in our club. Members have made some pretty cool stuff during meetings and battles,” said senior Max Goldman, an officer of the club.

Officers- Seniors Niall Slack-Watkins, and Max Goldman

Advisers- Performing arts department chair Todd Young.

Membership- The club currently has around 5-10 members. New members are welcome.

Contact- [email protected]

—Esha Bhawalkar

 

NNHS Resell Club

Accomplishments: Students helped each other earn money through buying and selling shoes, clothing, and technology. 

When: No consistent schedule, but members are notified of meetings on the club’s Discord server.

Highlight:The Essentials hoodies release, where our members made thousands in profit,” said junior Keegan Kelley, an officer.

Officers: Kelley, senior JP Norton, and juniors Richard and Gabe Xu.

Adviser: Business teacher Rob Kane.

Membership: The club currently has around 20 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected]

—Zach Kwon

 

NNHS Stage Crew Club

Accomplishments: Students designed and built the sets for five productions.

When: Anytime in 185.

Highlight: “Working on Spelling Bee, we got to work really hard on it and it was great. We also have group bonding where we all get together to do group activities, to kind of team build,” said senior Daniel Borhegyi, an officer. 

Officers: Borhegyi and seniors Lily Renneker and Aiden Vahey.

Advisor: Theater teacher Michael Barrington-Haber.

Membership: The club currently has around 20 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Savannah Bond

 

NNHS Trailblazers

Accomplishments: Students met to discuss and coordinate plans for future hikes and community service events.

When: Saturdays starting March 19, time and location to be determined.

Highlight: “It felt really good, because we had put a lot of work into making it happen,” said junior Sophia Murphy, an officer.

Officers: Murphy and juniors Clara Lake, Jack Mantell, and Finn Parker.

Adviser: English teacher Danielle Johnson.

Membership: The club currently has around 15 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] or @nnhstrailblazers on Instagram.

—Jacob Zalis

 

NNHS Tutoring Organization

Accomplishments: Students established a good connection with schools in neighboring districts and have given young kids more confidence in their learning abilities.

When: Every other Monday in 473.

Highlight: “Hearing from my friend in Milbury how much more confident each of these elementary students are in their abilities,” said guidance counselor Brendan Amedio, the adviser.

Officers: Juniors Maxwell Lu and Yahel Tamir.

Adviser: Guidance counselor Brendan Amedio.

Membership: The club currently has around 35-40 members. New members are welcome. 

Contact: [email protected] 

—Anderson Free

 

NNHS Women in Business

Accomplishments: Students hosted guest speakers monthly in different fields of business and finance. 

When: Every other Thursday WIN in 319.

Highlight: “Last year we had a North alum who works at Amazon and corresponds with Jeff Bezos – she was an excellent role model for the students,” said business teacher Rob Kane, the adviser. 

Officers: Seniors Serena Chuong, Talia Manchester, Danielle Sinay, and Rebecca Yao.

Adviser: Kane.

Membership: The club currently has around 20 members. New members are welcome. 

Contact: [email protected]

—Anika Bhawalkar 

 

Northern Lights A Cappella

Accomplishments: Students had fun creating and rehearsing a list of songs that will be performed at Ice Cappella. 

When: Sundays at 7:00 p.m. at senior Luka Ross’s house.

Highlight: “It’s such a good group of people this year. We are all friends even when we come from different groups in the school,” said senior Abby Lau, an officer.

Officers: Lau and seniors Tyler Bean and Naomi Wolfe.

Adviser: Music teacher Richard Labedz.

Membership: The club currently has around 15 members. New members are welcome. 

Contact: [email protected]

—Alex Zhang

 

One Night Out 

Accomplishments: Students adopted a new, two-event structure in order to safely include as many volunteers as possible.

When: One Day Every month, 3:30-6:00 and the other from 6:30-9:00. At the Boston Ability Center in Natick 10 Tech Cir, Natick, MA 01760

Highlight: “We can really tell all of the kids have been loving the events, and they’ve been super fulfilling for the volunteers as well. We’ve also loved being able to recruit new members,” said Senior Fionia Flint.

Officers: Seniors, Maddie Fabry, Fiona Flint, and Olivia Helfrich-Tapia 

Advisers: Performing arts department chair Todd Young.

Membership: The club currently has “many members.” New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Mark Hemment

 

Programming Club

Accomplishments: Students helped create websites for different clubs at North.

When: Every Monday from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in 468. 

Highlight: “Hosting a fun and smart group of students that like to collaborate on projects and code,” said sophomore Betina Kreiman, an officer.

Officers: Kreiman, junior Angela Bai and sophomore Jennifer Li.

Adviser: Math teacher Adam Peloquin.

Membership: The club currently has around 25 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Leah Ziskin

 

Red Cross Club

Accomplishments: Students made holiday cards for veterans. The Red Cross Club has worked to plan more events to help the local community as well as the Red Cross association.

When: First Tiger block of the month in 270.

Highlight: “A highlight is being back in person, after last year only being able to meet over zoom,” said senior Gloria Shepherd, an officer. 

Officers: Shepherd and senior Audrey Rougeaux.

Adviser: Math teacher Allegra Atkinson.

Membership: The club currently has around 10 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Angela Nie

 

Remote Control Club

Accomplishments: Students made two remote controlled planes and have flown many drones. 

When: Tiger block in 148.

Highlight: “Flying the plane for the first time,” said Arvo Justice, an officer.

Officers: Juniors Jacob Goldberg and Arvo Justice.

Adviser: Robotics teacher Kevin Brosnan.

Membership: The club currently has around 4 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Mark Hemment

 

Rock Climbing Club

Accomplishments: Students who had never rock climbed before were introduced to the sport.

When: Tuesdays and Fridays after school, and Saturdays at 1 p.m. at the Central Rock Gym in Watertown.

Highlight: “You get to meet new people and talk to them about rock climbing,” said junior Naveh Gershon, an officer.

Officers: Gershon and junior Justin Yang.

Adviser: Math teacher Vu Ha.

Membership: The club currently has around 30 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: ​​[email protected]

—Jacob Zalis

 

Rocketry Club

Accomplishments: Students have designed, modeled, and manufactured rockets for competitions. 

When: Tiger block and Thursday at 8:00 a.m. in 148.

Highlight: “Launching a rocket using Micheal Jackson’s #1 greatest hits CD as a blast deflector,” said sophomore Zach Galdston, an officer.

Officers: Galdston and sophomore Cameron Ding.

Adviser: Robotics teacher Kevin Brosnan.

Membership: The club currently has around 8 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected]

—Andy Zhou

 

Sailing Club

Accomplishments: Students will sail in the spring.

When: Three days a week after school starting in April at Community Boating Inc. in Boston

Highlight: “We are excited to have a return to normalcy after a couple of years of weirdness due to COVID,” said senior Alex Olhava, an officer.

Officers: Olhava and senior Aviva Sachs.

Advisor: French Teacher Sarah Bilodeau.

Membership: The club currently has around 20 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Savannah Bond

 

Science Discussion Club

Accomplishments: Students share experiences and opinions, answer challenging questions, learn, and debate about various science topics.

When: Tiger block in 443.

Highlight: “We’ve had many great moments in the club so far, but when I asked members what they consider a highlight of the year many of them answered our bake sale. We held this bakesale earlier to fund a future trip to the science museum,” said senior Jonah Fein.

Officers: Fein and seniors Dante Sanchez, Tae Smith, and Rhys Thomas.

Adviser: Science teacher Paul Martenis.

Membership: The club currently has around 15 members. More members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected]

—Kathryn Fine

 

Science Team

Accomplishments: Students participated in many science competitions, and made fundraisers in order to buy more materials for projects.

When: In chemistry teacher Megan Sun’s WIN.

Highlight: “The Science Team has accomplishments especially participating in science competitions within each category,” said senior Natalie Taw, an officer.

Officers: Taw, senior Steven Gao, and junior Asha Bohnert.

Adviser: Chemistry teacher Megan Sun.

Membership: The club currently has around 45 members. New members are welcome.

—Anderson Free

 

South Asian Student Alliance

Accomplishments: Students held fundraisers, watched Bollywood movies, and discussed their experiences as South Asians in Newton. 

When: Wednesday and Friday at 4:00 p.m. in 452.

Highlight: “Meetings are always fun because it’s a whole community of South Asians and we all just come together and talk about our culture and our lives in general, and it’s a safe, fun place to be,” said freshman Anishka Srikanth, a member.

Officers: Senior Rose Ishaq, junior Anjali Yadavalli, and sophomore Arushi Shatkin.

Adviser: Science teacher Sangeet Srikanth.

Membership: The club currently has around 25 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] or @nnhs.sasa on Instagram.

—Emma Brignall

 

Speech and Debate Club

Accomplishments: Students competed in several tournaments and have won awards.

When: Tiger block and Thursday after school in 327. 

Highlight: “Our ability to have a lot of new members of our team including underclassmen participate in tournaments,” said senior Sarah O’Reilly, an officer.

Officers: O’Reilly, senior Ava Harrington, and junior Yahel Tamir.

Adviser: History teacher Kathryn Codd.

Membership: The club currently has around 20-25 members. New members are welcome, though the ideal time to join is at the beginning of the year.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Emma Brignall

 

Spikeball Club

Accomplishments: Students consistently increased the membership of the club.

When: Tiger block at Dickinson Field.

Highlight: This club will begin in the spring.

Officers: Senior Maxwell Klein, and juniors Noah Goldhagen and Oliver Scott.

Adviser: Physical education teacher Michael Bower.

Membership: The club currently has around 20-35 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Anderson Free

 

Students Against Institutionalized Racism

Accomplishments: Students examined current events through a social justice and racial equality lens. 

When: TBD

Highlight: “We had a really good discussion. Everyone was really engaged and excited about the topics,” said senior James Dun Rappaport, the officer. 

Officer: Dun Rappaport.

Adviser: History teacher John Fitzgerald.

Membership: The club currently has around 15 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected]   

—Angela Nie

 

Students for the Second Step

Accomplishments: Students put up flyers at the Newton Public Library to raise awareness of domestic violence.

When: Tiger block once or twice a month in 132.

Highlight: “It’s meaningful being able to spread awareness about dating violence on a level that extends beyond our usual outreach and reaches many members of our town,” said senior Grace Davis, an officer.

Officers: Davis and seniors Sage Pollack and Amy Staunton.

Membership: The club currently has around 10 members. New members are welcome. 

Adviser: Guidance counselor Nancy Decoteau.

Contact: [email protected]

—Zoe Finamore

 

The Politics Club

Accomplishments: Students cleaned up trash and litter in Newton and held bake sales.

When: Tiger block in 312.

Highlight: “Helping the community and being able to talk about the things we feel strongly about,” said junior Erik Shin, an officer.

Officer: Shin, seniors Tamara Crawford and Alex Fitzgerald, and juniors Luke Andrews, Sophia Murphy, Lucas Wardly, and Max Zuckernik.

Adviser: History teacher David Bedar.

Membership: The club currently has around 30 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Mark Hemment

 

Tiger Buddies 

Accomplishments: Students have created a fun and safe space for students in and out of the special education program by doing activities such as playing games, drawing, listening to music, and baking. 

When: Tiger Block in 330.

Highlight: “Before December break, we made holiday cards for the Boston Children’s Hospital and had so much fun making them,” said junior Amelia Singer, an officer.

Officers: Singer and junior Yalda Hedayat.

Adviser: Math teacher Selena Giroux.

Membership: The club currently has around 10 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] or @nnhstigerbuddies on Instagram.

—Andy Zhou

 

Tiger Docs

Accomplishments: Students got speakers from many medical schools to come in and discuss the medical department path.

When: Tiger block in 425.

Highlight: “Bringing in a guest speaker from Harvard, because he was really interactive with the students about MD field.” said senior Tia Joseph, an officer.

Officers: Joseph and seniors Rachel Kimball, Esther Zhang, and junior Maxwell Lu.

Advisors: Biology teachers Micheal Bono and Mary Vallo

Membership: The club currently has around 15-20 members. New members are welcome. 

Contact: [email protected] 

—Anderson Free

 

TigerUNICEF

Accomplishments: Students spread awareness about UNICEF goals, held fundraisers, and collaborated to donate to organizations UNICEF supports.

When: Every other Tiger block in 265.

Highlight: “The cookie monster fundraiser was definitely a highlight. I’m proud of how much we made and also how well we worked together,” said junior Karen Matsuoka, an officer.

Officers: Matsuoka and juniors Luana Espinoza and Hannah Ireland.

Adviser: Chinese teacher Ming Lu.

Membership: The club currently has around 20 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected]

—Kathryn Fine

 

Thoughtprints

Accomplishments: Students worked on a winter zine, and hosted art-related events for students.

When: The first Tiger block of every month in 127.

Highlight: “Our tote bag event, as well as the winter edition of our zine, which will be available soon,” said senior Aviva Sachs, an officer.

Officers: Sachs, seniors Abby Caputo, Alex Fitzgerald, Samantha Stewart, and Sauria Stewart, and junior Naomi Goldstein.

Adviser: English teacher Neil Giordiano.

Membership: The club currently has around 20 members. New members are welcome. 

Contact: [email protected]

—Zoe Finamore

 

Water Polo Club 

Accomplishments: Students practiced in the pursuit of making the club a varsity team. 

When: Tiger block at the pool.

Highlight: “Getting new equipment to help support practices and reopening after the pool was shut down due to COVID-19 precautions,” said P.E. and Wellness teacher Kristen Smith, an adviser. 

Officers: Juniors Alex Morefield and Chris Thompson. 

Adviser: Smith. 

Membership: The club currently has around 10 members. New members are welcome. 

Contact: [email protected] 

—Anika Bhawalkar 

 

Womxn in Stem Club

Accomplishments: Students have made period packs and sent them to a homeless women’s shelter, planted seeds in the North greenhouse, and hosted guest speakers.

When: Every other Tiger block in 428.

Highlight: “When we first got together we had a great brainstorming session and we had different groups that all came up with great ideas that we were going to be able to execute on,” said junior Lily Siegelman, an officer.

Officers: Siegelman and junior Shyun Moon.

Adviser: Science teacher Allison Newton.

Membership: The club currently has around 20 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] or @nnhswxstem on Instagram.

—Savannah Bond

 

Workout Club

Accomplishments: Students exercised and took care of their health. 

When: Everyday after school in the weightroom.

Highlight: “It was nice to see new people come in and stay here,” said junior Vassily Dudkin, an officer.

Officers: Dudkin and junior Chen Shen.

Adviser: Math teacher Derek Hogan.

Membership: The club currently has around 20 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected]

—Savannah Bond

 

3v3 Basketball Club

Accomplishments: Students played against each other in games of 3v3 basketball.

When: Tiger Block in the SOA.

Highlight: “Looking out at the gym and seeing a lot of different games going on at the same time,” said freshman Luca Peterson, an officer.

Officers: Peterson.

Advisors: Graphics teacher Tom Donnellan.

Membership: The club currently has around 50 members. New members are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] 

—Antonio Batista-Ciani

This article will be continuously updated throughout the year.