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  • Academic Challenge/Quiz Bowl

    If you like Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit, this group is for you. Students compete in a variety of academic fields against other schools.
    Practices are held MON & WED in Room 124. Tournaments run from mid-October - mid-December with some Saturdays in April.

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  • Book Club

    Do you enjoy reading books & discussing them with others? Students gather to decide upon, read & discuss books to enhance knowledge of & interest in all genres of literature.

    The Book Club also travels to local book signings, libraries, sees movies based on books, and partakes in trivia games on noted authors.

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  • Physics Club

    Are you interested in expanding upon and improving your knowledge of physics?  Physics club will explore aspects of physics not covered in the curriculum where you will be able to perform experiments to see real world applications of physics.  

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Honor Societies

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  • Radio Club

    Are you interested in broadcasting? Is your voice the one that should deliver the daily news & announcements? Then try the Radio Club.

    Moderator: Charles Korecki –
  • The Pioneer

    Develop your writing skills as part of the school newspaper staff! Students may join in the Journalism class or as writers outside of class. Monthly announcements allow members to cover a variety of topics for articles.

    Moderator: Joe Adair –
  • The Sketch

    The Sketch is an annual anthology of selected Walsh Jesuit students' work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, artwork, and photography. The book, staffed by student editors, is distributed in April to all students, faculty and staff.
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  • WJBN Broadcasting Club

    Moderator: Charles Korecki -
  • Yearbook (The Trek)

    The Trek is Walsh Jesuit’s yearbook. Students write, lay-out, edit and photograph this annual record of the school year.

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  • Jesuit Refuge Services (JRS) Team

    As Men & Women for Others during a time of crisis in this world, this club builds on the work of Jesuit Refugee Services worldwide to work on tangible ways to impact our local community.

    This club educates our community and partners with the organization ASIA Inc. to work with refugees & immigrants who have settled in our area. The club meets once per week, and all are welcomed to attend.

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  • Justice League

    Students meet every other TUES in Room 100 to learn about the faith & social issues that are important to the church. The club celebrates the Jesuit tradition of “A Faith that does Justice.”

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  • Labre Project

    Students meet each MON evening, including summer, to share food & friendship with the least of our sisters & brothers, following the call and example St. Benedictine Labre.

    After preparing a simple meal & praying, students depart to visit the homeless under bridges, next to the tracks, on street corners, and in nooks & crannies of downtown Akron. Sign up at the Justice League meetings.

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  • Investment Club

    Bull or bear? Investment/Stock Market Club students invest and participate in the Ohio Market Simulation game, operating out of John Carroll University.

    The club has a fall & spring season each lasting ten weeks. Students may compete alone or with another player. There is $16 fee for participation. 

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  • Philanthropy Club

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The Arts

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  • Art Club

    The purpose of this club is for students who express interest in Art & Design to make fun & unique crafts.

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  • Brass Choir

    Early instrumental music was reserved for religious purposes and played by brass instruments. If you would like to examine this literature,  andbroaden your scope of musical knowledge, ability & application, then this is the group for you.
  • Chamber Choir

    This singing group performs at the Christmas program, Spring Concert, competitive contests & festivals. The repertoire includes: classical, acapella, gospel, folk & jazz vocal music of a fairly high degree of difficulty.

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  • Cura Musicalis

    Moderator: Vince Matia
  • Drama Club

    The Centerstage Theater puts on a play & musical each year. The cast is selected through audition, yet the club is open to all students.

    Past shows include: Peter Pan, Footloose, Guys & Dolls, Grease, Fame, Little Shop of Horrors, Anything Goes, Dead Man Walking, Flowers For Algernon, Les Miserables, The Sound of Music & Bye Bye Birdie.

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  • HG Show Choir

    The Harmony Gold Show Choir features the top singers & dancers at WJ. This varsity level, auditioned group performs themed shows at competitions throughout the Midwest & takes performance trips to exciting places like DisneyWorld, New York City & Chicago.

    Moderator: Dave Banks
  • Marching Band & Colorguard

    The Warrior Corps Marching Band & Colorguard provide musical performances and musical support for various athletic & school events, and represent the school in greater community events. Any current band member is eligible, or you may audition in May.

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  • Photography Club

    Students interested in exploring the art of photography, helping with the yearbook & other school publications should join the Photography Club. No experience necessary – just an interest in learning more about this lifelong skill.

    Moderator: Corinne Newcome –
  • String Orchestra

    The WJ String Orchestra includes strings from viola to bass. This group allows students to continue their work on strings, while offering the opportunity to hear its different voices combined as a whole.

    The String Orchestra participates in a variety of events, including the Winter & Spring Concerts, the Akron Tree Festival and WJHS Baccalaureate Mass to name a few.


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Other Interests

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As a Christ-centered community, we strive to be Men and Women for and with Others.