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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.

    Moderator: Gary Rybka -

Honor Societies

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  • Chinese Honor Society

    Moderator: Mrs. Wang
  • French Honor Society

    French Honor Society Membership is awarded to any French student who has completed at least 3 semesters of French, has maintained an overall “A-” average in the course, and earned an “A” in the semester of induction, which occurs each Spring.

    Moderator: Samantha Ezzo –
  • National Honor Society

    NHS is a service organization composed of juniors & seniors who exhibit academic & social leadership in our school. A 3.75 GPA is required.

    NHS members organize various events & activities that provide service to our school and local community.

    Moderator: Gary Rybka –


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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: Cameron Cabot –
  • 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.
    Moderator: Julie Puckett -
  • 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.

    Moderator: Emily Elliott -


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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.

    Moderators: Tony Dipre - and Trena Marks-Pacetti -
  • 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.”

    Moderators: Tim Dunn –
    Ashley Knox –
  • 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.

    Moderator: Meghan McDonald -
  • Fair Trade Club

    Moderators: Mr. LaGuardia - and Mrs. Pacetti -


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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. 

    Moderator: Dan Vaughn –
  • Philanthropy Club

    Moderator: Patti Clair -

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.

    Moderator: Cheril Walker –
  • 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.

    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.

    Moderator: Dave Banks -
  • Harmony Gold 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.

    Moderator: Dave Banks –
  • 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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  • Ambassadors

    Students assist the Admissions Office in hosting prospective students at various school events throughout the year. Freshmen may apply in the spring - upperclassmen contact the Admissions Office.

    Moderator: Bill Beard -
    Jason Ruegg -

  • C.A.R.E.

    Club for Animal Rescue

    Moderator: Kelly Vanas -
  • Club 95

    Club 95 meets monthly for students (and faculty/staff) who are vegetarian, vegan, or who want to eat a more plant-based diet.  We talk about healthy food options, share recipes, and try different foods. We discuss nutrition and good sources of protein, vitamin supplements, restaurants that have plant-based options, different brands to try, etc.  For those who are looking to eat less meat, Club 95 is a great place to find support. 

    Trena Marks-Pacetti -
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  • Dance Team

    Moderator: BreeOnna Springer -
  • Diversity Club

    The goal of the Diversity Club is to learn more about and experience different people & cultures. Fostering a spirit of inclusion, this group examines & celebrates that which makes us unique, while recognizing & appreciating the differences in all of us.  

    Moderator: Brian Anthony -
  • Green Team

    Our in-house version of “Sierra Club” is involved in varied activities from recycling to wetlands investigations to hiking & backpacking.

    Moderators: Mrs. Truax - and Mrs. Marks-Pacetti -
  • Intramurals

    Fall - coed softball takes place after school, 2 days per week. On Saturday mornings, non-varsity men & women participate in tap football.

    Beginning in January, Warriors play coed basketball.

    Spring - coed teams compete after school in either ultimate frisbee competition, handball or another activity outside on the athletic fields of Walsh Jesuit.

    Moderators: Intramural Softball (Fall) – Drew Marquard –
    Intramural Basketball (Winter) – Chris Stoffl
    Backyard Olympics (Spring) – Gary Rybka
  • Robotics Club

    The Robotics Club invites students of all experience levels to learn about electronics, programming, digital fabrication, and implement their knowledge in various robotics builds.  

    Moderator: Dave Burnside -
  • Rugby

    Open to male students of all grade levels & abilities, this club sport practices and competes during the Spring semester.
  • Science Fair

    Moderators: Suzanne Maloney - and Chicory Koren -
  • Ski Club

    Beginning in January, this group gathers for ski outings to Boston Mills on Fridays after school. Students ski a minimum of 5 Fridays from 3:30-7.

    Moderator: Miranda Burley –
  • The Alliance Club

    The Alliance Club provides a safe space to support all students, regardless of their race, creed, beliefs, backgrounds, or identifications.
    Moderator: Mr. Dave LaGuardia -
  • Yoga Club

    Open to any student who wants to enjoy recreational yoga after school. Participants learn how to safely practice yoga, and how yoga can help one’s overall health and wellness. The sessions are led by a certified yoga instructor.

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