Academic

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  • Academic Challenge

    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 - rybkaG@walshjesuit.org
  • 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.

    Moderator: Corinne Newcome – newcomeC@walshjesuit.org
  • Math Club

    Do you enjoy creative math dilemmas & looking at applications of math in the world today? This club is for you!

    Members take part in Cedar Point’s Physics, Math & Science Week during the Spring.

    Moderator: Kasey Larsen – larsenk@walshjesuit.org
  • French Club

    The French club is for students currently enrolled in French courses or have a passion for the French language. Our goal is to educate students about Francophone cultures through film, food & other cultural activities.

    Moderator: Samantha Ezzo – ezzos@walshjesuit.org

Honor Societies

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  • 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 – ezzos@walshjesuit.org
  • 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 – rybkag@walshjesuit.org

Media

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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 – koreckic@walshjesuit.org
  • 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 – adairj@walshjesuit.org
  • 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 - puckettj@walshjesuit.org
  • Yearbook

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

    Moderator: Walt Dodds – doddsw@walshjesuit.org

Service

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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.

    Moderator: Adam Green – greena@walshjesuit.org
  • 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 – dunnt@walshjesuit.org
    Michael Palange – palangem@walshjesuit.org
  • 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.

    Moderators: Tim Dunn dunnt@walshjesuit.org
    Michael Palange palangem@walshjesuit.org

Business

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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 – vaughnd@walshjesuit.org

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 – walkerch@walshjesuit.org
  • 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 - matiav@walshjesuit.org
  • 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 - banksd@walshjesuit.org
  • Euchre Club

    Students interested in learning about & playing the popular card game, euchre, a Walsh Jesuit tradition.  This club meets once per week to enjoy one another's company & have a good time!

    Moderator: Chris Gaone  gaonec@walshjesuit.org
  • Fashion Club

    The purpose of this club is to promote originality & self-confidence through fashion.

    Moderator: Cheryl Walker  walkerCh@walshjesuit.org
  • 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 banksd@walshjesuit.org
  • 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 – banksd@walshjesuit.org
  • 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 – newcomec@walshjesuit.org
  • 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.

Government

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  • Debate Club

    Debate Club develops skills of public speaking & persuasive argumentation while tackling current issues facing the world today. This club does not compete, offering students an opportunity to work on public speech & persuasion in a fun, non-threatening environment.  

    Moderator:  Emily Elliot - elliote@walshjesuit.org
  • Mock Trial

    Are you considering a career as an attorney?

    Gather first-hand experience by acting as a lawyer or witness, as you compete against other schools. This team starts in late October & ends in early February and does not conflict with fall or spring sports. The group involves 1-2 meetings per week.

    Moderator: Catherine Marquard –marquardc@walshjesuit.org
  • Student Government

    Four executive officers, four officers from each class & homeroom representatives lead their peers in various activities and provide communication between administration and the student body.

    Moderators: Nick Albin  albinn@walshjesuit.org

    Eric Salek (12th) – saleke@walshjesuit.org
    Corinne Newcome (11th) - newcomec@walshjesuit.org
    Corinne Newcome (10th) -  newcomec@walshjesuit.org
    Vicky Kilway (9th) - kilwayv@walshjesuit.org

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 - beardb@walshjesuit.org
    Jason Ruegg - rueggj@walshjesuit.org

  • 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.  

    Moderators: Mariana Proeske - proeskem@walshjesuit.org
    Dave LaGuardia – laguardiad@walshjesuit.org
  • Green Team

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

    Moderator: Kathleen Zakelj - zakeljk@walshjesuit.org
  • 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 –marquarda@walshjesuit.org
    Intramural Football (Fall) – TBD
    Intramural Basketball (Winter) – Chris Stoffl stofflC@walshjesuit.org
    Intramural Handball (Spring) – TBD
  • Ping Pong Club

    Do you enjoy a game of ping pong every now and then? Want to get better sport you can play for life? Or do you just want to spend some time hanging out with some really great people & have fun?

    Ping Pong Club members spend 2 days after school each week playing ping pong and set up school tournaments to raise money for charitable causes. No experience is necessary.

    Moderator - TBD
  • 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 - burnsided@walshjesuit.org
  • Rugby

    Open to male students of all grade levels & abilities, this club sport practices and competes during the Spring semester.
  • 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 – burleym@walshjesuit.org
  • 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  knoxa@walshjesuit.org