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  • Academic Challenge

    If you like Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit and like to be on TV this group is for you. Students compete in a variety of academic fields against other schools from Summit County and beyond. Practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 124. Tournaments run from mid-October through mid-December with some Saturdays through April.

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  • Book Club

    Do you enjoy reading books and discussing them with others? Then join the Walsh Jesuit Book Club where students gather together to decide upon, read, and discuss books with the purpose of enhancing knowledge of and interest in all genres of literature. Other than meetings focused on discussing literature, the Book Club engages in activities such as traveling to local book signings or libraries, seeing movies based on books, and partaking in trivia games on noted authors.

    Moderator: Corinne Newcome –
  • Math Club

    For those students who enjoy creative math dilemmas and looking at the applications of mathematics in the world today, this club is for you. Members take part in Cedar Point’s Physics, Math, and Science Week during the Spring.

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  • French Club

    The French club (club français) is for students currently enrolled in French courses or share a passion for the French language. As an organization our goal is to educate students about Francophone cultures through film, food, and other cultural activities.

    Moderator: Samantha Ezzo –

Media & Publications

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  • Radio Club

    Are you interested in broadcasting? Is your voice the one that should deliver the daily news and announcements to your fellow students? Then try your hand at the Radio Club.

    Moderator: Rick Sistek –
  • The Pioneer

    Students have an opportunity to develop their writing skills as part of the school newspaper staff. Students may join either as members of 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 fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, artwork, and photography created by current Walsh Jesuit students. The book, staffed by student editors who meet every other week, is distributed in April to all students, faculty, and staff.

    Moderator: Julie Puckett -
  • 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 –


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  • Investment Club/Stock Market Club

    Bull or bear? Students invest and participate in the Ohio Market Simulation game, operating out of John Carroll University. There is $16 fee for participation. The club has a fall and spring season each lasting ten weeks. Students may compete alone or with another player.

    Moderator: Dan Vaughn –


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  • Jesuit Refuge Services (JRS) Action Team

    In light of Pope Francis’ appeal to be men and women for others during a time of crisis for refugees in this world, this club builds on the work of Jesuit Refugee Services worldwide to work on tangible ways to impact this situation in our local community. The goals of the club are to educate our fellow students and community as well as partner with an organization called ASIA Inc. to work with refugees and immigrants who have recently settled in our area. The club meets once per week, and all are welcomed to attend.

    Moderator: Adam Green –
  • Justice League

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

    Moderators: Tim Dunn –
    Michael Palange –
  • Labre Project

    Students meet each Monday evening, including summer, to share food and friendship with the least of our sisters and brothers living on the streets of Akron, following the call and example of the life of St. Benedict Joseph Labre. After preparing a simple meal and praying before the Blessed Sacrament, students depart to visit the homeless under bridges, next to the tracks, on street corners, and in nooks and crannies of downtown Akron. Sign up at the Justice League meetings.

    Moderator: Tim Dunn
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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.

    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 and broaden your scope of musical knowledge, ability, and application then this is the group for you. Meeting dates and time to be announced.
  • Chamber Ensemble

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

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  • Drama Club

    The Centerstage Theater puts on a major dramatic play and a musical each year. Although the cast is chosen through audition, the club is open to all students. Past shows include Peter Pan, Footloose, Guys and Dolls, Grease, Fame, Oklahoma, Little Shop of Horrors, Anything Goes, Dead Man Walking, The Miracle Worker, Flowers For Algernon, Pygmalion, The Sound of Music, Bye Bye Birdie, A Christmas Carol, and The Wizard of Oz.

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  • Euchre Club

    Students focused on learning about and playing the popular card game, euchre, a Walsh Jesuit tradition.  This club meets once per week, after school, to enjoy one another's company and have a good time.
    Moderator: Chris Gaone
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  • Fashion Club

    The purpose of this club is to promote originality and self-confidence through fashion.
    Moderator: Cheryl Walker
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  • Harmony Gold Show Choir

    The harmony Gold Show Choir features the best singers and dancers in the school. This Varsity level, auditioned group performs themed shows at competitions in the Midwest, schools, and takes performance trips to exciting places like DisneyWorld, New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
    Moderator: Dave Banks
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  • Photography Club

    Students interested in exploring the art of photography and helping with the yearbook and 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 Walsh Jesuit High School String Orchestra is a unique facet of the performing arts program. Including strings from viola to cello to bass, this group allows students to continue their work on strings, while offering the opportunity to hear the different voices combined as a whole. The String Orchestra participates in a variety of events, including the Winter & Spring Band Concerts, the Akron Tree Festival and WJHS Baccalaureate Mass to name a few.
  • Warrior Corps Marching Band/Colorguard

    These groups provide the musical performances and musical support for various athletic events and school activities, and represent the school in community events throughout the year. Any current band member is eligible or you may audition in May.
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Honor Societies

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  • National Honor Society

    This group is a service organization composed of those juniors and seniors who have exhibited academic and social leadership in our school. A 3.75 GPA is required. NHS members organize various events and activities that provide service to our school and the local community.

    Moderators: Gary Rybka –
  • Societe Honoraire de Francais (French Honor Society)

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

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  • Debate Club

    The purpose of the Debate Club is to develop skills of public speaking and persuasive argumentation while tackling current issues facing the world today.  While this club does not compete interscholastically, it offers students an opportunity to work on public speech and persuasion in a fun,non-threatening environment.  

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  • Mock Trial

    Are you considering a career as an attorney? You will gather first-hand experience by becoming a lawyer or a witness on the Mock Trial team as you compete against other schools. This activity starts in late October and ends in early February and will not conflict with fall or spring sports. The group involves one to two meetings (total of five hours) per week.

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  • Student Government/Class Officers

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

    Moderators: Nick Albin

    Eric Salek (12th) –
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    Corinne Newcome (10th) -
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Other Interests

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  • Ambassadors

    Students assist the Admissions Office in hosting prospective students and their families at various school events throughout the year. Freshmen may apply in the spring. Upperclassmen may contact the Admissions Office.

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  • Diversity Club

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

    Moderator: Mariana Proeske -
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  • Green Team/Recycling Club

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

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  • Intramurals

    Different opportunities await students interested in participating in intramural athletic competition. During the Fall, co-ed softball takes place after school two days per week. Beginning on Saturday mornings in late September non-varsity men and women participate in tap-football. Warrior men and women play basketball, beginning in January. And in the Spring, co-ed teams compete after school in either ultimate frisbee competition, handball, or another opportunity outside on the athletic fields of Walsh Jesuit.

    Moderators: Intramural Softball (Fall) – Drew Marquard –
    Intramural Football (Fall) – TBD
    Intramural Basketball (Winter) – Chris Stoffl
    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 while having fun? If so, then why not try the Ping Pong Club. Club members spend two days after school each week playing ping pong and set up periodic 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, and digital fabrication, and to implement their knowledge in various robotics builds.  

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  • Rugby

    Open to male students of all grade levels and abilities, this club sport practices and competes during the Spring semester.
  • Ski/Snowboarding Club

    Beginning in January this group gathers for ski outings to Boston Mills on Fridays after school. Students ski a minimum of five Fridays from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m.

    Moderator: Miranda Burley –
  • 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