Clubs & Activities
Morehead High has several clubs and activities for students. Each club has a staff sponsor. We encourage as many students as possible to become active in the school-sponsored activities.
Click on a link below for more information about each.
Academic Challenge Team
Join the Academic Challenge Team!
Coach: David Everett
Academic Challenge Competition (ACC) is an extra-curricular activity that provides an arena for the application of knowledge. Its aim is to promote academic excellence and integrity through friendly competition and mutual respect. Teams of four students compete against the county high schools in topics of English, social studies, math, science and
"all-around". Any MHS student can join the team.
Club Advisor: Mr. Alcorn
Meeting time & Location:
Membership Requirements and Qualifications:
Club Website: www.prideofmorehead.com
Club Advisor: Mr. Hines
In band, you will expand your musical understanding and technical development in playing instruments. You will also develop an understanding of music theory, history and literature. You can take Marching Band in the fall and Concert Band in the spring. For questions, see Mr. Hines.
Battle of the Books
Club Advisor: Mrs. Wotring and Mrs. Taylor
Rockingham County Schools began a High School Battle of the Books Program the 2017-2018 school year. All high school students are welcome to participate, however teams can only consist of twelve students. If you have an interest in participating in the MHS BOB team, please see Mrs. Wotring or Mrs. Taylor.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Stewart
Club Equality is part of the national Gay-Straight Alliance Network, which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia.
Students meet every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in room 88 to discuss current events, relationships, community building, and social justice. The club is open to all students, those in the LGBTQ community and straight allies.
Club Advisor: Mr. Queen
College Ambassadors: a small group of dedicated students working to increase college awareness and access for students at MHS.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Bigelow
DECA gives students with career interests in business and marketing an opportunity to explore the fields of entrepreneurship, fashion, finance, marketing, hospitality & tourism, sports & entertainment. Students participate in regional, state and national competition. Members must be in a marketing class. The DECA emblem is in the shape of a diamond. Each point on the diamond symbolizes a competency developed in the DECA organization. The four points are: Vocational Understanding- Students develop first-hand knowledge of merchandising management and the opportunities available in their chosen career. Civic Consciousness- Students learn to recognize their obligations to the community in which they live. Social Intelligence- DECA members develop poise and social graces as well as becoming aware of the social environment through DECA social events. Leadership Development- DECA activities are designed to give students the opportunity to participate in many activities which teach them to be leader and followers.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Stewart
Drama Club provides opportunities in theatre arts including acting, staging, lighting and production. The group performs several plays during the school year. Open to all students.
If you are interested in more information, please see Mrs. Stewart or email email@example.com
EV (Electric Vehicle) Team
Club Advisor: Mr. Dooley
Morehead High School Students build an electric car to compete in the EV Challenge.
Eden, NC – A small group of dedicated students are striving to make a difference. They are known as the Morehead High School Electric Vehicle club, or MHSEvTeam. They’re goal is to build alternative fuel vehicles that are not dependent on fossil fuels. They do this by accepting the EV Challenge.
About The EV Challenge
Established seventeen years ago, the Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge is an incredibly inspiring and high profile education program where high school students:
Build real, full-size plug-in electric vehicles.
Participate in a yearlong educational program and competition.
Learn numerous skills including: applied engineering and environmental science, electrical troubleshooting, public speaking, and community service.
The program is often a life-changer for students and has a significant positive impact on their view of science , technology, engineering and math. The program is currently serving high schools in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, West Virginia, and Iowa and would like to grow to include a national reach.
This year’s final event is slated to take place at the North Carolina Center for Automotive Research (NCCAR) in Garysburg North Carolina on April 12th. - 14th. The competing schools will participate in various events which include an oral presentation, Jeopardy, troubleshooting, and includes driving events such as the range event, acceleration event and autocross event.
About the MHS EV Team
The EV team at Morehead High School started four years ago with the original conversion of a 1997 Saturn SL2. The vehicle was a donation to the school’s program that was no longer running and had been involved in a minor collision. That first year the vehicle was converted to 96 volts DC current. Each year the vehicle is torn down and reconfigured and improved upon. In it’s current state, the vehicle runs on 156 volts DC and enjoys the addition of power steering and power brakes this year. It is configured as a clutchless manual transmission that is capable of highway speeds with a range of approximately 50 miles. Perfect for that inner city daily commute. The MHS EVTeam is excited about the opportunity to compete at the EV Challenge this year with high hopes of a great performance.
To learn more about the EV Team, click here
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Club Advisor: Mrs. Hensley
Meetings are open to all students interested in joining our FCA campus huddle.
This club is open to anyone interested whether they play a sport or not. We fellowship with other believers.
Meeting time & Location: Chorus Room (Room 2) Wednesdays before school
Club Advisor: Mrs. Weintraub
Club Advisor: Mrs. Wotring and Mr. Queen
The MHS Gamer's Club meets every Thursday in the Media Center after school. A PS2 is provided with E-and T-rated games. Students are welcome to bring their own devices and games. However, only E- and T-rated games are permitted.
Club Advisor: Mr. Carl
Membership Requirements and Qualifications:
Attendance at two meetings each semester
Participation in at least three service projects each semester
What is Interact?
Rotarians around the world participate in and administer a broad range of humanitarian and educational programs and activities designed to improve the human condition and advance the organization's ultimate goal of world understanding and peace. Programs range from scholarships and cultural exchanges to opportunities for service at the local, national and international levels.
One of the clubs is Interact—a Rotary-sponsored service club for people ages 14-18. Clubs can be school or community based and are required to carry out at least two service projects annually — one serving the school or community and another promoting international understanding.
Each club is sponsored by a local Rotary club whose members offer guidance, but Interact clubs are responsible for planning, financing, organizing, and executing their own projects.
The first Interact club was formed in Florida in 1962 and had 23 members. Today, 6,605 Interact clubs in 101 countries have an estimated 151,915 members.
Helping wrap presents at Salvation Army
Bowl-a-thon for Caregivers
Salvation Army Bell Ringers
Club Advisors: Mrs. Thomas
Key Club serves as a service organization and extension of the Eden Kiwanis. This group participates in community projects and is open to all MHS students.
Please contact Mrs. Bigelow and Mrs. Thomas for more information.
Club Advisors: Ms. Leonard
Latin Club is active! See Ms. Leonard, staff advisor for questions and updates to this page.
Salvete! Quomodo valetis hodie?
(Or, Welcome! How are you today?)
Latin is one of the best languages to learn for several reasons. For example, having a basic understanding of Latin will help you learn other Romance languages, which are similar in vocabulary and syntax. Also, while English is a Germanic language, it still derives much of its vocabulary (not to mention prefixes and suffixes) from Latin. Latin will certainly come in handy on the SAT's.
Wonderful Latin Quotes
Magna vis veritatis quae facile se per se ipsa defendat.
"Great is the power of truth that can easily defend itself with its own force."
Nemo enim fere saltet sobrius, nisi forte insanit.
"Almost nobody dances sober, unless he happens to be insane."
Non omne quod nitet aurum est.
"Not all that glitters is gold."
Saepe creat molles aspera spina rosas.
"Often, the prickly thorn produces tender roses."
Faber est suae quisque fortunae.
"Each man is the smith of his own fortune."
Appius Claudius Caesus
Per aspera ad astra.
"To the stars through hardship."
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Great Latin Links
This is a great site based on the 1970's movie version of Robert Graves' I, Claudius (Twelve one-hour parts, starring Sir Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, Sian Phillips, Patrick Stewart, etc.). The story itself is a historical fiction written in the form of Tiberius Claudius' autobiography and details the murder, deceit, decadence, and lies of Rome's first four emperors. Believe me, this is an awesome story.
An excellent resource for homework; includes declensions, conjugations, and grammar.
National Honor Society
CHARACTER * SCHOLARSHIP * LEADERSHIP * SERVICE
Link to National Honor Society: www.nhs.us
Club Advisor: Mrs. Leonard and Mrs. Richardson
Meeting time & Location: First Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the media center.
The National Honor Society (NHS) was created in 1921 to recognize and encourage academic excellence while developing the ideals of leadership, character and service. The NHS has become a prestigious organization, known for its reputation for excellence. Membership is therefore an honor and a commitment.
The purpose of the National Honor Society of John Motley Morehead High School is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership and to encourage the development of character in students. The chapter is under the supervision of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Selection for membership is based on outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and character. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities.
Students eligible for selection to the NHS must be in attendance at J.M. Morehead H.S. for at least one semester. Academically eligible students will be considered for membership after the first and second semester of the junior year.
Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 unweighted scale) beginning with the first semester of the ninth grade and continuing through the semester immediately preceding induction. Academically eligible students will then be evaluated on leadership, service and character.
A list of academically eligible students will be reviewed by the faculty and any student who should not be a member must have signed documentation by a faculty member.
The NHS Faculty Council will then individually evaluate candidates on leadership, service and character.
Any member who falls below the standards, which were the basis for their selection to the NHS (scholarship, service, leadership and character), will be warned in writing by the chapter advisors and given a reasonable amount of time to correct the deficiency. In the case of flagrant violation of school rules or the law, a member does not have to be warned.
Members who resign or who are dismissed are never again eligible for membership or for benefits. A member, who has been dismissed, may appeal the decision of the Faculty Council under the same rules for disciplinary appeals in the Rockingham County School System.
Members are expected to pay yearly dues ($15.00). Each NHS member is allowed two unexcused absences. An absence form must be completed within four days of the absence date. An absence due to a conflict with a school-related activity does not count as an unexcused absence; however, an absence form must be completed.
National Technical Honor Society
ACHIEVEMENT * SCHOLARSHIP * EXCELLENCE * SERVICE * LEADERSHIP * SKILL
Link to National Honor Society: www.nths.org
Club Advisors: Mr. Dooley, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Hensley, Mrs. Wenger, Mrs. Bigelow, Mrs. Manual, and Mrs. Thompson
Meeting time & Location: First Thursday of each month 3:30 p.m. in the Media Center.
The National Technical Honor Society was established in 1984 to promote the ideals of service, leadership, and skill development among America’s future workforce.
Believing that outstanding student effort and achievement should be rewarded and encouraged, and seeking to cultivate the ideals of scholastic excellence, service and leadership in our citizens of tomorrow, the governing officers of the National Technical Honor Society have established this organization for the promotion of these ideals.
To honor student achievement and leadership in career and technical education, promote educational excellence, award scholarships, and enhance career opportunities for the NTHS membership.
To be an international leader in providing recognition for excellence in career and technical education.
Good leaders are made not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never-ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience.
NTHS requires a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and the nominee must be enrolled in a CTE (career technical) program. In addition to NTHS requirements, additional suggested criteria include credit hours completed, attendance, instructor nominations, disciplinary records, and CTSO (Career & Technical Student Organization) membership.
The one-time induction membership fee is $30 followed by $5 per year membership.
As a member of the National Technical Honor Society, Students pledge to:
Maintain the highest standard of personal and professional conduct at all times;
Strive for excellence in all aspects of my education and employment;
Refuse to engage in or condone activities for personal gain at the expense of my fellow
students, my school, or my employer;
Support the intents and purposes of NTHS while working to achieve the objectives and
goals of the society; and
Uphold my obligations as a citizen of my community and my country.
Club Advisor: Mr. Dooley
The Morehead High School Panther Robotics program consists of two opportunities for the students that participate. Offered as both an educational program as an extracurricular club program, students build robots to perform various tasks using the VEX robotics platform. Students have the option of taking Honors Robotics Engineering Curriculum l and ll, as well as participating in the robotics club.
Students are taught the various aspects of robotics design and applications. Students study the given task, identify various criteria, constraints, and specifications at hand. Then students design, build, program and test their robot creations to monitor their own trials, tribulations and success.
Offered as an extracurricular team, Team 9064 MHS Robotics is a student-run VRC (VEX Robotics Competition) team from Morehead High School in Eden, NC. We work to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to our students, school, and community. Since 2013, students from Morehead High School have gathered to participate in the VEX Robotics Competitions. Students build robots to perform tasks revealed in a game format and moderated by the VRC, Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (REC) as well as Robotevents.com organizations. The game gives students the opportunity to apply the math and science skills learned in class, as well as develop new problem-solving skills that are applicable to everyday life. These skills are then applied in competitive situations, working alongside other students and professionals in the robotics field.
As the program grows and matures so does the student’s success. Team 9064 has qualified for the VRC World Championships twice in the past. They accomplished this feat by winning the VRC Excellence Award at the 2016 NC VRC State Championships. This is the highest award presented in the VEX Robotics Competition. They followed this up in the 2017 NC VRC State championships by winning the state championship. Way to go Panthers! The team deserves to be recognized for building quality robots and a “team” committed to quality in everything that they do.
Club Advisor: Mrs. Morgan
Special Olympics Track and Field involves athletes with Intellectual Disabilities from age five and above. Each school usually has a volunteer coach that organizes an outing for the last week in April to Rockingham County High School where we compete against other schools.
We have a picnic lunch and spend the day cheering on everyone.
Club Advisor: Mrs. King and Mrs. Hazelwood
Article II, Section I of the Student Council of Morehead High School's Constitution states that the purpose of this organization shall be:
To set examples of leadership and ideals for Morehead High School.
To serve as a "sounding board" for students of Morehead High School.
To serve as moderator between faculty and students.
To provide for and correlate school activities.
To foster school spirit and pride.
To provide effective representation for the students of Morehead High School
For more information, See Ms. Ellis-King or Mrs. Hazelwood