Clubs and Organizations
Forensics is a co-curricular activity. This activity is taught as a class during the school day, but students compete in tournaments throughout the spring semester in the evenings or on Saturdays. Forensics consists of three categories of events: acting, interpretation and speaking. Students learn and develop all three areas via specific events and pieces of their choosing. Students must successfully pass HS Communications prior to participating in Forensics.
Sponsor: Kendra Ploutz
Future Farmers of America (FFA)
Ellsworth FFA is an organization devoted to building leadership skills, public speaking and decision making through agriculture experiences.
Sponsor: Kara Hays
Junior High Scholar's Bowl
Junior High Scholar's Bowl is a scholar activity where students participate as a TEAM answering trivia type questions to earn points. It is similar to Jeopardy, yet the answers do not have to be in the form of a question. There are two teams per school that participates at each meet; a team of 7th graders and a team of 8th graders. Each team consists of five (5) members. Anyone is welcome to join. Team members are changed for each meet so everyone has a chance to compete. The teams usually participates in 6-7 meets from late January to early March.
Sponsor: Nancy Bolton
Senior High Scholar's Bowl
High School Scholar's Bowl is an academic team that competes against other schools answering questions based on what students may learn at school, at home, in books, etc. Competitions consist of teams of up to five (5) students answering questions from Social Studies, Math, English/Language Arts, Science, Fine Arts, Foreign Language and Current Events. It is formatted much like Junior High Scholar's Bowl, and is open to all students from Freshman to Seniors who'd like a chance to show what they know. Most competitions are varsity level, but there will be a few junior varsity level tournaments scheduled as well. Practices begin in late September, with the first competition in late October. The league tournament is in late January with the Regional and State Tournaments following right after in early February.
Sponsor: Eric Coonrod
National Honor Society
The purpose of the society is to recognize outstanding students on the basis of scholarship, service, leadership and character. To become a candidate, a student must have maintained a 3.5 GPA average during his/her high school career, must have displayed enthusiasm in service and show themselves to be of good character. Recipients of the National Society pins are recognized nationally as outstanding high school students. Graduates will wear a National Honor Society stole during the graduation ceremony.
Sponsor: Christi Walter
Sponsor: Kendra Ploutz