Moderator: Michelina DelGizzi
State Skeet Champion 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
State Muzzle Load and Archery Champion 2004
4-H is a Youth Service Organization in which members are encouraged to participate in Community Service and Community Study Activities throughout the year. Some of these activities include “Food for Families,” Phone Book Recycling, Bowling Against Dystrophy, American Cancer Society “Walk for Life,” Tune Out Violence Campaign, and many more. Members are required to choose a project in which to be involved. Just a few of the projects students have to choose from including Public Speaking, Leadership, Citizenship, Personal Development, Communications, Computers, Photography, and Livestock Projects. Members learn Parliamentary Procedure and Leadership Skills by attending their monthly meetings and through general involvement in the club. Members have the opportunity to compete on the Parish, State, and National Levels.
Moderator: Kasie Dugas (TCHS '10)
Chess Club combines educational and social activities. Chess Club will help teach students how to play chess and develop skills. Members come to play, to learn, to teach, and to get together with old friends and make new ones.
CREATIVE WRITING GUILD
Moderator: Carrieanne Ledet
Creative Writing Club is a home away from home for both seasoned writers and nervous newbies. We laugh and we cry and we write and we eat. Activities range from quiet writing time to sharing and peer editing to public open mic nights. The club meets every other Thursday in the library.
LITERARY RALLY TEAM
Moderator: Lauren Schomaker
Teurlings Catholic High School students participate in district and state literary rallies held each year at UL Lafayette and LSU, respectively. Winners may receive certificates, medals, and/or scholarships to various state universities. Teachers of each applicable subject select the student who they feel will best represent the subject area. The method of choosing a contestant to attend the District Literary Rally in March of each year is left to the discretion of each department head/teacher. The contestant named can be subject to change before the District Rally if the teacher feels that he or she is not properly prepared or if there is a last minute substitution due to illness, etc. Students provide their own transportation to UL-Lafayette for District Rally. All students are required to be present in the Union Ballroom for Rally results. Contestants who qualify for the State Rally at LSU will be required to attend. The number of students who qualify in a given event depends upon the number of schools competing in our division (Division II). Generally, anyone who places 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at District Rally qualifies to compete at State Rally. Students participating at the State Rally will be required to travel together on a TCHS bus. State results are mailed to the school within two weeks after the contest.
NATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY
Moderator: Mallory Manuel
NHS membership is by invitation only. A faculty committee chooses members.
Requirements are that students:
1. Maintain a 3.80 cumulative average, enroll in at least one honor course their senior year, and receive a total of nine credits in honor courses while at TCHS.
2. Display qualities of character, leadership and service.
3. Have completed three quarters of the junior year.
4. Have attended TCHS for at least one year. *
QUIZ BOWL TEAM
Moderator: Nicole Blazek
Quiz Bowl is open to all TCHS students. Team members are selected by a tryout in which they are required to answer questions in a situation similar to actual competition. The team participates in the Diocesan Quiz Bowl Tournaments. Each team consists of four members and two or more alternates.
Moderators: Dona Dugas (TCHS ‘72) and Kasie Dugas (TCHS ’10)
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Club works to prepare students for their future by developing 21st Century Skills. The 21st Century Skills are communication, cooperation, creative thinking, and critical thinking. These skills are developed through hands on activities centered around a theme where students are able to collaborate and problem solve with their peers. STEAM Club meets once a month in the Makerspace and is open to all students.
Moderator: Holly Tracy
The Teurlings Catholic Art Club is a member of the state organization, Youth Art Council of America. Each year the club attends the YACA State Convention and Leadership Conference. The club hosts and attends District IV YACA art meetings throughout the school year. Membership is open to all students, regardless of grade level. Students are expected to maintain a 2.0 GPA. The club sponsors one dance and assists others in their artistic endeavors.
SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM
Moderator: Craig Wall
2013 NCFL National Duo Reading Champions
State Champion 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2022
The Speech and Debate Club at Teurlings Catholic extends its membership to any student who is interested in competitive speaking. The members attend approximately 12 speech tournaments throughout the year. This organization also hosts its own annual tournament and presents a large-scale theatrical production during the spring semester.
REBEL YELL YEARBOOK
Moderator: Tiffany Parks (TCHS '98)
Yearbook can only be scheduled by sophomores, juniors and seniors on the recommendation of their teachers and on an interview with the advisor and editor-in-chief. This class publishes the yearbook, including layouts, copy, and photographs. An additional requirement is that students are obligated to contract a specific amount of advertisements.
The purpose of the Teurlings Catholic Yearbook is to:
• Inform students of school activities
• Accurately report school events
• Perform public relations between the school and the community
• Provide a medium for creative literature
• Serve as a history book by permanently placing on paper the school events of the year, outlining who was involved and what was accomplished
• Serve as a reference book for counselors, teachers, and students
• Showcase the school, the students, the teachers, and the talents of the people involved in the TCH community
• Provide an educational experience for those students who produce the yearbook
• Provide a learning experience for those who consume the yearbook
• Provide a situation that teaches responsibility by meeting deadlines and selling advertisements
• Provide information to the students in the area of art, organization, copy writing, and management
• Train students to become more critical as reporters, editors, and creative writers.
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