2020-21 Student Clubs

Clubs

Type of Club

Moderators

Description

A Capilots

Club

Ann-Marie Dicce

OLP's only a cappella club! We sing fun arrangements of pop songs, classics, classical, and more - something for everyone, and no experience necessary! All are welcome.

Academic League

Academic Teams

Michelle Yang

African American Alliance

Club

Ann Wisniew

To inform others of the social injustices of African Americans in our world face today. Our club is open to ALL students at OLP who are interested in learning more about the traditions and history of African Americans.

All Girls STEM Society (AGSS)

Club

Tim Paluso

All Girls STEM Society (AGSS) is a non-profit organization that aims to inspire young girls from grades 3-8 to pursue their interests in STEM. With an underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and math, it has become AGSS’ mission to promote greater inclusivity starting in a learning space where girls can learn about the topics that impassion them. This club brings together young women from grades 9-12 from various parts of San Diego to lead STEM-related events and workshops that are hands-on, fun, and engaging! Workshops and events are held once every month on weekends, and volunteers receive the opportunity to teach or co-teach the events. With numerous hands-on activities and friendly competitions, OLP volunteers work together to provide help and encouragement throughout the duration of the event. All Girls STEM Society holds volunteer meetings once or twice a month in order to improve workshops and propose new ones. This service club is always looking to recruit new members who are interested in inspiring young girls who are passionate about STEM subjects.

American Sign Language Honor Society

Honor Society

Sabrina Vasconcelos

Architects of Change

Student Leadership Team

Tania Alatorre and Rivka Bent

ASB (Executive Council)

Student Leadership Team

Susan Antolin

Asian Pacific Islander Alliance

Club

Jennifer Rodriguez

APIA strives to raise cultural awareness and appreciation of the diversity of Asian representation at OLP through the exploration of Asian traditions, art, literature, food, and holidays. By learning about these various cultures, we can empower our fellow OLP sisters to discover unity and understanding of cultural differences as globally aware citizens.

Ballet Folklorico

Club

Alma Kim

Ballet Folklorico is a club that allows you to explore Mexican dances, culture, and traditions. You will learn and perform traditional Mexican folk dances. No experience is needed.

BeYOUtiful

Club

Jamie Flannery

The BeYOUtiful Project is an initiative created by young women to empower other young women to rise above society’s standards of beauty. Our goal is to raise awareness on the negative ways women can be portrayed through the media, and teach young women the importance of developing their own style and staying true to themselves. Through workshops and mentoring, our goal is to help female adolescents boost their self-confidence and take charge of their own image. We wish to give young women the tools and motivation to go out into their societies and defy gender roles and unrealistic standards of beauty. Being beautiful is being true, and being YOU.

Book Club

Club

Siobhan MacManus and Kaila Weedman

The Book Club meets once a month to discuss books from all genres. It is a great place to discover new authors, series, and titles all while making new friends!

Build A Miracle Club (BAM Club)

Club

Hannah Cognetti

Build A Miracle (BAM) is is a non-profit organization that builds homes for families in Tijuana, Mexico. While the OLP club cannot fundraise to build these homes, our hope to create awareness for the importance of building homes for those seeking shelter.

California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

Honor Society

Molly Cunningham

Carondelet Circle Ambassadors

Student Leadership Team

Erica Huebner and Lisa Danaher

Changing Minds

Club

Inez Odom

Changing Minds supports the education about mental health. It not only informs students about the different mental illnesses that affect our community but also encourages students to help in outreach. We make birthday cards, holiday decorations, and much more, in order to give those struggling a reminder that we care.

Club Abuelitos

Club

Nicole Rayner

Club Abuelitos is based on raising awareness for the elderly in need, specifically working with El Centro del Anciano, a home in Tijuana for the elderly without homes or whose families cannot take care of them. We will spread the importance of this cause and educate ourselves on what our community can do to help. As a club, we will create activities and do virtual projects to include anyone who would like to join. We will fundraise at events like Clubs for a Cause, and hopefully, be able to visit El Centro del Anciano in the future.

Creative Writing Project

Club

Krystle Cabrera

The Creative Writing Project is a collective club of both writers and artists interested in exploring their creative talents through free writes and creating Children's Books.

Culinary Club

Club

Nicole Rayner

Open to all interested in cooking

Endangered Species Club

Club

Ann Wisniew

The purpose of this club is to spread awareness about endangered species from around our world. It will also educate students on the ways they can help and provide volunteer opportunities. We will learn about a new endangered animal each month and how we can support their preservation. We hope to work with various organizations in San Diego County that provide assistance to endangered species.

EPICS

Club

Jiovana Goesch and Rita Loughrin

Come learn more about EPICS - Engineering Projects in Community Service. Planning for the annual OLP Hackathon is already underway, and we're looking for new members who are interested in helping out in any way. Come to learn more about the club and the hackathon. If you have any questions please contact Amanda Tran at [email protected]

Fair Trade Commission

Club

Donna Allen

Following our fair trade school recognition, the Fair Trade Commission will continue promoting fair trade products and spreading awareness on campus and around our community.

Feeding America

Club

Kathy Gibbs

Feeding America is an OLP Service Club dedicated to helping the homeless and those who are food insecure in our community by supporting a national organization dedicated to ending hunger, Feeding America. We do this by teaching our peers about food insecurity, advocating to end hunger in our community and beyond

French Club

Club

Nicole Rayner

Open to all interested in French language and culture

French Honor Society

Honor Society

Nicole Rayner

G.I.V.E.

Club

Katie Wilson/ Sub: Harrison Trubitt

The GIVE (“Get Involved, Value Everyone”) club is an effort to empower students to serve their local community. The GIVE club provides opportunities for young women to develop and live out their faith through service in local non-profit organizations, charities, parishes, and schools. Our purpose is to act as a liaison between the needs of the community and students who wish to serve the Dear Neighbor.

Girl Up

Club

Kristen Busch

Our club’s purpose is to help spread awareness on the concepts of gender equality and feminism as well as helping women in our community. We advocate through social media for women’s rights, fundraise, and donate to local women's shelters as well as teach our members the importance of empowerment and equality.

Girls Learn International

Club

Jeff Kirschbaum / Carolyn Williams

Welcome to OLP’s Girls Learn International (GLI) Chapter! GLI works to educate students (girls in particular) about human rights, gender equality, and universal education. GLI empowers students to advocate for change in their communities through advocacy projects and unique opportunities, such as the chance to apply to be a student delegate at the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York!

Green Team

Club

Donna Allen

The Green Team is a group of girls who are looking for ways to improve our school’s and our community’s environment. We always seek to make our world a better place for all. Our goal for this year is to help our school community find ways to help the Earth, even with COVID-19 restrictions. We aim to educate each other, share our experiences, and learn more about what it means to “go green.” When you join our team, you are helping us make a major difference for our world and school community. You are agreeing to advocate for the environment always and make and inspire real changes in your own life that will preserve and conserve the beautiful Earth we live on. for ways to improve our school’s and our community’s environment. We always seek to make our world a better place for all. Our goal for this year is to help our school community find ways to help the Earth, even with COVID-19 restrictions. We aim to educate each other, share our experiences, and learn more about what it means to “go green.” When you join our team, you are helping us make a major difference for our world and school community. You are agreeing to advocate for the environment always and make and inspire real changes in your own life that will preserve and conserve the beautiful Earth we live on.

History Book Club

Club

Emily Devereaux

Founded by a cadre of students passionate about both history and literature, the Academy of Our Lady of Peace History Book Club empowers its members to explore their enthusiasm for history through literature. Meetings are student-led in the format of a seminar, where students speak in turn and discussion is encouraged. Book selections are made by the club’s members and genres include but are not limited to autobiographies, nonfiction, historical fiction, popular culture, and music.

Hogar Infantil

Club

Katie Wilson/ Sub: Harrison Trubitt

The Hogar Infantil Club is a great opportunity to meet new people and a fun way to do your service hours. We visit an orphanage in Tijuana once a month and are able to bond with the children who are there. We participate in fun activities with the kids and attend church at the orphanage, then afterward we get some tacos! Our club takes a big part in fundraising for the orphanage along with our brother school St. Augustine.

Humans for Humanity

Club

Siobhan MacManus

H4H is a club for students that want a better world for everyone that lives in it. Following the national No Place for Hate program, club members plan 3 all-school events that promote diversity and inclusivity within the OLP campus.

Interact

Club

Alma Kim

Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club.

Investment Club

Club

Mia Sciuto

Investment Club is to show students how to make investments, the different forms of investing, and ways to manage money for their future. We will learn these skills through games, discussions, and live speakers. We want our members not only to learn to invest in money but also themselves.

Link Crew

Student Leadership Team

Susan Antolin and Molly Cunningham / Carolyn Williams

Lit Magazine

Club

Siobhan MacManus

OLP's award-winning annual literary magazine is an awesome opportunity to grow new skills and take pride in a beautiful finished project at the end of the year! Lit Mag team members handle all aspects of the process. They publicize the magazine's need for artwork and literary pieces, design the layout and cover as well as edit all the pieces and promote the magazine around campus.

Living Cruelty Free

Club

Becca Fink

Living Cruelty Free is a club that aims to teach others about the importance that animal cruelty plays in our day to day lives. It strives to educate students about how to choose products that do not harm animals, and how big companies are changing their ways in means of animal cruelty free production. The club participates in brainstorming ways in which we as an OLP community can contribute to living cruelty free.

Mathletes

Academic Teams

Eddy Salgado and Michelle Yang

Mock Trial

Academic Teams

Shawn Hanley / Kristen Busch

Model United Nations

Academic Teams

Emily Devereaux

National Art Honor Society

Honor Society

Melanie Taylor

National Honor Society (NHS)

Honor Society

Jenny Rodriguez

National Honor Society for Dance Arts

Honor Society

Kelly Marshall

National Speech & Debate Honor Society

Honor Society

Laura Rodriguez

OLP Humane Society

Club

Toni Russo and Anita Heveron

As a service club, we work with the Humane Society to build a better community for us and our furry friends. We donate and volunteer with the Humane Society to help those animals which are homeless and those that are living within the building of the Humane Society. Through the connection of the Humane Society, we are able to educate people on the hardships that these animals face and the ways we can help them, plus future careers that people can go into within the field of veterinary practice.

Pilots Aim

Club

Anita Heveron

Pilots Aim Is a college and Career Exploration club that helps educate and empower women in different job fields in the world. As part of our club, we encourage our members to connect to people who have similar job interests, so we bring people in different fields to encourage them to find what they are passionate about!

Pilots for Life

Club

Lisa Danaher

Pilots for Life advocates for all life issues by supporting expecting moms, the hungry and homeless, the imprisoned. The club participates in community social outreach and hosts speakers.

Project Professional

Club

Tim Paluso

Project Professional's year-long goal is to reach out to those facing hardship and provide them with the resources to better their lives. Additionally, we strive to spread awareness and start a much needed conversation that has been looked over for years. We want to inspire OLP students to get involved and recognize the value behind each human person, and how we can help others regain their lost dignity. As homelessness and unemployment are key issues in our city, we want to change the perspectives of the young women at OLP and truly portray the struggle this oppressed community faces. An additional aspect that we would like to implement is giving advice and tips to our peers about professionalism in the workplace. We would like to help prepare OLP students for job interviews and what to expect in a professional environment.

Project Smiles

Club

Brenna Wertzberger

Project Smiles empowers a dynamic and dedicated corps of OLP student volunteers to bring programming, recreational, educational and social service to families of children affected with medical challenges in the San Diego area. The Project Smiles club members will selflessly donate their time once or twice a month to create program materials and deliver programs. Our volunteers will help relieve the anxiety of these afflicted families through a context of fun and play (movie night, arts and crafts, baking) and help foster a spirit of courage to confront challenges that lie ahead. Project Smiles members will spread smiles by restoring a sense of normalcy to the pediatric healthcare environment. During the current health crisis, we will be able to continue serving the children of the Ronald McDonald House virtually. Our club will be providing the materials for the children staying at the House as a donation and doing the crafts with them via Zoom. This not only allows everyone from our school and the Ronald McDonald House to be safe and socially distant, but it also allows for students from our school who are Virtual Academy students to participate in our club's activities.

Rho Kappa National SS Honor Society

Honor Society

Emily Devereaux

Robotics

Academic Teams

Jim Cooney

Science Olympiad

Academic Teams

Rita Loughrin

Shakespeare Society

Club

Jamie Flannery

Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica

Honor Society

Jackson Wyatt

Society of First Generation Prehealth Students

Club

Ryan Martin-Spencer

Our organization focuses on mentoring first-generation students that do not have parents or family in the medical field to seek advice for help. However, our organization is open to all students, invited to ask questions and learn from professionals working in our dream careers and medical students attending our dream schools. Students are able to experience mentorship in different scopes of medical practice, volunteer opportunities, weekly Instagram live streams with guest speakers, and collaboration with other PreHealth Students. It's crucial for all students to gain knowledge about their interests in a particular field of study to create a clearer path towards their dreams.

Our organization also focuses on volunteering to help refugee students from war torn countries and those affected by Covid-19.

To receive more information, updates, or to be apart of this experience visit our Instagram @firstgenprehealth or our website www.firstgenerationstudents.org and subscribe to the mailing list

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Club

Jiovana Goesch and Rita Loughrin

SHPE is the nation’s largest association dedicated to fostering Hispanic leadership in the STEM field.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Club

Jiovana Goesch and Rita Loughrin

SWE empowers students to prepare for careers in engineering and technology; provide programming for students to develop leadership skills and self-confidence to succeed in careers in engineering and technology; expands the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life; demonstrate the value of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Spanish Language Literature Club (Spanish Literature Club)

Club

Gilberto Moreno

The Spanish Literature Club focuses on having our members engage with literature written in the Spanish language, broadening their horizons by encouraging them to discover marvelous literature of Hispanic or Spanish origin. Additionally, we read books written in Spanish or of Spanish/Hispanic origin as service, introducing children to a new perspective in literature. We read, analyze, and discuss pieces of Spanish-written literature that are majorly powerful, influential, and impactful, all while incorporating culture into arts.

Speech Team

Academic Teams

Laura Rodriguez

STEM Certificate Program

Honor Society

Tim Paluso

Student Lacemakers Council

Student Leadership Team

Mia Sciuto and Kaila Weedman

Students for Veterans

Club

Ryan Martin-Spencer

Students for Veterans' goal is to serve those who have served for us. It is an opportunity to share gratitude to the brave men and women who have risked their lives for our freedom through service opportunities and fundraisers.

The Teddy Bear Project

Club

Barbara Jean and Brigid Malheiros

The Teddy Bear Project is a program that serves children through tutoring, drives, and community. Our purpose is to help all those struggling, now and in the future. We work to help kids gain their proper education free of cost, make donations, and serve those in and outside of our community. The tutoring aspect is associated with a pre-existing tutor program called Kid by Kid and a brand new start-up called Tutor Bears, both created to specifically address the academic gap facing immigrant, refugee, and ESL children.

Thespians

Club

Justin Tracy

The Drama club.

Thirst Project

Club

Karen Hsu

The Thirst Project is a student initiative that spreads awareness about the global water crisis within our OLP community and local communities. Through advocacy and education, our goal is to create a conversation that will inspire action that will eventually lead to the end of this injustice that is inflicted on 663 million people in our world.

Tijuana Sin Hambre

Club

Gilberto Moreno

Tijuana Sin Hambre, which translates to Tijuana without hunger, is an organization founded by Maru Rique, an OLP alumna and Isabella Cubillas, a current OLP student of the class of 2022. This foundation was started this year due to Covid-19. We started out by helping families in need that had lost their jobs during these times, now along with that, we are also trying to focus on people that have recovered from the sickness. To help them, we gather monetary and food donations, put together care packages and deliver them to oppressed neighborhoods. We want no hunger in Tijuana, but not only that, we want to do everything in our power to help the people. As a year-long goal, we want to make our community stronger, our borders more welcoming and our cities a better place.

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Honor Society

Anne-Marie Dicce

UNICEF

Club

Kristen Busch

Unity in Action

Club

Ryan Martin-Spencer

Unity in Action is a student-led club encouraging solidarity with all backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities while exploring and navigating the teachings and insights of the Catholic faith. We promote unifying love and serving the dear neighbor without distinction in the spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet; all are welcome!

Women for Wellness

Club

Sally Boettger

An active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.

Women in Business

Club

Bridgette Ouimette /Sub: Mia Sciuto

To educate, empower, and inspire young women to be engaged in the business world and have the tools necessary to live a successful life in our business-based culture, both from educational and experiential learning, and from guest speakers who can offer their insight, advice, and inspiration to our club members.

Women in Medicine

Club

Mary Cullina

The Women In Medicine club is focused on educating OLP students interested in the field of medicine. Throughout the year, the participants will be presented scholarship opportunities, volunteer opportunities, present day news on women's current achievements in the medical field, and guest speakers speaking from personal experience of their career. The purpose of this club is to encourage women to learn more about today's generation of medicine and how women impact it.

Women in Politics

Club

Kaila Weedman

To unite girls, women, and others in politics and create a space for civil discourse in order to promote a discussion necessary to lessen the political divide”

Women's Symposium Student Leadership

Student Leadership Team

Jamie Flannery