30+ ACT Club
The Sacred Heart ACT Club is a group of students who have scored 30 or higher on the ACT. Members are pictured on a dedicated bulletin board in the main hallway of the High School building. Each year the 30+ ACT Club performs service to the Pine Belt community. Kimberly Pittman, Sponsor
Campus Ministry Team
The Campus Ministry Team coordinates retreats for students in all grades. Members are selected through an application process and commissioned at the beginning of the school year. Leslyn Tamberg, Sponsor
Sacred Heart Girl Scout Troops meet monthly and participate in local, state, and national Girl Scout events. Troop levels are as follows: Daisies (K-1st), Brownies (2nd-3rd), Juniors (4th-5th), Cadettes (6th-8th), Seniors (9th-10th), and Ambassadors (11th-12th). Programs focus on the growth and development of character, highlighting respect for self and others. New 9th-12th grade members for the 2018-19 school year, please contact Janeen Hagelston at 601.818.6451. 6th-8th grade members, please contact Cindy Gallardo at 601.467.2629.
Mock Trial Team
The Mock Trial Team is selected during the fall semester from a pool of applicants. Since 2008, Sacred Heart has participated in the Mississippi High School Mock Trial Competition which is sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar. In the competition, students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a case prepared by the state committee, and professional attorneys or judges serve as presiding judges and the jury. Teams are evaluated on their ability to make a logical, cohesive and persuasive presentation. The competition gives students the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of civil and criminal law and courtroom procedures. In 2020, Sacred Heart’s Mock Trial Team won the Mississippi High School Mock Trial Competition for the eighth consecutive year. Maggie Farrell, Sponsor
Mu Alpha Theta
Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with over 110,000 student members in June 2017 in more than 2,400 schools in the United States and 20 foreign countries. The organization is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students. Donna Wilson, Sponsor
National Beta Club
The National Beta Club’s mission is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. Sacred Heart’s Beta Club members are inducted each year, and membership is based on high academic achievement. The Junior Beta Club competes at the annual Mississippi Junior Beta Club convention and has won state and national awards in several categories. The Senior Beta Club participates in local service projects and operates a school store.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) was established in 1921 to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Juniors and Seniors may apply to join the National Honor Society in the fall of each academic year. Requirements include a 3.5 GPA and demonstration of the characteristics of the National Honor Society. Annual service projects include volunteering at various local events, creating Thanksgiving boxes for St. Vincent DePaul, and ringing bells during the Christmas season for the Salvation Army. Andrea Blissett, Sponsor
The Robotics Club is open to students in grades 7-12 who are interested in the construction, modification, and programming of robots. Students, working in teams, have the opportunity to work with a variety of VEX, Makeblock, LEGO Mindstorm, fischertechnik, and Roboterra robotics kits. These kits range from introductory construction without coding, (VEX Hexbug), to advanced construction with an ability to provide precision control using a custom version of Scratch (mblock) for the Makeblock robots, .Net, WinJS, and C++ for LEGO Mindstorm kits, Scratch for the fischertechnik kits, and a custom version of C++ (Castlerock) for the Roboterra kits.
Speech & Debate – Junior High
Junior High Speech & Debate consists of students who are enrolled in the junior high speech elective. They compete in junior high tournaments and must attend two of three tournaments each year. Students who completed the class in 7th grade are eligible to participate as 8th graders. Maggie Farrell, Sponsor
Speech & Debate – Senior High
Students participating in Senior High Speech & Debate compete in local and regional speech & debate tournaments. While it is not a requirement, students may enroll in the senior high debate elective course. Members must participate in three to four tournaments each semester and are members of the National Speech & Debate Association. Maggie Farrell, Sponsor
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Student Council members are elected to be school leaders and representatives from the high school student body (grades 7-12). To participate, students must not have a grade lower than a “C” and must have a clean discipline record. Student Council is responsible for homecoming week, homecoming court and the dance in addition to a Thanksgiving Food Drive and Talent Show during the spring semester. Other service projects are also organized by the council throughout the year. Sharon Coats, Sponsor