Club Descriptions for CCTEC

 
 
  
Interact
Advisors: Sarah Bernhardt & Tim Campbell
 
Interact gives students CCTEC high school students the chance to make a real difference while having fun. Every Interact club carries out two service projects a year: one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. CCTEC will be building service learning projects throughout the county as the club builds.

 
 
Special Olympics
Advisors: Laura Pompper & Lauren Kessler
 
Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We help to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place -- one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time. CCTEC will be participating in Biking, Bowling, Track and Field and Boccee events.


Student Council
Advisors: Heather Delaney & Shawn Riggins
 
Student Council, or TECSC, will be involved in improving life at CCTEC through the providing of students with leadership opportunities; maintenance and promotion of communications between faculty, students, and administrators; and creation of enjoyable social events for students. TECSC will foster leadership, organizational, and management skills that will carry over into the workplace or college. TECSC sponsors community service events, movie nights, open mic nights, dances, and many more.



Yearbook
Advisor: Laura Pompper & Marisol McCarthy
 
Yearbook club provides students with the opportunity to have input in how the yearbooks are produced. Members work closely with Ms. Miller to help design our school yearbooks. Students are expected to take lots of pictures, fundraise, and plan yearbook pages.



Newspaper
Advisor: Lauren Gaudio
 
Reporters, photographers, creative writers, editors, and artists wanted for Students in CCTEC’s Newspaper Club will engage in the full journalistic writing process from identifying article ideas, interviewing sources, drafting, revising, editing and laying out pages for publication. This is a great opportunity for students to get the word out about the events happening in your programs!



HOSA
Advisors: Charlotta Birdsall & Kim Vicari

The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality healthcare by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the healthcare community. CCTEC will also compete in many Healthcare related competitions throughout the school year on a regional, state and national level.



SkillsUSA
Advisors: Doug Bonner & Rachel Michael
 
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms. CCTEC students have teh opportunity to continue the rich history of competition at the regional, state and national level in all areas of career skills.


Robotics
Advisor: Ruth Barreiro
 
In Robotics Club, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels.



Humanitarian Club
Advisor: Michele Demery
 
The Humanitarian Club gives members the freedom to explore their passion of helping others. Each member is given the opportunity to engage themselves in special projects. The Humanitarian Club allows members to brainstorm and participate in projects that support whoever or whatever needs assistants by closely working with community organizations. The Humanitarian Club encourages self-development by strengthening the ability of building critical leadership skills. Members take leadership roles and these roles help them understand the true meaning of being in charge and working with others. The Humanitarian Club is an enjoyable, life impacting, experience that will expand social networking.



Mock Trial/Model Congress
Advisors: Erin Tietjen, Shawn Riggins & Sarah Miller
 
The Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial is a competition for NJ high schoolers. Every January or early February, student attorneys and witnesses go head-to-head in a real courtroom, competing against other schools in the county in the hopes of becoming the county champion and moving on to the state finals. In addition to preparing for trial, students will also learn to write legislation and the basics of debate, in preparation for the NJ Model Congress at Rider University, which takes place in March.


 
Channel ONE
Advisor: Matt Neder
 
CCTEC’s Channel One Club will be responsible for broadcasting the school’s daily morning video announcements from the Production Studio in Room 223. Channel One Club members will receive hands-on training utilizing state-of-the-art broadcast technology, including cameras, audio equipment, lighting and stage design, as well as control room operation and post-production editing, which includes the use of graphics and special effects. Whether you’re interested in being on-camera or prefer to work behind-the-scenes, the Channel One Club is perfect for the technology-driven student interested in learning more about video production and broadcasting.



GSA
Advisors: Sarah Miller & Ruth Barreiro
 
A Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a club that 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 and transphobia. GSA’s provide support, build community, and take action to create change.


Art Club
Advisor: Larry Page
 
Art Club provides students with an opportunity to expand their artistic skills, meet like-minded students, and collaborate in group art projects. Art Club members will together to bring an active awareness and appreciation of the fine art to the campus and the community.


Spanish Club
Advisors: Amarilis DeJesus & Marisol McCarthy
 
The Spanish Club celebrates the Hispanic culture and promotes interest in the study of Spanish through cultural experiences, sharing of interests, peer tutoring, and helping others in our community through service. Through student leadership, the club will provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and to make a difference in the school and community. Finally, the students will also gain a global perspective of foreign cultures, people, and geographical aspects in an informal atmosphere.
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