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Big Brothers/Big Sisters – Kathy Holmes

Contact Kathy - 989.732.7780 | [email protected]

High school students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grade go through an interview process in Sept/Oct. in hopes of being chosen as a mentor to work with disadvantaged elementary/intermediate aged students one day a week.  Students must be successful academically and have no truancy problems in order to be eligible to participate.  Big Brothers/Big Sisters is a great opportunity to bring a little “magic” into a young child’s life.  


Choir Groups – Julie Harman

Contact Julie - 989.731.0969 ext. 1253 | [email protected]

Choirs perform four concerts and participate in MSVMA Choir Festival and sign at GHS Graduation.  Honors Ensemble also performs at various community functions and competes in state-level festivals during February, March, and April.


DECA – Rick Bigsby

Contact Rick - 989.731.0969 ext. 1228 | [email protected]

Volunteer student organization in which students compete in marketing and career centered areas.  Students compete at Regional and/or  State competitions in March.


Envirothon – Jeff Kalember

Contact Jeff - 989.731.0969 ext. 1243 | [email protected]

This is a spring competition offered by the State Soil/Water Conservation.  Students compete against area teams on numerous ecological topics.


F.C.C.L.A – Diane Kolka and Laura Korff

Contact Diane - 989.731.0969 ext. 1225 | [email protected]
Contact Laura - 989.731.0969 ext. 1254 | [email protected]

The FCCLA is a National Vocational Student Service Learning Organization. Students interested in learning more about helping others and educating themselves about issues relating to families, careers and community issues are welcome to be a part.  Activities and projects include teen issues such as SADD, Yellow Ribbon and other service organizations.  Student leaders are elected and conduct meetings and activities.  Meetings are held every two weeks during activity period.  Members attend the Michigan Regional FCCLA conference.  


Garden Club – Ed Inabinet

Contact Ed - 989.731.0969 ext. 1246 | [email protected]

Second year Landscaping students may go through an application process to be selected as a member of the Garden Club.  This club operates during the spring and summer months and offers students the opportunity to work with handicapped and special needs students on garden landscape projects.  Time spent in the Garden Club applies toward a Master Gardener Certificate.


G.A.T.E. – Stephanie Kalember

Contact Stephanie - 989.731.0969 ext. 1276

Students are involved with informational processing and updating of Spanish topics.  Part of the responsibility of these students is to keep abreast with any news items to help in continued updating of the class web site.    


Michigan Youth in Government

Students attend conferences in the fall and spring to develop an interest in government.  Students may be involved by providing feedback on State and Federal bills.  


National Honor Society – Darcy Schiller

Contact Darcy - 989.731.0969 ext. 1209 | [email protected]
Visit the NHS Web Calendar

The National Honor Society meets on a monthly basis.  This group specializes in leadership, scholarship, character, and service development.


Student Council & class officers - Susan Moore

Contact Susan - 989.731.0969 ext. 1293 | [email protected]

Student Council representatives are elected annually by students and staff. (Click Student Council link for the list.)


Watershed Walk – Jeff Kalember

Contact Jeff - 989.731.0969 ext. 1243 | [email protected]

Any GHS Junior or Senior interested in ecological or biological issues may apply to be a part of a four day canoe trip down the Black River that takes place in mid-September.  Students carry out numerous water quality tests, while establishing and analyzing a comparative data study.  Members of the DNR and local historians meet the students to teach them about different aspects of the area watershed.  

Clubs wishing to set up a web page for their organization should contact the GHS Web Team.

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