Student Life Organizations

  • Below is information about the clubs and organizations that CATA has to offer. Information about the club, the faculty sponsor(s), and the meeting times will be posted as the information is received. Please contact the faculty sponsor(s) for more information about any club or organization that you're interested in.

    Student Life Organizations Faculty Sponsor(s) Meeting Days/Times Logo

    ASL (American Sign Language)

    This year CATA introduced a club for anyone who wants to learn American Sign Language (ASL). You do not need any prior knowledge of Sign Language. If you already know some sign language, this will be an excellent way for you to practice your skills.

    Mrs. Burns and Mr. Tiller

    3:45 - 4:45 in rm 529 alternating between Thursdays and Mondays. 

    Mandatory attendance is at least twice a month.  


    Battle of the Books 

    Students read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committee and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books.


    Ms. Christensen

    Meets weekly on Friday morning at 8:30 in the media center conference room


    Beta Club

    Beta Club (Sophomores to Seniors) is an honor society with a focus on service in the community. Whether tutoring other students or lending a helping hand in the community, you're sure to benefit as much as those you're helping. Look for your Beta Club application in your email.


    Mrs. Watts

    2nd Tuesdays 
    Before and after school in The Den


    Beta Club Video


    Beta Club Logo

    Canine Club (Not meeting this school year)

    Canine Club brings CATA students together over our mutual love of all things Canine! We do service projects to benefit local shelters, rescues, and canine law enforcement, we have guest speakers to learn about fostering, working with emotional support animals, and we do fellowship activities like baking dog treats or making dog toys to take home to our Canine friends. Join us on Instagram (if you are allowed on Social Media) by following @catacanineclub! Instagram  

    Mrs. Black

    This club will not meet this school year.

    Chess Club
    To expand our knowledge of the various strategies and nuances of the fine game of chess while staying up-to-date on its effect on pop culture through movies, current events, and controversies in professional tournaments and competitions; also, our plan is to play it a lot. 
    Mr. Sonsire

    Every other Wednesday from 4-5/5:30pm in room 403.


    Chess club logo
    Cougars for Christ
    This is an organization that will allow for support and accountability within the CATA Christian community. 
    Mrs. Turner

    Every other Friday from 8:15-8:45 am 

    Room 600 lab area

    Creative Writing 

    The Creative Writing Club exists to create positive, productive, and enjoyable places for writers of all genres and skills to meet. It is a place for writers to refine their craft, learn new skills, and to connect with their peers. Our goal is to create an environment that challenges writers and stimulates creativity. 

    Interest Form

    Ms. Tesar 

    First and third Wednesdays of the month, 3:50-4:30 in room 610



    Environmental Club 

    We are advocates for the environment and we believe in taking care of our planet for our welfare and for the future generations to come. The goal of our club is to inform people on environmental issues, how to take better care of our planet, and be more responsible stewards of our Earth.
     Ms. Kopchick  2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month after school in room 620.   

    In CATA e-sports, we form teams that compete weekly for regional and national titles as well as scholarships. Join a highly ranked dedicated team of gamers as you learn what it takes to become the best and be a part of a successful team. Not an experienced player? No problem! With the right amount of grit, we will guide you become the legend you always wanted to be. Currently, we can compete in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart Deluxe, and Splatoon 3. We can also compete in Rocket League. Practices for each sport are 2 days a week from 4 - 5:30 with one competition each week. The playoffs require daily participation for 2 weeks until we are knocked out of the bracket or win it all.

    Mr. Bryan

    See Mr. Bryan for the calendar of events. The club meets in room 217.

    FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
    FBLA is a national club that helps high school students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions, leadership development, and educational programs.   
    Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. Robinson Club meetings will be the 2nd and 4th Thurs. of each month and the officer meetings will be the 1st and 3rd Thurs. of each month.     
    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life—planning, goal-setting, problem-solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication—all necessary within the home and workplace. At CATA our focus will be on Visual Arts & Design. The Visual Arts and Design Career Pathway involves designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services. This club will be for those interested in:
    • Stage designer
    • Fashion/apparel designer or illustrator
    • Interior designer
    • Home furnishing coordinator
    • Textile designer or chemist
    • Costume designer
    Ms. Casey For additional information, please contact Ms. Casey.   FCCLA logo

    Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

    We seek to make disciples engaging, equipping, and empowering athletes to know and grow in Christ and lead others to do the same through FELLOWSHIP and FUN

    Coach Inuwa and Coach von Husen

    Every Friday at 8:15 am  FCA Logo

    Film Club

    Club purpose: To teach filmmaking, screenwriting, and film editing to interested students. 

    Interest Form:

    Mrs. Barron

    Meeting Dates: Fridays at 8:15am



    HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to empower its members “to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.”

    Membership Form

    Mrs. Black 
    Mrs. Turner
    Mr. Hammers

    Meets the second Monday of each month at 4 pm in room 600.

    HOSA Video

    HOSA emblem

    International Academy Club *

    The International Academy Club is an opportunity for International Academy students to socialize, bond, support and encourage one another, and work toward the requirements of their academy.

    * NOTE: This club is only for students who are part of the International Academy

    Mrs. Watts

    Meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3:50 - 4:50 in the media center


    International Thespian Society

    The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students located at more than 4,900 affiliated secondary schools across America and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. We promote professional opportunities for growth in all areas of the theatre arts including performing, design, tech, and more.


    Ms. Starkey


    International Thespian Society logo

    Knitting for Good

    Learn to knit while doing good things for your community! Knitting for Good is a safe space to learn a new skill, chat with friends, and create items that can be used by people in need. Grab a cup of tea and some cookies and get ready to enjoy some fun with yarn and needles!

    Mrs. Watts

    Every Monday at 3:45 PM in room 527


    Lift X

    LiftX is CATA's first health and wellness club. We encourage people to stay motivated and provide support for them. We meet every Monday, and meetings last around an hour in Room111. We begin the meeting by learning about a new muscle and how to train it, then proceed to the weight room, which we have permission to use!

    Interest form:  

    Mrs. Frisbee

    Every Monday in room 111.

    Lift 10 Logo

    Maker Club

    Do you enjoy hands-on building and designing? In the Maker Club, we dream up whatever machine, mechanism, circuit, assembly, or any combination thereof, that we think might be fun, design it, make the parts, and then build it. We conceptualize, design, fabricate, try, cut, mill, solder, turn, melt, print, weld, learn how, mess up, succeed, and then do it all again. We make stuff - all kinds of stuff - just for the fun of it. We are the Maker Club.


    Mr. Humphries

    Every Friday at 4:00 pm in room 612


    Minority Student Union 

    Open to all students, the Minority Student Union seeks to create a group of educated leaders who use their voices to create change within the school. Participants will have the opportunity to educate their peers about social issues that affect minority communities around the world. Members will take part in roundtable discussions and learn about the history of other cultures. Our club seeks to create a unified and empowered student-led community at CATA.

    Interest Form

    Ms. Christensen 


    First Friday of every month before school in The Den


    Mu Alpha Theta

    Math honor society.

    Ms. O'Connor



    National English Honor Society (NEHS)

    Cosynage is CATA's chapter of the National English Honor Society. Membership is offered to students who have maintained an above-average overall GPA, an excellent GPA in all of his or her English classes, and has taken or is on-track to take six semesters of the English classes. Members engage in the promotion of literature and writing as well as serving the community in these areas 

    Mrs. Henry and Mrs. Atwood

    First Monday of the month at 3:45 in room 209.


    National Honor Society

    The National Honor Society is a national organization that celebrates scholarship, leadership, service, and character of students. NHS requires multiple service projects in the community or school. Membership is restricted to juniors and seniors.  The purpose of the National Honor Society is to elevate students’ and schools’ academics, leadership, and community engagement. Enhance your leadership qualities by servicing the community. 

    NHS By-Laws

    By-Laws Signature Page


    Ms. Thompson and Ms. Tesar

    1st Tuesdays at 8:30 am and 4:00 pm in The Den

    NHS Video  

    NHS logo
    National Honor Society of Dance Arts
    NHSDA Vision
    We envision a nation in which all students have equal opportunity and access to quality dance arts education and are recognized for their outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in the field of dance.
    NHSDA Secondary Program Goals
    1. To recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and private schools in K-12 education, dance studios, cultural/community centers, performing arts organizations, and post-secondary education.
    2. To foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition and prestige.
    Ms. Purcell    

    National Spanish Honor Society 

    The Spanish National Honor Society is an academic organization dedicated to promoting the study of the Spanish Language and the culture of Hispanic countries. 

    Ms. Townsend

    First Mondays

    Room 521


    Origami Club

    Origami has been around for thousands of years and has not been utilized as much in Western-culture modern times as it could be but the value held in this form of art has been untouched.  This club will teach students about not only the history of origami and how it came to be so popular today, but also how to create art with only their hands and some paper.  This club will be social and be able to develop social skills as well as hand articulation, leadership, and problem-solving skills.  Paper and instructions will be provided.

    Mrs. Turner

    Every Friday morning in Room 600.


    Python Programming Club

    A club to learn more about the Python Programming language. 

    Interest form:

    Mrs. Griffin

    Last Wednesday of each month. Mornings from 8:20 - 8:50 or Afternoons from 3:50 - 4:20.


    Rho Kappa

    The mission and purposes of this organization:

    - to promote scholarship and to recognize academic excellence in social studies among high school students.
    - to provide through its local chapters opportunities for exploration in the social studies in secondary school environments and the community.
    - to encourage interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies

    Ms. Thompson

    Last Wednesday of the month at 8:30 am in room 604


    Robotics Club

    The world of VEX Robotic Competition!!! The robotics club is accepting students who want to participate in the exciting world of designing, building, programming, and finally, competing in the challenging world of VEX Robotic Competitions. All competitions have a set of rules that must be adhered to, but the focus is still, just on having fun. YouTube has quite a few videos showing the different levels of Vex competitions. If interested, email me at 

    Mr. Bernhard

    Wednesdays at 3:45 in room 617


    Robotics Club Video  


    SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

    SADD empowers and mobilizes students and adult allies to engage in positive change through leadership and smart decision-making.

    Officer Hailey TBA SADD logo

    Science National Honor Society

    Mrs. Morse    

    Science Olympiad

    "Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering, and technology."

    Ms. Mims An interest meeting will be Friday, September 23rd at 8:15 in room 605. Science Olympiad logo

    Skills USA

    SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens. We improve the quality of our nation's future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics.

    Mr. Pressley, Mr. Aldridge, and Mr. Page This is a part of the in-class curriculum.  Skills USA logo
    Society of Women Engineers 
    The SWE mission is to encourage women to achieve their full potential as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.
    Mr. Humphries and Mr. Hidalgo 

    Every other Monday at 3:45 pm in room 525



    Speech and Debate Club

    Let your voice be heard through Speech & Debate. Learn to present your arguments effectively, understand the opposing side of an argument, and organize your thoughts and research...all while having fun and participating in an extracurricular that colleges love.

    Mrs. Evans

    There will be an interest meeting for the Speech and Debate Club, Thursday, September 29 at 3:50 p.m. in Mrs. Evans' classroom - Room 615.  


    Student Council

    Student Council is a member of the North Carolina Association of Student Councils. We govern the activities of the Student Body while trying to sustain and increase the school spirit. Student Council represents the student body of CATA. We strive to build strong leaders in our school and community. We organize fundraisers, attend leadership conferences, and plan school-wide activities such as the Homecoming pep rally and dance, Spirit Weeks, the Powder Puff football game, and Prom.

    Mr. Stewart and Ms. Goodwin

    Officers meet every Monday before school and the general meetings are every other Wednesday before school in The Den.

    Student Council Logo

    Travel Club

    Travel Club travels to another country each spring break. The 2023 spring break trip is scheduled to go to Belize. It is a wonderful way to experience life outside North Carolina. If you're interested in information about this trip contact Mrs. Pentecost. The travel club is going to Japan in the summer of 2024 but will not meet until the 2023-2024 school year.

    Link to sign up for the Japan 2024 trip -

    Ms. Pentecost

    Thursday, January 19th, 3:50-5:00

    Thursday, February 2nd, 3:50-5:00

    Thursday, February 16th, 3:50-5:00

    Thursday, March  2nd, 3:50-5:00

    Thursday, March 16th, 3:50-5:00

    Thursday, March 30th, 3:50-6:00 and then 6:00-8:00 Departure/Parent Meeting

    Travel Club Video  

    Tri-M Music Honor Society
    Mr. Retzlaff    
    World Language Club

    Students come together to learn about foreign countries. We will explore several countries and the diverse culture, politics, foods, geography of these distant and not so distant lands. Join us for the ultimate virtual adventure!

    Mr. Tiller

    First Mondays at 8:15 am

    Room 521

    Yearbook Club
    The yearbook is a historical record of your year. It requires lots of staff members to create an amazing book. We are looking for photographers, writers, people good with technology, and people who are good at interviewing. Yearbook looks amazing on your school transcript and gives you lots of real-world skills to prepare you for your future. Don't miss this opportunity to record this year's historical events.
    Ms. Pentecost

    Tuesdays from 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm in Room 102


    Yearbook Club Video