LIST OF AVAILABLE CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Bedford High School Clubs and Organizations
BAND -- MR. RODGERS, ADVISOR
Members of the Bedford High School Band will perform at sporting events and local parades. They will also participate in presenting at least two public performances each year.
BEDFORD HOT SHOTS -- MRS. Fisher, Mrs. ROSE, ADVISORs
The Bedford Hot Shots is a group of business students seeking hands-on experience running an online business. Specifically, the students run a photo business, where they take pictures of student events such as sports, prom, etc. and sell them in an online environment. The students create marketing, learn photography, write a mission and vision statement and build the business from the ground up.
It is a business run by students, for the students and parents of Bedford High School.
BISON HERALD -- MR. NEFF, ADVISOR
The Bison Herald is the school newspaper. Students who are active in this club will perfect their writing skills while also learning the various aspects of publishing a newspaper.
BOTS IQ -- MR. ALEXANDER, ADVISOR
Bots IQ will be program where students use STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to compete in a Battle Bots Challenge. The students do more than just design, manufacture, and operate the bots. They also have to document their work, just as engineers do in real world manufacturing settings. Students will work with corporate partners, parents, relatives, and teachers to fundraise and build the best bot.
CHEERLEADERS -- MRS. Cover, ADVISOR
The Cheerleaders will encourage and promote school spirit at BHS.
CHORUS/VARSITY SINGERS -- MRS. LEAP, ADVISOR
Members of the BHS Chorus are students who like to sing and perform on stage. Members will participate in production of a musical, concerts, and trips. Varsity Singers participation is by audition only.
ECHO -- MR. NEFF, ADVISOR
Members of "Echo” (yearbook) will participate in all aspects of publishing the yearbook.
ENVIROTHON -- MRS. BOWSER, MRS. WILLIAMS, ADVISORS
Topics studied by students include soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatics, and current issues in order to compete at the County Envirothon Competition each spring. Additionally, students compete in the Land Judging Competition and conduct service projects to protect the local watershed.
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA, FBLA -- MRS. FISHER, ADVISOR
A national organization which provides opportunities for students to compete in a wide range of business-related contests at the regional, state, and national level. Students also develop their leadership skills, by participating in regional and state workshops, and by planning and coordinating community service activities.
INTERACT -- MS. KRISTA MAOLA, ADVISOR
Interact is a service club for high school students who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. Through Interact, you can:
Carry out hands-on service projects
Make international connections
Develop leadership skills
JAZZ BAND -- MR. RODGERS, ADVISOR
The Jazz Ensemble is a group for BHS students interested in learning about the various forms of jazz, improvisation, and performance.
MOCK TRIAL -- MR. LANTZ, ADVISOR
The Mock Trial team at Bedford High School gives students the opportunity to develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as knowledge of legal practices and procedures, through engaging in trial simulations in competition with teams from across the state of Pennsylvania.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (NHS) -- MRs. BORDI, ADVISOR
Bedford High School Chapter of the national organization. Members exemplify the qualities of character, scholarship, leadership, and service. Students must maintain a GPA average of not less than 3.2 and must also complete an individual service project.
PA JUNIOR CLASSIC LEAGUE -- MR. NEFF, ADVISOR
PAJCL is the state organization of Latin students. Its main activity is an annual state convention held at State College, in which students participate in a variety of Latin related activities: competitive written exams; quiz bowls; art competitions; and various social events. In addition to the state convention, the Bedford chapter sponsors after school films and study groups.
QUIZ TEAM -- MRS. PENCIL, ADVISOR
What is the world's largest landlocked country? The book Pride and Prejudice was written by what author? If you know the answers to these questions and many more, you may be interested in the BHS Quiz Team. On this team, you use your brains and not your brawn? The members of the Quiz Team use their knowledge to compete in academic quiz tournaments where 4-member teams battle it out to see who can answer questions first. We travel to tournaments all over Pennsylvania. For more information, contact Mrs. Pencil. (Answers: Kazakhstan, Jane Austen
READING COMPETITION -- Mrs. bordi, ADVISOR
Reading Competition is open to all students in grades 9-12. Teams of students will read several pre-selected books and then compete against other teams from area schools, answering factual questions about the books they have read.
SKI CLUB -- MS. HOWARD, MRS. MISH, ADVISORS
The purpose of the Ski Club is to provide students with the opportunity to enjoy ski trips with their friends to local slopes.
STAMPEDE -- , ADVISOR
The "Bison Stampede" is a student run organization that encourages our ‘Bison Pride.’ It is for any high school student who wishes to promote school spirit.
STUDENTS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS (SADD) -- MRS. MISH, ADVISOR
The two main goals for SADD members are: to teach pre-school and elementary school age children about the dangers of tobacco use and to advocate for good decision-making for secondary students.
STUDENT COUNCIL -- MS. HOWARD, ADVISOR
The purpose of this organization shall be to develop attitudes of, and practice in, good citizenship; promote harmonious relations throughout the school; provide a forum for student expression; provide orderly direction of school activities; and promote the general welfare of the school.
TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION -- mr. alexander, MR. PAULEY, ADVISORs
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes over 250,000 middle and high school students in approximately 2,000 schools spanning 48 states. TSA is supported by educators, parents and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities and much more. The diversity of activities makes TSA a positive experience for every student. From engineers to business managers, our alumni credit TSA with a positive influence on their lives.
TELEVISION STUDIO -- Ms Howard, ADVISOR
This is an organization whose members are interested in all aspects of media production. Members are responsible for televising the BHS morning announcements.