Student Organization Information

Below is a list of organizations and clubs offered at Benjamin Logan High School for the 2016-2017 school year. 


Athletics

Contact: Mr. Reule, reules@benjaminlogan.org

Benjamin Logan offers a wide range of athletic opportunities: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling.


Alliance for Unity

Contact: Mrs. Lane, lanes@benjaminlogan.org/ Mrs. N. Hughes, hughesn@benjaminlogan.org

GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.


Band (Jazz, Pep, & Marching Band)

Contact: Mr. Bowers, bowersm@benjaminlogan.org

The pep, jazz, and marching band are ensembles of instrumentalists who play at functions or events with the purpose of entertaining and/ or showcasing their talents.  Students that have music ambitions are welcomed to contact Mr. Bowers for how they can become an active member.


Business Professional of America (BPA)

Contacts: Mrs. Wood, wooda@benjaminlogan.org/ Mr. Goldstein, goldsteinc@benjaminlogan.org

BPA contributes to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.  Students have the opportunity to compete in contests to demonstrate and assess real-world business skills and problem solving abilities. Students must be enrolled in a Business course in order to be a member of the BPA.


Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

Contact: Mrs. Stoll, stolll@benjaminlogan.org/ Mrs. Orban, footea@benjaminlogan.org

FCCLA is the ultimate leadership experience and is unique among youth organizations; its programs are planned and run by members. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers and communities. Students must be enrolled in or have taken a Family Consumer Science course in order to be a member of the FCCLA.


Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Contact: Mr. Knurek, knurekb@benjaminlogan.org

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is a way for ALL Christian students (athlete or not) to unite and encourage one another in their relationship with the Lord. Members gather before school on Thursday mornings of every week to have a group devotional, pray together, and discuss life.  The group participates in community outreach projects as well as gatherings and school events. See Mr. Knurek for more information!


Interact Organization

Contact: Mrs. Hemmelgarn, hemmelgarnt@benajminlogan.org

Interact Club (sponsored and supported by the Bellefontaine Rotary Club) is a volunteer/ service organization that tackles important community issues.  Through Interact, students can carry out hands-on project, make international connections, and develop leadership skills.


Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS)

Contact: Mr. Yamamoto, yamamotod@benjaminlogan.org

The Japanese National Honor Society recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence in Japanese studies and maintains a high standard in language education.  A nominee is selected based upon their involvement in Japanese education courses.


Key Club

Contact: Mr. Painter, painterr@benjaminlogan.org

Key Club International is the oldest and one of the largest service organizations for high school students. It is a student-led organization whose goal is to encourage leadership through helping others.


Ohio Mock United Nations (OMUN)

Contact: Mr. Phillips, phillipsj@benjaminlogan.org/ Mrs. Balla, ballal@benjaminlogan.org

In this organization, teams of students  analyze current world issues related to a specific country.  Teams then formulate a solution to one of the world's'/country's problems and submit a written resolution which will be debated at the OMUN event.  Interested students need skills in teamwork, persuasive speaking, debating, and problem solving.


Musical

Contact: Mr. Stevens, stevenss@benjaminlogan.org

Musical is a fun, performing activity!  Students audition for the various roles in the musical and are selected by the advisors.  These roles include, but are not limited to singing, dancing, acting, stage crew, lighting or a combination of all of the previously listed items.  This endeavor normally starts in January and carries through till the last weekend of March.


National FFA Organization (FFA)

Contact: Mrs. James, jamesl@benjaminlogan.org/ Mr. Liles, lilesm@benjaminlogan.org

The FFA is a leadership organization which promotes premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.  The organization has a focus of the broad area of agriculture and service projects. Students must be enrolled in an Agricultural course in order to be a member of the FFA.  


National Honor Society (NHS)

Contact: Mrs. Freehauf, freehaufl@benjaminlogan.org

NHS is a national service organization built on the pillars of Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service.  Students become academically eligible following their sophomore year having a 3.50 GPA. A nominee must be strong in all four categories to be tapped to be a member.


Quiz Bowl (JETS)

Contact: Mr. Melton, meltona@benjaminlogan.org/ Mr. Kettler, kettlerm@benjaminlogan.org

The Quiz Bowl team competes together against teams from other schools in trivia contests that cover the entire school curriculum (history, science, literature, etc.) as well as current events, fine arts, and pop culture.


Robotics (STEM Club)

Contact: Mrs. Lee, leej@benjaminlogan.org/ Mr. Kettler, kettlerm@benjaminlogan.org

STEM Club provides opportunities for students to explore interests beyond the classroom in science, technology, engineering, and math.  Its robotics team competes in the National Robotics Challenge, and FIRST Tech Challenge. Students who are also interested in promotion and organization of business are also encouraged to join.


Skills USA

Contact: Mrs. Jones, jonesj@benjaminlogan.org

SkillsUSA is a United States career and technical student organization serving more than 395,000 high school, college and middle school students and professional members enrolled in training programs in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.


Spanish Club

Contact: Mrs. N. Hughes, hughesn@benjaminlogan.org/ Mrs. Haggard, haggards@benjaminlogan.org

The Spanish Club offers exposure to the Spanish-speaking world and its cultures. Its purpose is to be educational and fun for its members. It helps students look beyond the doors of our own school, to touch the lives of others and be open to diversity.


Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish National Honor Society)

Contact: Mrs. N. Hughes, hughesn@benjaminlogan.org

The mission of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is to recognize high school achievement in Spanish and to promote interest in Hispanic studies. Students with a 3.30 GPA in Spanish/ 3.00 GPA overall become academically eligible on the year they enroll in the Spanish 3 course.  A candidate must be strong in character, leadership, leadership and service to be tapped to be a member.


Standing Ovation Show Choir

Contact: Mr. Stevens, stevenss@benjaminlogan.org

Students must audition for this singing and dancing performance group; auditions are held annually in April.  Being a member of this select group requires a full year commitment, but has many benefits (including travel). Students must be enrolled in Chorale in order to be a member


Student Government & Class Officers

Contact: Mrs. Hemmelgarn, hemmelgarnt@benajminlogan.org

This group of students leaders are elected each spring to help plan and organize activities and events for Benjamin Logan High School.


Student Section

Contact: Mrs. Hemmelgarn, hemmelgarnt@benajminlogan.org
The Student Section’s goal is to promote Raider spirit and pride in all school athletics and activities in a positive manner. The group creates themes for Raider events to promote school spirit and pride. The group also promotes community service events to help those in need by uniting the Raider Community under one cause. This group demonstrates what it means to have Raider Pride!


Tri-M

Contact: Mr. Stevens, stevenss@benjaminlogan.org/ Mr. Bowers, bowersm@benjaminlogan.org

Tri-M is a new honorary music organization.  A students is nominated after completing 3 semesters of music courses, competed in solo and ensemble contests, and has a 4.0 GPA in music/ 3.0 GPA academically.  


Yearbook (Publications)

Contact: Mrs. Wood, wooda@benjaminlogan.org

Publications is the group of students who annually prepare the yearbook.  Students will learn basic photography, photo editing, story writing, page-design, and layout-design. Students may take this class multiple times for credit towards graduation. Students must be enrolled in the Publications course in order to be a member.


United Way Youth Allocations Committee/ Youth Leadership Team

Contact: Mrs. Fuller, fullern@benjaminlogan.org/ Mr. Smith, smithm@benjaminlogan.org

Members of these service organizations are selected annually and work cooperatively with other local high schools (Bellefontaine, Indian Lake, Riverside) to better Logan County communities.