Comprehensive club list for the 2021-22 school year


What kind of clubs are available at Manual for 2021-22? Photo courtesy of Isabella Bonilla

Isabella Bonilla

Manual has a wide variety of clubs, most of which are open to any and everyone. Clubs never discriminate based on magnet, sex, gender, race or orientation. Any limitations that are set come from a try-out (Science Olympiad, Quick Recall, Problem-Solvers, etc.) or having to be a certain grade level (Steering Committee). The diverse array of clubs available make for a unique experience and can provide ample social or self discovery opportunities. After school activities help connect students with common interests, provide leadership roles and can make for a character building addition to any resume. 

Club Name
Sponsor(s) Email
Academic World Quest Tamplin, Esther [email protected] Tuesday mornings / 7:00 am / room 226 Academic World Quest is one of our academic competition teams. It is a current event and geography based competition. The last two times we competed we finished 3rd and 2nd in the nation.
Artificial Intelligence Club Lowber, Chris [email protected] [email protected] Wednesday 2:30-3:30 in the Honeycomb AI Club is a group of students from duPont Manual High School who are passionate about machine learning and AI. Despite duPont Manual’s numerous computer science courses, none of the courses deep dive into machine learning. We hope to address the lack of ML curriculum with engaging presentations and fun projects.
Asian Student Community Kuo, Dennis W. [email protected] remind-@dupontasc
Astronomy Club Kuo, Dennis
Badminton Club Evans, Ben
Best Buddies DeWeese, Abigail [email protected] Join codes/ website:
Remind- Text @ManaulBB to 81010
Google Classroom Join Code: M6LX45A
Instagram: duPont Manual Best Buddies
Meetings are the first red day of each month in senior cafeteria from 2:30-3:30 (dates this year are 9/6, 10/18, 11/1, 12/6, 1/10, 2/14, 3/13, 4/10, and 5/13) Best Buddies is a student run friendship club that helps to create an inclusive school climate for students and a community culture of acceptance between students of all abilities.
Beta Club Tackett, Andrea M. [email protected] Beta Club Google Classroom Code
No regular meetings
Biology Olympiad Newhouse, Jessie [email protected] every other Monday from 2:30-3:30. Starting 9/12. Room 210 The Biology Olympiad club is a student run club that focuses on learning upper level Biology concepts and labs to supplement their understanding. They also study and prepare for the national Biology Olympiad test.
Black Student Union Palmer, Jon C [email protected] Fridays / 2:30-3:30 / Freshman Cafe
Book Club Rich, Alexis K
Ritchie, Amy
[email protected]
[email protected]
2nd Friday of the Month Book Club is a safe space for students and faculty to talk books, eat snacks, and literarily nerd out. Membership is free and is open to faculty, staff and students of all magnets. We read books, talk about books, play games and eat snacks. If you're looking for an extracurricular for the sole purpose of college applications, this one is NOT for you.
Business & Entrepreneurship Club Hutchins, John [email protected] To assist students in accessing opportunities related to business and entrepreneurship.
Campus Life Morris, Aaron [email protected] Campus Life meets Thursdays from
2:30 to 4:00 pm in room 339
Campus Life is meant to provide moments of connection and community for young people. Campus life is a Christian organization that is open to any student, regardless of their beliefs or walk in life. Through a holistic approach Campus Life helps students as they wrestle with critical issues. Campus life tries to help students find balance mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially.
Chess Team Crain, Michael M [email protected] Google Classroom Join Code: flksfyx Practice Monday@ 2:30-3:45 in room 351A
Thursdays JCPS matches (TBA in October)
Class of 2024 Weeks, Nicole
Roy, Dawn
[email protected]
[email protected]
Google Classroom with code "mci2agp" to find meeting times
Class of 2025 Richards, David [email protected]
Class of 2026 Evans, Ben
Evans, Julie
Richards, Becky
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Class of 2027 Foster, Lori
Lenihan, Kathryn
[email protected]
[email protected]
Cognitive Connections Lenihan, Kathryn K
Creative Writing Club Abplanalp, Kristapher [email protected] Every Friday / Room 252-A / 2:30 – 4 pm The duPont Manual Creative Writing club provides a setting where writers can encourage each other, peer-review their work, discuss the challenges of writing, read and analyze contemporary literature, and refine their creative, literary, narrative, and poetic sensibilities. Join our club if you are a creative individual who enjoys collaborating with others!
Crimson Cords Ritchie, Amy [email protected] Join Remind Crimson Chords meets every Tues (when there’s not a faculty mtg) in Room 111. Join Remind
Culture Club Newhouse, Jessie [email protected] Alternating Mondays / Room 210 / 2:30-3:30 It is our goal to create an inclusive and diverse student lead club to learn about the art, architecture, language and other aspects of a variety of cultures. The content of the meetings will be cross disciplinary, covering art, language, science, history and math. The club support the diversity and equity mission of the school by increasing cultural awareness. Students will chose an area to focus on and create content to present to the group- with the support and approval of the sponsor if necessary.
Drama Club Finley, Nicole C [email protected] Meetings vary / typically thursday or wednesday / room 212
duPont Manual Philosophy Club Slagle, Becky [email protected] Fridays from 2:30 – 3:00 pm
Room 133
We want to raise awareness in our community and across the world for the discipline of philosophy and encourage people to think deeply about the world around them.

Joining this club will help accomplish this goal in a few ways.

First, we encourage all members to write papers and attempt to get them published. Support and resources will be provided to help with this.

Second, interested members can compete in the International Philosophy Olympiad, which is an international writing competition that is conducted annually. The Olympiad poses a question, and has competitors write a short paper exploring the philosophical implications of the prompt.

Finally, even if you aren’t interested in either of these things, joining is a great way to learn more about history, language, science, and the world around you.

duPont Manual Pickleball Club Lenihan, Kathryn K
DuPont Manual Symphony Club Slagle, Becky
E-Sports Jury, Jacob R. [email protected]
Engineering Club Applegate, Chris [email protected] Link to Google Classroom:
Google Classroom Code: j5lo6og
All other communication is in the Google Classroom.
Environmental Club Angela Page [email protected] "This club is an opportunity for students to participate in real-world environmental advocacy activities, propose and implement strategies to enhance sustainability in both our school and our community,
and discuss environmental issues of importance with like-minded peers. We organize initiatives such as the student-assisted school recycling program, local food fairs, the EarthWeek advocacy
event, gardening plots, and other forms of community outreach. We hold weekly meetings where anyone is welcome to join and contribute to make Manual a more sustainable and environmentally-
conscious place."
Executive Council Spiegelhalter, Laura B
Morris, Aaron
[email protected]
[email protected]
Google Classroom Code: j5lo6og Executive Council meets Wednesday
from 2:30 to 4:00
Executive Council is Manual’s student council and pep club, organizing and implementing spirit activities, dances, and events throughout the school year.
FCCLA Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Raley, Rebecca L.
Spiegelhalter, Laura B
[email protected]
[email protected]
Meets Thursdays after school in rooms 323/325 FCCLA focuses on strengthening families and our communities through leadership and service. Information meetings are through google classroom and in-person meetings are reserved for cooking once a month, sewing once a month, working on Crimsons against cancer event, and competitive events.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Weeks, Nicole
Elliott, Megan
[email protected]
[email protected]
Google Classroom with code "qqlv4sk" Tuesdays @ 7:00 am
Small Gym
Finance, Investments, & Applied Economics Club (FIAE) Richards, David [email protected] remind – @manualfiae
Members of this club are and should be motivated, hard-working, willing to learn, and a good communicator. Students are interested in this club because they will have to chance to learn personal financial skills and participate in various challenges. We will have bi-weekly meetings to discuss topics on personal finance and economics.
French Club / French National Honor Society Villon, Audrey E
Johnson, Aude
[email protected]
[email protected]
• Google Classroom joining code: himw46w Meetings held once a month on Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 in room 227
Future Problem Solving Lauroesch, Jill B [email protected] @DMHS1920
Game Club Applegate, Christopher [email protected] Remind: @applegames Wednesdays
2:30 – 4:00 pm
Freshman Cafeteria
Come join a diverse group of students playing and enjoying the world of modern board games. Or come and join a riveting DnD adventure in an inclusive environment. All welcome, no experience required!
Girl Up Bickel, Jill J [email protected] Link to remind: Girl Up meets on Fridays, usually once a month as announced, in room 206 "Girl Up is a UN sponsored campaign for gender equality. We focus on access to education, preventing gender violence, addressing poverty, and discussing women’s issues.
We are currently ranked top 20 out 4,000 GirlUp clubs globally."
HOSA Obrien, Aileen
Fries, Kathy
[email protected]
[email protected]
"HOSA is a medical club in which members will delve into events related to the healthcare industry. These events will be part of the HOSA State Conference in March and members will compete
against other students from across the state to display their work in the medical field. Members will be required to do some service and will need to attend the meetings as we host guest speakers
who have careers in medicine. "
iGEM Arico, Scott
Immigrant & Refugee Assistance Program O'Brien, Aileen [email protected] Fridays / Room 311 Immigrant & Refugee Assistance Program, or I. R.A.P, is an academic club at DuPont Manual High School that is focused upon providing assistance to refugees within the Louisville area through donation and volunteerism.
Indian Student Association Upadhyay, Harsh [email protected]
Journalism Club Mattingly, Margaret A [email protected] Wednesdays
Yearbook (3:00 – 6:00 pm / Room 251)
Newsmagazine (3:00 – 5:00 pm / Room 253)
Juggling Club Evans, Ben [email protected] Mondays
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Room 204 or Courtyard
Juggling Club invites all students of all skill-levels to learn, practice, explore, and master the wonderful art of juggling in a welcoming, social atmosphere. In addition to being tons of fun and a great way to socialize, juggling offers amazing benefits backed by science: it makes you smarter by promoting brain growth, relieves stress & anxiety, improves hand-eye coordination & and bi-manual dexterity, enhances balance, re-aligns the mind & body connection, cultivates focused concentration, strengthens your core, and boosts self-confidence. Juggling also teaches the skills of goal-setting, problem-solving, cooperation, and delayed gratification. It's a truly free and portable workout for body AND mind (beneficial for all age groups & body types)…that doesn't feel like "working out." Learn it in a day…and explore it for a lifetime.
Justice Now ("13 Firsts" Podcast) Palmer, Liz [email protected] every Monday in room 253 from 2:30 to 3:45 (general) and 3:45-4:30 (Justice Now leadership only) Justice Now is a district-wide program that empowers youth to address societal problems through multi-year, student-led projects. In the 22-23 year, Manual's Justice Now chapter chose to create a podcast as its project. That podcast, called "13 Firsts,” now explores the hidden mental health and social justice issues that impact students in their 13 years as K-12 students. All students are invited to be part of our storytelling team.
Key Club Moss, Erin M [email protected] Please join the Key Club Remind by texting @dmhskey21 to 81010; Also follow @dupontmanualkeyclub on Instagram if available. We will be sending out our application (google form) on Remind! THANKS MS P Thursdays after school, typically in the Senior Cafeteria
Ladies in Leadership Finley, Nicole C [email protected] Google classroom code:xovsp7q Thursdays / 2:30-3:30 / room 212 A place for young ladies to find and use their voice in leadership spaces to become better leaders in their communites.
Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization Castro, Ana A [email protected] Google classroom code: xlhxhc6
Google Classroom link:
We meet twice per month on Fridays. From 2:30- 3:30 pm. Room: 233 LAHSO and Allies invite all Manual's students to passionately celebrate Latin American and Hispanic culture through public service, academic empowerment, and the forging of a creative and friendly community.
Latin Club Shiroma, Cynthia L [email protected] meets one Friday/month (which Friday depends on what is going on that month). Information for Latin Club may be found on the Google Classroom for the Club. Students must be in Latin in order to join both Latin Club and Latin Honor Society, so they are invited to join in class.

We hold monthly meetings for Latin students where we do various fun activities, like costume contests and raffles. We also prepare for the KJCL state convention in March.

Latin Honor Society Shiroma, Cynthia L [email protected] meets during Crimson Hour Students must be in Latin in order to join Latin Honor Society, so they are invited to join in class.
Light 4 Kidz Arico, Scott
Louisville Rocketry Applegate, Christopher [email protected] Wednesdays @ 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Room 320
Compete in the American Rocketry Challenge, and do Outreach outside of manual to increase awareness and interest in rocketry science.
Manual Car Club Krause, Ray
Marching / Pep Band Gregory, Jason [email protected]
Math History club Purvis, Eric S
Men of Quality Bransford, Dwight [email protected] The program is sponsored by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Our goal is to help young men set realistic goals, realize that the future belongs to those who are prepared, and become role models that can share their time, resources, and efforts in giving back to our community and our country.
Mock Trial Hutchinson, Vanessa [email protected] Meetings are Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:30 Mock Trial tryouts are held in the fall and practices begin in September. Students learn trial rules and participate in trial competitions with other teams across the region.
Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor) Salkeld, Tim M [email protected] Remind: @mathparty2 "Mu Alpha Theta (MAO) is the National High School Mathematics Honor Society with over 75,000 student members dedicated to developing strong scholarship in the subject and promoting the
enjoyment of math. At Manual, membership is open to all students. We participate in a variety of math competitions throughout the year, including the national Log1 Contest and the international
Rocket City Math League Competition. Members also complete math-related service throughout the year. In all, we're a tight-knit community of students who love to help others and are excited
about math!"
Muslim Student Association Conti, Valerie [email protected] We meet every other Tuesday in room 320 except if the Tuesday is the first of the month. We will then meet the following Tuesday after that The club is named the Muslim Student Association but is open to anyone who is interested in Islam and who would like to learn more about it. We try to be a club that represents Islamic values, clears up misconceptions, and provides correct information on Islam to the school. For example earlier in the year we did an Islamic Jeopardy and promoted the assistance of moving refugees outside of school. Currently we are working on a brochure about the month of Ramadan.
National Art Honors Society Clinkingbeard, Julie E. [email protected] Google Classroom: t6uq445 Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 in Room 354 Open to any students interested in art. We do collaborative art projects, art contests, and share artwork and new techniques.
National Honor Society (NHS) Slagle, Becky A
Mattingly, Margaret A
[email protected]
[email protected]
First Friday of the Month / 2:30 – 3:30 pm / Auditorium Our members uphold the NHS four pillars of Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character. We are active performing hundreds of service hours for the school and our community throughout the year.
National Honor Society for Dance Arts Ruttan, Lora B [email protected] will meet once a month on Fridays from 2:30-3:30 pm
National Technical Honor Society Moore, Laura M [email protected] 1 x Month room 134 NTHS helps members to:
Seek postsecondary education by awarding over $300,000 in scholarships annually.
• Position themselves ahead of competition in today’s highly competitive workforce.
• Earn recognition for superior achievement in career and technical fields.
• Build career portfolios with professional letters of recommendation.
• Connect to global career and technical education networks.
• Discover opportunities with leading business and industry.
• Serve in leadership roles in communities and industries.
On the Record Palmer, Liz A [email protected] Wednesdays in 253 (see note) After school participation during all Wednesdays in February only, from 3-5 pm, open to all magnets and grades.
One Blue Wall Abplanalp, Kristafer [email protected] W1 / Thursdays / 3:00 – 4:30 pm / Room 253 One Blue Wall is a student led art-literary magazine. They create two physical magazines that blend creative writing, visual art and creative design. Additionally, they produce and host art and literary themed events around town.
Outdoor Adventure Club Bickel, Jill [email protected] RM: 206 on Fridays about once a month. Sometimes they meet on the weekend if they do certain activities. They mostly focus on doing activities outdoors (hiking, kayaking, etc.) and fostering an appreciation for nature.
Photography Club Curtis, Wes [email protected] They meet in Room 254 once a month on Tuesdays. It is student lead and organized. They talk about photography techniques and tips and have occasional scavenger hunts and also participate in competitions.
Ping Pong Club Newhouse, Jessie
Psychology & Mental Wellness Club Benson, Jessika [email protected] Remind @DMHSPMW
The club is for students interested in improving the mental wellness of everyone in the school community while also providing students interested in psychology with the chance to learn about careers, research and studying opportunities.
Quick Recall Krause, Robin
Rich, Alexis K
[email protected]
[email protected]
Tryout only / Informed of dates met once accepted We are a tryout-based team. As part of the overall academic team, our activity could be described as "fast paced, team Jeopardy!" Tryouts are in the fall and the season runs from September until Governor's Cup in March.
raiseHearts Kupper
Research and Development Club Moss, Erin
SCAN (Save the Children Action Network) Zakem, Daniel
Science Bowl Starling, Michael
Kuo, Dennis W.
[email protected]
[email protected]
Remind code: @67eeg2 Non-Faculty meeting Tuesdays / 2:30-3:30 / Room 303 Science Bowl is one of our academic competition teams. It focuses specifically on mathematics and science multiple choice questions is a quick recall/quiz bowl style.
Science Olympiad Applegate, Chris
Redies, Robert
[email protected]
[email protected]
If interested : [email protected] If interested : [email protected] – Meeting times are variable and based on competition dates and what we have going on that week. Generally Thursdays Science Olympiad allows members to explore various science disciplines and compete in these disciplines with partners. It's an amazing opportunity to learn science, collaboration, and responsibility!
Secret Garden: Newsletter & Planting Club Conti, Valerie [email protected] Tuesdays (2:30 – 3:30 pm)
Room 320 or Courtyard
To provide a safe area for people to ask about love, whether it be platonic, family related, or romantic, but also give people something calming that they can bring into their future lives, which is gardening. The gardening in particular is supposed to be a metaphor to how relationships are delicate, but with the right care and time, they can healthily grow and perhaps fruit or blossom. We plan to create public newsletters that people can read, answering questions that are asked anonymously.
Spanish Club / Scrabble NO CURRENT SPONSOR
Spanish Honors Society Lenihan, Kathryn K [email protected] Google Classroom Link
No regular meetings The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is an Honor Society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and/or Portuguese sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Members are provided opportunities to volunteer within the Spanish-speaking community in Louisville. Volunteer hours result in graduation chords and/ or stoles.
Speech & Debate Team Ritchie, Amy [email protected] Mondays and Wednesdays / 2:30-3:30 / Ms. Ritchie's Room "Speech and Debate is a highly competitive academic event among high schoolers in competitive public speaking and debate. Manual Speech and Debate offers a wide variety of events and our
members have demonstrated high levels of success at the local, state, national, and international level. All grades, magnets, and levels of prior experience are welcome. Our interest meeting is
September 2nd at 3 PM. If you are interested in going, the zoom link is"
STEME YDCP Minor, James
Step Team (Manual Dreamers) Vinson, Ronisha [email protected]
Student Senate English, Joshua [email protected] Tuesdays / 2:30 to 3:30
Tri-M Taylor-Schroeder, Ascher [email protected]
TSA/Robotics/Engineering Moore, Laura M
TSA Advisor

Eltzroth, Noah
Robotics advisor

[email protected]
[email protected]
Remind @21tsa22
Senior Cafeteria Every other Friday – Robotics (try outs the beggining of teh year, every wednesday) Imagine an activity so captivating that students spend hours working on it after school for weeks at a time. That’s what happens when TSA members engage in TSA’s competitions. Only TSA members have the opportunity to compete at exciting regional, state and the annual National Conference. Expert judging by technology educators and industry representatives inspires the best from participants. Members are rewarded not only with medals, plaques or trophies, but also with memories of the camaraderie and the challenge of a TSA conference
Ultimate Frisbee Elliott, Jordan
Kuo, Dennis W.
Starling, Michael
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Google Classroom
Every Friday 2:30-4:00 on the practice field (weather permitting)
UNICEF Krause, Robin [email protected] UNICEF stands for the United Nations Children's Fund. And its motto is, For every child. And that is what our mission statement is: Helping every child in any way possible. It doesn't matter where or how much we have to put forth to do this. All that matters is that we try. Try to help every child who needs our help with no selfish intentions and with never giving up.
Unified Sports Wallace, David [email protected] Unified Sports is an inclusive sports program for Special Olympics athletes and partner athletes for training and competition.
Winter Guard Alvey, Megan [email protected] Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00pm-8:30pm

St. Stephens United Church

The mission of organization is to provide a venue for young people to achieve the extraordinary through performance and competition.
Women in Science and Engineering Club Conti, Valerie
Fries, Kathy
[email protected]
[email protected]
We learn more about different STEM careers while also empowering young girls to pursue a career in the STEM field.
Written Assessment Team Upadhyay, Harsh [email protected] 3-4 times before a competition
Y-Club Causey, Christina C [email protected] Remind–@yclub2324
Thursdays, 2:30-3:30
Freshman Cafe
"Y-Club is a youth and government (Y&G) club that allows thousands of high school students to become changemakers within their communities through community service and young political
leadership. As a club, we participate in the Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA), a mock state government conference, and the Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA), a mock UN conference.
Kentucky possesses the largest Y&G conferences in the nation with a total of over seven thousand attendees to KYA and KUNA. In addition, we provide members with service opportunities to
make differences within their community"
Yearbook Mattingly, Margaret A [email protected] Wednesday Yearbook meets every Wednesday after school.
Yoga Club Purvis, Eric S [email protected]
Young Democrats Spiegelhalter, Laura [email protected] "Young Democrats is a club where politically-involved students come together to discuss politics and current events. We meet every Tuesday and are a community of friendly, open-minded, and
passionate people from all across the political spectrum, from moderates to radicals! We sometimes have guest speakers or volunteer during meetings to help campaign for certain candidates
as well—for example, this past year we made phone calls for Gov. Andy Beshear during the gubernatorial race. We welcome anyone who wants to get involved in politics or talk about things
that are happening in the world!"
Young Earth Activists English, Joshua [email protected] "As a club, we support and advocate for a Green New Deal, strive for environmental justice, empower young people of all ages and identities, and hope to make a difference to reduce our effects
on this beautiful planet we call home"

This information has been filled out and updated to the best of knowledge. Not all clubs meet every week and schedule changes may occur. Students may benefit from contacting a sponsor, following the Remind code or checking before going to a meeting for the first time.

If a student has further information, updates or questions they should contact the editor of this article.

It’s also noted that students may propose their own club, but need a teacher/admin sponsor and confirmation of so many students guaranteed to join. New club proposals must be approved via the New Club Process. Contact Mr. Zuberer at [email protected] for further details about new club proposals, or ask your potential sponsor.