Clubs and Activities
Students have the opportunity to develop their unique talents and interests through a range of clubs and activities available both during school and after school.
Many students participate in math, science, literary, art, computer, and history competitions. Below are a few of the clubs and activities students become may engage in throughout the school year.
- ECONOMICS CHALLENGE
- INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION
- JUNIOR CLASSICAL LEAGUE
- KEY CLUB
- MODEL UNITED NATIONS
- SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM
- STOCK MARKET CLUB
- STUDENT AMBASSADORS
- THE UNTITLED PAPER
The Junior Classical League (JCL) works to encourage an interest in, and an appreciation of, the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. It also aims to impart an understanding of the credit our own culture owes to that of classical antiquity. Canterbury's JCL competes twice a year in Certamen meets (Latin-related quiz games) and attends the state convention in the spring at Indiana University.
Key Club is an international, student-run service organization. Canterbury’s Key Club is the largest club in the High School and works with many service organizations in the Fort Wayne community, including Erin’s House, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
Students interested in creative writing meet weekly to share and critique poetry, stories and essays. In these workshops, students work together to give and receive constructive criticism to and from peers. The group forms the editorial staff for the High School’s literary/arts journal Mimesis and is responsible for edit and designing the journal for springtime publication.
Model United Nations (UN) is a simulation of the real United Nations. Groups of students represent different countries, and nations gather at a conference to create, debate, and adopt or reject solutions to global problems put forth by each nation. Students develop skills in public speaking, debate, conflict resolution, critical thinking, and research. Each school year, they participate in at least two conferences.
The Stock Market Club exposes students to the world of stock trading. Students are given a fictional online brokerage account with which they can buy and sell hypothetical stocks. At the end of the year, they determine who has finished with the most valuable portfolio. The club meets monthly to discuss stock market fundamentals and investment strategies.
Throughout the school year, there are multiple opportunities for students to serve as ambassadors for the school. First among these opportunities is that of serving in the role of tour guide, but student ambassadors also help with multiple school functions both on campus and in our larger community.
"The Untitled Paper" is an all-school, student-run newspaper distributed to the K-12 community. Students write articles and take pictures outside of class time. All interested students are encouraged to participate. Juniors take on the role of assistant editors, learning Adobe InDesign to create and the newspaper layout. Seniors are eligible for editor positions, creating, assigning, and editing articles for the eight issues published each year.