Clubs and Organizations
Student Life is more than just STEM
National Latin Honour Society
Staff Contact: Ms. Casar
The National Latin Honor Society (NLHS) is a special designation given to Junior Classical League students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and citizenship in Latin class. A student must maintain an A average for the current school year of Latin and must have good citizenship.
Meets: Fridays at lunch in Room 138
Staff Contact: Ms. Casar
An opportunity for students of Classics to explore all the ways the ancient languages touch modern life.
National Honor Society
Meets: Every other Friday after school in the BBT
Staff Contact: Ms. Howington
The National Honor Society was established in 1921 to recognize and encourage academic achievement and develop good character traits in students. Membership is by invitation only.
Meets: Daily except for Friday in room 138
Staff Contact: Ms. Casar
Take a break from the school day and relieve some stress while showing off your mad table tennis skills. All skill levels welcome to participate and observe. Staff members are also invited to join the fun!
Meets: Tuesdays at Lunch in Room 103
Staff Contact: Mr. Wood, Ronik Grewal
Raptor Radio is the school radio station who plays 24/7 music on our website. Visit our website: http://tinyurl.com/WRPTRaptorRadio
Raptor Radio also has a weekly podcast where each member of the club has their own segment/show of anything they want. Come join us every Tuesday at lunch in Mr. Wood’s room if you want to have your voice on the school Radio Station and want to contribute to this club in any way.
We are open-minded and willing to innovate.
Staff Contact: Mr. Guilford
Would you enjoy playing pick up games of Ultimate Frisbee after school? What about competing in an intramural league in the Spring? Join Ultimate Frisbee!
Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica
Meets: Every other Tuesday during lunch in Room 236
Staff Contact: Sra. Pandera
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Spanish Honor Society) works to foster an appreciation for Spanish culture and language. Membership is by application only and students must meet specific admission requirements. The application is in January.
Meets: Twice a week after school in RTP
Staff Contact: Ms. Howington, Julia Prabel, and Owen Prabel
The RTHS beach volleyball club is going to be an opportunity for students to practice their beach volleyball skills and apply them when we compete against other clubs from other schools.
The club will allow both boys and girls to join, although boys will be paired up with boys and girls will be paired up with girls. This club will play doubles, beach volleyball (two on two).
Competition will begin in the spring while practice starts this winter. Don’t worry if you’ve never played before, there 2 experienced parents, 2 experienced students and an experienced coach to help you out. Plus, it’s a fun sport even for beginners.
Meets: Tuesdays after school in room 66
Staff Contact: Mr. Goldberg, Oum Lahade, and Joseph Alonso
We are a robotics team that competes in the FIRST Robotics competitions. The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is the premier engineering challenge for high school students. Teams of students work together to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year. We work in the areas of design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and business.
Meets: Tuesdays after school in room 105
Staff Contact: Ms. Frame, Mr. Laptad, Morgan Chu, Ahaan Patkar, and Oum Lahade
We prepare and participate in regional, state and national science olympiad.
International Thespian Society
Staff Contact: Mr. Finley
The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization. ITS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. Application required
Science National Honor Society
Meets: Second Tuesday of every month at lunch in Room 105
Staff Contact: Ms. Strada
Established in 2000, Science National Honor Society has a mission to
Advocate scientific and intellectual thought
Advance the students’ knowledge of classical and modern science
Communicate with the scientific community
Aid the civic community with its comprehension of science
Encourage students to participate in community service and in turn encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all
In addition to these goals, our chapter will participate in local, science-related service initiatives to benefit our school community.
Meets: Fridays during lunch in room 134
Staff Contact: Ms. Irvin, Alan Chen, and Zane Taylor
Speech and Debate
Meets: Monday through Thursday After School in room 52 or 118
Staff Contact: Ms. Garrett and Zach Kingery
Helping students find their voice– offering practice and skill building in public speaking and dramatic performances as well as critical thinking and argumentation skills. Members prepare for competitions at National Forensic League tournaments, including individual events like Dramatic Interpretation, Original Oratory, and Storytelling, as well as debate categories such as Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum styles.
Meets: Mondays during lunch in room 52
Staff Contact: Ms. Mobley, Kristopher Papp, Daniel Saltsgaver, and Zach Kingery
RTHS Politics means to foster political discussion and activism, along with introducing people to different political ideas in a productive environment.
Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in the basement
Staff Contact: Ms. Casar, Darshan Raj, and Joseph Alonso
Come hit your friends with a stick! Whether expert or new, join Raptor Fencing!
Raptor Fencing is a student-led fencing club that aims to both teach fencing to those new to it, while also offering training to compete in the NC High School Fencing League. We are two time state champions!
Raptor Games Evolved
Meets: Thursdays after school in room 52
Staff Contact: Mr. Parker, Ethan Sayer, Julien Osborn, Ose Okoruwa
We try to bring together a community of people who enjoy gaming to hang out, have a good time, and make friends.
Meets: Wednesdays at lunch in room 130
Staff Contact: Ms. Lynch, Mr. Laptad, Erin Stretch, and Mackenzie Marlow
QSA (Queer Straight Alliance) is a place where queer and straight people can come together for information on the LGBTQ+ community. We provide a safe space of equality in our school environment, as well as providing people information on upcoming queer events (such as upcoming pride parades). We also inform people about serious issues and talk through them as a group, each giving our own unique perspective on problems relating to the LGBTQ+ community.
Performing Arts Club
Meets: Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Room 62
Staff Contact: Ms. Hess, Genesis Williams, Lindsey Demitriou
We will be creating original choreography for dance performances. Our club is centered around Hip Hop, Jazz, and Contemporary dancing.
If you are hard-working and willing to put in the effort to dance, then this is the club for you!
National English Honor Society
Meets: Wednesdays during lunch in room 226
Staff Contact: Mrs. Stokes, Jonathan Hayden
National English Honor Society is a place for students who are enthusiastic or accomplished in English to participate in activities related to the language arts. NEHS participates in book discussion, English tutoring, community service, essay contests, and more.
Membership is by application and students must meet certain requirements.
Meets: Every other Tuesday at lunch in room 109
Staff Contact: Mrs. Lasseter, Rubi Runton, Hattie Halloway, and Grace ulanch
Founded by the United Nations Foundation, Girl Up is a global movement of empowered young women leaders who defend gender equality. Girl Up gives girls the resources and platform to start a movement for social change wherever they are. We advocate for social change for all people in NC and the world.
National Art Honor Society
Meets: Third Wednesday of the Month in room 204 (Art)
Staff Contact: Ms. Warren
NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY is an art organization that aims to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The program supports members in their efforts to attain the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.
Mu Alpha Theta
Meets: Wednesdays during lunch in Room 238
Staff Contact: Mr. Goldstein and Ani Bommu
Mu Alpha Theta is a Math Honor Society with a focus on tutoring and competition. Membership is by application only and students must meet admission requirements. Also, we will be doing competitions throughout the year.
Meets: Wednesdays after school in room 234
Staff Contact: Ms. Matthews, Ms. Mobley, Mr. North, Ms. Okrand, Julia Prabel, Bella Nieri
The Research Triangle High School Model United Nations Club aims to promote the growth of leadership, public speaking, and diplomacy skills in our members. We seek to foster the next generation of global citizens by increasing awareness of our interconnected world and prepare our members to meet the complex challenges of this world in order make positive change wherever they go next.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Meets: Friday after school in Room 136 (Health & PE)
Staff Contact: Mr. Franklin, Fabrienne Swepson, Victoria Swepson, Matthew Swepson, Grace Scott, Micaela Rogers, Nico Rogers, Zane Taylor, and Elliott Klappenbach
FCA aims to reach true Christian Fellowship. We are able to accomplish this through devotionals, prayer, athletics, socials, and other activities.
Girls Who Code
Staff Contact: Mr. Butera
Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.
Our RTHS GWC club members collaborate with one another and with women who are technology professionals locally in RTP. Together, we learn about coding in a number of programming languages and then design our own final projects, which have included websites, video games, and apps.
Meets: Wednesdays at lunch in room 130
Staff Contact: Ms. Lynch, Kiersten Condon, and Salma Abkar
We work to maintain a garden on school grounds.
Do you like to draw and paint?
Do you have a creative mindset you want to share with others? Well then, Art Club is the place for you! Art club is currently working on a project to put inspirational quotes on the walls of RTHS and brighten up the building. We have also started an “Art for Education” campaign where we are designing artistic t-shirts to sell to raise money for STEAM education.
Dungeons and Dragons
Meets: Thursdays during lunch in room 60.
Staff Contact: Mrs. Fields-Carey, Rocco Albano, Julie Osborne, and Jocelyn Conder
We meet together to play Dungeons and Dragons.
Meets: Tuesdays after school in room 226
Staff Contact: Mrs. Stokes, Ms. Howington, Rubi Runton, and Hannah Qu
Dance Club brings together dancers of various styles and is committed to introducing people to styles of dance they may have never heard of before. RTHS’s Dance Club has brought together students all with a love of dance to learn more and raise awareness for the various styles of dance in the world.
Meets: Wednesdays at Lunch in Room 52
In the RTHS Magicians, magicians, both beginners and experienced, can learn magic with and from other members. This club serves as a focal point for people who wish to learn more about magic and for magicians to create their own unique tricks and magic routines.
Meets: Mondays During Lunch in Room 103 (The Digital Music Lab)
Staff Contact: John V. Wood
In Anime Club we watch all kinds of series, new and old, like My Hero Academia, Mob Psycho 100, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Naruto, and MORE! Occasionally we attend anime conventions together on the weekends.