Clubs and Organizations
Student Life is more than just STEM
A place for students to destress by doing yoga.
A place to give and receive feedback about writing.
Speech and Debate
Speech and debate is a program consisting of two main events. Speech preforming and acting while debate involves debating a topic debated by the entire nation either by yourself or with a partner. We are also a competitive club and compete at tournaments on a regular basis. This club is open to all and has no tryouts.
Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH)
Meets: Every OTHER Monday, 1:30 - 2:00
Staff Contact: Kat Baker
Honor Society for passionate Spanish students to spread appreciation for and understanding of language and culture
Science National Honor Society
Science National Honor Society – honor society for students invested in the pursuit of science; open to juniors and seniors
Science and engineering competition through NCSU and National organization.
The Racial Justice and Remembrance Club
This club is focused on researching and spreading the word about George Taylor, a black man who was lynched in 1918 in Rolesville NC. This is the only documented lynching in North Carolina, although there were many more. We will connect this to present day lynchings, such as those of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, and find ways to make our community, and ones near us, safer from these. We will also do service projects relating to these topics. These projects will be decided on by the club members. We will work with some organizations to make this change happen. Some of these organizations are the WCCRC (Wake County Community Remembrance Coalition), and the EJI (Equal Justice Initiative).
Read about a similar club here: https://sites.google.com/exploris.org/1918georgetaylorlynching/home
Quill & Scroll Honor Society
Honor Society for passionate 10th-12th grade students who stand out in any media field. A list of requirements may be found at this link.
Support and activism for queer students and their allies.
A club to foster educated political discourse and current events in a friendly environment.
Performing Arts Dance Club
Hey Raptors! This club is centered around exercise and different techniques of dancing. ALL of our choreography is original content made by our student leaders. We look for dedicated students that are willing to commit. We practice to perform! Positive attitudes and determination is all you need to be a successful dancer here!
12th graders are invited to participate in the selection process for National Honor Society and potentially become NHS members. Raptor OutReach is a community service club, which will be open to all 9-12 graders regardless of their GPA. This experience will help prepare them for the leadership and service we expect from NHS candidates.
National English Honors Society
National English Honors Society is a club where we show our appreciation for English language and literature, work to improve our reading and writing skills, and use our passion for English to give back to our community.
National Art Honors Society
The honor society for the visual arts.
Model United Nations
Model United Nations, (Model UN, MUN), is an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.
It’s a team that works hard to stage a real court case against other schools by becoming witnesses and lawyers. You get to make questions, act, and “argue!”
HOSA Future Health Professionals
HOSA is a student-led Career and Technical Student Organization. This CTSO prepares you to become a healthcare professional by building your teamwork and communication skills. There are also competitive events that cover topics that are as broad as Physics and Chemistry to events like Medical Law and Ethics! You would also have the opportunity to take on leadership roles as officers at the local, state, or national level.
Meets: Tuesdays, Lunch, Bi-Weekly @ Biology Room (109)
Staff Contact: Sarah Lasseter
Girl Up is a global movement of empowered young women leaders who defend gender equality. Our programming exposes girl leaders to issues at the intersection of gender equality and sports, STEM, storytelling, and more – we position girls to be leaders across industries where women are underrepresented. We do fun group activities and learn about global gender issues/current events. Open to everyone!! Check us out on instagram @girluprths
Meets: Monday lunch Thursday 4 - 5 @ Outside/Room 54
Staff Contact: Steve Butera
A student organization for the maintenance of the school grounds and gardens, open to everyone.
Future Business Leaders of America
Meets: Monday, Wednesday 2 - 3 pm
Staff Contact: Stokes and Anderle
FBLA is the first business club in RTHS. It is a club that inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. We have a over 30 events, ranging from Social Media Strategy to Business Financial Planning.
FRC 4561: TerrorBytes Robotics
Meets: Tuesdays 5-7 in Physics Lab (room 66)
Staff Contact: Stacey Kaufman
TerrorBytes Robotics (FRC: 4561) is a competitive robotics team based out of Research Triangle High School.
Visit our website, terrorbytes.org, for more information.
Meets: Mondays and Wednesdays after school
Staff Contact: S. Casar
A club sport to learn, practice, and compete in foil and epee fencing. The club doesn’t require any prior experience to join.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Meets: (weekly) Mondays at Lunch, and monthly on Monday morning (time tbd) @ Biology room (awaiting confirmation)
Staff Contact: Karen Cho
A club for fellowship among your fellow students! Whether you’re an athlete, Christian, both, or neither, you’re welcome to hangout with us and talk about the Bible! We’re a safe place to grow your faith, explore Christianity, or just meet new people.
ESports / Gaming
Staff Contact: Cornelius Gloria
Mixing it up this year. Going to have casual play regular gaming for fun/scrim as well as competitive play on PlayVS and other platforms/local competitions.
Meets: Thursdays at lunch and Fridays after school @ Room 60
Staff Contact: Leatha Fields-Carey
A community of RTHS students who play Dungeons and Dragons and other Table Top Role Playing Games! Players of all skill levels are welcome!
Meets: Meet and drop bags in 234
Staff Contact: Elizabeth Godwin
A relaxed place to bake and enjoy baked goods!
Black Student Union & Allies
Meets: Wednesdays 1:15-2:00
Staff Contact: Eric Grunden
The Black Student Union & Allies’ mission is to create a safe space/community for marginalized populations to share their experiences and awareness about the issues they face in today’s society, while educating BSUA members on essential pieces of knowledge that is not provided in a typical school environment
Meets: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month
Staff Contact: Jessica Warren
A place to do art and work on school wide art projects
Meets: First Thursday of every month during Lunch
Staff Contact: Shana Mobley
The RTHS chapter of Amnesty International, an official, grassroots, human rights organization