Academic Team promotes interest in academics and represents the school in
competitions. Any student may try out for the team. Contact: Amber Hedgpeth.
The Art Club is open to students with a genuine interest in art. Students do not have to be enrolled in an art course to be involved. Members will work with a variety of media, concepts, and collaborative projects. The Art Club meets every other Tuesday of each month. Contact: Pam Little, Raelyn Chambliss, or Megan Parlow.
Club honors those students who have maintained better than average scholastic
grades. It stimulates effort, rewards achievement, and seeks to encourage its
members to continue their education beyond high school level. A student must be
in the top 10% of his/her class. Contact: Mandy Loudermilk.
purpose of the Future Business Leaders of America is to prepare students for
today's world of business. Through the organization, students learn what will
be expected of them as they seek employment in the future. Contact: Robin Asbill.
mission of the FCA is to present to athletes and coaches and all whom they
influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and
Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. FCA
web site link. Contact: Liz
Cooksey or Katie Jolley .
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is a club that promotes
personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer science
education. Members develop skills for life through character development,
creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical
knowledge, and vocational preparation. Students who have taking or have taken a
high school course in Family and Consumer Science are eligible for membership.
purpose of the Fellowship of Christian Students is to give each student an
opportunity to be a part of a Christian organization with the challenge and
adventures of following Christ and serving Him through the fellowship of the
church and in their vocations. Contact: Tom Barber or Laly Serrano.
stands for Friends Into Getting Healthy Together. FIGHT Club is a program
designed to help BHS students to get fit and/or lose weight. Students must
commit to attend workouts every Tuesday and Thursday. Attendance is mandatory
except for medical excuses, a family emergency or absence from school. Our goal
is to "FIGHT" obesity and our motto is "FIGHT for your
Life". Our mission statement is as follows: The FIGHT Program provides
students with an opportunity to participate in a program that empowers each
participant with the knowledge and experience to develop a healthy active
lifestyle through exercise, nutrition education and activities in a positive
supportive environment. The ultimate goal is that each student will transition
from the FIGHT Program to become an independent learner leading a healthy
active lifestyle outside of the school environment. Contact: Deborah Holcombe.
will begin in the fall semester. The season will begin in February and end late
in April. There will be a club fee. This club will provide opportunities for
students to get outside and enjoy the sport of fishing. The club will also
encourage members to participate in local and state-wide fishing tournaments.
The sport of fishing is expected to become a high school league sanctioned
sport in the next few years. Contact: Kevin
purpose of the French Club is to promote the study of the French language and
culture through fun activities. It is open to all students and provides
opportunities to broaden understanding and appreciation of the cultures of
French-speaking countries. Contact: Melissa Buffington.
National Honor Society
studying French are eligible for the Honor Society Membership if they maintain
an A average in at least two years of French and a 3.0 GPA. An induction
ceremony is held in the spring and members may purchase an Honor Cord to wear
in their individual cap and gown photos. Contact: Melissa Buffington.
purpose of the German Club is to promote the study of the German language and
culture through varied & fun activities. The Club also provides
fellowship for those students studying German and offers them opportunities to
broaden their understanding and appreciation of the culture of the
German-speaking countries outside the classroom. Some typical
activities include an Oktoberfest, Nikolaustag, Fasching, a Film-Fest, a Spieltag, and
a Schnitzeljagd. Contact: Carol Nescio
National Honor Society
studying German are eligible for membership in the German National Honor
Society if they meet the following criteria: * An 'A' average in each of
all German classes taken from 9th to 12th grade as well as * A GPA of
3.0 or better. An induction ceremony is held during the school
year. Seniors may purchase an honor cord to wear at graduation. Contact: Carol Nescio.
club is geared toward helping students experience the different areas
in health and to prepare them for a possible career in health. HOSA - Health Occupations Students Association has the mission to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community. Contact: Rubye Calhoun
community service organization, the Junior Civitans provide student leadership
within the community by participating in and hosting community service
projects. Students must be able to commit time to the club outside of school
hours. Interested students must complete an application and have no discipline
record. Contact: Jamie Gregory
Byrnes is an academic course offering that is an assimilation of many of the
smartest and most ambitious students in our student body. Leadership Byrnes
members are chosen by an application process which includes a teacher
recommendation component, a GPA requirement of 3.0, and a completely clean
discipline record for their entire tenure here at Byrnes. This group is
responsible for our Relay For Life team, promoting school spirit for all
athletic events, managing and running the Rebel Cafe and doing anything that is
needed for the improvement of the Byrnes community. Contact: Teresa Schiltz.
Team promotes interest in mathematics and problem solving. They also represent
the school in Math, Engineering, and Computer Programming Contests. The Math
Team meets on Thursdays after school. Contact: Katie Ordoyne.
United Nations Team
Model UN Team is a group of students who participate in mock UN
simulations across the region. High schools from all over gather to represent
countries and present/defend their issues. Students gain valuable experience in
public speaking, leadership, international relations, and world cultures.
Students from all grades may participate. Contact: Kristin Owens.
Regiment: The Rebel Regiment is the marching band that performs at all
football games, several band contests, and parades during the school
year. The band and color guard that participate are open to all high
school students by way of audition. In addition to the marching band,
there are three concert bands and a jazz band which perform several concerts
during the year. Band
Booster Web Site (not affiliated with Byrnes High School) Contact Bryan Bone.
Chorus - This course is designed for freshman and first-year singers who desire
to become better singers. Students will learn the fundamentals of singing and
how to read music. Songs studied will include spirituals, jazz, folk songs, pop
hits and movie themes. Students will perform in a mandatory winter concert and
will be required to pay a choral fee. Concert Chorus - This class is for
experienced singers who already read music and have a desire to increase their
vocal ability. This group performs in various mandatory concerts throughout the
year and will be required to pay a choral fee for concert dress rental. Byrnes
Singers - This class is for experienced singers who already read music and have
a desire to increase their vocal ability and to perform. Members of the Byrnes
Singers will be required to audition for All-State Chorus and to perform in
various mandatory concerts throughout the year. Students will be required to
pay a choral fee for concert dress rental. Contact Jessica Rash.
Orchestra: The Byrnes Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) is made up of
very talented string, wind and percussion players. Students are selected
through an audition process which is conducted on a yearly basis. Several
concerts, including the fall, spring, and Pops programs, are performed each
year. Other ensembles in the Byrnes orchestra program include Byrnes
String Ensemble and the Chorus Chamber String. Contact: Arlyn Mills.
National Honor Society is an organization that honors those students who have
demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and
character. Contact Tracy Camp or Lea Elizabeth Allen.
Art Honor Society
Students must have had an A in a previous art course. Students with a high level of achievement in art, as well as a strong work ethic, sense of responsibility, and overall character are encouraged to participate. NAHS members will engage in individual practice as well as service-oriented artwork. Contact: Pam Little, Raelyn Chambliss, or Megan Parlow.
James F. Byrnes High School yearbook is a record of student life and school
activities. The staff is chosen by the faculty advisor from those who
sign up at the end of the year. Contact Lela Belue.
Spotlight: The purpose of our school newspaper is to inform the students of events concerning our school activities. Contact Kane Pruitt.
RTC is a
GT theatre production company for Byrnes. Members work in all aspects of
theatre production, including acting, directing, lighting, sound, and set
construction. All members must audition for placement in the program and
maintain a C average as an overall passing grade. Contact: Carol
Contact: Charles Freeman
Science Club is an organization for students who are interested in the field of
science. During the year, the members participate in Lake Sweep, plan
programs, and help with the school science fair. The Science Club meets
the first Monday of the month. Contact Patricia White.
Scrabble Club is open to anyone who enjoys using words and likes the
camaraderie of playing the board game Scrabble. If you're looking for an
intellectual challenge and the enjoyment of clever and creative
word-building in a friendly setting, please join our club. We meet on the
third Thursday of the month in Room 914. Contact: Carol Nescio
National Honor Society
Students studying Spanish are eligible for membership in the Spanish National Honor Society if they meet the following criteria: * An 'A' average in each of all Spanish classes taken from 9th to 12th grade as well as * A GPA of 3.0 or better. An induction ceremony is held during the school year. There is a fee for purchasing the honor cord as well as being enrolled in the National Association for Spanish. Contact Laly Serrano.
Spanish Club serves as a cultural awareness organization for any interested
student here atByrnes High School . Emphasis is placed on
Spanish and Hispanic current events, celebrations, and activities that are
recognized throughout the school year. Contact Laly Serrano.
are elected in the spring of each year. The purpose of this
organization is to promote the general welfare of the school, unify the
student body, create school spirit and a sense of loyalty, uphold the good name
of the school, and develop closer cooperation between students and faculty.
Contact Christina Paxton.
Government, sponsored by the YMCA, is a total emergence in the South Carolina
government process. Students can participate in one of two areas: state
legislature or state courts. Students can write their own bills, present these
in committee, and argue in the actual Senate and House chambers. Others prepare
the prosecuting and defense aspects of a selected fictitious case and present
these in an actual courtroom setting. These students also prepare and present
an appeals case in the Appeals Courthouse to the South Carolina YIG Supreme
Court. YIG competition is held in late November or early December, Wednesday
through Saturday. Student Council: Members are elected in the spring of each
year. Contact: Jessica Jones