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Lakota West High School
2021 - 2022


Academic Quiz Team – Miranda Cockrell - The Academic Quiz Team competes in with nine other GMC Conference schools in quiz bowl events. Quiz bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports, and popular culture. We will have a season, even if we only scrimmage against ourselves! We meet virtually on Tuesdays (email for a link) and in person on Wednesdays in room 114; 3:30 – 4:30 both days.

Diversity and Inclusion Club (I.D.E.A) – Rikki Bell - The I.D.E.A. Student Organization stands for Inclusion – Diversity – Equity – Action. In this organization, students are working on how we can make Lakota a more inclusive and understanding place. It is a place for students to comfortably share their feelings about things going in the world around them and in the building. These students are a direct line to making change both in the district and around the world.

French Club – Jessica Hodges - French Club is a cultural look into French speaking cultures through food, games, and outings.

Gay Straight Trans Alliance – Jessica Hodges - GSA is a student-run club that brings together LGBTQ and straight students to provide a safe place to support each other and create a platform to fight for racial, gender, LGBTQ, and economic justice.

HOPE Squad –  Madeline Van Benschoten - Hope Squad is a student-led suicide prevention group that meets Wednesday in the Digital Learning Lab. Hope Squad members were peer-nominated at the freshman level and remain in the club throughout their high school career. Students are trained in QPR techniques and after-hours protocols to respond when they see someone in need.  Hope Squad also has a mission of spreading positivity in the school and community as well as breaking stigmas surrounding mental health struggles. 

HOPE Squad - Freshman Campus - 
Colin Heineke and Christine Harper - Hope Squad is a school-based peer-to-peer, suicide prevention program for students. Hope Squad members are students nominated by peers at the conclusion of their eighth grade year as trustworthy classmates and are trained to identify at-risk students, provide friendship and seek help from an adult. Students are trained in QPR and learn how to handle crises during after school hours. Hope Squad’s mission is to spread hope throughout the year and destigmatize mental health issues. Hope Squad meets on Wednesdays after school in Mrs. Harper’s room C224.


HOSA Biomedical Club - Dan Prochaska – It is a National Student organization that is focused on Health Professions. Meetings are held bi-monthly, on Wednesdays after school Freshman from Mrs. Burgdorf’s class are welcome to join.

HOSA Exercise Science/Sports Medicine – Advisors Mike Brown and Nicole Roether - HOSA meets every other Wednesday starting Sept. 16 after school until 3:30

Junior Board (Junior Class) – Kristin Henley – Each year, the junior class plans the Junior/Senior Prom. Hone your leadership, organizational, and event planning skills!

Junior Classical League (JCL) – Sean Burns – Our purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity.

Lakota West Chess Club – Mark Moody - Lakota West Chess Club helps promote intellectual growth and has been shown to improve academic performance. The Lakota West Chess club welcomes all levels of players from beginning to advanced.  The chess club practices weekly to improve the skills and strategies of its players.  The top 7 players from the chess club will play for the Lakota West Varsity Chess team.  

LWHS Peer Counseling Organization – Bob Emig - First and foremost, Peer Counselors are required to sign a personal contract to abstain from alcohol, tobacco and any other drugs during their time with the group.  The Peer Counseling program offers high school students the opportunity to participate in various outreach events throughout the year.  Additionally, Peer Counselors perform the Medicine Show in the spring of each year.  This show is performed at elementary schools in the district and its focus is to promote non-drinking and non-drugs. 

Mu Alpha Theta – Jennifer Siemers - Mu Alpha Theta is the United States mathematics honor society for high school and two-year college students. In June 2015, it served over 108,000 student members in over 2200 chapters in the United States and in 20 foreign countries.

National Honor Society – Marian Weber – The Lakota chapter of National Honor Society (NHS) is open for students upon completion of their fifth or sixth semester of high school. NHS is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship (academic achievement), leadership, service, and character. The National Honor Society requires some sort of service to the community, school, or other organizations. The time spent working on these projects contributes towards the monthly service hour requirement.  Applications are sent to students with a 3.500 or higher cumulative GPA. The NHS faculty council makes final selection of members. Membership from another NHS chapter is accepted, but all Lakota West’s criteria must be met.

SAAB (Student Athlete Advisory Board) - Advisors are:  Scott Kaufman, Tracey Kornau, Chris Drumm, Brigit Reder, Dennis Beck, Rick Cooper, Keith Castner, Dick Hamilton. We meet every other Sunday evening (but it is closed to SAAB members)

Senior Board (Senior Class) – Allison Billups and Taylor Cumberledge – Senior Class will organize activities to celebrate the final year students will have at Lakota West High School.

Spanish Club – Allison Billups - The Spanish Club is an organization that enriches knowledge of the Hispanic Culture on our campus.  Another purpose of this organization is to become a candidate for the “Isabel Allende” chapter of the “Sociedod Honoraria Hispanica” for high achievement in Spanish. All Spanish Classes 9 through 12 are welcome.

Student Government Association (SGA) – Kimberly Miller - Student Government Association (SGA) meet Mondays once or twice a month, depending on events running. SGA is a student-led organization that plans a number of events and fundraisers throughout the year-most notably, Homecoming, Canned Food Drives, Adopt-A-Child, Hoxworth Blood Drive, Community Outreach Week and more.  Our goal is to boost student morale and give back to the community.

Student Government (SGA) Freshman Campus - 
Jason French - Student Government Association (SGA) meet Wednesdays once or twice a month, depending on events running. SGA is a student-led organization that plans a number of events and fundraisers throughout the year-most notably, Homecoming, Canned Food Drives, Adopt-A-Child, and more.  Our goal is to boost student morale and give back to the community.

Technology Student Association (TSA) – Audrey Markovich. Students interested in a technology and engineering fields.  This club participates in local, state, and national level competitions in all STEM fields.  A Butler Tech course enrollment is required.  Fee required. Meeting: Every other Wednesday after school until 3:30pm.

Women Empowering Women – Mary Mahoney - Women Empowering Women meets 2nd and 4th Mondays in room 146 after school. Empowerment group that focuses on self-esteem and service.

Yearbook – Rikki Bell - This is the student yearbook at Lakota West High School and is put together by students and the advisor. The Odyssey has won Individual awards at the Journalism Educators Assn. /National Scholastic Press Assn. Learn about editing, copy, caption writing, cover design, and advertising design. Sales start at the beginning of the school year. Price is to be determined.