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It’s time to Get Involved 


        No matter what your interests are, you’ll most likely find an activity to develop them at Columbia. Joining a club or sport is a great way to get involved in your school, make friends you might otherwise never meet, and build a record of commitment, participation and success that will serve you well in the future. 

The diverse staff at Columbia High has a great deal to offer your student after school.  These clubs are in addition to sports.  

 ASB The Associated Student Body (ASB) is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing many of the extracurricular activities at Columbia High School. From planning assemblies, organizing for dances, and managing expenditures and budgets for the various clubs and activities, the students who take part in their school's government have accepted a large amount of responsibility. Offices include President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, and Activities Coordinator.

 FFA The FFA Organization is a national leadership organization that provides you with the opportunity to practice what you’re learning in the classroom in real-life situations and develop your leadership skills. In FFA we are learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, and living to serve.

FBLA Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) provides students with the chance to develop their leadership potential. Our local FBLA chapter participates in many community service projects. FBLA at CHS also operates the Brewin’ Bruin Espresso Stand. We attend at least three conferences throughout the year where we learn from and compete with other students throughout the state. Talk to anyone in FBLA, and they will tell you that it is a great student organization. Come join us!

 NHS The purpose of National Honor Society (NHS) is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in students. Eligible students are those of Sophomore, Junior, and Senior standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher, and who have attended CHS for at least one semester. Eligible students are notified early in the second semester and invited to apply for membership.

 International Club The Columbia High School International Club helps raise awareness about cultural traditions around the world through foreign films, panel discussions and guest speakers. We also sponsor or help with several cultural events such as the Dia de los Muertos poetry contest and Cinco de Mayo activities. We raise money for global charities such as Heifer International and the Red Cross Measles Initiative. We have many opportunities for community service, too!

 Knowledge Bowl Knowledge Bowl is a competition for high school students that focuses on recall, problem solving, critical thinking and cooperation. Five-member teams compete in academic contests, answering questions from secondary curriculum areas. The season runs from mid October through February with the state meet taking place in March. Sign up in the library if you are interested in joining.

 Mock Trial Mock Trial is a great way to learn about the legal system, have fun "acting" as a lawyer, witness, or bailiff, and compete with students from other schools. Students gain first-hand knowledge of our judicial system and enhance their skills through hands-on activities in public speaking, research, and critical thinking. Local district competitions are held and then the top twenty teams compete in the final competition held in Olympia, Washington. Real judges preside over the trial and practicing attorneys critique and score student performances.  Mock Trial at CHS begins in late October and runs through February. Meetings are held weekly right after school and bi-weekly as we get closer to district competition.

 Cheerleading Cheerleaders play an important role at CHS, helping to plan and guide assemblies, performing routines and cheers at sporting events, and acting as representatives for our school at many events in the community. If you’re interested, stay tuned for announcements about tryouts for next season.

Electric Car Club  In our Metalshop classes, we build race cars to drive in the Electrathon America Racing Series!!  How cool is that?!? Each student team builds a car from the ground up to travel as far as possible in one hour on only 72 lbs. of lead acid batteries. We race against lots of other students and adults in towns and on race tracks all across this country on the weekends from March to July. We learn a lot and have tons of fun! 

 Powerlifting All students are eligible to participate in this club that competes across the state in meets that challenge like-sized students against each other in three types of weight-lifting activities. CHS traditionally fields a strong group in competitions against schools of all sizes across the state.

 Ski & Snowboard Club Once the snow begins to fly, if you’re a skier, snow-boarder, or just want to be, you’ll want to join this club. Together with the middle school, our Ski & Snowboard Club sponsors low-cost trips to Mt Hood Meadows for you to get your downhill thrills with classmates and friends.

 Skills USA Skills USA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations. Skills USA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.