Ethics Bowl Club
Moderators Name: Dr. Tom Maher
Ethics Bowl is great preparation for a future attorney, legislator, or researcher. During our weekly gatherings, Ethics Bowl club members are presented with 15 real-life ethical dilemmas ranging in topic from dating a friend’s ex-girlfriend to global terrorism and from genetically modified food sources to cheating on homework. Members of the Ethics Bowl club research solutions to these varied ethical dilemmas and prepare arguments and rebuttals for the National High School Ethics Bowl regional competition in February. During the competition, CCC’s teams face off against other schools to determine who should qualify for the national Ethics Bowl competition.
The school Student Literary Magazine, Silent Epiphanies, has a print and online presence that is both independent of and in association with the school newspaper, The Central Voice. This publication is supported by students enrolled in the creative writing class and by those who write poems, short stories or essays on their own. Student visual art is also spotlighted throughout the publication.
Morning Star Amigos
Morning Star Catholic School, a mission of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, recognizes the unique educational needs of students. The school provides an ungraded curriculum in which students can achieve their full potential. Morning Star Amigos is a CCCHS student club that fosters a strong bond between our school and Morning Star Catholic School so that both of our schools may enrich the other.
Nihao International Program
Moderators Name: Mr. Andrew Shannon
Students who have passion for God and compassion for God’s people, show evidence of a committed relationship to Jesus Christ and love the adventure of sharing Jesus Christ with our campus and world. Rising juniors and seniors can apply in the spring and must attend a local parish/church. Peer ministers help coordinate underclassmen retreat programs and other pertinent areas of campus ministry.
Moderator Name: Mr. Russ Wendt
You do not have to be in the plays or in a Drama class to be a member. If you play sports, belong to other clubs, it doesn’t matter! Come out and join us! If you have talents, if you don’t know if you have talent, even if you are certain you don’t have talent, please come out and join the Drama Club because all are welcome. Be a part of the productions, go to district and state competitions, have a blast and make some great friends!
Model United Nations
Moderator Name: Ms Regi O’Brien
The Model United Nations Club offers Clearwater Central Catholic students a chance to debate world issues from the diplomatic stance of foreign nations. Its purpose is to promote awareness and understanding of global issues in the context of the United Nations. The club goes to a conference in February in Gainesville Florida. The club has room for 24 students
Moderator Name: Ms Regi O’Brian
- Gatormun – February
- FHSMUS – March
- New Member conference October 25 and 26th
The Clearwater Central Catholic High School Robotics Team is Team Number 7415 “Psychobots” in the International “First Tech Challenge” robotics competition among secondary schools everywhere. A competition game is announced in September every year, and teams go to work building a machine to perform specific tasks called for in the game. The game includes an autonomous period during which the robot must control itself, followed by an operator controlled period during which student operators pilot the robot and direct its activities to achieve the particular goals of the game.
Our Team exists for the purpose of designing and building a robot, then competing with other teams in league matches. If successful, we will advance to regional competitions, then state competition, and finally national and international competition.
Four League Matches (TBA): One each in October, November, December, and January.
The Tech Club offers students a venue for exploring engineering and scientific issues at a deeper level. Technology is the real-world application of scientific discoveries, so the Tech Club explores ways that scientific discoveries have been made manifest in our world. In a ‘reverse engineering’ sort of way, the Tech Club strives to discern the scientific principles underlying the plethora of technological gadgets that surround us.
The Tech Club’s primary fundraising event is a computerized match-making service around St. Valentine’s Day in February. Also, the Club has sponsored “Game Nights” in the cafeteria which is wonderfully popular.
Our activities are centered on building devices and taking mechanisms apart to see how they work. The Club built a computer; and we have dissembled numerous computers, VCR’s, microwave ovens, copies, and sundry other machines.
We have occasional “Tech Talks” featuring a scientist or engineer who explains the nature of his/her work, the science involved, and how his/her education and career path has brought him/her to this place.
Field trips to engineering firms and manufacturing facilities will bring first hand exposure to the intersection of science and technology.
A very exciting addition to the Club is a 3-D printer which will offer hands-on experience to this cutting edge technology for our members.
For a service project, one of the moderators would like the Club to assume responsibility for recycling plastic in the cafeteria and around classrooms. Too many water bottles get thrown away! Our school needs to inculcate responsible recycling habits in our citizens.
Student Advancement Team
Moderator Name: Ms Alex Diaz
Current CCC students that help promotes the advancement initiatives of CCC in conjunction with the CCC Advancement office and the office of Alumni relations.
Students must exemplify the CCC mission statement and remain in good standing. They must represent the advancement office both on and off campus at special events and alumni activities. And they must communicate with CCC donors by phone or in writing (thank you cards or phone calls). Interested candidates must be comfortable speaking with adults in a professional manner and comfortable speaking on the telephone. You must have a basic knowledge of CCC and an interest in learning about CCC’s history and you should have an interest in developing leadership and communication skills. If you are interested, please see Mrs. Lani in the Advancement office to learn more
Moderator Name: Mrs. Tara McLaughlin
Student Ambassadors assist the Admissions Office by representing CCC at presentations to partner schools and assist with events such as Back-To-School Night, Discover CCC Night, and Discover CCC Days. Ambassadors are expected to be articulate, personable, outstanding role models and good students. Student Ambassadors are obliged to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have no failing grades. Ambassadors are chosen in the Spring from the freshman class through nominations and an interview process. The freshmen will be responsible in assisting with the CCC Shadow Program.
CCCHS Praise Band
Moderator Name: Mr. Ross Kimura
Praise Band – The Music Ministry for our all school Masses, which are held once a month. The Praise Band provides music to complement our Liturgical Celebrations. We are actively looking to secure students who have an interest or background as vocalists or instrumentalists and have a heart for Our Lord, His Blessed Sacrament and God’s people.
We hold practice two – three times prior to our monthly all school Masses; beyond that, we lead music for the all school liturgical celebrations.
Praise Band fluctuates with membership from 7 to 12 student and 2-3 adults.
A competition for elementary, middle, and high school students. We organize regional and state competitions for middle and high school students and a separate elementary competition for local school districts as requested. Teams that compete are comprised of up to 15 students who compete in 23 different events. The events are in physics, chemistry, earth space science, biology and engineering. Students engage in hands-on, interactive, inquiry-based activities that are lab-based, research-based, or prebuilt.