Clubs & Activities
Activities are provided by STM to appeal to the interests and needs of the student body. Each student is encouraged to participate in these activities for his/her own enjoyment and development.
These after-school activities are numerous and varied. Organizations and clubs include participation in academic activities and projects, fine arts areas, literary work, community service projects, and school spirit. The school encourages its students to participate outside of the classroom. To become a member of any organization, a student must contact the moderator of that group. Each officer and member is committed to abide by the guidelines and policies for clubs and organizations.
- Art Club
- Beta Club
- Board Game Club
- Cougars for Life
- Fishing Club
- French Club
- Garage Band Club
- Musical Theater
- National Honor Society
- Quiz Bowl
- Science Club
- Shooting Sports Club
- Spanish Club
- Speech and Debate
- Robotics Team
- Student Council
- Tennis Club
- TV Productions
4‑H empowers young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. It’s a research-based experience that includes a mentor, a hands-on project, and a meaningful leadership opportunity.
Based on their interests and guided by adult mentors, youth develop their own pathway in 4‑H. They select from a broad menu of local 4‑H programs. Local programs include opportunities in Leadership, Community Development, Livestock Projects and Shooting Sports.
A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.
- 4-H is the nation's largest youth development organization, empowering six million young people throughout the United States.
- With 611,800 volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 25 million alumni, the 4-H movement supports young people from elementary school through high school with programs designed to shape future leaders and innovators.
- Fueled by research-driven programming, 4-H'ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, citizenship and healthy living.
Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7 a.m. in room 502.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Gerard Richard at email@example.com.
The St. Thomas More Catholic High School Student Ambassadors are a select group of students whose main purpose is to provide outreach activities within the school and community. Ambassadors take pride in making new students feel welcome and comfortable while transitioning into the STM family.
The Ambassador Program is open to qualified sophomores, juniors, and seniors who possess leadership abilities, and exhibit enthusiasm for being a Cougar. The Ambassador Program is not only a tool for student recruitment and retainment, but it is also a vehicle for promoting individual leadership skills. Ambassadors have the opportunity for self-growth through serving others and embracing the qualities of a true leader .
- Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior.
- Maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA
- Must partake in a minimum of 2 events during the school year.
- If a student does not meet any of these requirements, he/se will not be eligible to be an Ambassador the following school year.
Tablet Training, Freshman Orientation, Grandparent's Mass, Open House, Welcome letters to incoming Freshmen, Greeters at special masses, 7th grade feeder school visits.
2023 - 2024
President - Lauryn Simien
For additional information, please contact Brittany Eskridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Academic Pep Rally
- All school backdrops for dances
- Make banners for mall
- Decorated the front of the school for holidays
- Make Academic Pep Rally decorations
- Make silent auction decorations
- Various teacher requests
- Paint windows for Christmas
- Festival of Lights (children's tent--face painting)
- Festival International (face paint)
- Maintain a 2.0 GPA
- Have an interest in art
Art Club Executive Officers
The Executive Board of the Art Club oversees all Art Club activities and projects. For each activity, two or more members are selected to manage the entire project by designating specific jobs, supplying materials, and assuring that the entire project is done promptly and well. A student does not have to be enrolled in an art class for membership in the Art Club.
For additional information, please contact Hillary Faber at email@example.com
Motto: " Let us lead by serving others."
The Beta Club at St. Thomas More was established in the 1989-1990 school year. The club was instituted in order to promote and reward academic achievement and servant leadership.
The purpose of the National Beta Club shall be to promote the ideals of character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students, to reward meritorious achievement and to encourage and assist students in continuing their education after high school.
The National Beta Club, a student-centered organization, continually develops and nurtures individuals by providing opportunities and experiences enabling them to demonstrate the ideals of character, achievement, service and leadership in a global community.
Our club is open to all students grades 9-12 who have maintained a 3.2 grade point average for the previous school year. If your GPA falls below a 3.2 you will be placed on probation. As a member of Beta, students are required to complete service hours. Each student must complete a total of twenty service hours for the academic year. Fifteen (15) hours must be Beta Club hours (those that we set up through our community service projects) and five (5) hours may be transferred from other clubs or organizations.
2023 - 2024 Beta Club Officers
President - Kylie Martin
Vice-President - Crystal Peters
Secretary - Ellie Bond
Chaplains - Kate Hotard, Dylan Long
Service Project Coordinators - Kennedy Moore, Keldrick Fauntleroy
For additional information, please contact Michelle Miholic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board Game Club "So Board" is open to new members throughout the year. We play a variety of board games and card games in a casual atmosphere aimed at relaxing and socializing. Sessions are played on Fridays after school.
For additional information contact Mrs. Lori Talbot at email@example.com or in Room 110 if interested.
We, the members of Cougars for Life, believe in the education of students on the issues of abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment, as well as recognizing every form of human life as precious and valuable. We strive to acknowledge and uphold the dignity of human life by our outreach and service to the public for the greater cause. As a community we will embrace the life God has given us and share the light with the STM community and all who cross our path. As a member of Cougars for Life, one cherishes every stage of life, no matter the age, in an effort to continue the pro-life movement. Cougars for Life acknowledges life beyond the womb with the conviction that each soul is created in the image and like of God, our creator. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.” Psalm 139:13
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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.
Every summer, thousands of coaches and athletes participate in FCA's summer camps. These camps challenge the student-athlete and coach to excel. If interested in camp participation, please check details with Coach Strojny.
The leadership team consists of 10-12 members. The members are interviewed through the Campus Ministry program. There are four positions that are made up of captain, co-captain, recruiter, and secretary. The leadership team meets regularly to plan the FCA huddles that are held the last Friday of the month at 7 a.m. There are also guest speakers that are scheduled once a quarter for a faith testimony that is held over breakfast. The meetings are open to all students, faculty and staff.
For additional information, please contact Stephen Strojny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STM Fishing is a student centered group focused on promoting a love for the outdoors and improving fishing skills. Each member is enrolled in BASS and the Bass Federation and is eligible to fish competitively in both of their tournament circuits in Louisiana and national events. Monthly meetings feature guest speakers covering aspects of the fishing world.
Mission - to educate and encourage young anglers to enjoy the outdoors, protect our natural resources, practice sportsmanship and learn about ethical practices in the sport of fishing.
2023-2024 Louisiana BASS Nation High School Tournament Schedule
September 9: Manchac North Pass (East Div.)
September 23: Red River: Red River South Marina (North Div.)
October 28: Calcasieu River Moss Bluff (West Div.)
December 2: Doiron's Landing Morgan City (East Div.) Winter/Spring 2024
February 10: Bayou Segnette State Park (East Div.)
March 2: Toledo Bend, San Miguel (North Div.)
March 3: Toledo Bend, San Miguel (West Div.)
March 23: Caney, Jimmie Davis State Park (North Div.)
April 6: Henderson, Public Launch (West Div.)
2024 State Championship - May 3-5 Calcasieu River, Moss Bluff Louisiana
Membership in French Club is open to students enrolled in French I and above and to previous students of French who may not be presently enrolled in class. Our general meeting are once a month on Wednesdays.
- To promote and encourage the study of French
- To install an appreciation for the French language and the francophone cultures
- To give the members an opportunity to socialize with French speakers from the community
Reasons to Join
- Meet people from our French speaking community
- Field trips to French restaurants, movies, exhibitions, and performances
- Have fun socializing with peers in French atmosphere
- To promote French language in our school and community
- Provide service to the French-speaking community
President: Ruthie Pippin
Vice presidents: Kennedy Moore and Dylan Long
Secretaries: Kayla Highlander and Jane Thomson
Photographers: Stella Furby, Sydney Dyson, and Bailey Puhekker
Chaplain: Caroline Meaux
For additional information , please contact Cosima Hasenstein at email@example.com
This is a springtime club and will be open to all students. The instruments needed are instruments typical to a rock band setting to include guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboards, vocals, and horns (trumpet, saxophone, and trombone).
This band will meet once a week during the Spring to prepare for any performances. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Membership is by invitation only. Requirements are that students:
- Maintain a 3.8 cumulative GPA while earning a total of 10 credits in honors or AP courses while at STM or
- Maintain a 3.7 cumulative GPA while earning a total of 12 credits in honors and AP courses, at least two of which must be AP courses.
- Enroll in at least 3 honors or AP courses both junior and senior year.
- Display qualities of character, leadership, and service. Must demonstrate active involvement in an extracurricular activity and service to others during junior year in order to be inducted.
- Have completed three quarters of the junior year.
- Have attended STM the current school year.*
- Perform 15 specified service hours during their senior year.
- This is an honor society. Students must maintain a record of social integrity and academic honesty throughout the year of membership. This includes refraining from participating in any illegal activities, on campus or off.
Students who fail to meet or comply with the standards once inducted - in the cases of a single offense - will not be allowed to graduate on stage as members of National Honor Society. Students must always remember that they represent both St. Thomas More and the National Honor Society in their actions, behaviors, and choices and make decisions wisely so that they represent themselves, our school, and our society with honor, dignity, and respect.
*Students transferring to STM who are already National Honor Society members are considered active members their senior year, but they must maintain GPA and honors course requirements during that year.
National Honor Society is responsible for hosting the Spring Awards Ceremony at St. Thomas More, during which the annual induction is held. Our two major service projects each year are volunteering at Cornerstone South Nursing Home and tutoring STM and Holy Family students.
National Honor Society Officers
President: Matthew Gomez
Vice-President: Gavin Keenan
Secretary: Andrew Chiasson
Treasurer: Bella Cortez
2023 - 2024 National Honor Society Members
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What is Quiz Bowl?
In Quiz Bowl, questions are asked, and the players press their buzzers when they know the answer. The first player to buzz in answers the question after his name is called. If he answers correctly, he earns points. The team with the most points at the end of the match wins. STM's team competes against other Louisiana high schools in meets and tournaments.
What are the membership requirements?
Membership is open to all grade levels. Practice is held after school for team members to compete against each other. The Diocese of Lafayette sponsors a Varsity and Junior Varsity competition during the year for the Catholic High Schools in the Diocese. Other competitions are held throughout the state. The team is a member of the Louisiana Academic Competitions (LAAC).
For additional information, please contact Aaron Breaux at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The STM Science Club exists to foster interest in Science beyond High School. We achieve this by educating students about the full science curriculum at STM, featuring speakers who explore various university-level science majors and potential careers in the field. Monthly meetings and an annual field trip are also part of our activities
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The Spanish Club is comprised of any students interested in learning about the Spanish language and culture, no matter what language they have formally studied in school. We sponsor activities that promote understanding and goodwill among different ethnic groups and enhance creativity in diversity. The club sponsors school-wide activities to provide authentic Hispanic cultural experiences and disseminate the traditions and customs of the Spanish-speaking community.
Meeting dates are the last Wednesday of every month.
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The Speech and Drama Club extends its membership to any current student who is interested in competitive speaking. The members attend approximately 24 speech tournaments throughout the year. This organization also hosts its own tournament and presents a large-scale theatrical production during the spring semester. STM has an active and nationally recognized speech and debate program.
Meetings are every Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. in room 805.
- Maintain at least a 2.0 average
- Go to three speech tournaments your first year of speech
For additional information, please contact Megan Broussard at email@example.com.
It’s way more than building robots! Robotics team members are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in head-to-head FIRST Tech Challenge competitions. Students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team. Teams design and build robots, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach to earn specific awards.
For more information, please contact Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org
President -Emma Alexander
Vice President - Andi Duay
Secretary - Ana Guilbeau
Program Director - Victoria Couvillion
Sgt-at-Arms - Mathile D'Albor
The purpose of the Student Council is to create unity among students, administration, faculty, clubs, and community by establishing communication channels. The Students Council shall coordinate, evaluate all school clubs. It shall promote school spirit and positive club interaction and encourage an attitude of Christian values based on our school's philosophy.
Elections are held in April for those seeking an office. Those interested must attend an election workshop. Freshman elections are held in September.
Student Council is for those who are interested in the world they live. The members of this excellent club are hard working, dedicated students who are eager to learn all they can about this fantastic subject. Those who join are usually students with a high grade point average, a history of extracurricular activities, and most importantly a desire to learn and experience as much as possible.
STUDENT COUNCIL ACTIVITIES