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Fall 2020 Upper School Clubs

Name Type President Co-President Faculty Sponsor Mission
American Anglers Special Interest John Mann '21   Rad Murphy To encourage new friendships between students with a common interest in fishing. We will build community through story telling, photos and educational events. The group will support K-9's for Warriors.
American Sign Language Club Special Interest Fapianey Alexandre '21   Abby Sanders To educate people about American Sign Language and deaf culture, to increase accessibility on campus and to give people the opportunity to connect with deaf citizens
Animal Advocacy   Emma McAdoo '22   Michelle Miller To educate the Bolles community on the importance of non-kill shelters, fostering, adopting and volunteering.
Arabic Club Academic Aman Shaik '22   Sara Phillips-Bourass To increase awareness around Arabic language and culture. It will also help students develop compassion for other cultures.
Art Club Special Interest Natalie Garcia '21   Tiffany Gonzalez To promote the love of art and to create art installations for the Bolles School.
Big Heart Bulldogs Service Thomas Keaveny '21   Jen Gomez To spread awareness for organ and blood donation and to help with fundraising for the Katie Caples Foundation
Bird Club Special Interest Sophia Landy '22 Elliana Emery '22 Brett Moyer To research and educate ourselves on birds in preparation for our yearly debate and presentations. 
Black Student Union Special Interest D'yasia Ford '22   Twyla Ashman To educate people about the treatment and life experiences of blacks and other minorities. To promote diversity and cultural understanding.
Bolles Pre-medical Society Special Interest Nia Patel '21   Jennifer Willis To improve the knowledge of health and illness.
Books Across Borders Service Lara Morello '21   Jennifer Willis To engage others students to share in the good fortune of our education with the less fortunate children of Fiji
Care for Kids Service Dahlia Kirov '21   Janice Fluegel To help kids both in and out of our school through mentoring, providing support to resource centers and helping in educational activities. This club is affiliated with MARC and Connecting Thru Music.
Characters for Care Service Emily Lekas '21   Dawn Roland To raise awareness about kids with special needs and to participate in events for them while dressed in character costumes.
Chinese Club Academic Jiaju (Jason) Du '21   Chengmei Rothschild To promote the Chinese language and culture
CISV (Children's International Summer Village) Club  Special Interest Jakhye Wilkins '22   Anna Jacobson To educate the students of Bolles about CISV's core goals and values, and to utilize our privilege through community service opportunities
Civil Discourse Club Special Interest Matthew Keller '21   Chris Gebauer To allow a place for students to discuss issues and events that occur in our society with the goal of increased understanding
Club Vox (Poetry) Special Interest Christina Deeb '21   Anna Jacobson  To promote both spoken and written poetry in the Bolles Community and to raise awareness and donate money to the Youth Crisis Center of Jacksonville
COED Guatemala Club Service Madi Zintsmaster '21 Sophie Mitchell '21 Erin Duchanois/Allison Chandler To help educate children in Guatemala by raising funds and awareness for a child's schooling and supplies. Money will be donated to the COED organization.
Dancing with Love Service Donya Pordeli '21   Angela Blackledge To provide the community extra support and positive influence in their lives through dance and to expand the love of dance.
Dreams Come True Service Riley McGriff '22 Leah Zimmerman '22 Cormac O'Riordan To help raise funds to send a child with a very serious medical condition on a trip or the help make a 'dream' come true. This club is affiliated with the non-profit of the same name.
Environmental Club Service Yasmeen Ibrahim '22   Andrew Dickson To raise awareness about environmental issues
Fantasy Football  Special Interest Shep Mitchell '22 George Kerner '22 Rad Murphy To bring students together who share a common interest in football. 
Future Swimmers Service Megan Howard '22 Zach Makari '21 Steven Stam To raise funds for and awareness of the financial burden of proper swim lessons for some. We will be supporting the local Aqua Swim School.
Gay Straight Alliance Special Interest Brenna Hughes '21   Jackie Reinschmidt/Michael Corrigan               To create a safe place for LGBTQ students and their allies to gather and maintain a support group. We hope to foster acceptance and compassion.
GenWow Special Interest Lindsey Blisko '22   Laura Lane To empower all women and provide a forum to discuss gender-biased issues. This group will be affiliated with the parent group of the same name.
Healthy Hearts Club Service Caitlyn Boyer '21 Abby Lynch '21 Dawn Roland To raise awareness towards this country's number one and number five killers - heart disease and stroke. We will be supporting the American Heart Association.
India Club Service Deiya Pandya '22 Gul Bansal '21 Janice Fluegel To spread the culture of India by holding events celebrating Indian culture
Interact Club (Rotary) Service Brody Grasher '21 Akhil Patel '21 Katherine Moody  To provide service to the community wherever there is a need. This club is affiliated with the Rotary Club of San Jose.
Japanese Club Academic Katrina Aldana '21   Yukari Braren To promote the Japanese language and culture
Jax Thrive Club Service Audrey Cheng '22 Yasmine Chahlavi '22 Nancy Hazzard To support refugee / migrant children and to assist in their acclimation into new schools. This club is affiliated with the local club of the same name.
Jewish Student Union of The Bolles School Special Interest Joey Morris '22   Chengmei Rothschild To strengthen Jewish identity, build Jewish pride and provide an opportunity for Jewish learning and interaction between and among all students of the upper school.
Kids 4 Cures Service Avani Bansal '21   Adriana Stam To find ways to support children fighting cancer at the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Division of Nemours Children's Clinic
Kids for Kids (formerly Wolfson Children's Hospital) Service Adarsh Aratikatla '21 Javier Neret '21 Beth Morgan To support the mission of Wolfson Children's Hospital and to establish a relationship with their programs so that interested students may be provided the opportunity to shadow doctors 
Latin Club Academic Saddie Craddock '21   Meredith Kendall/Jeff Yeakel To promote a more thorough knowledge of Classical life, history and literature
Learn to Be Academic Maddie Crawford '22 Caroline Annett '22 Danton Kostandarithes To provide accessible, online tutoring to families that need it through the parent organization of the same name
Magic Club Special Interest Zachary Cheung '22   Beth Curran To spread joy and entertainment through magic.
Magic of Music Club Special Interest Katie Fites '21 Olivia Landolfo '21 Meredith Mormann To bring people together who love singing or playing music. We will then raise awareness and support for schools in need of funds for instruments.
McKenzie Club Service Hayden Homburger '21 Sofia Caron '21 Allison Chandler To motivate young people to reach their full potential and discover their purpose in the world. This club is affiliated with the McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation.
Mental Health Club   Katie Sollee '22   Michelle Miller/Lauren Genduso To spread information about mental health and to bring awareness of the stigmas surrounding mental health issues.
Nanny's Nation   Jessie Pearson (10)   Laura Lane To educate the population about Lou Gehrig's Disease and support the organization of the same name that raises money to fund research to fight this disease
Operation Smile Service Layne Rivera '21 Maggie Stoll (10) Mike Rivera To contribute to the nonprofit of the same name whose goal is to provide surgical services for children suffering from cleft palates or cleft lips
Outdoor Club Special Interest Will Camp '21 Nate Drew '22 Mike Rivera To cultivate an appreciation for the outdoors and address environmental issues in our community.
Project Downtown Jacksonville Service Ozair Khawaja '21 Satvik Kuravi '21 Daniel Ferrari To serve the community of Jacksonville one meal at a time. Members meet every Saturday to make sandwiches and other food items that will be handed out to the homeless in downtown.
PedsCare Club Service Maya Gopal '21 Caldwell Connolly '21 Adriana Stam To raise awareness and care for the terminally ill youth in Community Hospice. This club helps give support and resources to patients and family members affected. This club will be affiliated with the local Community Hospice chapter.
Rhino Rescue Service Carys Cook '22   Brad Bullington To spread awareness of the poaching of rhinos. Members will utilize their creativity to create items to sell in support of Care for Wild Africa, a rhino orphanage.
Ronald McDonald House Club Service Meghan Shaffer '21 Val Correa '21 Carrie Ezzell To support our local Ronald McDonald House whose mission is to support the health and well being of children facing serious illness
Run Life Special Interest Mayank Nihalani '21 Maxine Montoya '21 Steven Stam To bring runners of all levels together to share information, form an intentional bond around their preferred activity and to volunteer together at local charity races
Soles 4 Souls Service Brook Koons '22 Anne Harvey Mundin '22 Rachel Marionneaux To turn unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use – providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty.
Surfrider x Save Our Seas Service Christopher Lee (10) Ella Richardson '21 Joe Tepas To clean our local beaches and ocean environments and to educate people on the impact of plastics in the marine environment
Teen Changemakers Service Lauren Thomas '21   Jen Gomez To effectuate positive change by helping underprivileged youth in our community by supporting the nonprofit, Port in the Storm.
Video Production Club Special Interest Tommy Zhang '22 Edmond Chen '22 Gloria Wood To help students learn how to create and edit high quality videos. We will teach the students how to work as a team in creating meaningful videos with relevant content.