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Fall 2022 Clubs and Organizations

Name President(s)  Sponsor(s) Mission
Asian Inspiration Multiplied (A.I.M.) Ava Cheng '25 / Max Kim '25 Cheng Mei Rothschild To provide awareness about racism and brutal attacks on Asian-Americans and to be a support network for Asian students
American Sign Language Jacob Schreiber '23 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
Angels for Allison Emily Commander '24 / Ellie Smith '24 Tiffany Gonzalez To raise awareness of the parent organization of the same name that supports parents in their time of loss 
Animal Advocacy Magnolia Fox '24 Michelle Miller To educate the Bolles community on the importance of non-kill shelters, fostering, adopting and volunteering.
Arabic Club Hala Salameh '24 Sara Phillips-Bourass To increase awareness around Arabic language and culture. It will also help students develop compassion for other cultures.
Art Club Ashvatha Arun '23 / Dalia Ibrahim '23 Tiffany Gonzalez To promote the love of art and to create art installations for the Bolles School.
Black Student Union Breeland Madison '23 Mannie Wellington / Alana McIntyre-Nathari To educate people about the treatment and life experiences of blacks and other minorities. To promote diversity and cultural understanding.
B.L.U.E. Service Club Luke Santamaria '24 Erin DuChanois  To build a sense of community through education about and service trips to the Dominican Republic. B.L.U.E. stands for Building Love Uniting Everyone. 
Bolles Buddies Anna Turner '24 Cynthia Harcrow To help bring awareness to and support for children and adults with special needs. This club works with the North Florida School.
Bolles Future Business Leaders Diya Patel '23 Kim Dividu To educate the community of the importance of business leadership and to promote local businesses that  support diversity, inclusion and sustainability
Bolles Investment Club Everett Stiegler '23 / Donald Downer '23 Jeff Yeakel To educate the Bolles community about the benefits of getting involved in stocks and to provide a better understanding of personal finance 
Bolles Premedical Society Christian Dovellos '25 / Soumya Kondu '25 Mike Rivera To unify students who have a common interest in the allied health fields. The club will benefit participating students through multiple volunteer opportunities, guest speakers and hands on medical experiences.
Bolles Supporting First Responders Gracey Estepp '25 / Amanda Tun '25 Chris Gebauer To educate the Bolles community on how beneficial first responders are the  Jacksonville community. Students will get the chance to interact with our local heroes and express our gratitude for their service through a variety of community service projects.
Building Leaders Today and Tomorrow (BLT2) Eve Surface '25 / Spencer Surface '23 Liz Mundin To allow Bolles students to mentor the students at Tiger Academy. We hope to build a connection between the schools to encourage high performing Tiger Academy students to develop an interest in attending Bolles. 
Caitlin's Closet Meia Popp '24 Jen Gomez To provide young people without resources, either financial or otherwise, the opportunity to outfit themselves in donated clothes for proms, dances, academic award and sports banquets. This club is affiliated with the organization of the same name.
Camp I Am Special Millicent Fox '24 / Maddox Fox '24 Katherine Laco To increase awareness and support of the camp of the same that provides children and adults with special needs a place to have fun with others while navigating their challenges and abilities with the aid of a personal buddy.  
Care for Kids Daniel Ji '24 / Katrina Kirov '24 Paul Dostert 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 Zoe Fineman '25 / Kylie Morton '25 Dawn Roland To raise awareness about kids with special needs and to participate in events for them while dressed in character costumes.
Chinese Club Cormac  Kimberly '23 / Tony Wang '23 Cheng Mei Rothschild To promote the Chinese language and culture
CISV Maya Patel '24 Anna Jacobson To work to create a more peaceful and accepting world. We will teach students about human rights, diversity, equity, inclusion, conflict and resolution, and sustainable development. 
Community of Connections Veronica Sippens-Groenewegen '24 / Wesley Smith Nancy Hazzard To spread awareness of those who engage with sensory awareness disabilities and to educate our population about the mission of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
Computer Science Club William Schilling '24 Paul Dostert To support each other in studying computer code and expose the Bolles community to external opportunities for aspiring computer scientists.
D.E.S.C. Club (Downtown Ecumenical Service Council) Olivia Meux '24 Carrie Ezzell To help the homeless population of Jacksonville through activities linked to the parent oranization of the same name.
DIPG Ellie Penelope Kavalieros '25 / Anna Turner '24 Chris Gebauer To help raise awareness of and money for the illness of DIPG, a type of aggressive brain tumor that is difficult to treat.
Dreams Come True Lilly Salvador '24 / Mary Holton Parks '24 Kathryn Fletcher 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.
Fight Against Hunger Bella Bergeron '24 / Macy Pargman '24 Ashley McLeod  To help fight against hunger through a partnership with Meals of Hope
French Club Isabel Bassin '24 Sara Phillips-Bourass To celebrate French culture and language and to encourage others to appreciate foreign languages.
Future Business Leaders of America  Anjali Gusani '25 Dr. Danton Kostandarithes / Jeff Role FBLA is the high school division of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. FBLA helps high school students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions, leadership development, and educational programs.
Gay Straight Alliance Campbell Ford '23 Dr. Jack Fitch / Lily Kuonen / Chris Hicks 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.
Hispanic Student Union Emms Vasquez '25 /  Sofia Brieva '25 Julie Moloney To spread cultural awareness and give back to less-fortunate communities through our core values of charity, inclusivity, and support. 
Hope Across Oceans Aniaya Nahar '25 / Emerson Smith '25 Adriana Stam To educate the Bolles community about the need for and to supply resources and funds for clean water, sanitation and hygiene to Haiti and other countries in need.
Hope for All Riya Kar '24 Paul Dostert To support Hope Lodge, an organization that provides housing and utilities to patient's who are battling cancer.
India Club Aditi Ranjan '23 / Aisha Hasan '23 Andres Buitrago To spread the culture of India by holding events celebrating Indian culture and to act as a support group
International Community Soccer Alliance George Louh '25 Jim Lieb To work with local, non-profit Kim's Open Door, in supporting refugee children through the power of playing soccer. Bolles students will make social and emotional connections while helping a community transition to a new country.
International Student Union   Jessica Boylan / Kristin Hong This group serves as a support group for all international students as well as a platform for educating the greater population about various cultures 
Japanese Club Michael Scott Burgstiner '23 Yukari Braren To promote the Japanese language and culture
Jewish Student Union Noah Sacks '24 / Sophia Stromberg '23 Cheng Mei Rothschild To strengthen Jewish identity, act as a support group, build Jewish pride and provide an opportunity for Jewish learning and interaction between and among all students of the upper school.
JaxTHRIVE Sarah Park '25 / Jaden Taher '25 Anna Jacobson 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.
Joy for Jax Raina Swani '24 Kelly Stevenson To increase engagement with the special needs community, specifically with students at the Jacksonville School for Autism
Kids for Kids (formerly Wolfson Children's Hospital) Christin Hills '24 / Annika Mirjankar '24 Beth Morgan  To support the mission of Wolfsons 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 Cameron Gratz '23 Meredith Kendall / Mary Caroline Gillam To promote a more thorough knowledge of Classical life, history and literature
Mind Over Matter Julia Farhat '24 Connie Kirsch To unite student-athletes to advocate the importance of mental health. 
Mission: MOSH Kathryn Arrowsmith '25 Ashley McLeod  To fundraise and volunteer for the MOSH museum. We also hope to raise awareness of the local organization to members and non-members. Lastly, we hope to engage members of the club in science and history and help them grow a love for those two subjects.
Nanny's Nation Jessie Pearson '23 Beth Curran / 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 Maggie Maye Stoll '23 / Riley Phillips '23 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
PedsCare Club Asha Gopal '23 / Caitlin Connolly '23 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.
Refugee Relief Services Mariam Asad '23 / Rose Ossi '23 Ashley McLeod  To further the care of refugees in need by assisting Lutheran Social Services
Run Life Andrew McGraw '23 /Elizabthe Csikai '23 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
Sanctuary on 8th Street Davis Meux '24 / Eli Stevenson '24 Lillian Bruns To grow the connection between Bolles and the Sanctuary on 8th Street through volunteer opportunities and fundraising events, and to foster the connections between the students of the two organizations. 
Senior Women Tucker Sharpe '23 Pamela Clubb / Cynthia Harcrow To build spirit within the senior class and on the campus as a whole. We also adopt a charity annually. Open to females in the senior class.
Soles 4 Souls Nikki Koons '23 / Richa Harmani '24 Kim Dividu 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.
Spread the Love with Band Club Brady Pargman (9) Maggie Vance To expose the upper and lower school student at Bolles to music. Th club will serve as an outlet for those that have a love of music even if they are not part of the school's program. Club members will introduce the lower school students to the magic of music on a regular basis. 
Students for Students  Catherine Hunt '24 / Kyle Crawford '24 Danton Kostandarithes To provide accessible, online tutoring to families that need it through the parent organization of the same name
Surfrider Club Christopher Lee '23 / Isabella Lee '25 Paul Dostert To clean our local beaches and ocean environments and to educate people on the impact of plastics in the marine environment
V.E.T.S. (Veterans Encouraging Teen Success) Katherine Asbury '24 Daniel Ferrari & Laura Lane To promote the emotional and financial support of U.S. veterans. We also hope to inform anyone interested in military career paths.
Video Production Club Lars Jendruschewitz '23 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. 
Young Life Saylor Swartz '25 Abby Sander To provide a place where students can find friends that they can relate to and as Christians in a diverse school, a place where we can learn how to respect others but also have a safe place where we can fully appreciate God beside other students.
Youth Against Alzheimer's Kelly Donovan '23 / Saanvi Kuravi '23 Katherine Laco To raise money to fund research to end Alzheimer's and educate others about the illness